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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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    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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    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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    Jun 03 2016

    A 2-Minute Guide to Ramadan

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    Ramadan is the month of abstaining from the vices like drinking, sex, smoking and food during the daylight hours until the end of the Ramadan month. The ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar, Muslims around the world observe a complete fast during the day. Ramadan is not just about refraining from things, it is […]

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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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    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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    Dec 18 2015

    5 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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    New Year’s eve is all about new beginnings and what better way to ring in the New Year this year than somewhere new? There are tons of destinations in India and abroad that celebrate New Year with great enthusiasm. The streets are lit up and restaurants, pubs and clubs host New Year parties that start […]

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