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Solar eclipse 2021: NASA scientists point out 8 myths, facts about surya grahan

Solar eclipse 2021: ‘Can total solar eclipse cause blindness?’ or ‘Should pregnant women not watch it?’ and ‘Is it safe to eat, drink, cook and carry out daily activities during the eclipse?’ Here's what NASA scientists have to say regarding the surya grahan on December 4 this year
Solar eclipse 2021: Scientists point out 8 myths and facts about surya grahan(Photo by Jongsun Lee/Adam Smith on Unsplash)
Solar eclipse 2021: Scientists point out 8 myths and facts about surya grahan(Photo by Jongsun Lee/Adam Smith on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 01:14 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Nagaland's Hornbill Festival begins, over 12,000 visitors on day 1 of event

  • The festival, which is taking place after a year's gap due to Covid-19 pandemic, began with Governor Jagdish Mukhi striking the traditional gong of the Nagas.
Nagaland's Hornbill Festival began on Wednesday, with over 12,000 people visiting the venue at Kisama on the first of the 10-day event.(Instagram/@ghijkl238)
Nagaland's Hornbill Festival began on Wednesday, with over 12,000 people visiting the venue at Kisama on the first of the 10-day event.(Instagram/@ghijkl238)
Published on Dec 02, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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Thanksgiving 2021: Look who wished Michele Obama's Twitter family

  • Thanksgiving 2021: Michelle Obama took to her social media profiles to share a glimpse of how she celebrated Thanksgiving this year. Sharing a picture of her dog Sunny, Michelle Obama wrote a warm wish for her fans and friends.
Thanksgiving 2021: Look who wished Michele Obama's Twitter family(Twitter/@MichelleObama)
Thanksgiving 2021: Look who wished Michele Obama's Twitter family(Twitter/@MichelleObama)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 08:10 AM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Thanksgiving 2021: There's so much Priyanka Chopra is 'grateful for'

  • Thanksgiving 2021: Priyanka Chopra is grateful for a lot of things in her life, but mostly of the human connections that she has made over the years and the ones that she has carried forward. " So much to be grateful for. Friends, family," wrote Priyanka.
Thanksgiving 2021: There's so much Priyanka Chopra is 'grateful for'(Instagram/@priyankachopra)
Thanksgiving 2021: There's so much Priyanka Chopra is 'grateful for'(Instagram/@priyankachopra)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 08:21 AM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Black Friday: What is Black Friday? The real history and significance explained

  • Black Friday 2021: Here's all you need to know about the real history and significance of Black Friday. 
Black Friday 2021: What is Black Friday? The real history and significance explained(Shutterstock)
Black Friday 2021: What is Black Friday? The real history and significance explained(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Happy Thanksgiving: Wishes, images, messages to share with family and friends

  • Happy Thanksgiving 2021: Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays of the year and is marked on the fourth Thursday of November. Here are some wishes, images, messages and greetings to share with your family and friends on Thanksgiving Day.
Happy Thanksgiving 2021: This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
Happy Thanksgiving 2021: This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 10:57 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Christmas cake mixing: Traditions and treats in Delhi-NCR

Ushering in the Yuletide cheer, cake mixing ceremonies are back this year with Covid-19 protocols in place. Hotels are inviting only vaccinated guests, and the venue demarcated for the ceremony is well sanitised in advance.
Delhi-NCR hotels are back to hosting cake mixing ceremonies this year, in a masked-up, vaxxed and sanitised format.
Delhi-NCR hotels are back to hosting cake mixing ceremonies this year, in a masked-up, vaxxed and sanitised format.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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ByNaina Arora, New Delhi

Two-day annual monastic festival 'Thiksey Gustor' concludes in Leh

  • The main attraction of the festival were monks attired in traditional outfits performing colourful mask dances on rhythmic beats of religious musical instruments demonstrating the victory of good over evil.
The two-day monastic festival popularly known as 'Thiksey Gustor' concluded in Leh district of Ladakh on Tuesday.(ANI)
The two-day monastic festival popularly known as 'Thiksey Gustor' concluded in Leh district of Ladakh on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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Thanksgiving 2021: History, significance, celebrations and all you need to know

