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  • Cuttack city celebrates silver jublee of its brotherhood

    The silver city of Cuttack is famous for its craftsmanship on the ‘Puja Pandals’ in the form of silver tableaux during Durga Puja celebrations. People from all across India flock Cuttack city to witness these grand silver tableaux and to offer prayers to the goddess. Adorned with gold and silver jwellery, the idol of goddess Durga bedazzled all visitors. More than 250 to 500 kilograms of silver and around 20 kilograms of gold was put to construct the glittery backdrop of the idol. According to the locals, the idol alone adorned jewellery of about 50 kilograms, with the crown weighing about 20 kilograms. The grand and glittery celebration of Durga Puja in Cuttack is not just limited to Hindu religion. In Dargah market of Cuttack, Hindu- Muslims have been celebrating this festival for last 25 years. The people from various faiths donate generously for designing and decorating these mega tableaus on the occasion of Durga Puja. Although the numbers of Hindus in this region are lesser than the Muslims, the people celebrate all festivals with same fervour. The festival of Muharram falls around the same time with the festival of Dussehra. But the Muslim brothers keep sanctity of Hindu festival Dussehra as high as they observe Muharram

    Oct 04, 2017, 19:07 IST

  • Kolkata sex workers fight prejudice, celebrate Durga Puja

    In a bustling street of Kolkata, some women are busy offering prayers to goddess Durga, while others sit beside it on a makeshift counter handing out flyers and accepting whatever small donations come their way. These are the sex workers of Sonagachi. Ostracised by the society, the sex workers have managed to erect a marquee after five years to ensure that they celebrate ‘Durga Puja’ with gusto and not amid prejudice. ‘Durga Puja’ is an annual four-day-long festival dedicated to goddess Durga, synonymous with power and feminine force. ‘Durga Puja’ marks the victory of Durga over Mahishasura. It is believed that during the festival the goddess descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity.

    Sep 27, 2017, 20:49 IST

  • Independence Day: Bollywood celebs unleash their patriotic side!

    These Independence Day posts from our Bollywood celebs' Instagram accounts are sure to pump up your patriotic spirit! Take a look

    Aug 16, 2017, 22:41 IST

  • Bollywood News: Baahubali 2 breaks all box office records

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion creates history. Will pop sensation Justin Bieber be part of Karan Johar’s show Koffee with Karan? For all the B-town gossip watch Bollywood News

    May 08, 2017, 18:00 IST

  • The interesting story behind the making of Raja Harishchandra

    On this day 104 years ago, in 1913, the first full-length Indian feature film 'Raja Harishchandra', made by Dadasaheb Phalke, was released, marking the birth of Indian cinema. Watch this video to know some interesting facts about the film

    May 03, 2017, 19:36 IST

  • Is Sonam and Anand's relationship growing stronger?

    Are Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s posts on social media indicating something? Watch this video to find out more on Sonam’s relationship status

    May 03, 2017, 14:48 IST

  • When Sanjay Dutt rescued Raveena Tandon

    When and how Sanjay Dutt rescued Raveena Tandon and why is she known as the producer’s actor. Find out from Raveena herself only on Sitaron Ki Baat Sitaron Ke Saath

    May 03, 2017, 14:20 IST

  • When a fan surprised Gauahar in the lift?

    How did a fan surprise Gauahar Khan in the lift? On Sitaaron Ki Baat Sitaaron Ke Saath, Gauahar shares this interesting story. Watch this video

    May 02, 2017, 16:27 IST

  • Which two Bollywood actresses debuted with Satyajit Ray's films?

    On the birth anniversary of the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, we remember the veteran by revisiting some interesting facts about him

    May 02, 2017, 14:42 IST

  • This is how Anushka turned a rapper

    Anushka Sharma decided to turn a rapper for her upcoming film ‘Phillauri’. She talks about the challenges she faced while doing a rap? Find out all this from Anushka herself only on Sitaron Ki Baat, Sitaron Ke Saath

    May 01, 2017, 09:38 IST

  • Film Review: So why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?

    SS Rajamouli's epic saga ‘Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion’ has released. Will this entertain you more than ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’? Find out in this film review.

    Apr 28, 2017, 19:02 IST

  • Sharman was dismissed from this hit film

    Why did Sharman Joshi opt out from this super-hit film series? On his birthday, get to know how did the decision impact Sharman’s Bollywood career. Watch this video.

    Apr 28, 2017, 10:56 IST

  • Exclusive: For whom does Raveena have special advice?

    To whom did Raveena Tandon give her special advice? What's her opinion on joining politics to resolve social issues? Watch this exclusive interview to find out.

    Apr 27, 2017, 10:45 IST

  • When cricketers were bowled over by these Bollywood divas

    Cricketer Zaheer Khan and ‘Chak De India’ actress Sagarika Ghatge are officially engaged. Watch this video for more details.

    Apr 26, 2017, 16:19 IST

  • Bollynews Fatafat: Will Ram Gopal Verma go behind the bars?

    Who issued a non-bailable warrant against Ram Gopal Verma? Which actor will host Salman Khan’s show Big Boss’s Tamil version? For all the B-town buzz, watch Bollynews Fatafat.

    Apr 26, 2017, 12:28 IST

  • What is Pummy Aunty worried about?

    Pummy Aunty has found a new issue to be worried about? What’s that and what’s new in her life, find out from Pummy Aunty aka Ssumier Pasricha in this exclusive interview

    Apr 26, 2017, 10:57 IST

  • Sofia Hayat's Egyptian wedding ceremony

    The ex-Bigg Boss contestant Sofia Hayat tied the knot with her Romanian beau. Watch this video on her fairytale wedding.

    Apr 26, 2017, 08:32 IST

  • Who tried to pull Richa down?

    Who from the film industry doubted Richa Chadha’s talent? How did Richa decide to answer him back, get to know from herself in this exclusive interview

    Apr 25, 2017, 17:01 IST

  • Bollynews Fatafat: K Vishwanath conferred with a prestigious award

    Veteran director K Vishwanath received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Why is Akshay Kumar willing to return his National award? Watch all the B-town gossip only on Bollynews Fatafat

    Apr 25, 2017, 12:51 IST

  • Bollywood space films in making

    Priyanka Chopra will be playing Kalpana Chawala in her biopic. Watch this video to find out about actors who’ve travelled to space before.

    Apr 24, 2017, 17:20 IST

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