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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 11:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Raksha Bandhan 2019: Significance, facts and history of the festival

Raksha Bandhan 2019: When a sister ties a rakhi around her brother’s wrist, he gives her his blessing and promises to protect her from all the problems in life.
On Rakshabandhan, sisters tie rakhis around the wrist of the brother, signifying their affection towards him, and apply tilak on their forehead.(Shutterstock)
On Rakshabandhan, sisters tie rakhis around the wrist of the brother, signifying their affection towards him, and apply tilak on their forehead.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 07:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Festival of sacrifice draws celebrants from Nepal to UP villages

Security has been tightened on the border after Article 370 was nullified as well as tension prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir.
All that glitter: Festivals are known to break the monotony of routine life and rejuvenate society.
All that glitter: Festivals are known to break the monotony of routine life and rejuvenate society.
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh

500 more Indians allowed by Pakistan to attend Sikh festival

The ‘jatha’ or caravan of Indian pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah border crossing on Tuesday morning, the Foreign Office said.
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Statues come to life at Europe’s biggest “living statue” festival in Belgium

A stone gargoyle, a gilded fairy, a cast-bronze king and other fantastical statues came alive in Belgium as street artists showed off their creations at Europe’s biggest “living statue” festival.
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An artist called "The woman and the pram" takes part in the festival "Statues en Marche" in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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Three-day Noida cultural festival to start on March 29

The festival organisers are expecting around 20,000 visitors during the three-day event. Around 100 volunteers will help manage the event.
A three-day Noida Cultural Festival will be held from March 29 to 31 at Shilp Haat in Sector 33A. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT Photo)
A three-day Noida Cultural Festival will be held from March 29 to 31 at Shilp Haat in Sector 33A. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 02:22 AM IST
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Noida | By HT Correspondent

A festival that enables young Indian classical artists to showcase their art

Young Indian classical musicians and dancers get a platform to present their skills at the ongoing festival, SOPAN 2019, in the Capital.
Danseuse Mrinalini is performing as part of SOPAN festival at Central Park, Connaught Place.
Danseuse Mrinalini is performing as part of SOPAN festival at Central Park, Connaught Place.
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi

A festival where legends of music and dance come together on one stage

Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav is a festival that showcases the stalwarts of Indian classical arts. This year it will have performances by some renowned names such as Parveen Sultana (Vocal), Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash (Sarod).
Shujaat Husain Khan is an Indian musician and sitar player of the Imdadkhani gharana. He will perform at Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav on January 13.
Shujaat Husain Khan is an Indian musician and sitar player of the Imdadkhani gharana. He will perform at Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav on January 13.
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Henna Rakheja

DIAF 2018: Artists from 20 countries to come together at this cultural festival in Delhi

The Delhi International Arts festival is back to re-instill the feeling of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. About 1,000 artists will perform in 92 events to be held at 20 venues across the Capital.
A performance titled Beauty & Melody from China will be part of this event.
A performance titled Beauty & Melody from China will be part of this event.
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi

High liquor sale during festival pushes Bengal’s revenue collection to record high

In October, sale of India made foreign liquor (IMFL) stood at 1.20 crore litre, marking a shopping 57% rise over October 2017.
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri, Kolkata

Diwali 2018: 5 diverse ways to celebrate the festival of lights

There’s more to Diwali than lights, sweets and card parties. Here are 5 unique ways in which the festival is celebrated across India.
There are many traditions associated with Diwali and the festival is celebrated in different ways across India.(Unsplash)
There are many traditions associated with Diwali and the festival is celebrated in different ways across India.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 10:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Home cleaning for Diwali can count as family time, says survey

Home cleaning is an integral part of Diwali. A new survey sheds more light on this unique tradition.
Home cleaning on Diwali not only creates nostalgia but is also a great way to spend time with family, with 68% of respondents feeling that pre-festival home cleaning is the best time to spend with family.(Unsplash)
Home cleaning on Diwali not only creates nostalgia but is also a great way to spend time with family, with 68% of respondents feeling that pre-festival home cleaning is the best time to spend with family.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Karwa Chauth 2018: How to prepare for the festival if you’re a working woman

