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    Dussehra 2018: Significance, celebration and all you need to know

    Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra or Dasara, is a combination of two words ‘Vijaya’ meaning ‘Victory’ and ‘Dashami’ meaning ‘tenth’, signifying the festival on the tenth day celebrating the victory of good over evil. While the word ‘Dussehra’ is derived from two Sanskrit words ‘dasha’ and ‘hara’ meaning ‘ten’ and ‘defeat’ respectively. The festival is…

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    Durga Puja 2018: 10 must visit Durga temples in India

    Goddess Durga is considered to be the root cause of creation and preservation. She is also identified as Amba, Parvati, Bhavani, Adi Parashakti and by numerous other names. She is manifested as the protector of the universe. The mother goddess is revered after spring and autumn harvests, especially during the festival of Navratri. She is…

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    Up, close and sane with MostlySane aka Prajakta Koli

    Prajakta Koli has over 3 million subscribers on her ‘MostlySane’ YouTube channel, where she makes videos on everything from parents to periods, with a comical take. She has a knack to see humour in mundane. She was announced the Viral Queen of 2018 at the IWM Digital Awards. She isn’t just a YouTuber, she is…

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    Durga Puja 2018: Our guide to durga pandal hopping in Mumbai

    Durga Puja is around the corner. 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 pandals, traditional rituals, food, and fun. Though the festival in Kolkata is larger than life experience, the Bengalis in Mumbai…

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    APJ Abdul Kalam birth anniversary: 15 quotes on life that will inspire you

    Also known as ‘People’s President’ and ‘Missile Man of India’ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. He was felicitated with Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990), and Bharat Ratna (1997). In 2002, he was elected as the 11th President of India and served the term till…

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    Durga Puja 2018: Significance, calendar and all you need to know

    Durga Puja also called as Durgotsav, is around the corner. The five-day festival marks the triumph of good over evil symbolised by the slaying of demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. The festival features elaborate temple, pandals, scripture recitation, performance arts, revelry, and processions. In 2018, Durga Puja celebrations kick-starts on October 14 and end on…

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    MeToo: Must-know guide to sexual harassment laws for working women in India

    The #MeToo movement which began in the United States over a year ago with allegations of sexual harassment against film producer Harvey Weinstein, gained impetus in India in the last few days after actor Tanushree Dutta revived her sexual harassment accusation against veteran actor Nana Patekar. Dutta claimed Nana Patekar behaved inappropriately with her during…

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    Navratri 2018: From Kamariya to Dholi Taro, 10 Bollywood songs for garba-dandiya nights

    Navratri is already here, adding colours, charm, and drama to our usual mundane life. The nine-day festival is filled with vibrant clothes, heavy jewellery, and delicious food. But the highlight of the festival is the garba and dandiya we do during the festival. The festival brings out the madness with people singing and dancing away…

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    World Sight Day 2018: 10 Bollywood movies with blind characters that made us see a magnificent world

    World Sight Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of October, this year it falls on October 11. The day aims to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment. The day was originally initiated by the Lions Club International Foundation in 2000. It has since then being observed every year by International Agency for…

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    Navratri 2018: Do’s and don’ts during the nine-day festival to please Goddess Durga

    Navratri literally means ‘nine nights’ and is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga and her nine manifestations. It is believed that the goddess descends upon earth. Devotees fast during the nine-days, while some prefer doing it on the first and last day of Navratri, to seek Goddess Durga’s blessings. There are certain routine tasks that…

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