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People also fly kites to celebrate the start of spring On the morning of Lohri, kids go from door-to-door singing and asking for money, sweets and peanuts.They sing in praise of Dulha Bhatti, a Robin Hood-type character who stole from the rich to help the poor.However, with the ascent of the Donald Trumps of the world to power, racism and xenophobia has earned the social media stamp of being acceptable, in want of a better word.With Trump's attempt to ban immigrants from some Muslim majority countries, the anti-Muslim rhetoric is at an all-time high.Closer home, far right groups from all religions have come out to play and frankly, this is as ugly as it gets.Yet, amid this unbridled anti-Hindu, anti-Muslim anti-humanity hate-fest, human beings continue being human beings. With people from another religion they have always been asked to stay at an arm's length from.I'm so young, I can't even think of being married right now.But when the time comes, I know my parents will expect me to pick a Muslim guy they've already approved of.

In Punjab, which is the breadbasket of India, wheat is the main winter crop - sown in October and harvested in March or April.LOHRI is the most popular of all the Punjabi festivals, and it is celebrated every year on January 13.If you've never heard of the celebration, and don't know what it means, here's what you need to know.It makes me sad that even my educated, liberal parents could be so narrow-minded when it comes to Muslims. They don't approve of dating in general, but dating a Hindu guy would be an absolute no-no.My dad is a businessman, and growing up, he constantly complained about local Hindu Maharashtrian politicians making life miserable for small-time Muslim business owners.Traditionally, women do not join in - and hold their own, separate bonfire.Lohri is also a celebration of fertility and the joy of life - and the first festival for each new bride or newborn baby is considered very significant.The rest are based on the lunar months of the Punjabi calendar.Punjabi Hindus follow the Punjabi calendar to observe religious festivals.We spoke to four Hindu-Muslim couples from four generations to learn how to keep love afloat in this climate of naked hatred.Chirayu: I thought my family was pretty liberal; my parents knew about my previous girlfriends and we'd often hang out at home with my family. When Insiya and I started getting closer as friends, I could see it bothered my Mum.