Culture

Jumma celebrations at Jama Masjid

Jumma celebrations at Jama Masjid

April 9, 2022

Hundreds of devotees gathered at the Jama Masjid in Delhi on Friday evening to offer the namaz or prayers for the first Jumma (Friday) of the holy month of Ramzan. This was the first Ramzan to be observed without any Covid-19 restrictions and the faithful had turned out with grea...

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New Delhi’s Tamilians celebrate Panguni Uthiram

New Delhi’s Tamilians celebrate Panguni Uthi...

March 22, 2022

Every year hundreds of Tamilians residing in South Delhi gather at Mariyamma temple to celebrate one of their most important and unique festivals.

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Panguni Uthiram: When bodies are pierced to thank Lord Murugan

Panguni Uthiram: When bodies are pierced to thank ...

March 19, 2022

    As many residents of Delhi celebrated ‘Holi’, the festival of colours, many Tamilians living in the national capital alongside also gathered at various Tamil temples to mark one of their most important festivals, ‘Panguni Uthiram’. Besides the more renowned ...

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Different shades of Holi in India

Different shades of Holi in India

March 18, 2022

Like many other festivals across the world, Holi, too, marks the triumph of good over evil. People play with colours, water, flowers and more. Everyone, be it a child or an adult, smears colour on each other. Youngsters seek blessings from their elders by applying colour on their...

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Re-imagining the plebian through art

Re-imagining the plebian through art

February 10, 2022

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” renowned Spanish painter Pablo Picasso once said. Perhaps inspired by his words, Shanthi Kasiviswanathan, a visual artist and photographer based in Mumbai, created art and sculpture drawn from everyday life and surrou...

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India drapes in yellow to fete Basant Panchami

India drapes in yellow to fete Basant Panchami

February 5, 2022

Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day of the month of Magha month of the Indian calendar, normally falling in late January or early February per the Georgian calendar. It marks the end of the most severe winter that grips the entire northern India and the beginning of thaw leadi...

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Pongal: Bull training in full swing for Jallikattu

Pongal: Bull training in full swing for Jallikattu

January 9, 2022

With less than a week to go for Pongal, bull owners and tamers are now almost at the peak of their training, with regular practice sessions to ensure that they are well prepared for Jallikattu this season. Jallikattu is one of the most traditional and controversial sports played ...

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Durga Puja joins UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list

Durga Puja joins UNESCO’s intangible cultura...

December 11, 2021

India had applied for Bengal’s biggest cultural and spiritual festival, Durga Puja, to be included in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Culture Heritage for the meeting that began on Monday. West Bengal government had earlier asked the central government for ...

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‘Margazhi Matram’: New festival for differently-abled

‘Margazhi Matram’: New festival for differentl...

December 5, 2021

In Chennai, a 5-day cultural festival is taking place featuring the artists, who are unable to exhibit their talent to the world due to their disabilities. Non-profit organisation SciArtsRUs is hosting the second edition of their annual art festival, especially providing a stage ...

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Karthigai Deepam: The fire on the mountain

Karthigai Deepam: The fire on the mountain

November 19, 2021

Karthigai Deepam is annually celebrated on the day of full moon in the Tamil month of Karthigai according to the Indian calendar that generally falls in November or December each year. Though it is celebrated across the vast swathes of southern India, but one of the best places t...

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