While Karwa Chauth is all about festivities and showering love on your better half, it’s also difficult for the fasting women as it requires long hours of being without food and water. Read these tips on how to prepare for the festival if you’re a working woman.
Read these tips on how to prepare for Karwa Chauth if you’re a working woman.(Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash)
Read these tips on how to prepare for Karwa Chauth if you’re a working woman.(Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 01:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma

MAMI 2018: Critics list their top film picks from the festival line-up

Which are the movies not to be missed? We asked Raja Sen, Rashid Irani, Deepa Gahlot and Mihir Fadnavis to weigh in.
Raja Sen recommends Shoplifters by the Japanese filmmaker Kore-Eda Hirokazu. It’s the story of a family that resorts to shoplifting to cope with poverty. The film premiered at Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or.
Raja Sen recommends Shoplifters by the Japanese filmmaker Kore-Eda Hirokazu. It’s the story of a family that resorts to shoplifting to cope with poverty. The film premiered at Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or.
Published on Oct 25, 2018 03:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh, Mumbai

Durga Puja 2018: Celebrate the festival by visiting these best pandals from across the country

Durga Puja 2018: The festivities are incomplete without pandal hopping, digging into some delicious food and getting those selfies clicked. These are the top 5 pandals across the country.
A priest offers Maha Ashtami
A priest offers Maha Ashtami "Sandhi Puja" at a Puja pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 04:51 PM IST
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In run up to festivals, Chandigarh civic body allows stalls in markets

The orders by the MC mention that vending will not be allowed in parking areas and market corridors.
Stalls are allowed in the markets from October 17 to 19 (Dussehra) and then from October 24 to 26 (Karva Chauth). Vending will not be allowed in parking areas and market corridors.(HT File)
Stalls are allowed in the markets from October 17 to 19 (Dussehra) and then from October 24 to 26 (Karva Chauth). Vending will not be allowed in parking areas and market corridors.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 01:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Navratri 2018: Significance and history of the festival

As mythology suggests, the Navratri festival is celebrated to honour Goddess Durga who symbolises power and purity.
Garba is popular among the younger generation, not only in India, but all over the world, mostly where Indian communities live.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
Garba is popular among the younger generation, not only in India, but all over the world, mostly where Indian communities live.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 09:04 AM IST
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9 hairstyle and make-up tricks to try this festive season

Gearing up for the festive season? Here are some tips to get your hair and make-up right.
The festive season requires you to look your best in terms of hairstyles and make-up.(Shutterstock)
The festive season requires you to look your best in terms of hairstyles and make-up.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 12:15 AM IST
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These Kalyan artisans give shape to eco-friendly festival

Kumbharwada, or the colony of potters, in Kalyan is more than 100-years-old
An idol maker in Kumbharwada in Kalyan makes a Ganesh idol. This year, the demand for eco-friendly idols has surged.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
An idol maker in Kumbharwada in Kalyan makes a Ganesh idol. This year, the demand for eco-friendly idols has surged.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Published on Sep 09, 2018 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan

Janmashtami 2018: Date, time, and significance of the festival

The Krishna Abhishekam is performed, where milk, ghee and water are offered to Krishna. Devotees also visit temples and also bathe Krishna’s idol in milk, honey and water at home.
Lord Krishna’s devotees fast on Janmashtami and eat only one meal a day before. The Krishna Abhishekam is performed (milk, ghee and water is used) and they offer ‘bhog’ to Krishna.(Shutterstock)
Lord Krishna’s devotees fast on Janmashtami and eat only one meal a day before. The Krishna Abhishekam is performed (milk, ghee and water is used) and they offer ‘bhog’ to Krishna.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 09:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari

