Monday, February 9, 2009

Natural colours for a Safe Holi

Holi hands 2
dāram brings to Hyderabad a range of natural colours under the name Rang Dulaar. Promoted by the Pune based eCoexist these colours are free from any chemical content and have been made by the women of the Malnad Seed Collective, Sirsi. The genesis of Rang Dulaar was the Safe Festivals Campaign run by Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group.
The colours also provide income to the women prisoners in Pune's Yerwada Jail. They contain farm produce as well as flowers recycled from Nirmalya collected during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Boxes 2009

Colours currently available:
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Black
  • Orange

  • 250 gm (50 gm each of five colours)
  • 500 gm (100 gm each of five colours
For more information about eCoexist visit

To watch a video of the Rang Dulaar project visit

For more information on the Malnad Forest Garden and Seed Keepers Collective visit