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Diwali, the festival of Lights, is celebrated across India with the greatest pomp and fervour. Some like to keep their celebrations loud, some like it bright, while others like it quiet and cosy.
Published 18-Oct-2017 00:15 IST
India is a land of multi cultures, languages, traditions, religions and this tapestry is quite evident in the way every festival is celebrated across different parts of the country. Diwali, the biggest festival in India, is a prime example of how a festival can be celebrated differently across theMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 10:23 IST
While the festival of lights, Diwali, is all about family get-togethers, firework displays, pujas and tasty treats, many of us wish to stay away from the noise and smog and set off to a peaceful destination to enjoy our holidays.
Published 13-Oct-2017 00:15 IST
Kolkata is an embodiment of an epic jubilee amid Durga Puja.
Published 29-Sep-2017 00:15 IST
One of the biggest and the most important festivals in Kerala, Onam, is a harvest fiesta that also marks the start of the New Year as per the Malayalam calendar.
Published 01-Sep-2017 10:30 IST | Updated 12:17 IST
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi, is a popular Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed God, Ganesha. It falls on the fourth day of the Hindu month Bhadrapada, usually in August or September.
Published 25-Aug-2017 16:02 IST
The long weekend starts, along with the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi. The huge idols, modaks and the enthralling celebration will be everywhere.
Published 25-Aug-2017 15:38 IST
Home to around 87 ghats, Varanasi is considered as one of the holiest cities of India. Some are used for religious ceremony and some for cremation. It is believed that the ghats in Varanasi symbolically represent the five diverese elements or Pancha Tatva that constitute the human body. This is oneMore
Published 12-Jul-2017 00:15 IST
Planning to go on a vacation? Try being a responsible traveller. With global warming and rising pollution levels, we need to care for our mountains, beaches, hills and the very air we breathe. Walk more, carry your own bag while shopping, suggest experts.
Published 06-Jun-2017 00:15 IST
Is there any way out of the maddening hectic lifestyle and an over demanding society where every minute counts and you are held accountable for everything. At times you feel like escaping to a place where you are left alone to de-stress yourself to discover the inner peace.
Published 01-Jun-2017 10:36 IST
The Lantern Festival or Yuan Xiao Jie as it known is traditionally held on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year. On this day, decorative lanterns depicting birds, beasts and historical figures are carried by children through the streets and displayed in temples.
Published 26-May-2017 00:15 IST
Taking a leaf from the success of Leh's Sindhu Darshan festival, locals of the picturesque Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh also decided to hold a similar event every summer at the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that makes for a mix of virgin nature and Buddhism.
Published 23-May-2017 10:55 IST | Updated 11:03 IST

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