  • Thanksgiving 2021: Here's all you need to know about the history, significance, and celebrations 
Thanksgiving 2021: Date, history, significance, celebrations and all you need to know(Pexels)
Thanksgiving 2021: Date, history, significance, celebrations and all you need to know(Pexels)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 07:34 PM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Thanksgiving 2021: Ideas to deck up your home

Thanksgiving is almost here. Last year, Thanksgiving was celebrated in a rather lonely way due to the pandemic and the quarantine restrictions. While last year was all about connecting with family and friends through online platforms, people are specifically looking forward to this year to celebrate it together, just like old days.(https://in.pinterest.com/) 6
Thanksgiving is almost here. Last year, Thanksgiving was celebrated in a rather lonely way due to the pandemic and the quarantine restrictions. While last year was all about connecting with family and friends through online platforms, people are specifically looking forward to this year to celebrate it together, just like old days.(https://in.pinterest.com/)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 07:34 PM IST
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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: Golden Temple illuminated on the eve of Gurpurab

Today, November 19, is being celebrated as the auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti. It marks the birth anniversary of one of the first ten Sikh gurus, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji brought enlightenment to this world. This year marks the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times) 7
Today, November 19, is being celebrated as the auspicious festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti. It marks the birth anniversary of one of the first ten Sikh gurus, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji brought enlightenment to this world. This year marks the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 07:42 AM IST
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Lunar Eclipse 2021: Is it safe to watch lunar eclipse with naked eye?

  • According to experts, it is perfectly safe to watch lunar eclipse with naked eye unlike solar eclipse that could damage the macula of the retina and the person might lose vision on the centre part of the eyes.
Lunar Eclipse 2021  (AP file photo)
Lunar Eclipse 2021  (AP file photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 07:15 PM IST
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ByParmita Uniyal

Dev Deepawali 2021: Date, time, significance and all that you need to know

  • The festival is known as Dev Deepawali because it was the day that the devas celebrated Deepawali after Lord Shiva defeated the asuras. Lord Shiva primarily defeated the asura Tripurasura and that is why, Dev Deepawali is also referred to as Tripurotsav.
Dev Deepawali 2021: Date, time, significance and all that you need to know(https://in.pinterest.com/)
Dev Deepawali 2021: Date, time, significance and all that you need to know(https://in.pinterest.com/)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 09:07 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: Gurpurab wishes, images, messages and greetings

  • Happy Gurpurab 2021: Share these best wishes, images, messages, and greetings with your loved ones on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: Best wishes, images, messages and greetings to share on Gurpurab
Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: Best wishes, images, messages and greetings to share on Gurpurab
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 09:56 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Happy Dev Deepawali 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings and messages

  • Dev Deepawali 2021: Here are some best wishes, images, greetings, and messages that you can share with your loved ones on the auspicious occasion of Dev Diwali.
Happy Dev Deepawali 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with your loved ones
Happy Dev Deepawali 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with your loved ones
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Lunar Eclipse 2021: Date, time and all that you need to know

  • Lunar Eclipse 2021: The partial lunar eclipse won’t be visible in most parts of the country, except Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Some parts of the US, Northern Europe, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean region will be able to experience the event.
Lunar Eclipse 2021: Date, time and all that you need to know(AFP)
Lunar Eclipse 2021: Date, time and all that you need to know(AFP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: When is Gurpurab? Date, significance and history

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: Here's all you need to know about the significance and history of Gurpurab. This year, the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev will fall on November 19.
Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: When is Gurpurab? Date, significance, history and all you need to know(Unsplash)
Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021: When is Gurpurab? Date, significance, history and all you need to know(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 09:07 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Music, art, craft workshops: It’s kid’s day out in the city!

This Children’s Day, there are a number of virtual as well as physical workshops and events happening in the city for kids. Besides art and craft workshops, there are storytelling sessions, cooking classes as well as charity drives for these tiny tots Children’s Day.
Many in-person classes are being organised in the city for Children’s Day. All Covid precautions like vaccination, masks and social distancing are being followed at the venues.
Many in-person classes are being organised in the city for Children’s Day. All Covid precautions like vaccination, masks and social distancing are being followed at the venues.
Published on Nov 14, 2021 03:27 PM IST
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ByAnjuri Nayar Singh

