Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters
All Copyrights - Urvish Joshi Photography via Getty Images
With the festive season here, there's no better place to be than Delhi, an ancient urban zone where seven walled cities were born over a span of about 1000 years. In keeping with its rich traditions,...
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.
They are all bearing torches--the men, women and children. The flames cast the surroundings in a fiery hue, as the congregants gather at a shrine perched on a hillock. They are observing, with fervour and festivity, the urs of the 15th-century saint Zain-ud-Din Wali.
Hindustan Times via Getty Images
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.
Rameshng via Getty Images
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.
desifoto via Getty Images
Popularly referred to as the ‘God of Cool’, Lord Shiva holds his own in the world of Indian tattoos that also celebrate the ubiquitous Om, Gayatri Mantra and Lord Ganesha. He has played the perfect m...
SANJAY KANOJIA via Getty Images
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!...
After Delhi Police raided Kerala House after a complaint about beef being served in its canteen, it has faced widespread criticism from all around. Meanwhile, Delhi police commissioner B S Bassi defended the raid, saying, "When we get a call, we have no choice but to respond. And in this case we acted as per the law..." So, does Delhi Police really respond to calls "as per the law?" To answer this question, let me share a first-hand experience and then compare it to what the beef caller did differently.
Jupiterimages via Getty Images
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...
uniquely india via Getty Images
With Dassehra and Diwali around the corner, it is difficult to resist the temptation to gorge on sweets and other fat-laden seasonal delicacies - bad news for anyone who is trying to watch their weight and health in general. Yet, you can't possibly nibble salads all day can you? After all Diwali comes only once a year. So is there a way to have all the yummy stuff and get away with it? Turns out there is.
Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Come Navrati, and this Instagram message says it all: Brilliant use of the hashtag #raasrebellion by @nayan262! If you're a Rebel doing crazy things this Navratri then tag us in your photos for a...
MUNIR UZ ZAMAN via Getty Images
India's gold demand might reach 950 tonnes this year as lower prices spur buying during the peak festival season and for weddings, the world's biggest gold refiner, Valcambi, said. Stronger demand in...
Today is the first day of the new year for several communities in India, and celebrated in different manners across the country. For Malayalis, it is Vishu, while it is Pohela Boishakh for Bengalis. T...