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  • durga Puja
    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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  • navratri-amitabh-bachchan
    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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  • Tilgul
    Jan 08 2016

    5 Makar Sankranti facts you should know

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    Makar Sankranti, a harvest festival, is popular throughout India mainly because of the kite flying and the delicious sweet called tilgul that is distributed on this day. But this Indian festival has more to it than meets the eye! This festival is celebrated as a way of showing happiness for the new crop and people […]

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  • Baisakhi
    Apr 03 2015

    Baisakhi – The beautiful harvest festival

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    Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, is a harvest festival celebrated in the Punjab region. This is a festival that also marks the Punjabi New Year and is celebrated to give thanks for the good harvest season and prayers are said for future prosperity. Beautiful fairs are held in the villages in Punjab and the atmosphere […]

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  • Diwali Celebrations in India – Crackers, blessings & lights galore!
    Oct 10 2014

    Diwali Celebrations in India – Crackers, blessings & lights galore!

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    One of the most prominent festivals in Hindu culture – Diwali is celebrated with much fanfare throughout various communities in the Indian diaspora. Colloquially known as the “festival of lights”, it is generally a five-day celebration wherein families get together, friends indulge in merry-making, light lamps and diyas as well as gorge on sweet delicacies.  […]

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