Campuses are making mental health a priority with festivals, workshops

From pet therapy to peer counselling, colleges and students are stepping up.
The annual mental ­health-themed festival at VG Vaze College in Mulund features Spin the Wheel, which offers positive suggestions like ‘Go on a walk with a friend’ and ‘Eat healthy meals’ to beat stress.
The annual mental ­health-themed festival at VG Vaze College in Mulund features Spin the Wheel, which offers positive suggestions like ‘Go on a walk with a friend’ and ‘Eat healthy meals’ to beat stress.
Published on Aug 29, 2018 08:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Krutika Behrawala

It’s Rakshabandhan 2018, here are 5 ways in which the festival is celebrated across India

Rakshabandhan 2018: Across the country, there are varied customs associated with the festival celebrating brotherly love.
On Rakshabandhan, sisters tie rakhis around the wrist of the brother, signifying their affection towards him, and apply tilak on their forehead.(Shutterstock)
On Rakshabandhan, sisters tie rakhis around the wrist of the brother, signifying their affection towards him, and apply tilak on their forehead.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 09:27 AM IST
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Rakshabandhan myths, 6 tales about the origin of the festival

Rakshabandhan 2018: Ever wondered about why we celebrate the festival of Rakshabandhan? Here are some of the most popular stories about it.
Rakshabandhan 2018 will be celebrated on August 26 this year.(Shutterstock)
Rakshabandhan 2018 will be celebrated on August 26 this year.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 08:58 AM IST
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Eid Al-Adha 2018: 5 traditional recipes you need to make this Bakra Eid

During this festival, family and friends come together and cook traditional recipes, which is then enjoyed by everyone. We bring you five best recipes that you can make to celebrate the festival.
Eid celebration is incomplete without sheer sewai.(Shutterstock)
Eid celebration is incomplete without sheer sewai.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 09:04 AM IST
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Go eco-friendly this Ganesh Chaturthi with idols that grow into trees

For Ganesh Chaturthi 2018, protect the environment by opting for eco-friendly Ganesha idols that can dissolve in water, grow into trees, or can be recycled.
There are eco-friendly versions of Ganesha idols that can be dissolved in water, recycled or planted.(Shutterstock)
There are eco-friendly versions of Ganesha idols that can be dissolved in water, recycled or planted.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 11:05 AM IST
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Asian News International | By HT Correspondent

Eid Mubarak: In India, the festival transcends the barriers of religion

Eid in India is a unique showcase of the nation’s multiculturalism. The festival tears down all walls and unites us together in a beautiful bond.
The festival is a great occasion to salute the soul nourishing, unmatched diversity of India that wipes out all prejudices and makes us so proud. May this Eid be shubh for you!(Manoj Verma/ HT Photo)
The festival is a great occasion to salute the soul nourishing, unmatched diversity of India that wipes out all prejudices and makes us so proud. May this Eid be shubh for you!(Manoj Verma/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 12:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HTC, New Delhi

Headed to Hong Kong? These local festivals will mesmerise you

Hong Kong has something for everyone and if your family is full of enthusiastic travellers who want to soak in some festival spirit, this is the right time.
A Cantonese opera at the Cheung Chau Bun festival.(Shutterstock)
A Cantonese opera at the Cheung Chau Bun festival.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 22, 2018 12:26 PM IST
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NFAI Pune to host Keraleeyam, a festival of contemporary Malayalam Films

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, Alorukkam, Otaal and Take off are part of the 12 films which will be showcased.  
The auditorium of NFAI in Pune where the movies are to be screened.(HT PHOTO)
The auditorium of NFAI in Pune where the movies are to be screened.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 05:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

Vishu 2018: Best quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook

Happy Vishu- Here are some of the best quotes, messages and images to share with your family and friends. You can post these on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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Updated on Apr 14, 2018 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Strictly come dancing: Pick between three festivals of fancy footwork

Classical dance performances over the weekend are offering fresh takes on Radha and Krishna, exploring themes of oneness. Which will you attend?
Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Published on Apr 13, 2018 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
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