Gold likely to glitter more in October amid festivals like Diwali and Dussehra

September 23, 2019

After surging to a six-year high, spot gold in the international market corrected slightly. However, prices managed to stay above the psychological level of $1,500 an ounce and domestic prices will follow suit. Gold prices spiked due to trade war worries, geopolitical tensions and expectations of policy easing by central banks’ amid the weak global economic outlook. Prices […]

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Gold demand muted in India ahead of festivals

September 22, 2019

BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Physical gold demand was lacklustre in most Asian hubs this week as price dips were not enough to lure in buyers and the Indian retail market saw little activity before a festival season. Global benchmark prices slipped about 1% on Wednesday, moving between $1,484.16 and $1,511.91 an ounce this week. “Demand has slowed down a bit […]

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8 music festivals in India to look forward to this season

September 20, 2019

Not just festive season, September heralds the beginning of music festival season in India as well. While there were only a couple of homegrown music festivals in the country less than a decade ago, it’s exciting to see more and more names pop up on the circuit. From oldies like the NH7 Weekender that turns ten this year […]

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Dubai-like mega shopping festivals in India next year: Nirmala Sitharaman’s move to boost exports

September 16, 2019

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In order to boost exports, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced Dubai-like mega shopping festivals in India, starting March 2020. The government is expected to hold these festivals in four Indian cities, and the move is likely to boost textiles, leather industry & promote yoga tourism. Nirmala Sitharaman said the government […]

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Want to enjoy Indian festivals with gaiety? Recalibrate the lunar calendar

September 1, 2019

More than 2500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let the things flow forward in a natural way.” Mother Nature […]

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Mizoram govt to organise unity festivals across the world to ensure brotherhood of Mizos

August 18, 2019

Mizoram CM inspecting the 73rd Independence Day parade in Aizawl. (Image: IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to organise unity festivals across the world to ensure integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, a tourism department official said on Friday. “To ensure the integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, the […]

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The Best Under-The-Radar Fall Wine And Food Festivals

August 14, 2019

Newport Beach Food and Wine PENCILBOX STUDIOS While painful to write, indeed fall is fast approaching. Fortunately, post-Labor Day travel also coincides with shoulder season rate drops as kids head back to school and adults return to work full time on Fridays. That makes the months of September, October, and November ideal for indulging in […]

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California Garlic Festival shooting: Police confirms multiple casualties

July 31, 2019

At least four persons are confirmed dead and 7 injured in a shooting at a California food festival on Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said, amid reports that the casualty toll could be higher. Joy Alexiou, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, said she did not believe that the shooter was among those […]

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‘Hello Tunbridge Wells!’ Why uncool small festivals are big business

July 28, 2019

Summer fun: the crowd at Neighbourhood Weekender festival in Warrington, Cheshire. Photograph: Chris Carrillo On a sweltering summer Saturday, Anna Davies sits on a bench in the shade at Black Deer festival, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. She is part of a group of friends who have come down from Cheshire with their young children. “Back […]

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June 22, 2019

The festival season is finally upon us and we’re bursting with excitement. Glastonbury, Coachella, Primavera, you name it – we’ll be there. However, we can’t help but be acutely aware that festivals produce a shocking amount of plastic. The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) say that audiences at UK festivals consume 10 million plastic bottles and that 250,000 […]

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