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  • Indians buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Lanterns are a popular traditional decoration as people decorate their homes during the Diwali festival. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
    Oct 24 2016

    Diwali melas in Delhi to attend this year

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    It’s that time of the year when the entire nation illuminates with the lights of happiness and joy. The time when everybody gears up for new wardrobe additions, attending parties and following the tradition of gifting. Yes, we are talking about Diwali, and these are the only things that make Diwali special. And not to […]

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    Oct 05 2016

    10 Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata one shouldn’t miss

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    The rush has already begun. The 2016 Durga Puja festival is now just a few days away and one can sense the festive mood amongst the Bengalis across India (and especially Kolkata). This is the time when Kolkata comes alive with vibrant colours, sparkling lights and more than thousand thematic and colourful pandals. Each year, […]

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  • October Festivals
    Sep 30 2016

    Festive Fever: Celebrations are on this October!

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    “The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals” – Siddharth Katragadda From the dawn of January to the dusk of December, India remains immersed in a number of festivals celebrated in every part of the country. Needless to mention, every Indian festival has its importance and is beautiful in its own way. […]

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    Sep 19 2016

    #TGNavratriDhoom: 9 things to expect during Navratri!

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    It’s that time of the year when some look forward to the garba nights and others want to join in the grand Durga Puja celebrations. People’s enthusiasm and post Navratri withdrawal symptoms can be seen in every nook and corner of the city. The excitement levels are on an all-time high and here is a […]

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi
    Aug 31 2016

    #MumbaiEdition: Ganesh mandals to look forward to in 2016

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    With Ganesh Chaturthi just round the corner, we can’t stop noticing the excitement that has engulfed every soul of Mumbai. The city has transformed into a spectacular showground with massive idols of Ganesha, blaring microphones, blinding light works, beating drums and Ganpati chants. Add to that, the ornate pandals set up across the city not […]

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    May 04 2016

    A 2-minute Guide to the 2016 Ujjain Kumbh Mela

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    Did you know that the Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering in the world? It is also the largest peaceful human gathering, and reportedly, one that can be seen from space. The Kumbh Mela is primarily a Hindu gathering but which has lately seen a lot of participation from people from different parts of […]

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  • Holi
    Mar 16 2016

    5 Best Places to Celebrate Holi

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    The festival of colours is a favourite with many, young and old alike. As much as it is celebrated in India, it is also celebrated abroad with great enthusiasm. The pichkaris filled with coloured water and water balloons start making an appearance way before the festival, to the vexation of a few people who don’t […]

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  • Diwali
    Oct 29 2015

    5 Best destinations to celebrate Diwali at

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    Now that the long Diwali holiday is on its way, everyone has started making vacation plans with friends and family. And why not? The weather in November would be nippy if not cold, and you’d get the chance to experience the festival of lights some place new! Diwali vacation is the best time to set […]

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