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Laser Show Rehearsal For Cuttack Bali Yatra
For the first time, Cuttack Bali Yatra will have a laser show

The Millenium City Cuttack is all geared up to host annual historic trade fair Bali Yatra starting November 8. For the first time, a special laser light show will be held during the 9-day long extravaganza. A Delhi-based company which has been assigned with the task conducted a trail run at Mahanadi river bed on Tuesday evening. Here are the some pictures from the rehearsal.

Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja: Here’s a glimpse of the tradition in Bhubaneswar

People in large numbers thronged various river ghats in Bhubaneswar to worship the Sun God (Surya) during the Chhath puja. The Chhath puja is celebrated for four days, after Diwali. Devotees worship the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya for the well-being and good health of their children, while many women observe a dawn-to-dusk fast as part of the tradition.

Solar Eclipse 2022
Solar Eclipse: Stunning pictures capture the beauty of rare celestial phenomena

Have you ever witnessed a solar eclipse? The rare event occurs when the centre of the Moon's orbit passes between the earth and the sun, thereby obstructing sunlight from reaching the human planet, totally or partially. Catch glimpses of the celestial phenomena as was captured through our lens.

Ayodhya Deepotsav
Deepotsav: Ayodhya scripts world record on Diwali eve

The city of Ayodhya is undoubtedly a reflection of the golden chapter of India's cultural renaissance. On the eve of Diwali, the ghats of holy river Saryu illuminated with the light of more than 15 lakh earthen lamps, making it one of the grandest events in the history.

Virat Kohli
Highest Earning Celebrities On Instagram: Ronaldo, Virat Kohli, Beyonce, Blackpink’s Jisoo In Top-10

Any idea how much the top celebrities and sportspersons make from sponsored posts on Instagram? Your jaw will drop! A report recently rolled out by NetCredit, based on analysis of millions of posts, placed Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the Instagram Rich List. Ronaldo is followed by Lionel Messi and Virat Kohli who also made a lot of money from the social media site. Check out the list of highest-paid celebrities on Instagram for the year 2021.

Durga Puja in Cuttack
Durga Puja 2022: Gorgeous idols in Cuttack at a glance as devotees set to bid adieu to Maa

Covid or no-Covid era, millenium city Cuttack never leaves any stone unturned to make Durga Puja festival an occasion of pure glitter. It is here that the popular adage, all that glitters is not gold (and silver), literally is proved wrong. The city dazzles with gold and silver filigree works every year at the puja pandals and is well-known across the country for its royal celebrations. As devotees are set to bid adieu to Maa Durga, take a virtual tour of the pandals to catch a glimpse of the deity for one last time before the final ritual of idol immersion.

Durga Puja in Bhubaneswar
Durga Puja 2022: Glimpses of Maa Durga in Bhubaneswar Pandals

Beautiful decorations, festive spirit and a divine experience – pandals in Bhubaneswar have everything on offer for the devotees stepping out of their homes this Durga Puja, thanks to the lifting of pandemic restrictions. As in all the pandals the face of Maa Durga has been unveiled, it's time to discover the precise work of the artisans with which the glory of the Goddess has been handcrafted. Take a quick tour of the puja mandaps in the city.

Durga Puja Pandals in Bhubaneswar
Durga Puja: Famous pandals to visit in Bhubaneswar this year

Yes, of all the Indian cities Kolkata witnesses a grandeur visual spectacle during Durga Puja every year. But Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar is not far behind when it comes to exuding the grandiose way of celebration of the Hindu festival. Here's a quick glance into some famous puja pandals in Bhubaneswar that pandal hoppers would love to visit.

Durga Puja 2022
Durga Puja fervour blooms as sculptors switch gears to finish idol making

Preparations for Durga Puja are in full swing as festival inches further closer. Artisans across the country are busy giving finishing touches to idols of Maa Durga that will be installed at various puja pandals. For them, designing and moulding the clay statues with finesse is the only and best way available to them to express the grandeur of Goddess.

IAF Suryakiran Airshow in Bhubaneswar
IAF Suryakiran Airshow: Spectacular Spectacle in Bhubaneswar

To the skies and back! It was indeed an impressive spectacle for those who witnessed nine HAWK aircrafts cruising overhead in patterns in the airspace over Bhubaneswar today, courtesy the IAF airshow performed by Suryakiran aerobatic team as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

IAF Suryakiran Airshow in Bhubaneswar
IAF Suryakiran Airshow in Bhubaneswar: Aerobatic stunts on display during rehearsal

It was less of a trial and more of a trailer for astrophiles in Bhubaneswar. Ahead of the much-anticipated airshow in Odisha’s capital city, the IAF Suryakiran Aerobatic team exhibited some jaw-dropping stunts while flying HAWK Mk-132 aircraft during full-dress rehearsal today. It seemed as if the exercise which was carried out on Bhubaneswar skies along the Kuakhai riverbed gave a message - Picture Abhi Baaki Hai (The film isn't over yet).

Durga Puja 2022
COVID on the wane: India gears up for grandest Durga Puja

Festivities are set to make a grand comeback this Durga Puja after a two-year hiatus. Devotees across the country are geared up to bring back the revelry which had disappeared post outbreak of an uninvited pandemic. Here’s a glimpse into the preparations underway for Dussehra.

Queen Elizabeth II in India
RIP Queen Elizabeth II: Reminiscing the memories of her past visits to India

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving monarch of the United Kingdom, passed away at Balmoral after battling months of illness. In her lifetime, she has visited India thrice, the first of which was in 1961, next in 1983 and last one in 1997, all with her husband and Duke of Edinburgh late Prince Phillip. Here's a sneak peek into some moments of her past visits to India.

Bhubaneswar Traffic Jam
Bhubaneswar chokes as BJD celebrates Naveen’s Award

Denizens in the capital city had a harrowing experience today after BJD’s grand reception for lifetime achievement awardee CM Naveen Patnaik upon his arrival from Delhi led to heavy traffic congestion in parts of Bhubaneswar.

Ganesh Puja in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Ganesh Chaturthi: Different shades of Ganpati Bappa in Bhubaneswar

After two years of COVID hiatus, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have kicked off in the country with a bang. Unique themes, thematic decorations and huge idols marked the festivities this year with people immersing in a devotional spirit as pandemic restrictions have been lifted.