Holi Special

UP’s ‘palash gulal’ goes global

Post Date: April 1, 2021

The herbal colors made from the 'Palash' flower (Butea monosperma) by women self-help groups in several Uttar Pradesh districts are much in demand for Holi celebrations not only in the country but also foreign lands. Women of self-help groups (SWG) operating under the Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission are prepare 'gulals' (Brightly coloured powder) in...

Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken greet people on Holi


Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken greeted people on the occasion of Holi March 29. Harris said the festival is all about "positivity, setting aside our differences, and coming together." Taking to Twitter, Harris said: "Happy Holi! Holi is best known for vibrant colors that are tossed at friends and loved ones. Full of...

Amid second Covid wave, people celebrate Holi in India


Even as the country registered over 68,000 fresh cases on Monday, the highest single-day spike this year, people across states continued to violate Covid-19 norms and carried out celebrations on the occasion of Holi.  Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were among the states where a large-scale violation was reported on the eve of Holi.  In poll-bound West...

Akshay Kumar posts Holi selfie with daughter


Actor Akshay Kumar tweeted a Holi picture with daughter Nitara. The actor and his six-year-old daughter have faces covered in 'gulaal' in the image.   "No bigger joy that festivities with those who are part of you. #Holihappiness #staysafe #Familyfun," Akshay wrote with the image.   Earlier in the day, Akshay had posted a cautionary tweet to fans...

Bollywood wishes fans on Holi


A host of Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol took to social media to share Holi wishes with fans.   Amitabh Bachchan posted a black and white picture of himself with wife Jaya and son Abhishek. He wrote: "Rang barse bheege chunar wali rang barse ..HOLI HAI"   Posting a picture of his...

Amid second Covid wave, people celebrate Holi in India in full swing


Even as the country registered over 68,000 fresh cases on Monday, the highest single-day spike this year, people across states continued to violate Covid-19 norms and carried out celebrations on the occasion of Holi. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were among the states where a large-scale violation was reported on the eve of Holi. In poll-bound West...

HOLI: MEMORIES AND MESSAGES

Post Date: March 26, 2021

Festival of love, joy & harmony Naveen Shah CEO & President, Navika Group of Companies Holi, the festival of vibrant colors, always brings special memories as we also welcome Spring. It is the soulful period of harmony, affection and joyful celebrations. This year Holi is a great occasion to greet our community, which has shown resilience in the...

COVID-19 ‘second wave’ in India ahead of Holi, many states raise red flags


The COVID-19 cases have been rising at an alarming rate prompting states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka to impose strict COVID-19 measures. Lockdowns, nightcurfews have been imposed in many districts and cities to stop the spread of the infection. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan claimed that people have become complacent in following the COVID-19...

Ayodhya: Holi revelry in Ram Lalla’s darbar after 500 years


With Ram Lalla’s idol moved out of the makeshift structure and regally ensconced in the premises with other deities, Holi will be celebrated with grandeur for the first time at Ram janma bhoomi in Ayodhya. Though the Supreme Court verdict handed over land to a Hindu party for construction of a temple in November 2019, Holi celebrations...