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Monday, August 08, 2022



GST on garba: Opp voices get louder, Ramesh calls it ‘Garba Samapth Tax’

August 05, 2022 3:01 am

The Vadodara Congress unit, which staged a protest at the District Collector’s office on Wednesday by playing garba, demanded immediate revision of the decision.

Best choli forward, and anybody can dance

October 25, 2021 7:37 am

Leena Misra writes: When the Gujarat government allowed the garba this time, with restrictions, the dance returned with a vengeance.

The dance of atonement: Men who wear sarees and do garba to undo a 200-year-old curse

October 15, 2021 2:20 pm

The tradition is believed to have been started some 200 years ago, to undo and atone for a curse by a woman called 'Saduba' who lived in this area

Mumbai: Navratri Garba party busted in Santacruz

October 12, 2021 9:27 am

The crowd was dispersed and an FIR was registered against the hall owner and organisers under sections 188, 269 and 34 of the IPC and other sections of Disaster Management Act.

Vadodara police arrest three for ‘humiliating’ Dalits at garba event

October 11, 2021 9:32 pm

The arrest followed a probe launched by the SC/ST Atrocity Cell of the Vadodara rural police Monday after a 37-year-old man complained about the events that unfolded at the venue where his cousin's wife and 11-year-old niece were playing garba.

Mother, 6-year-old daughter die on Garba night; Vadodara police probe mystery deaths

October 11, 2021 2:03 pm

The Sama Police station in Vadodara city has begun a probe and sent the bodies of the mother and daughter for an autopsy to exact the cause of death.

Surat: SMC urges residential societies to not organise garba events

October 09, 2021 4:09 am

The civic body, in the last two days, issued notices to apartments and residential societies where Covid-19 cases were reported in the last few months requesting them to not organise garba events.

Ahmedabad: ‘Commercial’ garba organiser booked

October 08, 2021 5:50 pm

The Gujarat government has not given permission to organise commercial garba events in 2021 Navratri festive season in Gujarat and has only allowed society based garba events.

Navratri amid pandemic: Celebrations muted but spirit remains high; garbas go private

October 07, 2021 12:51 pm

Vadodara, Surat and Ahmedabad, which are the popular destinations for the large commercial garbas, will see shrinking of the garbas and shifting of venues into private community spaces owing to the government restrictions in place.

Garba dancers gear up to celebrate Navratri; Sonu Sood, PM Modi make a special appearance on their attire

September 27, 2021 2:30 pm

Once the Garba dance begins, people fall into a hypnotic sync, and it makes for a brilliant cultural extravaganza.


Navratri 2021: Women perform garba on beach, approach fitness with fun

October 15, 2021 3:09 pm

Traditionally performed around a clay lantern with a light inside, Garba is an integral part of Navratri celebrations

People take part in Dandiya Raas during Garba nights

October 16, 2015 2:36 pm

While some look forward to the Garba nights, others want to be part of the grand Durga Puja celebrations.

Navaratri festival commences, people perform Garba in traditional attire

October 14, 2015 10:25 pm

As the Navarati festival commenced on Tuesday (October 13), people dressed in traditional attire during the festival evenings gather and join in the religious dance called 'Garba'.

Gujarat painted in Navaratri colours as festivities begin

October 13, 2015 9:49 am

Celebrations begin in Gujarat as the festival of Navratri begins on Tuesday.

Garba takes over Gujarat as Navratri begins

September 26, 2014 4:42 pm

Garba is a dance form that originated in Gujarat. Garba is mostly performed around a centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti.

Garba rehearsals in Ahmedabad in full swing

September 22, 2014 10:32 am

Navratris are just round the corner and it is celebrated in Ahmedabad with pomp and show. Enthusiasts have started rehearsing for the nine-day long celebration.