Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Aizawl: Mizoram’s most popular and biggest festival, Chapchar Kut began today (March 1) at Lammual or Assam Rifles Ground here with fanfare and cultural fervour. It was the first Chapchar Kut festival ever celebrated for two days with a theme “Sem sem dam dam, ei bil thi thi,” the Mizo saying for “Those who hoard […]

Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

Shillong sways to Nongkrem Dance

Smit (Meghalaya): The annual Nongkrem dance festival was celebrated here amid fanfare and gaiety with young Khasi men and women swaying to traditional folk music to appease goddess Ka Blei Synshar, in the hope of a rich bumper harvest. Nongkrem Dance or Ka Pomblang Syiem which is the annual dance festival of the Khasis was […]

Diwali spending is sown by 40 percent, claim traders

Diwali spending is sown by 40 percent, claim traders

The patchy and haphazard roll out of GST has affected India has resulted in traders complaining of a 40% drop in Diwali spending by customers! Of course these brick-and-mortar store owners also whined that e-portals were drawing away their business with ‘unseemly’ discounts! A nationwide traders’ association on Monday claimed a 40 per cent drop […]

My First Karma Puja

My First Karma Puja

There was a beautiful sight in the middle of the clouds. A full moon was shining in the sky. It was September 2, 2017. The tribal people living in Gaya and especially those from Jharkhand State celebrated the Karma Puja in the Magadh University campus. They shared happiness and joy with each other and thanked […]

Rakhi Eclipsed by Loony Tunes?

Rakhi Eclipsed by Loony Tunes?

The whole day of Raksha Bandhan was very joyful until my family relatives started announcing restrictions on eating. On the day of Raksha Bandha the lunar eclipse started from 10:42 pm. So everyone was concerned about having the food before the eclipse. This issue definitely must be the interesting topic for the discussion in past […]

Rakhi for Trees @ Xavier Colleges

Rakhi for Trees @ Xavier Colleges

On July 6, some 68 Student council members of St. Xavier’s Colleges, Patna celebrated RakshaBandhan in a unique style when they tied Rakhis to trees and made friendship with them to send the message about the trees:  how important or beneficial they are in our daily lives. The word ‘raksha bandhan’ in Sanskrit roughly means […]

Navroz festivities are on …

Navroz festivities are on …

The Parsi New Year, Jamshed-e-Navroz is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Shehenshai calendar followed by the Zoroastrian faith. [This year it falls on 20-21 March] Jamshed Navroz is one of the three major festivals celebrated in the Parsi calendar. It is the first day of the first month of […]

From Chandni Chowk to Delhi Choked: Delhi Litfest

From Chandni Chowk to Delhi Choked: Delhi Litfest

New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) The fifth edition of Delhi Literature Festival is set to kick off from February 10, with a host of speakers including renowned writers like Ashok Vajpeyi, William Dalrymple and Taslima Nasreen among others. The three-day-festival will open with a session by Swapna Liddle, author of “Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City […]

Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

The harvest festivals are on, and  of course, every harvest festival is part of the celebration of the eco-system: Pongal, Sankranti, Bihu … all celebrated around 14-15 January. In Patna, at the Taru Mitra Bio reserve, students  from Don Bosco, St. Joseph’s, May Flower, A.N College and  St. Xavier’s College congregated  under the sprawling Kamroop […]

Nine Lakh take dip at Gangasagar

Nine Lakh take dip at Gangasagar

Sagar Islands (Bengal): Makar Sankranti is really big here!   Over nine lakh pilgrims took a holy dip at the Gangasagar today (Jan 14) on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and offered prayers at Kapil Muni Ashram amidst tight security that is in place in view of the Gangasagar Mela, officials said. Pilgrims started […]