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Holi re Holi, Purnachi Poli!

As the State Transport bus coughed and clattered into Ratnagiri Bus Stand most of the passengers rushed to get off, eager to freshen up and indulge in some refreshments before the bus set off again on a laboured journey to its next destination. While many made a beeline for the stalls serving sweet milky tea, a few – mostly youngsters – ambled up to the ubiquitous jingling machine pressing fresh juice from sugarcane. The last to get off the bus with a rucksack slung over one