In 2017, I went to Patna to see the goddess. It was a return to a time when we would be up all night to see the festivities. There were all these stories. We heard them again. Over and over again.
According to Hindu mythology, Maa Durga was created on this day by Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar to successfully vanquish the demon king Mahishasura.
For many, Mahalaya marks the homecoming of Maa Durga where she begins her journey from Mount Kailash to reach her maternal home that is Earth.
This decision to lift the night curfew is not merely to address West Bengal’s pandal-hoppers but also directed at the Bengalis of Tripura, political observers felt.
Soon after the actress posted a picture of her plate, she was flooded with comments on what to eat during Navratri
The JMC on April 7 issued an order to close down slaughter houses and meat shops selling both jhatka and halal meat during Navratri.
The main leads of the film, Diljit and Shehnaaz shared some unseen pictures from the film set and also shared the release date
Health Minister discusses rising cases, low testing and high mortality in nine states and other districts.
The court directed that the ban will also be in force during Jagaddhatri Puja, Chhath, and Kartik Puja.
Dampened festive spirits and no Diwali Melas amid coronavirus fear pose a livelihood crisis for hundreds of craftspersons.
Parties condemn Munger incident which also leaves over two dozen injured.
A Puja during Covid, of court bans and thin crowds
The usually crowded, colourful and chaotic rath yatra of Lord Raghunath was a low-key symbolic ritual this year due to pandemic restrictions
Kanya Pujan is a symbol of the tradition of Sanatan Dharma of respecting Matrishakti (women): Yogi Adityanath
While the villagers believe in Lord Ram, they also have faith in Ravan and don't burn his effigies on Dussehra, a local said.
This year, only three or four effigy makers are working on a few under-construction puppets
Three puja committees pay tribute to filmmaker Satyajit Ray with a themed celebration
On immersion day, Bengalis exchange greetings with sweets
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.