Culture

Night Life in Ramadan 2022

Night Life in Ramadan 2022

April 29, 2022

The 9th month of the Islamic calendar, the Ramadan, is the holiest for  Muslims around the world. Muslims around the world observe it with day-long fasting and feasting in the nights, making the nights come alive, as is the case with Jama Masjid and other parts of Delhi.

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Galos of Delhi celebrate Mopin Festival

Galos of Delhi celebrate Mopin Festival

April 13, 2022

With traditional white attires and rice paste smeared on faces, dozens gathered together, singing songs, dancing and forming human chains at the entrance of Arunachal House in the heart of New Delhi. On Saturday, about 500 members of the Galo tribe, along with other tribes of Aru...

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India Art Festival returns after two years

India Art Festival returns after two years

April 10, 2022

Art lovers in the national capital can head to the Constitutional Club of India, just off the Parliament, to savour over 3500 creations that have been brought together as part of the India Art Festival that opened on April 7 and will continue until April 10. Billed as the largest...

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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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