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  • Durga Puja 2017: A guide to pandal-hopping in Mumbai

    Durga Puja is around the corner. It is the most awaited festival of Bengalis. It is the time when Maa Durga comes to visit her devotees. The five-day festival is celebrated with great pomp and fervour. The real charm of the festival can only be witnessed in West Bengal, especially in Kolkata with innovative theme…

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  • Rahul Gandhi US Tour: His take on India’s unemployment, dynasty, trolls and more

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s two-week US tour, which started on 11 September, made several heads turn there because of his calculated speeches but have created controversies back home. During his tour, he addressed gatherings at Princeton University, the University of California, visited the Silicon Valley, met think tanks in Washington and ended his tour at…

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  • Navratri 2017

    Navratri 2017: 5 do’s and don’ts during the nine-day Navratri festival

    The most awaited and sacred festival Sharad Navratri is the nine-day festival that celebrates the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. In 2017, Navratri will begin on September 21 and end on September 29. Devotees fast during the nine-days, while some prefer doing it on the first and last day of Navratri, to seek Goddess Durga’s…

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  • Navratri 2017: Wishes, Images, greetings, in Hindi to share on SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp 

    Navratri, the nine-day festival celebrates the nine manifestations of the Goddess Durga. The nine goddess are Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri. Each goddess has her governing planet, mantra, mount, and iconography. In 2017, Navratri begins on September 21 and ends on September 29. On the occasion of Navratri here’s a collection of wishes and…

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  • Navratri 2017: Wishes, Images, greetings, in English to share on SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp 

    Navratri, the nine-day festival celebrates the nine manifestations of the Goddess Durga. The nine goddess are Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri. Each goddess has her governing planet, mantra, mount, and iconography. In 2017, Navratri begins on September 21 and ends on September 29. On the occasion of Navratri here’s a collection of wishes and…

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  • Navratri 2017: What and why to offer bhog

    Navratri in Sanskrit translates to ‘Nine nights’. These nine nights are dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Durga known as Navdurga. On each of these nights, nine different manifestations of the Goddess is worshipped. The nine forms of Durga are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandarghanta, Kushmanda, Skand Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. These goddesses are pleased…

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  • Mumbai to get its very own pet-friendly garden!

    Being a pet owner in Mumbai is not an easy task. The city where people themselves are running out for space and even the nature-friendly spots are shrinking every other day. A place to hang out with your pet seems like a distant dream. Thankfully a few ardent pet lovers like Cuffe Parade Residents Association…

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  • Ghatasthapana 2017: Puja vidhi, tithi and all you need to know

    Navratri, the nine-day long festival, is celebrated across India during the autumn season. The festival begins with Ghatasthapana also known as Kalashsthapana, a traditional ritual that symbolises the commencement of the occasion for nine-days. In 2017, Sharadiya Navratri begins on September 21 and ends on September 29. Puja vidhi Take a shallow pan like utensil also…

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  • Emmy 2017: Our pick of the best and worst dress

      Television’s biggest stars were present at the red carpet at the 69th Emmy awards in Los Angeles, hosted by Stephen Colbert.Though the evening was about celebrating the achievements of TV stars, the outfits worn by guests and nominees was one of the highlights of the event. And the red carpet is one of the best…

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