Culture

Christmas to make a difference at Le Meridien, New Delhi

Christmas to make a difference at Le Meridien, New...

December 24, 2022

As Christmas is a festival to spread cheer and happiness all around, Le Meridien hotel in New Delhi is celebrating Christmas with a difference, in spirit and letter. The hotel has collaborated with a young artist, Nehmat Mongia to create a sustainable Christmas installation, comp...

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Zool: Fest of faith in Kashmir

Zool: Fest of faith in Kashmir

November 30, 2022

Every April, the shrine of Hazrat Zain-ud-Din Wali, a renowned 15th century sufi saint, features a unique sight as thousands of people march the streets in Aishmuqam village of Anantnag district in Kashmir, carrying blazing torches, or zool. The group ascends a hillock in the vil...

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World’s first mass produced ceramic bowl reveals early culinary habits

World’s first mass produced ceramic bowl reveals...

November 19, 2022

A new research report published in The Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports tries to unveil the food habits that prevailed in the earliest urban societies of the humankind. The world’s first urban state societies developed in Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq, about 5500 years...

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Surprising things you didn’t know about Diwali

Surprising things you didn’t know about Diwa...

October 21, 2022

“So in Uttrakhand what we usually do, especially in Kumaon, as part of Diwali is that the children, after the festivities are done for the day of Mahalakshmi puja, form a group and go about door to door, asking for money, a tradition which is popularly called Bhairlo. They sing...

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Delhi bids adieu to Durga on Vijayadashami

Delhi bids adieu to Durga on Vijayadashami

October 5, 2022

  Women, dressed in traditional Bengali sarees, men sporting the dhoti-kurtas and children turned up in strength on the day that brings curtains down on the biggest festival of the Bengali community worldwide. One of the largest gatherings was at the Kali Mandir, the main te...

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Top cities to celebrate Dussehra, Durga Puja & Navratri in India in 2022

Top cities to celebrate Dussehra, Durga Puja &...

October 4, 2022

The term “Dussehra” has its roots in Sanskrit, where “Dasha” means ten and ‘Hara’ stands for defeat of evil. The festival, meant to mark the victory of Lord Rama over the evil King Ravana, is celebrated on the 10 day of the month when the full moon, also known as Shuk...

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Over 20,000 turn up for The Drinks Festival in Mumbai

Over 20,000 turn up for The Drinks Festival in Mum...

September 27, 2022

Mumbai witnessed its largest curated drinking experience, ‘The Drink’s Festival’, that was attended by over 20,000 persons and organised by Things2do. According to a press release, the organiser, Things2do, is designed to be the content destination platform that offers exci...

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Bamana Utsav: Celebrating the 5th incarnation of Vishnu

Bamana Utsav: Celebrating the 5th incarnation of V...

September 8, 2022

As per Odiya tradition, every year in Srimandira temple, on the 12th day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadrav is a celebration of Bamana Utsav as the anniversary of Bamana Avatar, the 5th incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Srikhetra, which is near the holy city of Puri, the...

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Top 10 YouTubers of India

Top 10 YouTubers of India

September 6, 2022

Ever since it was launched in 2005, YouTube has dominated the video sharing social media platform. After the parent company Google, it is the second most-visited site on the internet in the world. Over the years, YouTube has become immensely popular in India, with cheap data rate...

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Top 5 authors of Bihar: Spreading knowledge through the times

Top 5 authors of Bihar: Spreading knowledge throug...

September 4, 2022

Since ages, Indian literature, especially the Vedas and epics like Mahabharata or Ramayana, has attracted attention across the world. The trend has continued over the centuries with authors like Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore or V S Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, to name just a...

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