Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Paryatan Parv from September 16-27, Schools organise education tours under tourism festival

    Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have taken initiative to observe ‘Paryatan Parv’ (tourism festival) as advised by MP Tourism Board. The union tourism ministry in association with other central ministries, state government and stakeholders is organising different events under tourism festival in the country from September 16-27. This year, the ministry…

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  • Indore: Here, Ganesha welcomes you with new theme everyday

    Presenting new theme, Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesha Mandir at Mari Mata Square attracts thousands of devotees. The Ganesha idol acquires a new form everyday to give a message. One of the most popular themes that highlights the celebration was ‘Go Green’. In this theme, the metal idol was covered by mud and cow dung mix. Moreover,…

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  • Indore: Nanda Nagar Pray, eat and play together during Ganshotsav 

    Grand celebrations are planned every day during Ganeshotsav in Nanda Nagar. Different competitions are organised in evening hours. This includes fun games, fancy dress and thali decoration contests. Everyone returns home with smiles, memories and gifts. Over 1000 people attend celebrations every day. Adding another treat, organisers prepare special meals, called prasadi, for participants. Organising…

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  • Indore: A pet lover who worked to pay for stray puppies

    Craving for selfless love and true friendship, 37-year-old businessman Ajay Jainkar, is a pet lover. Sharing his story with Free Press, he talked about effects of having a pet in human life. “I can feel the joy of coming home to them, being loved without judgement, being forgiven without apologies… the list is endless for…

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  • Indore: Ganesha idols on sale represent diverse Indian culture

    The designers of Ganesha idols have taken a step ahead from simple identification like an elephant face, big stomach, little feet, grand ears, one broken tusk and beautifully crafted almond eyes. Some vendors have brought idols from Pune, which represent Maharashtra-styled ‘Vinayak’ with traditional headgear known as ‘pheta’ (turban). “These Ganesha idols are simple with…

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  • Thadri, the fest reflects Mohen-jo-Daro lessons & optimism

    Indore: Leaving behind their heart and homes during partition of India in 1947, the Sindhi community has struggled to maintain their existence. Despite numerous struggles, the community celebrates its inheritance and lessons from the Indus Valley civilisation. Descendants of people of Mohen-jo-Daro, Sindhis have received their name from River Sindh? An annual festival of Thadri…

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  • World Beard Day Today: Grow beard and patience, creativity will follow 

    Indore: Whether it is classic extended goatee or full grown Bandholz beard style, it is common to see bearded men in all places. Their obsession for beard is criticised by family members but admired by some women. World Beard Day is observed on first Saturday of September, which happens to be September 1 this year. Free…

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  • CBSE introduces new grading system for class X, XII

    Indore: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has uploaded a new circular quoting the new grading scheme for classes X and XII.  The Board will put all passed students in a rank order and will award grades. Observers say that grading system is unlikely to benefit students. Free Press talked to educators to know their…

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  • Festival keeps nuptial bond alive

    Indore: Kajari or Badi Teej is celebrated with fervour in Maheshwari and Sindhi community. It is observed on ‘tritiya’, the third day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month in north India. It comes three days after Raksha Bandhan. While men bring gift, dresses, henna and sweets for wives, women keep fast, offer special prayers. Free…

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