Garba

  • Ban entry of Muslims in Garba events, says Pravin Togadia 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Echoing the views of a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, firebrand VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said that Muslims must not be allowed inside the Garba events and insisted identity cards of each and every person be checked for participants in and visitors to such events. "We must be...
  • Love jihad in UP; ban on Muslims entry in garbha venues in MP: Are we sitting on a communal tinderbox? 4 days ago

    The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. ...
  • Indore: BJP MLA agitates against love jihad, says garba venues should only allow Hindus 5 days ago

    Indore: The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. Thakur alleged that certain people enter...
  • 'Heroine' Kareena: B'wood incomplete without Salman September 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Salman Khan is on the brink of completing a silver jubilee in Bollywood, and actress Kareena Kapoor says the industry is incomplete without him. "I think we all are big fans of Salman and he has been my and Karisma's (Kapoor) co-star. I am really happy with his 25...
  • Tech Toyz: The best of tech in this Garba special October 9, 2010

    Check out the best cameras, phones and computers along with the best 'dhoklas', 'khandvis' and 'theplas' and a lot more in this week's 'garba' special! ...
  • Enjoy Garba, folk music and find your love September 16, 2011

    Ahmedabad: If you know the Garba moves, you can be the lucky one to celebrate Valentine's Day for nine days! ''The festival gives me and my girlfriend a chance to be together for nine days. We meet daily and enjoy the dance till late. Each day is like Valentine's Day for...
  • Jaipur royal family puts on its dancing shoes for dandiya September 16, 2011

    Jaipur: This Navratri Jaipur's former royals haven't just put on their dancing shoes but are also in the mood to dish out a garba lesson or two. With new age Garba melodies resounding in the 300-year-old palace's courtyard, this is where the old and the new come together. And for the...
  • Pay Rs 500 and drive in to see the dandiya October 4, 2008

    Ahmedabad: The strict checking at dandiya venues this year may be a dampener, but one Garba organiser has found a way around it. He has created a drive-in dandiya where visitors who come to watch the Garba don't have to go through the strict checking that occur en-route to a...
  • Cops go undercover at garba events to catch terrorists October 3, 2008

    Surat: Head constables in Surat are taking off their uniform to preparing for duty. Instead, they are putting on the traditional kediyu and dhoti and making their way to the popular garba venues in the city. And while these constables play the dandiya there, they don't forget their brief - keep...
  • Festivity and fear, the flavour of Navratri this season October 1, 2008

    Ahmedabad: For Purvi Soni, Navratri festival has always been nine nights of non-stop dandiya. But the blast at Modasa just a day before the festival has left her family worried, however Purvi says she will still go out and dance. “I am scared but I will still not miss it for...
  • Maharashtra Gujarat gear up to dance to Dandiya beats September 30, 2008

    Mumbai: Navaratri is a pan Indian festival season though it has its origins in Gujarat. The music these days is from across the globe though. The dandiya raas is very famous in Gujarat and neighbouring Maharashtra. The festive spirit of Navratri is already in the air. If you're getting set for...
  • Security concerns wheel in drive-in Garba in Gujarat September 30, 2008

    Ahmedabad: Just a day before the beginning of Navratri, police recovered 17 crude bombs from a garbage bin in Ahmedabad's Kalupur area, reigniting concern about the security arrangements in Gujarat during dandiya season. "It is indeed a matter of concern. People visit plots in lakhs and no one knows who is...
  • HIV awareness on a rise during Navratri November 24, 2007

    Ahemedabad: Gujarat's conservative society isn’t too keen to discuss the topic of HIV awareness, at least not when it’s enjoying the festivities of Navratri. But Manoj Parmar, living with the HIV virus hasn’t let that stop him from playing garba to push forth HIV awareness among the youth. "Mahaaul mein...
  • Garba is all about getting the chemistry right September 16, 2011

    Ahmedabad (Gujarat): It is the Navratri season and it is the dancing duos that are making the most of it. Couples are cashing on the festival. ...
  • Garba gets a touch of Bollywood zing September 16, 2011

    Ahmedabad (Gujarat): A blend the traditional and the modern - that's the music one gets to hear at almost every garba. This year too, Ahmedabad's Navratri mandals are playing to the gallery with both Bollywood and folk songs to entertain the crowd. ...
  • In Barmer play garba with snakes October 2, 2006

    Jaipur: It's that time of the year when garba rocks. But in a tiny desert village of Barmer, garba not only rocks but it also shocks! A family in Band village of Barmer play their garba with snakes as props and not sticks. In the village, Jamuna handles snakes with...
  • 'Garba', an AIDS awareness platform September 29, 2006

    Surat / New Delhi: On the occasion of Navratri, organisers of a 'Garba' carnival in Gujarat's Surat city are using the platform to spread AIDS awareness among the people. The organisers have also brought several HIV positive people to the carnival to make them a part of the festivities. "Here...
  • She matches Garba steps, without music September 29, 2006

    Surat: Self belief can make impossible things possible. An astonishing exemplar is 23-year-old Bhumika Pujari who matches steps; dances to Garba tunes much better than many trained dancers despite being deaf and dumb by birth. Every year, Bhumika gears up like many other youngsters of her age to join the Garba...
  • Celebrating Garba against the odds September 29, 2006

    Surat: Meet Bhumika Pujari. Like many other girls her age, this 23-year-old too loves to move to the rhythmic beats of garba. Though deaf and dumb by birth, Bhumika is an expert in dandiya. Where her other faculties failed her, she used her observation power-- Bhumika spent hours examining the other...
  • Navratri's boom time for budding singers September 29, 2006

    Rajkot: Seventeen-year-old singer Mahesh Solanki is nervous. He has one day and 22 songs to record and there is no way that he is going to give up on this golden chance at cutting his own garba album. Mahesh's story started two years ago when he decided to become a...
  • Floods dampen Surat's festival spirits September 29, 2006

    Surat: Navratra celebrations are on in most parts of the country. But the mood is somber in the diamond city of Surat where people are still recouping losses suffered in the recent floods. Barely a month ago, river Tapi rose 30 feet above the danger mark, submerging 95 per cent of...
  • London keeps garba pure September 29, 2006

    Vadodara: Navratri is the favourite festival when Vadodara starts dressing up for dandiya, and for nine days, the musical city reverberates with the beats of garba. But over the years, as everywhere else, the beats of garba have changed from carefully cultivated classical sounds to remixed film music, the hottest selling...
  • Gearing up for the Garba festival September 29, 2006

    Ahmedabad: Its that time of the year again - when Gujarat gears up for its longest dance festival - Garba. For nine nights, Gujaratis of all age groups will indulge themselves in this overnight extravaganza and the signs are there for all to see. And for those getting ready for Garba,...
  • All are brothers in Godhra during utsav September 29, 2006

    Godhra (Gujarat): The name Godhra brings back unpleasant memories of the communal tension but not many know that there's another small town called Godhra in the Kutch district of Gujarat that is known for its communal harmony. Every year, thousands of villagers from surrounding villages gather at a temple in Godhra...
  • Learning the steps for Garba nights September 22, 2006

    Ahmedabad: The backless choli is not going to look the same this Navratri. Body painting is the latest fad and for that arms, chests and abs are being worked on for Garba nights. “I am passionate about dancing and I am already doing getting my body painted for," says a Garba...