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Indian culture is an amalgamation of many cultures spread across the continent. While our traditions and customs have earned admiration of the world for its simplicity and values, a part of the same culture has somehow suppressed Indian women of their rights. One such suppressed section of the society is that of Hindu widows. Widow is a lady who has lost her husband. As per the Indian culture, a widow, after the death of her husband, doesn’t have any right to wear colourful dresses or celebrate any festival. In fact, they are often considered as inauspicious. However, now the time has change. This year, the Hindu widows in Delhi went on to break this traditional taboo and celebrated Holu – the festival of colors.