Holi Special

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...

10 Holi special delicacies you should try

Post Date: March 22, 2021

“Bura na maano, Holi hai!” The festival of Holi is a celebration of good over evil, and everyone celebrates it with much fervor and cheer. While the mornings are dedicated to drenching family, friends and all in bright colors, afternoons and evenings are meant for gorging on some mouthwatering delicacies. This Holi stay safe and relish these traditional...

The Legend of Holika & Bhakt Prahlad


Holi gets us close to our religion and our mythology as it is essentially the celebration of various legends associated with the festival. Foremost is the legend of Bhakt Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. The story goes that there once lived a powerful king, Hiranyakshyap who considered himself a god and wanted everybody to worship him. To...

Braj Holi 2021 Dates

Post Date: March 19, 2021

Laddu Holi in Barsana: March 22 Lathmar Holi in Barsana: March 23 Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon: March 24 Phoolwalon ki Holi in Vrindavan: March 25 Mathura Holi at Krishna Temple: March 25 Gokul Holi: March 26 Widows’ Holi at Vrindavan: March 27 Holika Dahan: March 28 Dhulandi Holi in Brij: March 29

Lathmaar Holi tradition in Braj Bhumi


In what is known as the hub of Holi in India – Barsana- the festival is known as Lathmaar Holi.  The lath (stick) is in the hands of the women on this day and the men need to work a lot to save themselves from the immensely charged up womenfolk. Following the tradition, men of Nandgaon, the birthplace of...

Holi: Joyous and colorful pastimes of Radha-Krishna


Much as the story of Bhakt Prahlad and Holika is famously associated with the festival of Holi, the fun-filled next day of ‘dhuleti’ holds its origin to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Krishna with Radha Rani and Gopis of Braj Bhumi (a cluster of places- Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh). Folklore goes that...

WHITHER AMERICAN CAPITALISM?


In a Gallup poll last year, only half of 18 to 39-year-olds in America viewed capitalism positively, down from 66 percent in 2010. Young adults’ opinion of capitalism over the last decade has deteriorated to the point where socialism is tied with it in popularity. By Shivaji Sengupta I, too, sign America. I am the darker brother. They...