TRADITION

  • Hindu-Muslim girls unite to organise Durga Puja October 3, 2014

    Kolkata: As a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity, a group of girls from both the religions are organising a Durga Puja inside a shelter home for trafficked women. Rescued earlier this year after being trafficked to Mumbai from West Bengal's Murshidabad, two Muslim girls are not only taking part in the festivities...
  • China shuts down 'grin and bear it' women virtue class September 27, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese province has shutdown a "female virtue class" run by a traditional Chinese study school following criticism that it taught women to be obedient housewives by preaching morals like "grin and bear" violent acts and "never divorce". "If you are hit, don't hit back; If you are scolded,...
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study to research on Indian tradition September 14, 2014

    Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), country's premier research institute, will take up new research projects on Indian traditions and its multiculture components in the coming years. "The institute is the most appropriate place for initiating new research projects on Indian traditions and its multiculture components and comparative studies...
  • Online 'ischooledx' launched to help students in traditional schooling September 6, 2014

    Kochi: Aiming to help students do well in studies and hone their innovative skills, a free online school 'ischooledx' has been launched that will provide a platform for students to overcome shortcomings of their traditional schooling. In today's world of cutthroat competition, sometimes nurturing creative and innovative talent of students...
  • Devotees celebrated the traditional 'Bagwal' festival by throwing fruits at each other August 10, 2014

    Thousands of devotees from Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand on Sunday threw apples, pears and flowers at each other as they celebrated traditional 'Bagwal' festival at Devidhura in Champawat district. "We had arranged 10 quintals of pear and apple fruits and four basket full of flowers for the purpose to...
  • Bill to penalise discrimination against traditional clothes introduced in TN Assembly August 6, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has taken up a proposed law penalising establishments for discriminating against traditional clothes. The Bill says that any establishment which restricts use of traditional clothes would stand to lose its licence. It also proposes 1year imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000 for those who violate...
  • Girls visiting pubs in short dresses against culture: Goa minister June 30, 2014

    Panaji: A senior minister in the Manohar Parrikarled BJP government in Goa has echoed controversial Sriram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik saying that the practice of young girls visiting pubs in short dresses is against local culture and should be stopped. "The (practice of) young girls going to pubs in short dresses...
  • Photos: From 'pagdi' to 'peta', politicians seen wearing ethnic and colourful headgear while campaigning across India April 5, 2014

    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 March 29, 2014

    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, Ansari...
  • Men's right group protests against 'discriminatory' proposed marriage law August 26, 2013

    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 family...
  • Raping daughters, granddaughters part of this family's tradition! July 18, 2013

    A 64yearold 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 Chouhan,...
  • Watch: Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi March 25, 2013

    Breaking the tradition, more than 2000 widows in Vrindavan played Holi on Sunday out in public view. Traditionally, widows do not participate in such festivities but they have been celebrating Holi for decades at their ashrams. ...
  • Vrindavan widows break tradition, play Holi in public March 25, 2013

    Vrindavan: Breaking the tradition, more than 2000 widows in Vrindavan played Holi on Sunday out in public view. Traditionally, widows do not participate in such festivities but they have been celebrating Holi for decades at their ashrams. Sunday, however, was an unprecedented public celebration. As part of Holi celebrations, traditional 'RaasLeela'...
  • Widows to play Holi at Vrindavan this year March 21, 2013

    Vrindavan: Breaking the shackles of tradition, hundreds of widows would play Holi, the festival of colours, in the land of Lord Krishna. Around 800 widows would play Holi in ashrams of Vrindavan during the four-day celebrations commencing on March 24. "In an effort to bring widows to mainstream and help their...
  • Reading ebooks easier than printed versions for older people February 11, 2013

    New York: Older people may find ebooks much faster and easier to read than their paper editions, a new study has claimed. While people young and old prefer reading paper books to tablets and ereaders, older individuals could find themselves reading faster and with less effort on a tablet, found...
  • Kerala: Roping in Gulf Malayalis to revive ageold arts November 9, 2012

    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 ageold arts, enable folk and theatre artists to live a more dignified life and also integrate Malayali artistes living outside...
  • Exclusive: Olympics High Tea with Sushant Mehta July 26, 2012

    Join CNNIBN's Sushant Mehta as he savours the great English tradition of High Tea in its special Olympics avatar. ...
  • 'Energy Wedding' in Thiruvananthapuram May 18, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Julien GueguenCarroll, an advocate, and his bridetobe, Clara Cressy from Paris, would enter wedlock in the city at a rare Energy Wedding to be held at Isa Viswa Vidyalayam in Anayara on Friday.The wedding is hosted by the Global Energy Parliament, an international body of Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust....
  • T'puram: Traditional art forms a big hit at Technopark May 10, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Techies are going back to their roots. Those who think that techies can enjoy only rock and cinematic dance, a visit to Technopark would change your mind. Some organisations in Technopark are conducting programmes which are rooted in the culture and heritage of the State. The recent functions organised...
  • Chamarajanagar is not Pakistan, asserts DVS April 28, 2012

    MYSORE: Continuing the tradition of chief ministers refraining from visiting Chamarajanagar town was D V Sadananda Gowda who on Friday was on an inspection visit of relief works at Kollegal and Hannur. The prevailing belief is that incumbent ministers visiting the district will lose their position within six months. The...
  • Odisha: School teacher fights for barbers' rights March 2, 2012

    Puri: It was a shameful tradition. In the name of 'Bartan', 5 lakh barber families of Odisha were forced to wash the feet of the upper caste members during marriages. But Baghambar Patnaik, a retired school teacher, spoke out against this evil practice. Homecoming is the only thing that the barber...
  • Bizarre temple tradition trips Karnataka govt December 9, 2011

    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? November 3, 2011

    The Delhi International Arts Festival is going on in the capital at the moment and audiences are big. ...
  • Where cycling is a tradition May 30, 2011

    Belgaum: Dundappa Athani, a 63yearold man of Kolhar village in Bijapur district, can still ride any cycle at a speed of 4050 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 December 5, 2010

    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 August 6, 2010

    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 March 1, 2010

    The Latmar Holi of Barsana is one of a kind...Women from one village beat up the men from another... all in the name of festive fun...We get you glimpses of an unique custom that brings with it a sense of empowerment for the women of this village. ...
  • Zardari chickens out, sacrifices goats to stop trouble January 27, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has a black goat slaughtered at his house almost every day to ward off "evil eyes" and protect him from "black magic," a newspaper reported on Wednesday. A spokesman for the president told the Dawn newspaper the goats were slaughtered as an act of Sadaqah,...
  • Expelled over nose ring, IndianAmerican back in school October 27, 2009

    Washington: An IndianAmerican girl kicked out of her school in Utah state for wearing a traditional nose ring is back in her class after she exchanged it for an almost invisible transparent stud. School authorities at the Bountiful Junior High School agreed to accept the stud after their action caused a...
  • Infants thrown from dizzy heights for good health July 31, 2009

    In Maharashtra's Osmanabad district a ritual which can only be described as as bizzare and barbaric takes place. Infants are thrown one at a time from dangerous heights, without any safety measures and with the approval of their parents. Ironically this ritual is carried out to bring the...