Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Take caution this Diwali, say doctors

    Mumbai: Although Diwali is a festival of beaming lights, mouth-watering sweets, lots of fun activities, and firecrackers, it is also a time when a little negligence on your part can cause grave accidents.

  • Indore: Grandeur of god’s own country in city

    Indore: Celebrating Onam with friends and family post the festival, members of Malayalee community organised a traditional get together at Ayyapa temple on Sunday afternoon. Along with community members, other non-Malayalee Indorean food lovers, especially the people, who had slightest experience of Kerala or the culture, joined the celebration.

  • Mumbai: Rains impact festival season business

    Mumbai: As the sun came out of the clouds (on Wednesday morning), so did the people of the city. Many businesses left behind losses caused by the lashing rains and went on to eye profits that will flow in due to on-going Ganpati festival and upcoming Bakr Eid ul-Adha.

  • Lekhani art in Ganesh idol decoration is a diminishing form in Mumbai city

    Mumbai: The 11-day festival of Ganeshtosav is celebrated with great spirit in all over the state. The craze of the festival is so much that in Mumbai itself there are around 11,000 Ganesh mandals, including small household Ganpatis. Ganpati mandals are often seen competing with each other over who gets the credit of bringing most beautiful idol and same is the story with the household Ganpatis. Therefore, the idols are selected on

  • Ujjain: Shahi sawari arrangements gather momentum

    Ujjain: Crowd management during the ‘shahi sawari’on August 21, will be a challenge for the police and administration, as lakhs of devotees gather in the city to become part of a grand celebration of Lord Mahakal. The situation becomes more complex to handle as ‘somvati amavasya’ also falls on the same day as the ‘sawari’ which will increase the crowd further. The police and administration have been on their feet

  • Ujjain: Admin on toes to control crowd in shahi sawari, women safety on priority

    Ujjain: Last shahi sawari of lord Mahakal that will be taken out on August 21 will coincide with somvati amavasya that will lead to huge turnout of devotees in the city. While city administration has been busy making arrangements for sawaris for past one month, the coming Monday will be litmus test for police and administration as devotees will arrive in hordes.

  • Bhopal: Hindu-Muslim inmates at Central Jail make Ganesha idols

    Bhopal: In an eco-friendly measure, around 25 Hindu and Muslim woman prisoners of Bhopal Central Jail prepared eco-friendly idols of Ganesha for the first time. The clay idols of lord Ganesha of 10 inch, made by them will be displayed in the five-day exhibition-cum-sale at DB Mall on Friday.

  • Happy Raksha Bandhan: This is how cricketers celebrated festival of sibling love

    Today is the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, where sister ties rakhi on brother’s hand and brother promises to take care of her. The festival has a rich tradition and is a very auspicious one in the Hindu religion. We have seen cricketers battling it out on the cricketing field, but today they were all dressed up and celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with their loved ones. From Virat Kohli to Virender Sehwag

  • Bhopal: Women cops give priority to duty, than celebration

    Bhopal: “We are sisters, but for us duty is first. We are responsible people to handle the law and order situation. We will celebrate our Raksha Bandhan within the duty hours,” say women police constables, on Sunday. However, the DIG Bhopal has made the women cops happy through his surprising orders. One of the constables Namtrata Mishra added that they are also human being and have families, but the post

  • Ujjain: Markets upbeat with festivals around the corner

    Ujjain: Ahead of the festival of ‘raksha bandhan’, markets of the city wore a heavily crowed look with customers thronging temporary ‘rakhi’ shops. The festival of raksha bandhan will be celebrated on Monday. ‘Rakhies’ with cartoon characters like Doraemon, Pokemon and Bahubali are being liked most by children. Cloth markets witnessed a heavy rush of customers due to the festive season. Shops selling sarees, suits, kids-wears and men’s apparels reported

  • Saibaba temple gets Rs 5.52 crore donations on Guru Poornima

    Shirdi: The Saibaba temple here received donations worth Rs 5.52 crore during the recent three-day ‘Guru Poornima’ festival, an increase of Rs 1.40 crore as compared to last year, an official has said. The devotees, from the country as well as abroad, donated Rs 2.94 crore cash in the donation boxes kept in the temple premises between July 7 and 10, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rubal Agrawal said

  • Indore: Three-day cultural treats for Indoreans from March 19

    Indore: A three-day music festival, Raag Amir, organised in the memory of Ustad Amir Khan by Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet evam Kala Akademi, of MP Cultural Council, would be held here in Ravindra Natya Griha from March 19.

  • Indore: Holi celebrated with gusto

    Mhow: The festival of Holi was celebrated in the city with a great enthusiasm and gusto. Business organisations celebrated Holi by distributing thandai. People in Pithampur also celebrated Holi with great exuberance by smearing gulal and colors on each other. Students of various schools spread awareness about water conservation and playing an eco-friendly Holi.

  • In Pictures: TV celebrities celebrates the festival of colours ‘Holi’ in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Television actors enjoy a Holi festival with lots of colours, and dance in Mumbai. From Jyotsna Chandola and her hubby Nitesh, Ridheema Tiwari, Salil ankola wife Ria and Juhi Parmar, Sandip Sickand, Mrunal Jain with wife, and others were seen in pictures, were all about spreading joy, good cheers, and enjoying the colours of festival in their own unique way.

  • Bhopal: Holi binds all in the colour of love

    BHOPAL: Holi is a festival which is celebrated irrespective of religious affiliations. Everybody happily gets drenched in colours, enjoys the gujiya and bhang. The essence of the festival is unmatched and so charming that nobody can stop themselves from getting smeared and smearing people with colours. Free Press talked to a few such youngsters who not just celebrate the festival but also plan it prior so that they do not miss any

  • Ujjain: Shiv Navratri fest starts ahead of Mahashivratri at Mahakal Temple

    Ujjain: Mahakaleshwar Temple started celebrating the festival of Shiv Navratri from Thursday with abhishek of Koteshwar Mahadev. On this occasion, 11 Brahmins recited Rudra Paath. Religious rituals and worships were preformed under the guidance of government priest Ghanshyam Sharma. Administrator Awadhesh Sharma felicitated the Brahmins by giving mementos.