Even the girls enjoyed the passion of flying kites and multi-coloured balloons. DJ music was playing in every street from systems installed on top of the buildings. People were dancing to the tunes of Punjabi and Hindi songs. "Whoever is posted out of Ferozepur tries to secure advance leave of absence from job to be home on Basant Panchami and enjoy the day," said Dushant Malhotra, 45, management professional in a multinational company at Gurgaon. "Spring has its own charm, and all pomp and show is fair," said Desh Tuli, a veteran of kite flying.
In most homes in the city, sweet yellow rice was prepared as festival dish.