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

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

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.

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Glastonbury 2016 to present its first ever women-only venue

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

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

Festival in pipeline to promote development of Brand Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the government plans to create a world-class “Delhi festival”, which will celebrate the spirit of the city.

‘No religious significance any more in the way festivals are celebrated now’

Doctor who filed PIL against noise pollution during festivals says celebration of such events is important but can be done without having a DJ with people dancing to film song tunes on streets

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Top places that can be your Friday night Halloween haunts

With Halloween on its way, it’s a good time to choose your scary story. Talk lists out a few places that can be your Friday night Halloween haunts

Three things to be done before Navratri

Roll up your sleeves, its less than 12 hours for 9 days of tedious fasting.

Phoolwalon Ki Sair to be held from Oct 10-18

A shehnai recital will be held on October 11 at India Gate and Chandni Chowk.

A Slice of Mexico

Helmed by chefs Narciso Alcazar and Guadalupe Monterroza,the Mexican food festival at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel makes for an exquisite experience

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Holi paints the country with vibrant colours

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

India celebrates Navratri

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

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India gears up to celebrate Janmastami

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

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I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

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

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.

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South India celebrates Pongal with great fervour

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

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

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.

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