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  • 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

  • PM Modi, bullet train tattoos hit among youngsters during Navratri festival

    Craze for tattoos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and country’s first bullet train is trending among youngsters in Surat, during the celebrations of Navratri festival. A major religious festival of Hindus, Navratri is celebrated for a period of nine days to worship Goddess Durga. It is believed that during the festival, goddess Durga descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity

    Sep 22, 2017, 18:46 IST

  • Arunachal Pradesh welcomes spring with Mopin festival

    Mopin festival is a celebration of the harvesting season held in the Galo months of 'Lumi' and 'Luki'. Mopin festival is celebrated by the inhabitants of Arunachal Pradesh as they believe it brings them relief from negative things in life like diseases, calamities, evil spirits and more.

    Apr 24, 2016, 13:58 IST

  • Giriraj Singh manipulates his 'Fix 2-kid norm' statement

    Manipulating his original statement over 'Fix 2-kid norm', Minister of state for Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh on Thursday said that he meant to say a country cannot prosper without a proper population control measure.

    Apr 21, 2016, 18:17 IST

  • Wax candles, electric lamps affect potters' business ahead of Diwali

    The influx of wax candles and electric lamps in the market has badly hit the business of traditional potters in Uttar Pradesh. Though the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, is around the corner, potters in Kanpur city are yet to see any brisk business of earthen lamps.

    Nov 06, 2015, 10:28 IST

  • India committed to work towards prosperous Africa: PM Modi

    Delivering the vote of thanks at the closing of the India-Africa Forum Summit 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is committed to work towards a vision of a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth, empowered citizens and sustainable development.

    Oct 30, 2015, 11:44 IST

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