Rang Barse - Koyal Chandak

Full of life and always ready to make new friends, Koyal Chandak loves to travel, cook, and dance during her free time. A prominent face in the city’s social circle, she is also passionate about designing clothes. Koyal says every year she and her family wait to celebrate Holi with their friends. For the Chandak’s, this auspicious festival holds a lot of significance as they believe that besides marking the onset of spring, it celebrates love and victory of good. On the eve of Holi, Koyal, along with her husband Anup Chandak and their family and friends, do the Holika Dahan, where they light a bonfire and gather around to dance. Koyal, who comes from a Marwadi family, is fond of sweets and prepares special dishes like Ghevar, Phini, Mawa Kachori, and Gujjiya at her house.

Recollecting her childhood memories, Koyal says even though her parents never allowed her to play with colours, she would somehow play. When asked about any special plans this year, Koyal said, “Like every year, my husband Anup will organise one of the biggest Holi parties, Bang Bang. For this grand event, over 2,000 people will gather from all over India. Many celebrities and singers from the city will also attend this bash.”

While playing with colours, Koyal prefers natural and organic ones, as she strongly believes these chemical-free colours are not only safe on our skin but also environmentally friendly. “Using organic colours can conserve our biodiversity,” she states.