Kite Flying

  • Kites with freedom fighters' images to dot skyline this Independence day August 13, 2014

    Chandigarh: Images of freedom fighters Rani Lakshmibai, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose will dot the skyline this Independence Day with inspiring messages in tow as a kite maker from Amritsar has come out with special paper marvels for the occasion. While some of the kites are as small as two...
  • Delhi: 17-year-old youth beaten to death over kite flying August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A 17-year-old boy was beaten to death and his friend badly injured in Harsh Vihar area of North-East Delhi here when a group of youths attacked them to take revenge over a petty issue, police said on Sunday. "The deceased, identified as Rajan Chand was flying kite from...
  • Duo rescue birds injured by kite-flying threads August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Kite flying, especially on Independence Day, may be a tradition, but it leaves hundreds of birds dead every year. However, now they have some hope as two brothers from Old Delhi have become their saviours. Nadeem Shehzaad and his NGO 'Wildlife Rescue' have treated over three thousand injured birds...
  • TN: 'Maanja' claims year's first victim April 2, 2012

    Chennai: With the death of a motorist, whose throat was slit by a maanja thread, (glass coated string) used for flying kites, at Maduravoyal, the popular sport claimed its first victim of the year on Sunday. According to police, Raj Kumar (28), a catering service provider from Naduvankarai, Aminjikarai was...
  • Flying kites now a non-bailable offence in Chennai October 21, 2009

    Chennai: Just ahead of the season, police in Chennai have tightened laws on flying kites in the city. Flying kites in residential areas is now a non-bailable offence. Considered dangerous to life and personal safety of others, the offence is punishable with a fine upto Rs 1,000 and imprisonment upto three...
  • Gujarat students prepare to save birds on Uttarayan January 14, 2009

    Surat: In Gujarat, the harvest festival also signals a tough contest - Uttaryan the kite contest. But thousands of birds are left injured or die in the process. Now students in Surat are trying to make a difference and save the birds. The owl is part of a unique effort started...
  • In pics: 19th international kite-flying fest in Ahmedabad January 11, 2009

    19th international kite-flying festival ...
  • Tips to be the last man standing during kite flying January 14, 2008

    Ahmedabad: As Uttarayan or the festival of kites draws close, Hanif Ghanchi of Ahmedabad, is brushing up his kite flying skills. From letting the kite soar higher, to pulling the strings and intercepting another kite, he is a pro at it. In fact, he does not even take his eyes...
  • Kite flying, truly an I-Day ritual August 15, 2007

    Once the tricolour is hoisted on Independence Day amidst patriotic songs, out come the kites and firkis. The annual tradition of kite flying echoes in our traditions, reverberates in our soul and peeps through its character reflecting the spirit of India in its colours. ...
  • Kabul kites fly away to Hollywood May 19, 2007

    Kabul, Afghanistan: Kite-flying is a popular recreational activity around the world. But in Afghanistan, it's much more than that. Once banned by the Taliban—kite flying is back in Kabul. And Afghanistan's top kite man is now helping a big-budget Hollywood project. Kite flying is not just a calm afternoon pastime here,...
  • In Pics: The kite-flying festival June 16, 2007

    Kites are flown in many parts of India during the festival of Makar Sakranti to be celebrated on January 14 to mark the transition of winter to spring. ...