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Lieutenant Governor Of Puducherry Said Vaccination Proof Is Mandatory To Take Part In Festivities

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Health Department has so far administered vaccines to more than eight lakh people in the Union Territory.

Brand Factor: Did Influencers Push Up Diwali Sales?

Nov 13, 2021 Kamalika Ghosh

Brands continue to tap influencer marketing this festive season to push sales, drive revenue

WATCH | Patna Diaries: Chhath Puja Traditions Over Time

Follow the diverse celebrations in Bihar where Chhath Puja - a composite culture, a shared festival and faith that is unbound and unshackled - comes to life.

PM Narendra Modi Hails India’s 100 Crore Covid-19 Vaccination Feat

Oct 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation urged people to not lower their guard against the deadly virus, during the festival season.

'Michhami Dukkadam and Uttam Kshama,' US President Joe Biden Greets Jain Community

US President greeted the Jain community on the conclusion of Das Lakshan, the 10 day Jain festival, which takes place after the 8-day Paryushan, a fasting festival.

09 August, 2021

New Orleans Jazz Fest, Celebrating Indigenous Music And Culture, Cancelled Again Due To Covid-19

Associated Press (AP)

Jazz Fest celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

17 July, 2021

Kharchi Puja, Synthesis Of Tribal And Hindu Culture, Begins In Tripura

Pinaki Das

All rituals were performed as usual but due to the Covid-19 restrictions unlike earlier years gathering of devotees were much less.

14 June, 2021

Raja Festival Of Odisha: A Celebration Of Womanhood Amid Covid Curbs

Outlook Web Bureau

Raja Festival Of Odisha: This three-day event marks the period of fertility regeneration of Mother Earth, equivalent to the menstrual cycle which women undergo.

13 April, 2021

Vaishaki 2021: All You Need To Know About The Festival

Arshpreet Kaur

If you believe Vaishaki marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year, read this to find out why you are wrong

13 December, 2020

West Bengal's Century-Old 'Poush Mela' Called Off Due To Covid-19 Restrictions


The famous handicraft, handloom, art and music festival, is usually held in December-end.

18 November, 2020

HC Refuses To Grant Permission For Chhath Puja Celebration At Public Places


The bench said granting permission for the gathering will act as a super spreader of the infection and dismissed the petition being meritless.


17 November, 2020

Chhath Puja 2020: State Govts Issue New Guidelines Amid Covid Scare

Outlook Web Bureau

Here is a list of states that recently issued guidelines for Chhath Puja celebration at public places

16 November, 2020

Jharkhand Govt Bans Chhath Puja Festivities Along Waterbodies


Decorative lights at public places and bursting of firecrackers, too, have been forbidden this time.

12 November, 2020

Facebook, Instagram Celebrate Diwali Online With New Features


Facebook introduces a slate of features like avatar customisation and DIY challenges as Diwali celebrations move online.

11 November, 2020

No Chhath Puja At Public Places In Delhi Due To Covid-19: Panel


Religious leaders asked to maintain law and harmony and comply with Covid-19 guidelines.

03 November, 2020

Hang On To Your Party Hats, Safely: Sunburn Returns To Goa This December

Outlook Web Bureau

Sunburn organisers announce three-day-long festival, to take place with limited capacity in Vagator.

29 November, 2019

Is Technology Changing The Way We Consume Music?

K Yatish Rajawat

People’s choice in songs are determined by an algorithm--that works online--which leads to a more homogenized taste in music across the world cutting across the barriers of geography, income levels and language.


10 November, 2019

Pakistan Condemns Restrictions In Kashmir On Milad-Un-Nabi Processions


Indian Authorities on Sunday sealed all roads leading to the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of the Supreme Court ruling in the Ayodhya case

Photo Gallery

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

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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.

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Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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.

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