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Shardiya Navratri 2021: How it is celebrated in different parts of India

  • All over the country, Shardiya Navratri is celebrated in various ways. India celebrates unity within diversity, and that is reflected in the way Navratri is celebrated and goddess Durga is worshipped from Himachal Pradesh to West Bengal, from Punjab to Karnataka.
Shardiya Navratri 2021: How it is celebrated in different parts of India
Shardiya Navratri 2021: How it is celebrated in different parts of India
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 08:07 PM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

New Year’s Eve 2020: Restaurants plan for safe celebrations

Apart from using masks, gloves and face shields, and placing sanitisers on tables, here’s how restaurateurs are planning to safeguard revellers against the spread of Covid-19
Restaurant staff are trained to serve guests with a proper hygiene protocol(Photo: Amal KS /HT)
Restaurant staff are trained to serve guests with a proper hygiene protocol(Photo: Amal KS /HT)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 05:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySanchita Kalra

Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: A celebration of love

To really appreciate the beauty of the Taj, you have to watch it change colour as it shimmers in the sun
The more you stare at the Taj, the more it reveals its beauty
The more you stare at the Taj, the more it reveals its beauty
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 08:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVir Sanghvi

Chhath Puja 2020: History, significance and date of the celebration

Chhath Puja 2020: On this day, devotees offer prayers to the God of light, as he is considered the life force that binds the universe and gives energy to all living things.
Each devotee prepares the same offering for the Sun God and arrives at the banks of the rivers and ponds for extending prayers.(Unsplash)
Each devotee prepares the same offering for the Sun God and arrives at the banks of the rivers and ponds for extending prayers.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Responsible celebrations look to be the ‘new normal’ this Diwali

Mumbaikars gear up for a safe, healthy and responsible Diwali this year
Diwali is all about staying safe and celebrating with family says Mumbaikars(Photo: Shutterstock; For representational purposes only)
Diwali is all about staying safe and celebrating with family says Mumbaikars(Photo: Shutterstock; For representational purposes only)
Updated on Nov 04, 2020 03:36 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | ByNishad Neelambaran

PHOTOS | Durga Puja 2020: Celebrations around the nation’s capital

Devotees bring an idol of goddess Durga to immerse it in an immersion pit on the final day of Durga Puja Festival, at Sector - 56 near Kendriya Vihar, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, October 26, 2020. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos) 14
Devotees bring an idol of goddess Durga to immerse it in an immersion pit on the final day of Durga Puja Festival, at Sector - 56 near Kendriya Vihar, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, October 26, 2020. (Praveen Kumar/HT Photos)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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Happy Navratri 2020: History and significance of the 9 days of celebration of the Hindu festival

Happy Navaratri 2020: Know all about the history, significance and celebrations of Navratri which is also called Sharada Navarati or Navrata in different parts of India
Over the course of the nine days the different avatars of Goddess Durga are honoured.(Pixabay)
Over the course of the nine days the different avatars of Goddess Durga are honoured.(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Daughters’ Day 2020: History, significance and celebration

Happy Daughters’ Day: Different countries celebrate their own national Daughters’ Day on different dates, and in India, the last Sunday of the month is celebrated as Daughters’ Day, which falls of September 27 this year.
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Updated on Sep 27, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Section 377 second anniversary: Call for celebration, but miles to go

On the second anniversary of SC’s verdict on Section 377, which decriminalises homosexuality, we speak to some prominent LGBTQI+ to find out how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.
The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

It will be a virtual celebration this year, says Maniesh Paul

Maniesh Paul talks about Ganeshostav celebration this year which will be via video calls as the pandemic keeps family at bay
Maniesh will be taking precautions and has not invited any friends for the Ganeshostav celebrations at his house for two days.
Maniesh will be taking precautions and has not invited any friends for the Ganeshostav celebrations at his house for two days.
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 07:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKavita Awaasthi

The future of celebrations: How will weddings, events and gigs look in the new normal

No hugging or shaking hands. No buffets. You’ll likely sit, eat and dance only with those you came with. Weddings, events and gigs, even as they gradually resume, are set to look very different.
Events, get-togethers and more are set to look different in the post-pandemic world, here’s what is changing.
Events, get-togethers and more are set to look different in the post-pandemic world, here’s what is changing.
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAishwarya Iyer

Friendship Day 2020: Game night, coupons and cupcakes lend a new take to celebrations

