Rang Barse - Geet and Jitender Gupta

Geet Gupta is an artist by profession and a fashion designer. She also runs a charitable foundation called Femmis Ek Umeed, through which she organises charity events to help underprivileged children and others in need. She enjoys cooking, music, dancing, travelling, and partying.

For Geet and her husband, Jitender Gupta, Holi is one of the most important festivals because it’s when she gets to meet her near and dear ones and celebrate with great enthusiasm. The celebrations start a day before the festival, when they perform Holika Puja. According to the Hindu tradition, Holika Puja is believed to bring power, prosperity, and happiness. After this, Geet takes blessings from her elders. She then celebrates the festival with her friends. Asked about the most memorable moments, Geet recalls that when she was about 12 years old, she and her friends would go to all the houses in their neighborhood and collect money from them. By the end of the night, they would use the money to organise dinner for the poor.

Geet feels that too much water is being wasted during Holi. “We must understand the need of the hour and act responsibly towards conserving water. This can be achieved by avoiding any kind of harsh and synthetic colours.” This year, the guptas plan to celebrate with their friends and, instead of using colours, they will play with safe and colourful flowers. Being a Maharashtrian, Geet is fond of Puran Poli or sweet roti, which her mother makes every Holi.