Festivals

Festivals in May: Get ready for this month’s amazing experiences

April 24, 2019

At this time of year, the idea of going on a summer vacation is all that is keeping us going. Whether you are into spirituality or wish to explore the cultural roots of India, there is a festivalin May to match your liking. Ahead, we dug out the information about the festival in May you can look forward to […]

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Boutique beat: 20 Boutique beat: 20 of the best UK music festivals for 2019of the best UK music festivals for 2019

April 20, 2019

 Festival overview … circus skills on show at the Shindig, Somerset. Photograph: Sarah Koury Shindig, Somerset Returning to Gilcombe Farm (a couple of miles from Bruton village’s train station), for a fifth year, Shindig still aspires to be a party with friends rather than a full-scale festival. There’s an onsite pub, local stalls and several […]

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Shoppers Stop celebrates unity in diversity of India’s festivals with its #ShareMyNewYearcampaign

April 10, 2019

MUMBAI: For most, New Year is celebrated on January 1 however India’s diversity is unique. A great way to experience this diversity is during festivals. The start of the Hindu calendar typically falls towards end of March or early April and is celebrated in different ways across cultures throughGudiPadwa, PoilaBoisakh, Ugadi, Vishu, Bihu, Chetti Chand […]

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Chennai temple observes all festivals celebrated in Sabarimala

April 5, 2019

Chennai: In the busy narrow lane of Shanmuganar Salai in Thiruvalluvarpuram, Choolaimedu, is present an Ayyappan temple. It is located very close to the Vembu Vinayakar Temple. Sri Arulmigu Ayyappan Aalayam came into existence in 1976. “There was only a small thatched roof under which Lord Ayyappa idol, along with Vinayakar and Murugan on either side was […]

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Hundreds dancing for Kerala festival make way in seconds to let ambulance pass

March 26, 2019

In the now viral video, the beats are loud and the disco lights flash in regular intervals on the hundreds of festival goers who are seen jumping up and down to a Bollywood medley. A mobile disco vehicle which blares the music and the lights is also seen moving ahead of the crowd. However, in […]

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From extreme heat to sinking venues: how are festivals coping with climate change?

March 25, 2019

 ‘You don’t want to be on an open boat on a river in the middle of the day. It’s too hot and the sun is too sharp.’ Photograph: Richard Fairless/Getty Images The worsening effects of climate change and hotter, longer, drier summers are having an effect on our big summer outdoor festivals. There are the […]

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Ring in spring with Istanbul festivals

March 22, 2019

From foodies to martial arts enthusiasts, Istanbulites will celebrate the coming of spring with a variety of festivals In the weeks to come, Istanbul will host a number of wonderful feasting, fun and lifestyle festivals, which will make you want to get out there and literally try something new. A feast of colors at the […]

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Polls during Ramzan: Yogi Adityanath says festivals can’t hinder voting

March 12, 2019

Yogi Adityanath LUCKNOW: A day after cleric Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali objected to poll dates falling during the month of Ramzan, the Election Commission of India said on Monday that election process cannot be held back for a month. Mahali had on Sunday said that the polling period from May 6 to 19 will cause difficulty to […]

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Forget Coachella: These Far-Flung Alternatives Are Pushing Festival Style Forward

March 10, 2019

Coachella may still have its charms (okay, maybe just that Beyoncé performance from last year), but at this point, the artistic standards in Indio Valley leave something (okay, a lot) to be desired. Stylistically, too, the festival has reached its nadir. Last year, for the first time in the site’s history, Vogue decided to do […]

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Not just festivals, this community meets to run as well

March 3, 2019

Every weekend, as early as 5.30 am, you can see a group of people from the Northeast motivating each other as they run around Agara or Kaikondrahalli Lake. Runners as young as seven years and as old as 65 years regularly run together. This group of people from Assam, who now call Bengaluru home, show that […]

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