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The court is hearing a petition against the ban imposed on sale of meat during 'Paryushan' in Mumbai since 2015.
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In an increasingly globalizing world, a child in India not only celebrates Diwali but also Halloween. A child in Australia not only celebrates Christmas but also experiences Diwali. Road signs in West...
Festive or occasion-based advertising is still in its infancy in India. If you look at most festival-themed campaigns today, they are very direct in nature. They either position the product as the per...
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Chocolate, gobar, candy wrapper, seeds, vegetables, masalas, you name it.
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Eid occupies a special place in India, where it is enjoyed and celebrated in all its glory by Muslims as well as non-Muslims. And why not? It is after all a celebration of humanity.
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After advocating for women's entry in places of worship, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) now wants temples to stop ostentatious festivities and instead focus on charity, reports Hindustan Times....
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So, maybe the crackers are a tad mute this Diwali but there's no limit on the brightness. Rangoli art seems to be the name of the game this year with bright blues, shimmery pinks and beaming yellows a...
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This year, Twitter has decided to add to the festivities of Diwali. After the 'Make In India' emoji, Twitter India has specially created an emoji to bring in Diwali this year, and it is awesomesauce!...
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I often hear parents complaining about their children's non-interest and non-adherence to their culture and rituals. But what if we just raised our kids surrounded by our rituals and traditions without imposing them on the younger generation? How about we allow them to be mere observers? Let me give you a glimpse of what happens at my home.
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As a bride, hailing from a family where women were unfamiliar with Karva Chauth, I wasn't really excited by the idea of fasting or decking up for a story session. Given that my mother-in-law, bless her soul, was cool enough to respect my choices, I decided to test Karva Chauth waters with selective participation. If anything, the idea was to test my patience and tame my appetite.
I am someone who observes Karva Chauth out of choice. I don't do it for the longevity of my husband's life either. I instead pray for the longevity of the beautiful life that we have created together. I have never put henna on my hands nor have I dressed up like a bride on the day of the fast. I do not see the man through the sieve when the moon comes up. Looking him in the eye under a moonlit night is far more romantic.
There's nothing like a little creativity to set you in the mood this festive season, provided it's headed in the right direction (#NoDiwaliDIYcrackers). And Dussehra presents the perfect opportunity...
Come Vijayadashami or Dussehra, and the country sees an explosion of Ravanas, each more painstakingly made than the other, and stuffed to the gills with crackers just waiting to explode. In recent ye...