Stick em’ up! Indian women ‘beat’ men during Holi festival | AFP

Thousands of Indians welcome spring in a rainbow of colours at the annual festival of Holi, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he will not attend the festivities due to the coronavirus. Women “beat” men with sticks as part of the festivities in Nandgaon village. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna is said to have teased a woman and was chased away with sticks by the local women.

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