Holi is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. It is also known as Phagwah and Festival of Colours, or as Doḷajāta in Orissa and Dol Jatra or Basantotsav in West Bengal. The most celebrated Holi is in the Braj region, in locations connected to the Lord Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana, which become tourist destinations during the season of Holi. Large parts of South India, however, do not celebrate Holi with the same fervour. In Vaishnavism, Hiranyakashipu is the great king of demons, and he had been granted a boon by Brahma, which made it almost impossible for him to be killed. The boon was due to his long penance, after...
Over the weekend I had gone to Kamla Nagar with my family to meet my relatives. As always, since it was a Holi time there were holi hooligans roaming around the streets near Pulbangash bridge, making noise and creating ruckus on the road.Many more »
It so happened that my friends and I were waiting for a bus to pick us up from the Kathgodam railway station point. The bus was making it's way from Nainital and did not reach as promised by 10:40 pm. Meanwhile left with nothing to do but wait, we more »
Neelam Nath - Vrindavan will have the Tallest Temple,Yamuna will be cleaned,hopefully Widows will be reformed
It is Holi time,Vrindavan is famous for Lathmaar holi,women get a chance to beat the men with sticks.Holy News to share with all is ISKCON is building the tallest Temple at Vrindavan,an elevator will take visitors in a lift to be used for 70 storey more »
S Ranjan updated the Discussion
on Apr 06, 2014 , 06:42 pm
India- The largest democracy! Is it?
World call our country -India the Largest democracy ,Why ? Just because we are 1.2 Bilion ! No that’s not the only reason.We as the citizen of this country enjoy the Right to speak ,Right to protest,right to Vote, Right to practice any reli more »
Nupur Tripathy updated the Citizen Journalism
on Mar 21, 2014 , 11:44 am
Why are DGCA bosses so stuck up?
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a show-cause notice to SpiceJet, citing three key safety issues. These were1. The pilot leaving the cockpit for non-essential purpose2. The performance affecting the preparedness of crew3. And the more »
Partha Sarathi Bhowal updated the Citizen Journalism
on Mar 18, 2014 , 04:24 pm
Rotaractors of Heritage Institute celebrates holi with cancer afflicted children
On 15th of March, 2014 a team of enthusiastic Rotaractors from Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata visited the Cancer ward at S.S.C.C.R.I, Thakurpukur. They were accompanied by 11 children from Nikhil Banga Samity, an orphanage with whom the more »