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NO Movie Magic During This Year’s Dussehra; Ollywood Incurs Around Rs 12 Cr Loss
NO Movie Magic During This Year’s Dussehra; Ollywood Incurs Around Rs 12 Cr Loss

Bhubaneswar: The entertainment industry in India is one of the worst-hit sectors due to the pandemic crisis. As per reports, COVID-19 has hit over 60 million livelihoods across the country since its outbreak. The different phases of lockdowns and shutdowns and the guidelines released by the government have prevented the moviemakers from launching new projects. […]

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COVID-19: The Oldest Durga Puja Pandal In Bhubaneswar Struggles To Find Its Feet

Bhubaneswar: The much awaited and hailed as one of the country’s oldest Durga Puja, is celebrated with much pomp in Cuttack. However, the temple town of Bhubaneswar has a special place in the hearts of the devotees of the Devi, celebrating the festival with equal gusto though in a smaller scale. Reportedly the oldest Puja […]

A Temple Where Ravan Is Worshipped On Dusshera
A Temple Where Ravan Is Worshipped On Dusshera

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Even as the rest of India prepares to burn effigies of Ravan as a symbolic victory of good over evil, devotees are quietly lining up outside a nondescript temple in Kanpur. This temple that opens its door for devotees only for one day in a year — Dussehra — is dedicated to […]

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Vijaya Dashami: Odisha Celebrates Victory Of Good Over Evil

Bhubaneswar: It is the end of the spectacular ten day festival celebrating the divine feminine power of Goddess Durga. Popularly called “Dusshera”, today marks the day when Lord Rama slayed the evil King Ravana and the Maa Durga herself defeated the demon “Mahishasur”, all symbolic of the notion of good winning over evil. The festival […]

Dussehra 2020: Low-Key Bijoya Dashami Celebrations In Bengal
Dussehra 2020: Low-Key Bijoya Dashami Celebrations In Bengal

Kolkata: The five-day Durga Puja festivities in Bengal came to an end on Monday, albeit colourful processions, which usually mark the occasion, were largely missing from the city streets, as the idol immersion ceremony was observed by just a handful of people. Dressed in traditional outfits and with masks worn on faces, devotees, while maintaining […]

Dussehra 2020: Durga Idol That Never Got Immersed
Dussehra 2020: Durga Idol That Never Got Immersed

Varanasi: Most of the Durga idols have been immersed on the last Navratri Day and the remaining will be taken for immersion on Monday, but one Durga idol in Varanasi has not been immersed for years. According to the local people, this idol, made of clay, has been standing for the past not just a […]

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Dussehra: Idol Immersion Concludes In Cuttack

Cuttack: The immersion of Durga Puja idols passed off as a low-key affair in Cuttack on Tuesday with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. Elaborate arrangements were made for the immersion of Durga idols in order to avoid gathering and maintain social distancing. According to sources, the idols of Goddess Durga, other gods and goddesses from […]

Alcohol-Addict UP Village's Amazing Transformation Into Hub For Organic Farming
Alcohol-Addict UP Village's Amazing Transformation Into Hub For Organic Farming

Bahraich: From being a village with a high unemployment rate, whose natives were heavily dependent on alcohol, to becoming a model for SRI (System of Rice Intensification) and organic farming,…

A Short Memoir Of Life With Ratan Tata
A Short Memoir Of Life With Ratan Tata

New Delhi: A new book talks about an uncommon bond between a millennial and Ratan Tata, who turned 83 on Monday, giving glimpses of the legendary entrepreneur in warm light. Tata, who writes a note in the book “I Came Upon a Lighthouse”, says a shared concern for the welfare of the homeless, hungry, ill-treated […]

Drongo: The Fearless, Fierce Bird Who Plays With Fire
Drongo: The Fearless, Fierce Bird Who Plays With Fire

New Delhi: A glossy black bird with a distinctive forked tail and perched on a bare branch was looking for something when it suddenly flew and we next saw him hovering over a Tawny eagle, more than twice his size and much stronger. But our bird, known as the black drongo was unfazed and fearlessly […]

New Year Resolution: 73% People Focused On Being Money-Wise In 2021
New Year Resolution: 73% People Focused On Being Money-Wise In 2021

New Delhi: 2020 was a hard year for most, especially when it came to money. In a new survey, 47 per cent people say that 2020 was a difficult year for them financially and over half point squarely at the pandemic as the cause. Twenty-three percent of those polled were laid off or furloughed, says […]

Loyalty Rewards! Man Wills Half Of His Property To His Pet Dog
Loyalty Rewards! Man Wills Half Of His Property To His Pet Dog

Chhindwara (MP): An elderly man from Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district has willed half of his property to his pet dog. The 50-year-old man, identified as Om Narayan Verma is a resident of Badibaba village in Chand tehsil. He has four daughters and a son, but he is no mood to leave anything for the children. […]

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Make Bharat, Not Yourself, Mahaan: Vivekananda Model

Bhubaneswar: When the youths in our country grow up humming the popular bollywood number ‘Papa Kehte Hain Bada Kaam Karega, Beta Hamara Aisa Naam Karega…’ , the man of renaissance, Swami Vivekananda, had a different take. He always strived hard to make the country great, not an individual. “Buddha or Christ didn’t determine a country’s […]

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Some Lesser Known Facets Of Swami Vivekananda

Bhubaneswar: Swami Vivekananda was one of the most influential monks of all times. Swamiji is always remembered as an inspiration to mankind. His contribution in catapulting the Indian culture on world panorama is priceless. He spread the words of humanity and brotherhood among all men and women and called for global integrity through spiritual upliftment. […]

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Make Your Life -  The Swami Vivekananda Way!

Bhubaneswar: With the babalogs’ – from Ram Rahim, Asaram to our own backyard’s Sarathi baba – soap opera giving nightmarish moments to all and sundry, and when some masquerading as rationalists attack the foundation philosophy of religious spiritualism, in order to steer clear, men on streets need to listen to what Swami Vivekananda had said. […]

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