Jagran and Mata Ki Chowki during Navratri celebrations in northern India

By Ritika Handoo | Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:49

With the nine-day-long festival of Navratri knocking on the door, we bring you the inside story on how the northern belt of the country believes in celebrating the festivity with ‘Jagrans’ and ‘Mata Ki Chowki’. 

Know how Durga Puja is celebrated in East India

By Anindita Dev | Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:43

It's that time of the year for the Bengali Hindus and Assamese, who wake up to the `Dhak`(drum) beats every morning, following the ten-day long festival of Durga Puja. One is lost in worship, and in life and soul. A deep sense of pride and enthusiasm takes over you. You are lost in revelling the cultural bonanza attached to the customary practices of the puja.

Navratri: Golu festival in South India

By Gayatri Sankar | Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 16:27

It’s that time of the year when the revered Shakti (feminine power) is recalled and worshipped. Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is a way of life and not a religion, per say. Each person belonging to this faith as his/her own way of worshipping and hence the same Navratri too like several other Hindu festivals is celebrated differently across the nation.

Significance of Garba, Dandiya dance forms

By Parul Sabherwal | Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:42

The festival of Navratri comes with a promise of nine days filled with fun, frolic, dance and festivities all around. It is one of the most vivacious festivals celebrated in the country. 

Navratri: Aarti for Goddesses- Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati

By Gayatri Sankar | Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:18

Durga Aarti

Jai Ambe gauri, mayya jai shyama gauri,Tumko nish-din dhyavat, hari brahma shivji...Jai Ambe gauri

'Mamta' to 'Mary Kom': The changing face of women in India

By Aparna Mudi | Friday, September 12, 2014 - 15:22

Bollywood's woman – an entity of glamour, beauty, ideals, values and much more. The woman in Bollywood has changed over the century of filmmaking this country has seen.

From a time when only men played women’s characters, we have come a long way to having a female as the only central character in a movie. And yet, more things change, more they remain the same.

Gen-next artists of India on the rise

By Miscellaneous | Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 18:12

Art experts are optimistic about the rise of India's young contemporary artists, finds Farah Siddiqui.

Exclusivity the new buzzword in luxury market: Sanjay Kapoor

By webmaster | Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 18:04

Sanjay Kapoor, Managing Director of Genesis Luxury spoke to Anita Khatri of Zee Media about the rise of the luxury market in India.

In the last 3-5 years, has the Indian luxury consumer evolved? If so, how and why?