Shilpa Shetty celebrates Children's Day with Viaan in cute video

  • Happy Children's Day 2021: Shilpa Shetty celebrated Children's Day with her son Viaan Raj Kundra. She also posted an adorable video featuring her son.
Shilpa Shetty celebrates Children's Day with Viaan in cute video: Always keep the child in you alive
Shilpa Shetty celebrates Children's Day with Viaan in cute video: Always keep the child in you alive
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Happy Children's Day 2021: Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, wishes, images, messages

  • Children's Day 2021: Here are a few inspiring quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, best wishes, images, and messages to share with friends and family on the occasion of Bal Diwas.
Happy Children's Day 2021: Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, wishes, images, messages to share on Bal Diwas
Happy Children's Day 2021: Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, wishes, images, messages to share on Bal Diwas
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 09:35 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021 Day 4: Usha Arghya or Paran Din date, time and rituals

  • Chhath Puja 2021: The four-day long Chhath Puja festival will conclude on November 11. Vratis will offer morning arghya to Lord Surya and break their 36-hour long 'nirjala' fast.
Chhath Puja 2021(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Chhath Puja 2021(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 11:17 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Chhath Puja 2021: Evening Surya Arghya time, puja vidhi and all you want to know

  • Chhath Puja starts with Nahay Khay on the first day, and ends with Usha Arghya on the last day when the devotees break their 36-hours long fast by offering arghya to the rising sun.
Chhat Puja 2021: Evening Surya Arghya time, puja vidhi and all you want to know(PTI)
Chhat Puja 2021: Evening Surya Arghya time, puja vidhi and all you want to know(PTI)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021: Devotees across India offer evening arghya to Sun God 

Everyone sings folk songs related to Chhathi Maiya and Surya Bhagwan while waiting for the sun to set. As the sun sets, arghya is offered and the puja is complete for the day. In this pic, devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja, at New Kidwai Nagar in New Delhi on November 10.(PTI, Vijay Verma) 21
Everyone sings folk songs related to Chhathi Maiya and Surya Bhagwan while waiting for the sun to set. As the sun sets, arghya is offered and the puja is complete for the day. In this pic, devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja, at New Kidwai Nagar in New Delhi on November 10.(PTI, Vijay Verma)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 07:47 PM IST
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Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings to share with loved ones

  • Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Here are some best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with your loved ones. 
Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with loved ones
Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with loved ones
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 02:43 PM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021 Day 3: Devotees to offer Arghya to Surya Dev in evening

  • Chhath Puja 2021: The third day of the auspicious festival is celebrated with Sandhya Arghya. Know all the about the special rituals here. 
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 3: Devotees to offer Arghya to Surya Dev in evening, know all the rituals(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 3: Devotees to offer Arghya to Surya Dev in evening, know all the rituals(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021 Day 2: All you need to know about Kharna, second day of Chhath

  • Chhath Puja 2021: Here's all you need to know about the second day of Chhath called Kharna. 
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 2: All you need to know about Kharna, the second day of Chhath((HT Photo))
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 2: All you need to know about Kharna, the second day of Chhath((HT Photo))
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 06:27 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, hindustantimes.com, Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021 Day 1: Festival begins with Nahay Khay. Know all the rituals

  • On Nahay Khay, vratis start their day by cleaning every nook and corner of their house. After taking a bath and applying orange vermillion, preparations for making the prasad begin. Know all about the rituals.
Chhath Puja 2021 begins with Nahay Khay(Unsplash)
Chhath Puja 2021 begins with Nahay Khay(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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Chhath Puja begins today with ‘Nahay Khay’, public holiday in Delhi

Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun God and is mainly observed by the people from Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. This year, the festival will begin from Monday and conclude on November 11.
Women buy essential items for performing rituals ahead of the Chhath Puja festival, in Gurugram.(PTI Photo)
Women buy essential items for performing rituals ahead of the Chhath Puja festival, in Gurugram.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 08:56 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Arjun Kapoor twins with Anshula Kapoor to celebrate Bhai Dooj

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor and his sister, Anshula Kapoor, celebrated Bhai Dooj today, on November 6, by penning down heartwarming notes for each other on Instagram. The two siblings also clicked adorable photos wearing matching outfits, giving us goals.(Instagram/@anshulakapoor) 6
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor and his sister, Anshula Kapoor, celebrated Bhai Dooj today, on November 6, by penning down heartwarming notes for each other on Instagram. The two siblings also clicked adorable photos wearing matching outfits, giving us goals.(Instagram/@anshulakapoor)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 04:34 PM IST
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