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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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    Mar 28 2016

    Gudi Padwa – Of Fresh New Beginnings!

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    “Happy Gudi Padwa, neet bol gadhava!” This is how many people wish each other on Gudi Padwa day in Maharashtra. This jovial and merry day is also known as the Maharashtrian New Year, and besides wishing each other Happy Gudi Padwa, people also wish each other “Navavarshachya hardik shubhechha”, which mean Happy New Year! It’s […]

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  • Mahashivratri
    Mar 01 2016

    Top 5 Places to Celebrate Mahashivratri in India

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    With festivals in India come the holidays which sometimes stretch out into the long weekend. This time, we have Mahashivratri coming on the 7th of March, a Monday, which you can easily and conveniently make into a long weekend and plan a quick vacation! Mahashivratri, which literally means the “Great Night of Shiva” is a […]

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  • Carnival
    Jan 27 2016

    Viva Carnaval – Top 5 Reasons to attend the Goa Carnival

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    It’s that time of the year again when Goa comes to vibrant life for four long days! Not that Goa is dull the rest of the time, far from it, but the energy felt during the four days of Carnival is something out of this world. The Goa Carnival is held every year some time […]

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