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An artist from Puri, Odisha created Lord Jagannath's chariot with 975 ice cream sticks.(Images tweeted by @ANI)
An artist from Puri, Odisha created Lord Jagannath's chariot with 975 ice cream sticks.(Images tweeted by @ANI)

Puri artist creates miniature chariot of Lord Jagannath with ice cream sticks

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Ahead of the Rath Yatra, an artist from Puri, Odisha created Lord Jagannath's chariot with 975 ice cream sticks.
Odisha's Raja Parba, a 3-day festival celebrating womanhood started from Monday. (ANI)
Odisha's Raja Parba, a 3-day festival celebrating womanhood started from Monday. (ANI)

Raja Parba: Odisha's 3-day festival celebrating menstruation commences

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 09:24 AM IST
During this period, it is believed that Mother Earth menstruates and prepares herself for future agricultural activities with the arrival of monsoon.
National Best Friends Day 2021: Here's the history and significance of the day(Unsplash)
National Best Friends Day 2021: Here's the history and significance of the day(Unsplash)

National Best Friends Day 2021: Here's the history and significance of the day

By hindustantimes.com, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 10:52 AM IST
June 8 is celebrated as the National Best Friends Day in the US. On this day, you can express your love for your biggest support system, your best friend. Read on to know the history and significance of this day.
Hong Kong Super Fans celebrate the Chinese New Year through virtual tour(Hong Kong Tourism Board)
Hong Kong Super Fans celebrate the Chinese New Year through virtual tour(Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Hong Kong Super Fans celebrate the Chinese New Year through virtual tour

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:25 PM IST
  • Hong Kong virtual tour: Lockdown? No problem! Enjoy Fai chun making, flower market hopping, customs of Guanyin Loan-granting Day and more from the comfort of your homes as Hong Kong invites its Super Fans to tour the city virtually amid Chinese New Year 2021 festivities in the Year of The Ox
IndiaFor the first time ever, Utsaah #spreadinghappiness, a concept showcasing Indian Culture online, will be beaming LIVE from the STUDIO to give viewers an enhanced Magical experience.(ANI)
IndiaFor the first time ever, Utsaah #spreadinghappiness, a concept showcasing Indian Culture online, will be beaming LIVE from the STUDIO to give viewers an enhanced Magical experience.(ANI)

Three-day Live Music Festival 'Utsaah MahaUtsav' Presented by LIC Organised

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:24 PM IST
IndiaFor the first time ever, Utsaah #spreadinghappiness, a concept showcasing Indian Culture online, will be beaming LIVE from the STUDIO to give viewers an enhanced Magical experience. Titled Maha Ustav, presented by LIC of India, this is a brainchild of Durga Jasraj, Founder of Art and Artistes.
The five-day Agartala Adventure Tourism Festival underway at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala attracted several visitors with many of them expressing hope that it would play a role in reviving tourism in the state after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI)
The five-day Agartala Adventure Tourism Festival underway at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala attracted several visitors with many of them expressing hope that it would play a role in reviving tourism in the state after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI)

Tripura: Govt's 5-day adventure sports festival raises hopes of reviving tourism

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:39 AM IST
The five-day Agartala Adventure Tourism Festival underway at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala attracted several visitors with many of them expressing hope that it would play a role in reviving tourism in the state after the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A three-day state bird festival titled 'Kalrav' will be held from January 15 in Bihar's Jamui district to create awareness about birds especially migratory birds, an official said.(ANI)
A three-day state bird festival titled 'Kalrav' will be held from January 15 in Bihar's Jamui district to create awareness about birds especially migratory birds, an official said.(ANI)

3-day state bird festival to be held from Jan 15 in Bihar's Jamui district

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:58 PM IST
A three-day state bird festival titled 'Kalrav' will be held from January 15 in Bihar's Jamui district to create awareness about birds especially migratory birds, an official said.
The special trains will be run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow among others to cater to the growing demand in the ensuing holiday period of Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt puja, said railways. (Photo@RailMinIndia)
The special trains will be run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow among others to cater to the growing demand in the ensuing holiday period of Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt puja, said railways. (Photo@RailMinIndia)

In ‘Festival Special’ services, railways to run 392 more trains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 08:11 PM IST
The fares for these trains will be according to those applicable for special trains, the railways ministry said. It means that ‘special charges’ will be levied, making the tickets costlier by 10-30 per cent.
HT Image
HT Image

P’kula authorities readying for Covid surge during festivals

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Next surge expected, so random sampling being done in crowded places and ICU beds to be prepared, says civil surgeon
Both Laal Singh Chadha and Satyameva Jayate 2 will release around festivals in 2021.
Both Laal Singh Chadha and Satyameva Jayate 2 will release around festivals in 2021.

