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International Film Festival of India to commence in Goa from 20th-28th Nov

49th edition of the festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries which reflects diversity of taste. International Competition section has 15 films out of which 3 are Indian. Competition section itself represents films produced and co-produced by 22 countries. Festival Kaleidoscope section carries 20 critically acclaimed international films ... Read More »

Five day long ‘Diwali’ festival begins across the country

Revellers thronged markets for purchases for Diwali.   From decorating homes to shopping for earthern lamps..people are in the thick of festivities.   People also bought gold, silver jewellery and utensils yesterday.   Chhoti diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is being celebrated today in traditional and festive flavour. According to Hindu ... Read More »

Five day long festival of ‘Diwali’ begins across the country

Revellers thronged markets for purchases for Diwali.   From decorating homes to shopping for earthern lamps..people are in the thick of festivities.   People also bought gold, silver jewellery and utensils yesterday.     Chhoti diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is being celebrated today in traditional and festive flavour. According to ... Read More »

SBI launches YONO six-day shopping festival

State Bank of India’s (SBI) digital service platform YONO has launched a six-day shopping festival beginning October 16 in which customers using the app for shopping via online portals can avail discounts. The YONO shopping festival provides discounts up to 40% from top 14 e-commerce merchants in electronics, fashion, home ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki unveils ‘Service Festival’ for its customers

Maruti Suzuki India is coming up with annual ‘Service Festival’ from October 10 – November 11, 2018 at its authorized dealerships across the country. The initiative is aimed to delight customers and enhance satisfaction, thereby developing valuable relationships with the customers. The customers driving in to the Maruti Suzuki authorized ... Read More »

Gavri : a folk festival that teaches abstinence from liquor

’40 days of austerity begins in South Raj’ Udaipur : In Udaipur region, has begun a period of austerity of 40 days observed by the males of the tribal community. Gavri , is the dance which they perform and strictly abstain from alcohol & non-veg items! Host villages that organize these ... Read More »

Nation celebrates festival of Raksha Bandhan today

Raksha Bandhan, the festival of brothers and sisters is being celebrated across the country today. It is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana. On this day sisters tie a colorful rakhi, a form of woven bracelet, around the wrist of their brothers as ... Read More »

Bombay HC declines to relax ban on thermocol for Ganesh festival

The Court dismissed a petition filed by the Thermocol Fabricator and Decoration Association, seeking relaxation of the ban only for this year’s Ganesh festival to be celebrated in September. Manufacture and use of a large number of plastic and thermocol items have been banned in Maharashtra. The petition claimed the ... Read More »

India to host European Union Film Festival from today

With a selection of 24 latest European films from 23 EU Member States, this years’ film festival, that will traverse through 11 cities in India including New Delhi, Chennai, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Hyderabad and Goa from June 18 till August 31, brings some unusual stories ... Read More »

Indonesia’s famous kite festival to feature Hindu mythology

An evening before the beginning of the famed festival, the organizers arranged an exhibition at Jakarta’s National Monument. The festival is themed on Hindu mythology this year with images on kites depicting stories from Hindu religious epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. The kite festival of Jakarta has been one of ... Read More »

Indian film ‘Nakkash’ showcased at Cannes festival

The film was chosen by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) to represent the spirit of secularism in the country, a release issued by the movie’s director, Zaigham Imam said. Besides ‘Nakkash’, the Cannes festival, which commenced on May 8, saw Indian films like Nandita Das-directed and Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Read More »

Architectural festival opens in Pyongyang

Video provided by North Korea’s official news agency KCNA, which Reuters cannot independently verify, showed visitors looking around an exhibition displaying architectural designs and technology at the Sci-Tech Complex. KCNA said at least 400 architectural designs, more than 30 design programmes and about 40 kinds of construction gears and tools ... Read More »