As the calendar flips towards Holi, Hyderabad gears up with anticipation for the festival of colours. Vendors on the city streets have started to stock up on gulaal for their stalls, transforming ordinary corners into colourful places.

From the bustling streets of Begum Bazaar to stalls scattered throughout the city, the air is filled with the aroma of traditional sweets and the vibrant hues of gulaal.

“Holi is a time for people to come together, forget their worries, and rejoice in the spirit of love,” shares Rajesh, a vendor at Begum Bazaar.