Tradition

  • Photos: From 'pagdi' to 'peta', politicians seen wearing ethnic and colourful headgear while campaigning across India 05-04-2014 02:48 PM

    It's an image you've seen time and again. A local offers a political leader a headgear from his state during a campaign, the politician accepts it and wears it on his head and photographers have a field day. While campaigning across Punjab, both Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi have been...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making 29-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University,...
  • Men's right group protests against 'discriminatory' proposed marriage law 26-08-2013 06:19 AM

    A men's rights group on Sunday took out a rally protesting against the proposed Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2002, alleging it would breakdown the traditional family system by introducing no-fault divorce and was heavily loaded against the husband. "Similar laws in the west have led to breakdown of the traditional...
  • Why Jagdish Bhagwati is perhaps not correct

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    "I also believe that the Gujarat template is ideal: its people believe in accumulating wealth but they believe also in using it, not for self-indulgence...

  • Raping daughters, granddaughters part of this family's tradition! 18-07-2013 09:46 AM

    A 64-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his two daughters and a granddaughter for several years in Bayan town of Bharatpur district, police said on Wednesday. "Babulal Dhakar's wife Shakuntala Dhakar was also arrested for supporting him in one of the most cruel acts of perversion," said Ashok...
  • Watch: Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi 25-03-2013 11:34 AM

    Traditionally, widows do not participate in such festivities but they have been celebrating Holi for decades at their ashrams. ...
  • Kerala: Roping in Gulf Malayalis to revive age-old arts 09-11-2012 10:01 AM

    Dubai: He quit India's space agency many years ago to spur a revival of India's cultural traditions across the world. Today, Nataraja 'Soorya' Krishnamoorthy is busy trying to rejuvenate Kerala's age-old arts, enable folk and theatre artists to live a more dignified life and also integrate Malayali artistes living outside...
  • Bizarre temple tradition trips Karnataka govt 09-12-2011 05:20 PM

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, already battling corruption scandals and dissidence, is now caught in a delicate balancing act over a bizarre practice at a famous temple. The practice, said to be 400 years old, involves people rolling over plantain leaves containing leftovers of meals consumed...
  • FTN: Can the traditional arts compete against Bollywood? 03-11-2011 11:15 PM

    The Delhi International Arts Festival is going on in the capital at the moment and audiences are big. ...
  • Where cycling is a tradition 30-05-2011 12:36 PM

    Belgaum: Dundappa Athani, a 63-year-old man of Kolhar village in Bijapur district, can still ride any cycle at a speed of 40-50 kms per hour! Yes, You should see him to believe it. He returned from New Delhi after seeing Indira Gandhi to Kolhar in just four days cycling at...
  • Magic hour of puppetry at Delhi Arts fest 05-12-2010 01:21 PM

    The 2nd day of the 4th edition of the Delhi International Arts Festival saw the Dhaatu puppet theatre group perform in the capital. ...
  • Youth finds a new flavour in Carnatic music 06-08-2010 11:29 AM

    Svanubhava is an effort by Carnatic musicians in Chennai to take classical art forms to youngsters so that the inclination of the younger generation towards traditional and classical art forms could be increased. Apart from concerts and dance performances, there are lectures and panel discussions and plays to help students...
  • Barsana celebrates the traditional Latmar Holi 01-03-2010 02:57 PM

    In it, women from one village beat up the men from another village. ...
  • Infants thrown from dizzy heights for good health 31-07-2009 12:26 AM

    infants are thrown from dangerous heights with the approval of the parents. ...
  • Indian economy desperate for new-age professionals 14-07-2008 04:32 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cricket board says day-night Test matches could increase television revenue by being broadcast live during prime time. After Cricket Australia, the PCB is the second full member of the International Cricket Council to back the prospect of day-night test matches. The ICC announced on Monday that Test-playing nations...
  • Handmade rockets hit the bell tower of rival church 27-04-2008 09:32 PM

    Mumbai: Hosts Mumbai recovered from a precarious position to notch up a thrilling one-wicket victory over Saurashtra with two balls to spare and book their berth in the knock-out rounds of the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. Shoaib Sheikh, who came in when Mumbai...
  • Incredible India! Infants thrown off roofs to thank God 27-04-2008 01:17 PM

    Wellington: South Africa captain A.B. de Villiers made 106 not out to steer his side to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand in Saturday's opening one-day international. De Villiers lifted South Africa after it had slumped to 17-2 and 35-3 in reply to New Zealand's moderate total of 253-9,...
  • This Bhairon's out to give you festival blessings 20-03-2008 12:25 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, Zaka Ashraf has spent the last couple of days in Dubai trying to convince the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh cricket Board (BCB) to support the restoration of international cricket in his country. During the course of his talks with BCB chief,...
  • Madonna up for a jig on hit Ash number 06-01-2008 12:55 AM

    Ahmedabad: Australia captain Ricky Ponting praised India great Sachin Tendulkar ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash, but joked they both might need wheelchairs to play in the 2015 edition. Ponting goes into Thursday's match in Ahmedabad with his position as skipper and future as an Australia player being called...