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Diwali 2020: Twinkling lights of festivities in different states

Diwali 2020: Twinkling lights of festivities in different states

November 13, 2020

The popular legend associated with Diwali is the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman after 14 years of exile. As it was a new moon day in the Hindu month of Kartik, it was dark all around. To welcome their homecoming, people of Ayodhya lit the e...

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Air pollution in India

Air pollution in India

November 16, 2019

India’s air pollution continues to worsen each year, inflicting thousands of deaths on a hapless populace while politicians play blame game.

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Kali Puja au Bengale

Kali Puja au Bengale

November 1, 2019

Peu après les célébrations de Durga Puja, le Bengale se prépare à l’arrivée de la divinité de l’esprit, du corps et de l’âme. Mais pourquoi le Bengale célèbre-t-il Kali Puja (adoration de la déesse Kali), alors que l’Inde célèbre Diwali (la fête des lumi...

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Decoding Kali Puja in Bengal-the divine deity

Decoding Kali Puja in Bengal-the divine deity

October 26, 2019

After a break from the zeal and celebration of Durga Puja, Bengal prepares for the arrival of the deity of Mind, Body and Soul. But why Bengal celebrates Kali Pujo, while the world celebrates Diwali.

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Délices de Diwali

Délices de Diwali

December 10, 2018

En novembre, la fête des lumières, Diwali, est célébrée à grands renforts de lampes, de feux d’artifices et de pétards. C’est un moment de réunion avec les proches, et les friandises sont, elles aussi, à l’honneur ! Découvrez deux recettes de petites douceurs sal...

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Diwali to see a historical cultural bond between India and South Korea

Diwali to see a historical cultural bond between India and South Korea

November 6, 2018

The holy city of Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh, plays host to hundreds of South Koreans every year – who come to pay their tributes to the legendary queen Heo Hwang-ok, who travelled from India, from Lord Rama’s city- Ayodhya.

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India struggles with air pollution

India struggles with air pollution

October 31, 2018

India has long struggled to pull together the type of coordinated national approach that has helped countries like China reduce pollution. While the government of India is focused on the economic growth of the country, its people are dying breathing world's worst toxic air.

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Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

October 14, 2018

The festival of Navratri ('nav' translates to 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'nights') is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga and lasts for nine nights and ten days. From pujas (worshipping) to traditional Indian dance forms like dandiya and garba, the festival is celebrated in differ...

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Diwali without crackers in Delhi

Diwali without crackers in Delhi

October 18, 2017

The rising levels of air pollution have resulted in re-imposition of the ban on the sales of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.

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New Zealand celebrates Diwali the India way

New Zealand celebrates Diwali the India way

October 18, 2017

Auckland celebrated its annual Diwali Festival to participate in the spirit of festivity and celebrate the richness of the traditional Indian culture that marks the victory of good over evil.

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The Indian diaspora and its festivals

The Indian diaspora and its festivals

March 16, 2017

No matter how far from the roots, the Indian diaspora always carry a bounty of Indian traditions with them wherever they go. And, over the decades, Indian festivals and rituals have found a place in various foreign locales as well.

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Uttar Pradesh revving up for Assembly Elections

Uttar Pradesh revving up for Assembly Elections

January 18, 2017

Uttar Pradesh, an epicentre of tumultuous events that have shaped the history and politics of India, is reeling under the cold wave. Things promise to heat up with the forthcoming political battle next month, when the state goes to poll for 402 state assembly seats.

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