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She is recuperating in hospital.
The Home Minister described the attack as "cowardly" and said that the CRPF jawans' sacrifice won't go in vain.
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The widows of Vrindavan celebrate the festival with youthful abandon.
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Hint: calls for eco-friendly Holi and Diwali.
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NEW DELHI -- New posters have come up on the JNU campus that describe Holi as an "anti-women" festival as "historically it has sexually abused Dalit women in the name of celebrations". The campus, whi...
She was utterly fearless, didn't have to go to school, could eat very hot green chillies like they were grapes, and ran faster than all of us. We accepted her because she was better than us... But all that was a very long time ago. Now she scrubs floors and dishes every day for the Boses, the Mukherjees, and the Singhs. How can she play Holi with us?
You may not know it any other way, but thandai can be many other things apart from a drink to make bhaang tasty. This refreshing milk-based drink can do a wonderful job of keeping you cool in the sum...
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Thursday, celebrated as Holi across India, did not go swimmingly for Mastizaade actress Sunny Leone — or so a mid-day report would have you believe. In Surat, Gujarat, for a college event titled 'Pla...
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Anyone familiar with Holi celebrations in India, especially in Delhi, will also be aware of the nuisance that are water balloons. These balloons, filled with coloured water, are mostly chucked at unsu...
NEW DELHI -- A 40-year-old dentist was allegedly beaten to death by a group of around 15 persons, including at least four juveniles, following a dispute in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area, police said tod...
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There is anticipation in the air, tinged with just a smidgeon of trepidation. The men of Barsana and Nandgaon know that they're in for their annual beating at the hands of the local women. These are behind-the-scenes photographs of the men preparing themselves for the fight.
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As spring nudges away the last vestiges of winter, Holi brings colour, unrestrained joy, a promise full of warm days and new beginnings. But once you're done playing, it could also bring itchy skin, rashes, irritated eyes and straw-like hair. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks that can help you sidestep all these problems associated with toxic colours and enjoy Holi fully.
For those who relish the colourful chaos that Holi brings, here are seven incredible places to witness the festival in its true colours, with some awe-inspiring rituals and traditions that embrace any...
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Bura na maano, but my feelings towards Holi are similar to Shobha De's for vada pav. Had it not been for Ranbir Kapoor being a doll in Balam Pickhari, Holi would comprise very solemn memories of me tr...
Holi, while immensely enjoyable for several, can prove quite a nuisance if you don’t enjoy being vigorously drenched in water and colours that refuse to fade even after several baths. However, with t...
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One cannot simply ask Holi kab hai? without asking Kab hai Holi? Holi is the festival of colours. Like many other festivals in India, Holi also signifies a victory of good over evil. For the first ti...
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With Holi around the corner, Dia Mirza has something to say about water conservation. With India all set to face her worst water scarcity in a decade this year, the actress had spoken out about the wa...
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the country will get public holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter after its parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution to this effect. The resolution, whic...
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Two months ago, Twitter had a meltdown because Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin randomly popped up at a popular Delhi bar, and most of the city missed it. Read: Coldplay's Chris Martin Played A Secr...
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The rains aren't all bad, though - the first drops of rain are welcomed by screaming children and the first downpour celebrated by young and old taking to the puddles to dance. But this initial rush of joy is quickly washed away by the constant and thus soon unenjoyably large amount of water, the monotony of grey skies and oddly chilly humidity that at the same time somehow feels too warm.
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Growing up in India, I never met or heard about Indians with African lineages. Then in 2005 I watched a dance performance by the Sidi Goma, a group of musicians from an African Indian community, and I was astonished and mesmerised. Since then I've discovered that India's African roots are much older than the Siddis, and are not only evident in numerous other communities, but percolate through direct descent in the blood of at least 600 million Indians.
Morning Wrap is HuffPost India’s selection of interesting news and opinion from the day’s newspapers Wish you a very happy and colourful Holi! Here's a slideshow of beautiful Holi pictures. Following...
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I'm rather a Holi fan. It's a lovely feeling to play colours (organic, of course!) with your loved ones, to collect in a posh colony's garden, rain dance to the latest beats, wine-dine together and give each other hugs of gulal. However, one metre beyond the walls of our apartment gate, the scene is little less wholesome.
Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements to rein in stunt bikers, drunken driving and violating other traffic norms during Holi this year as policemen armed with cameras will video graph o...
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Growing up, the one festival that excited me more than any other was the spring festival of colours -- Holi. And this happiness continued in a cycle through my growing up years, adolescence, adulthood and as a parent. All was fine until we moved again to a different city. This time to the southern part of the country.
Ask anyone from India about Holi and the answer will be, "Colours." Other elements of the festival will be mentioned only after colours have been extolled in enthusiastic and orgasmic tones. Of course there is more to Holi. There are legends connected to it that go right into the heart of Kamadev or into the games between Lord Krishna and Radha or the emotionally charged story of Holika and Prahlada. The festival even has links to the ogress Dhundi.
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The temple town of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh witnesses widows breaking away from centuries-old shackles over three days of Holi revelry, in which colours, flowers, dance and music are an affirmation of life.
Yes, Holi isn't just about colours. It is all about colourful interactions with emotions. It is all about letting reservations and inhibitions rest for a while and allow the rowdy inner self to lead the moment.