Festivals

104 cases filed for violation of traffic norms during celebrations in Tamil Nadu

As many as 104 cases for violations of guidelines were filed following the Muthuramalinga Thevar and Maruthu Brothers Jayanti festivals in Madurai district, said top officials on Monday.

published on : 1st November 2022

Andhra’s doll festival ‘Bommala Koluvu’ regaining lost glory   

The Koluvu is an arrangement of idols and dolls in the form of step-like horizontal arrays. The number of steps often vary from 1 step to as many as 15 or more.

published on : 5th October 2022

Debate flares over Spain bull-running fiestas as 10 die

This year's toll rises to more than 30 the total number of people who have been killed in Valencia's bull-running events since 2015.

published on : 6th September 2022

Permission of authorities not required to conduct village temple festivals: Madurai Bench of Madras HC

The bench maintained that performing old customs and religious practices are one's fundamental rights and the government machinery cannot interfere with them under mere apprehensions.

published on : 17th August 2022

Flower prices in Dharmapuri go up two-fold 

Flower prices across the district increased by two-fold owing to the reduction in production caused by South West monsoon.

published on : 8th August 2022

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar urges people to avoid confrontation during festivals

CM said, “Prayers have nothing to do with violence and each community must avoid confrontation during festivals. People from different communities have their own way of worshiping.”

published on : 19th April 2022

Festivals of Introspection  

Our sages have made so many fasts and festivals so that humans can learn to rest a little.

published on : 10th April 2022

A concoction called life

This Ugadi, I’m introspecting on what the global citizen’s behaviour is and I want people to be aware of how connected we are to nature because we ‘are’ nature.

published on : 2nd April 2022

10 festivals Hyderabadis celebrate big time

While the Bengali community of the city has their own little celebration in the Bangalee Samithis, others too pitch in by indulging in their own celebrations.

published on : 1st June 2018

West Bengal's communal cocktail: Why have festivals become Bengal’s new flashpoints?

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday quashed a West Bengal government order halting the Durga Puja immersion so that it does not coincide with the Muharram procession.

published on : 23rd September 2017