Festive Bollywood releases deck up 2021: John Abraham, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn set eyes on festivals for their films

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 04:42 PM IST
With many big films making a beeline for festive releases in 2021, experts feel such days give a boost to the film’s prospects at the box office, and could bring the industry back on track.
A vendor waits for customers inside a shop full of rakhis, at Old Delhi’s Sadar Bazar. Most shopkeepers reported low sales due to Covid-19.(Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
A vendor waits for customers inside a shop full of rakhis, at Old Delhi’s Sadar Bazar. Most shopkeepers reported low sales due to Covid-19.(Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)

Festive sales in Old Delhi’s Sadar Bazar get hit by Covid-19 too

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Unlike every year, the rakhi business in Old Delhi went through a bad phase with a sizeable number of shops staying shut. Some shopkeepers decided to not to sell rakhi, to a handful of customers, and instead have taken to prepping for Diwali.
On this day, the most significant event is the sighting of the Vishukkani during dawn, which is believed to bring luck throughout the year.(Shutterstock)
On this day, the most significant event is the sighting of the Vishukkani during dawn, which is believed to bring luck throughout the year.(Shutterstock)

Vishu 2020: Importance and significance of the festival

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 07:32 AM IST
In Kerala, the beginning of the Zodiac New Year is celebrated as the festival of Vishu.
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HT Image

Enjoy chopper ride at Chandigarh’s Sector 16 rose festival

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:14 AM IST
Tender floated to hire a company for the service; ride rate to be finalised later
Organised by travel company The Experience Co, the second edition of “F of X” that opens on February 20 at the Jim Corbett National Park.(Unsplash)
Organised by travel company The Experience Co, the second edition of “F of X” that opens on February 20 at the Jim Corbett National Park.(Unsplash)

Artistes, content creators to come together at upcoming carnival-cum-forest festival

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The four-day residential festival will see participation by filmmakers, art critics, writers, storytellers, illustrators, IT professionals, fashion consultants, therapists, and business managers among other.
Amritsar, India – January 11, 2020: Students in traditional attire during a celebration ahead of Lohri festival in Amritsar, Punjab, India on Saturday, January 11, 2020.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Amritsar, India – January 11, 2020: Students in traditional attire during a celebration ahead of Lohri festival in Amritsar, Punjab, India on Saturday, January 11, 2020.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Happy Lohri 2020: Here are few traditional recipes to treat your taste buds to this festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Lohri 2020: Observed annually on January 13, Lohri is associated with the harvest of the Rabi crop and marks the end of winter. Food is an integral part of all Indian festivals.
The key highlight sessions this December 2019 would revolve around Monty Panesar’s, The Full Monty, India book release(Getty Images)
The key highlight sessions this December 2019 would revolve around Monty Panesar’s, The Full Monty, India book release(Getty Images)

Asia’s first and largest sports literary festival to debut in New Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2019 03:09 PM IST
The Ekamra Sports Literature Festival is Asia’s first and largest ever sports literary festival bringing together some of the biggest names from Indian and international sport.

NCPA to celebrate turning 50 with a line-up of legends, plus food, art, comedy

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 03:36 PM IST
The Add Art festival will feature Zakir Hussain, Rashid Khan, Birju Maharaj, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Mallika Sarabhai, Astad Deboo and Grammy award-winning jazz legend Arturo Sandoval
(AP)
(AP)

Nagaland: Land of festivals and folklore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Bounded by Myanmar in the east, Assam in the west, Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the north and Manipur in the south, Nagaland is known as the land of festivals and folklore that have been passed down for generations.
A still from Bhaskar Hazarika’s Aamis.(HT)
A still from Bhaskar Hazarika’s Aamis.(HT)

Festival of fights... camera, action

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Usually, you go to a movie theatre because you want to be entertained. During a film festival, you hope for something far more complicated.
Families living in Tirumala building at Padmanagar area in Bhiwandi have refused to move out of the building even though electricity supply was disconnected on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Families living in Tirumala building at Padmanagar area in Bhiwandi have refused to move out of the building even though electricity supply was disconnected on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Dilapidated Bhiwandi building: Families want time till festival to shift

Bhiwandi | By Sajana Nambiar, Bhiwandi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:56 AM IST
Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) cut the power supply of the 30-year-old building, stating it to be unsafe and urged residents to move out.
Internationally renowned South African Indian dance company Tribhangi Dance Theatre will mark its 30th anniversary.(Unsplash)
Internationally renowned South African Indian dance company Tribhangi Dance Theatre will mark its 30th anniversary.(Unsplash)

Festival to showcase classical-inspired contemporary Indian dance

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Johannesburg
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Tribhangi Dance Theatre has over the years specialised in a unique combination of Indian, contemporary, African and Afro fusion dance forms that have found audiences in several countries.
Anushka Sharma was recently seen in a classic Sabyasachi saree.(Anushka Sharma /Instagram)
Anushka Sharma was recently seen in a classic Sabyasachi saree.(Anushka Sharma /Instagram)

Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu show exactly why you should wear saree to weddings

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:39 AM IST
If you are struggling with what to wear for the upcoming wedding and festive season, then the saree style of these celebrities will definitely help you get a clue.
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