Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for visiting temple during his Varanasi road show, the Congress on Sunday said doing "politics over worship doesn't suit his stature." "Everybody goes to temple but when a Prime Minister visits a temple for personal ... DNA, 2 weeks ago
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As Geetanjali Krishna treks up to the Spartan temple of Triyuginarayan in Rudraprayag, she can't help but wonder about the excesses of Indian weddings. IMAGE: Devotees dressed as lord Shiva and goddess Parvati bless pilgrims. Photograph used for representation only. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters. IN PICTURES: The great night of Lord Shiva The Great Indian Wedding Season is upon us, and often, after attending yet another excessive Indian wedding, I find myself remembering ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago A temple on the Yamuna Rediff.com, 1 month ago
It's never too late to squeeze these into your schedule. Craving to travel in January, but don't know where to start? Here are our Top 5 options. January 14 to 17: Tamil Nadu IMAGE: Thanjavur's Brihadeeswarar Temple.Photograph:Courtesy Hafiz Issadeen/Creative Commons Why: Pongal The harvest festivities take place over four days and the entire state is brimming with activities. Make sure you stay away from main cities and visit a village to get a feel of the traditional ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Tamil Nadu on Saturday celebrated Pongal with traditional fervour with people getting up early, donning new clothes and visiting temples.The festival of Pongal is celebrated to thank the Sun, rain and farm animals.In the homes, the aroma of ghee-fried ...Prokerala, 2 months ago
The priest-turned-politician is not someone who minces his words. 'Yogiji's elevation was unanimous' A five-term Lok Sabha MP, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath, who was sworn-in as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, is a fiery Hindutva mascot and has developed a reputation of being controversy’s favourite child over a period of time. Adityanath, 44, a priest-turned-politician, is known for his provocative speeches and mass following across the state and ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago UP CM Adityanath -- Hindutva mascot and controversy's favourite child Deccan Herald, 4 days ago Yogi Adityanath: BJP's fiery Hindutva mascot Rediff.com, 4 days ago Uttar Pradesh's next CM Yogi Adityanath, a mascot of unapologetic Hindutva DNA, 4 days ago
The district may be facing its worst-ever drought but it did not dampen the spirits of devotees across Mysuru region who celebrated Mahashivaratri with religious zeal and fervour. All the temples, especially Shaivaite ones, were decorated with flowers and ...Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago
From citizenship rights to hate crimes and police brutality, no wave of persecution in the US has left Indians completely untouched, says Monali Sarkar.A brief history of the moments that shaped the Indian-American community's battle against hate... Indian shot dead in Kansas bar, shooter shouted 'get out of my country' IMAGE: A march against US President Donald Trump in February 2017. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters Indian-Americans were left reeling on the night of February 23 after a ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In the dangal of UP politics, much as Muzaffarnagar wants to leave its past, the shadows are never far behind.Rediff.com's Archana Masih visits the offices of political parties, shops and people's homes in Muzaffarnagar and Kawal to discover that even if the political parties don't want to, its people want to drop the suffix 'riots' from Muzaffarnagar.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party workers in the BJP's poll office in Muzaffarnagar. "Kawal ke babaal ne Modi ka future hi ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Braving cold wave conditions and walking several miles, thousands of devotees today took a holy dip in confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti amidst tight security that is in place in view of the ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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