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Kalinga Literary Festival 2021: Here's everything you need to know before the three-day event

March 21, 2021 9:30 pm

KLF Bhava Samvad was initiated to keep the literary spirit intact during lockdown

Pongal, Christmas, New Year: South Western Railway rolls out festival special trains

December 11, 2020 6:06 pm

The Festival Special trains will link various destinations in Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu, the SWR said.

Men, take notes: Here are five essential grooming hacks for this festive season

October 19, 2020 4:25 pm

Fashion and lifestyle influencer Nikhil Rana shares some simple ways in which men can groom themselves this year -- without spending too much time and money

Janmashtami 2020 Date: When is Krishna Janmashtami 2020?

August 11, 2020 10:58 am

Krishna Janmashtami 2020 Date in India: One of the most widely celebrated festivals in the country, Krishna Janmashtami or the birth of Lord Krishna is here and will be celebrated on August 11-12 this year

Hartalika Teej 2019: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Samagri, Items, Mantra, Process

September 02, 2019 6:13 pm

Hartalika Teej 2019 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Samagri, Mantra: The festival is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month, which overlaps with the months of August-September of the Gregorian calendar.

Annai Velankanni festival: All you need to know about the 11-day event

August 30, 2019 4:38 pm

The festival will be held for 11 days at Chennai and in Velankanni in Nagapattinam district.

Athi Varadar festival: All you need to know about the event

August 17, 2019 11:49 am

The 48-day festival has gained a lot of traction following the visit of high profile political leaders who visited Kancheepuram to offer prayers to Lord Athi Varadar.

Eid-ul-fitre: India celebrates festival, political leaders extend greetings

June 05, 2019 1:27 pm

Top political figures of the country took to Twitter to wish the country a joyous and prosperous Eid and hoped the festival to strengthen the bond of brotherhood, peace and harmony in the society.

Glastonbury 2016 to present its first ever women-only venue

June 07, 2016 7:10 pm

This year's edition of Britain's annual five-day Glastonbury contemporary performing arts festival, is set to feature its first ever women-only venue.

Week after Kollam tragedy, thousands turn up to watch Thrissur spectacle

April 18, 2016 7:37 am

There were apprehensions as to whether the festival could be held in its traditional form but the High Court and state government allowed it albeit with a lot of security conditions


Holi paints the country with vibrant colours

March 06, 2015 9:49 pm

As the festival of Holi ends, India is painted with colours of happiness and enjoyment.

India celebrates Navratri

September 25, 2014 12:40 pm

The ten days long festival that celebrates victory of good over evil begins.

India gears up to celebrate Janmastami

August 17, 2014 9:14 am

Janmashthami, or the day marking the birth of Krishna, will be celebrated on August 18.


I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

February 26, 2016 9:26 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.

Festival held to promote culture of Zeliangrong tribe

February 17, 2016 3:58 am

Manipur, Feb 17 (ANI): Dancing to the tunes of folk music, these groups of artists from Zelianagrong tribes of Manipur showcased their rich culture during the 11th Zelianrong Folk festival at Sangaiprou Kabui village. The theme was Unity, Peace and Solidarity. The festival was organized by the Society for Promotion of Community Task (SPCT) with an aim to promote and preserve the age-old culture of Zeliangrong, a Naga tribe. Cultural troupes of Sangaiprou, Ireng, Zeme and Inpui performed a variety of cultural dances and sangs. The main attraction of the event was a traditional drum beating by a group of artists. During the event, the performers also demonstrated an age-old custom of fire making with bamboo. The tribal people also set up stalls selling handicrafts items like neck pieces, headgears and other ornaments. Such festivals help to keep alive the tribal culture of the Naga society.

South India celebrates Pongal with great fervour

January 14, 2016 12:48 pm

Madurai, Chennai, Jan 14 (ANI): Tamil Nadu celebrated the harvest festival of Pongal with great zeal and fervor on Thursday. People worshipped local Gods and offered sugarcane and observed fast among other forms of celebrations like cooking mush, porridge, curd rice, poli, payasam etc. Educational institutions in the state held special programmes on the occasion. Dressed in traditional wear, college students in Madurai city prepared beautiful patterns with powdered colours, apart from cooking porridge and other delicacies on the festival. Meanwhile, sugarcane markets remained abuzz in capital Chennai city as people thronged the markets to buy the festival essential.

Colourful kites hit markets ahead of Makar Sankranti festival

January 13, 2016 5:57 am

Varanasi, Jan 13 (ANI): Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. It is also seen as the festival of kites. People across the city of Varanasi were seen quite enthusiastic about flying kites this Makar Sankranti. Kites of various colours, sizes and shapes ruled the market, with 'Modi kites' being the favourite for most of the kite lovers. The kite festival is also seen as a traditional celebration and keeping the Indian culture alive.

International kite festival takes off in Ahmedabad

January 10, 2016 10:44 am

Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (ANI): The skyline of Ahmedabad wore a vibrant look on Sunday as the 27th International Kite Festival kicked off with fliers from over 30 countries joining the riot of colours. Kite festivals were held across the state of Gujarat during the last week, which culminated to the one organised at the Sabarmati riverfront, which was officially inaugurated by state chief Anandiben Patel and Governor O.P. Kohli. As kites of various shapes and colours dotted the horizon, international participants expressed their enthusiasm about the festival. Another flier from Italy, who had taken part in the festival before, was all in praise for the festival. The International Kite Festival is being celebrated in Gujarat since 1989.