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A confluence of religion and politics at the Kumbh

In an unprecedented move, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to hold its Cabinet meeting on the ghats of the Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. The city was renamed Prayagraj last year. While an official announcement has not yet been made, a senior …

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Dandiya moves

Folk artists from Gujarat performing Maniyaro, a version of dandiya, at a cultural event on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 in Ahmedabad.Vijay Soneji Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/dandiya-moves/article26046012.ece

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God’s Own Country sprucing up for tourist season

Putting memories of deluge behind, Kerala planning special campaign A new campaign, focus on niche products such as adventure and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition) tourism, and an IPL-modelled Champions Boat League in August figure in the initiatives chalked out by Kerala Tourism for the comeback phase after last …

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Chetak on the trot

At the Sarangkheda horse fair in Maharashtra, local breeds attract buyers from as far as Saudi Arabia You can smell horses in the air. As Sarangkheda on the banks of the Tapi river in Nandurbar of northern Maharashtra hosted its annual horse-trading fair from December 12 to January 8, the …

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Five-day Manali carnival begins in Himachal’s Kullu

Himachal’s Kullu

The five-day Manali Winter Carnival in Kullu district began on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off the carnival parade from the circuit house. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/five-day-manali-carnival-begins-in-himachals-kullu/article25894941.ece

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Western outfits barred in Durga temple premises

Durga temple premises

To preserve culture, tradition of Hindu religion, says Executive Officer Following the footsteps of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, the Governing Board of the Kanaka Durga temple atop the Indrakeeladri has imposed strict dress code for devotees from Tuesday (January 1). Executive Officer Koteswaramma said the move was aimed at preserving …

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Auroville shows the way to eco-friendly lifestyle

The international township promotes use of alternatives to plastics and innovative recycling or upcycling of non-biodegradable material The international township of Auroville is taking the lead in developing an eco-friendly lifestyle, with alternatives to plastics and innovative recycling or upcycling of non-biodegradable material. Eco Service, a waste management company, has …

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60,000 visit Hornbill festival

More than 60,000 people have visited the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland at Naga Heritage Village Kisama near here since its inauguration on Saturday, a State tourism official said Sunday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 10-day-long annual festival on Saturday.Altogether 63,032 visitors with 780 foreignershave visited the picturesque venue, …

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