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For refugees in India, celebrating Eid is a bitter-sweet affair

When you’ve left your friends and family in another country, how do you celebrate Eid joyfully?

Starry, Starry Night

A Syrian Christian family and their Christmases over the years.


That Wonderful Time of the Year

Chef Manu Chandra shares the many influences that have shaped his Christmas menu.

Express LOL: Celebrating Diwali, Bollywood style

Here’s how a few of our favourite movies might change this Diwali. Happy Deepavali everyone!

Dussehra celebrations go off with few hitches despite Tuesday rains

Despite the sudden inclement weather on Tuesday,which triggered fears of sparse crowds and fizzing fireworks,Dussehra committees saw packed crowds on Wednesday to witness the burning of Ravana.

Jehangir Turns 60

On Mumbai’s culturescape,Jehangir Art gallery enjoys an iconic status,and celebrations for its 60th anniversary are expected to be just as grand.


See saw: The Right Steps

As part of its silver jubilee celebrations,dance institution Kala Nritya organised an inter school and inter college dance competition on September 8 at MES auditorium.

Winners dance to dhol,losers reassess strategy

Celebrations were held and victory processions taken out outside colleges as the results of the elections were announced.

Haryana Governor to honour 32 today

Ram Narayan Verma of Budhanpur village will be honoured for his bravery.

Indian players don't drink much,but celebrate noisily: Gibbs

Gibbs is talking about his IPL mates and also marvels at the social excesses of the premiere league.

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Nation on high alert ahead of Republic Day

New Delhi/Mumbai/ Srinagar, Jan 25 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in the entire nation ahead of Republic Day celebrations. Various check-posts have been set up in the national capital. The security forces have been kept on high alert in regard to the celebrations as they continued checking and frisking vehicles. Security arrangements have tightened at the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. High alert has been issued in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in view of the recent Pathankot terror attack. Police personnel have been deployed in strength in the city, particularly around Bakshi Stadium, the venue for the main Republic Day parade in the Valley, to foil any attempts by militants.

Lohri celebrations across India

Amritsar, Jan 13 (ANI): The nation celebrates the bonfire festival of Lohri today, signalling the end of the Winter Solstice. The people of Punjab and Haryna primarily celebrate Lohri in which during the day, children go from door-to-door singing folk songs in praise of Dulha Bhatti, a person with the similar image of Robinhood, who robbed the rich to feed the poor during Mughal period. Festivities usually include a large bonfire which is surrounded by people as they enjoy the warmth munching peanuts and sweets.