Holi hai!

March 7th, 2012 is Holi! It is first a Hindu spring festival celebration but it is also known as the festival of colours. The main day is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other. Bonfires are lit on the eve of the festival (more info on Wikipedia).

Now compare how a movie showed Holi in 1981 (“Silsila“):

With a movie showing a Holi celebration in 2010 (“Action_Replayy“):


In Belgium, at least two celebrations are planned:

  • one in Leuven, organised by ISAL, on March 10th, 2012;
  • the other one in Brussels, organised by InBAG, on March 24th, 2012.

2 thoughts on “Holi hai!

  1. hi, your “Baby movements during sleep January 28, 2009” is very interesting,
    I had a daughter, when she is sleeping, if openCV can detect her wakeup (eye or head keep moving) or
    tick off her quilt, do you have any sample or idea ? thanks a lot

  2. Hi William,

    OpenCV is an amazing library and can be used for a lot of different purposes. For instance, have a look at this OpenCV Sleep Tracker http://readywater.ca/?portfolio=opencv-sleep-tracker : although it’s an art/visualization project, it approximately shows something you are looking for. I would however be careful in characterizing the absence or presence of movement as wakeup/sleep. The sleep pattern is a bit more complicated than that.

    Always happy to hear from you,

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