• Here's a look at India's famous cultural festivals

    Here’s a look at India’s famous cultural festivals

    India is a huge and diverse country. With every state having its own culture and traditions, it is interesting to see the number of cultural festivals that are celebrated with fervour. While it may not be possible to list every festival, here are some that have gained popularity among tourists and people in those states […]

  • Kumbh Mela 2021: Here's all you need to know

    Kumbh Mela 2021: Here’s all you need to know

    Despite coronavirus-related challenges, the Kumbh Mela is being held as pilgrims look to gather for one of the world’s biggest religious gatherings. But it is being expected that the gathering is likely to see lesser attendance of pilgrims due to the threat of the coronavirus. Lakhs of devotees from different parts of the country come […]

  • Jallikattu - a key event of Pongal celebrations

    Jallikattu – a key event of Pongal celebrations

    A test of grit was on full display as bulls and men tried to get the better of each other during the bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’. The animals are let out one after the other from ‘Vadivasal,’ a narrow entrance to the sporting arena after announcements on the bull, like who owned it and so […]

  • Festivals in times of Covid-19: Here's how everyone is adapting to the new normal

    Festivals in times of Covid-19: Here’s how everyone is adapting to the new normal

    Indian festivals are known for their diversity and the enthusiasm shown by people in celebrating each festival is unique. But the pandemic has totally changed the way festivals are celebrated and instead of brimming with enthusiastic people, gatherings wore a sombre look. Due to health risks, people were forced to stay indoors and who would […]

  • Popular harvest festivals of India

    Popular harvest festivals of India

    Harvest festivals like Lohri, Magh Bihu, Pongal and Makar Sankranti form an important part of our country’s culture and they are celebrated with great fervour. Lohri marks onset of harvest season and also arrival of new year. To beat the winter chill, families gather around a bonfire and celebrate. It is celebrated in January. Makar […]

  • A look at festivals in March 2021: Check out dates

    A look at festivals in March 2021: Check out dates

    India is home to many festivals spread across the year. March is a month in which Holi is celebrated and everyone looks forward to this festival. Apart from Holi this year, Maha Shivaratri will also be celebrated in March. Here’s a look at the festivals and dates that are going to be celebrated in March […]

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