With little chance of being able to tie friendship bands or even meet and greet this year, friends across the country have found new ways to virtually ring in the day with movies, virtual dinner and desserts.
The bond of friendship has got linked via video calling amid the pandemic.(Photo: Mallika Bhagat/HT)
The bond of friendship has got linked via video calling amid the pandemic.(Photo: Mallika Bhagat/HT)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByMallika Bhagat

Virtual party planners help turn cancelled bachelorette parties into online celebrations

Delhi’s brides-to-be have opted for the online route to celebrate with the girl squad with the help of professionals.
One can now seek help from professional ‘virtual’ party organisers(Photo: Shutterstock. Photo for representational purpose only.)
One can now seek help from professional ‘virtual’ party organisers(Photo: Shutterstock. Photo for representational purpose only.)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySanchita Kalra

It’s an unfestive July 4th as states call off the celebrations

Covid-19 has crashed America’s Fourth of July party. As the country grapples with a resurgent wave of coronavirus cases, public health officials and local leaders are trying to tamp down festivities for a holiday known for carefree revelry.
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Updated on Jul 03, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Eid 2020: Muslims share how coronavirus lockdown will affect their holy celebrations

Ramadan ends with a grand feast and celebration, Eid ul Fitr, but amidst government mandated lockdowns Muslims (especially children) around the world aren’t feeling too festive knowing that they won’t be able to meet their loved ones or engage in any of the festivities of Eid like they usually do.
Amidst government mandated lockdowns Muslims (especially children) around the world aren’t feeling too festive knowing that they won’t be able to meet their loved ones or engage in any of the festivities of Eid like they usually do.(Interviewees/Instagram-Whorishav)
Amidst government mandated lockdowns Muslims (especially children) around the world aren’t feeling too festive knowing that they won’t be able to meet their loved ones or engage in any of the festivities of Eid like they usually do.(Interviewees/Instagram-Whorishav)
Updated on May 24, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAlfea Jamal

Celebrations in times of coronavirus: About distances, home-baked cakes and promises instead of gifts

The ‘happy birthdays’ and ‘congratulations’ ring loud and clear, glasses clink to say cheers and the home-baked cake is often yum too. It’s a party alright but a distinctly surreal one with family and friends reduced to little squares on screens, cheering the online celebrations along.
Bollywood Actor Kartik Aaryan baked a cake for his sister’s birthday amidst the lockdown on account of the coronavirus.(Instagram)
Bollywood Actor Kartik Aaryan baked a cake for his sister’s birthday amidst the lockdown on account of the coronavirus.(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Puja and Kunal get hitched but ditch grand celebration amid Covid-19 crisis in the country

The TV couple has even decided to donate the money that they kept aside for their wedding, to charity
Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma were set to tie the knot on April 26
Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma were set to tie the knot on April 26
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 07:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee

Holi sales worst in years, say Chandigarh traders; RWAs cancel celebrations

Among RWAs, both the Chandigarh Residents Associations Welfare Federation (CRAWFED) and the Federation Of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) have issued advisories to their members to cancel celebrations
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Updated on Mar 06, 2020 01:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajanbir Singh, Chandigarh

HOLA MOHALLA Phase 1 of celebrations begins at Kiratpur Sahib

The Phase 1 will continue till March 7 after which Anandpur Sahib will be the centre of celebrations for three days from March 8 to 10.
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Published on Mar 05, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kiratpur Sahib | ByHT Correspondent, Kiratpur Sahib

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli’s fiery celebration after Jasprit Bumrah dismisses Kane Williamson sets tone for India - WATCH

Shami was the star of the show as he picked up 4 wickets. Bumrah chipped in with 3 and Jadeja too sent back 2 Kiwi batsmen. He headlined the session after lunch with a stunning catch to get rid of Neil Wagner.
Virat Kohli was animated(Screengrab)
Virat Kohli was animated(Screengrab)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Celebrations erupt at AAP office as early trends show party in the lead

Delhi Election Result 2020: The headquarters were decorated with blue and white balloons and big cut-outs of Kejriwal were placed in different parts of the party office.
The headquarters were decorated with blue and white balloons and big cut-outs of Kejriwal were placed in different parts of the party office.(HT Photo/Amal KS)
The headquarters were decorated with blue and white balloons and big cut-outs of Kejriwal were placed in different parts of the party office.(HT Photo/Amal KS)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm|‘Hypocrisy of R-Day celebrations’: Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter jabs Centre and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Makar Sankranti 2020: Kite flying is an important aspect of the celebrations, here’s why

Happy Makar Sankranti 2020: According to some beliefs, the tradition of kite flying on Makar Sankranti is being carried out so that people are exposed to the sun rays. Sunning is believed to get rid of the skin infections and illnesses associated with winter.
According to some beliefs, the tradition of kite flying on Makar Sankranti is being carried out so that people are exposed to the sun rays. Sunning is believed to get rid of the skin infections and illnesses associated with winter.(UNSPLASH)
According to some beliefs, the tradition of kite flying on Makar Sankranti is being carried out so that people are exposed to the sun rays. Sunning is believed to get rid of the skin infections and illnesses associated with winter.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Dubai New Years Celebration 2020: Catch the live light and fireworks show at Burj Khalifa

For those of you who are planning on having a simple New Year’s, why not tune in to the fascinating and spellbinding shows that will be on display at Dubai’s tallest building, and also the world’s at 829.8 meters, the Burj Khalifa.
Catch the live light and fireworks show at Burj Khalifa right here(UNSPLASH)
Catch the live light and fireworks show at Burj Khalifa right here(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Jan 01, 2020 11:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniv: Celebrations over, but pilgrims continue to throng Sultanpur Lodhi

On an average, over 20,000 pilgrims are visiting the historic gurdwara on a daily basis and the number touches over 1 lakh on weekends, said, Ber Sahib Gurdwara manager Satnam Singh
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Published on Dec 08, 2019 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByJatinder Mahal

Kartarpur corridor inauguration: A day of celebration and reflection | HT Analysis

On this historic day, pilgrims will walk down the corridor with gratitude for this unique opportunity
A member of the sangat was known as bhai or brother. It became a melting pot for the high and the low, whose members mixed together without consideration of caste or status. A similar reiteration of this message came through the langar or community kitchen(REUTERS)
A member of the sangat was known as bhai or brother. It became a melting pot for the high and the low, whose members mixed together without consideration of caste or status. A similar reiteration of this message came through the langar or community kitchen(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 08:12 PM IST
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ByNavtej Sarna

Giant skeletons come alive in Mexico for Day of the Dead celebrations

Day of the Dead celebrations began on Saturday with a parade of women dressed as “Catrina”, a famous skeletal representation of death created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada in 1912.
A balloon in the shape of a skeleton is pictured near participants dressed as Monarch butterflies during the annual Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Mexico, October 27, 2019.(REUTERS)
A balloon in the shape of a skeleton is pictured near participants dressed as Monarch butterflies during the annual Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Mexico, October 27, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 04:07 PM IST
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Mexico City | ByPress Trust of India

Goethe-Institut / MMB marks golden jubilee with special line-up

Check out their three-day festival of VR experiences, workshops and art at Kala Ghoda.
The ‘VRwandlung: Virtual Reality Meets Kafka’ event at the Goethe-Institut is based on Kafka’s Metamorphoses and lets participants step into the shoes of protagonist Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one day and finds that he’s turned into a bug. ‘I’ve seen people feel quite shaken up after the experience,” says Mansi Bapat, coordinator of the event.(Sanyam Bajaj)
The ‘VRwandlung: Virtual Reality Meets Kafka’ event at the Goethe-Institut is based on Kafka’s Metamorphoses and lets participants step into the shoes of protagonist Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one day and finds that he’s turned into a bug. ‘I’ve seen people feel quite shaken up after the experience,” says Mansi Bapat, coordinator of the event.(Sanyam Bajaj)
Published on Oct 17, 2019 08:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCherylann Mollan

JOINT CELEBRATIONS: Akal Takht directives binding on SAD: Sukhbir

Describing Amarinder as an arrogant leader, Sukhbir said the CM has failed to fulfill any of the pre-poll promises made by him.
SAD president Sukhbir Badal along with SAD-BJP candidate Rajesh Bagha addressing the gethering during a political rally ahead of bypoll at Phagwara, India on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
SAD president Sukhbir Badal along with SAD-BJP candidate Rajesh Bagha addressing the gethering during a political rally ahead of bypoll at Phagwara, India on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Phagwara

Happy Dussehra 2019: Significance, important rituals and celebrations across India

Happy Dussehra 2019: On the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where people throng in huge numbers. The famous Ramlila, a play depicting the story of how Ravana had kidnapped Sita and the struggle Lord Ram and his brother Laxmana had to face while forming an army to fight Ravana and rescue his wife, is performed.
Happy Dussehra 2019: In the North, on the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where in people throng in huge numbers.(HT Photos)
Happy Dussehra 2019: In the North, on the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where in people throng in huge numbers.(HT Photos)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByNeharika Prakash
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