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VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Navratri, Priyankanickkishaadi, Nick jonas, Priyanka Chopra

Why the Great Big Celebrity Shaadi is turning into a never-ending Navratri

Whatever happened to Bollywood’s age-old mantra — chatt mangni, pat vyaah?

LIFE

 |  7-minute read
History, Navratri, Goddess Durga, Durga Puja

The evolution of Goddess Durga and Durga Puja

Here's why the same Durga Puja is celebrated differently in different parts of the country.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Social Media, Vegetarianism, Navratri, Durga Puja

Why the veg/non-veg debate is exactly what we were waiting for this Durga Puja

Are the non-Bengali residents of West Bengal who are also on Navratri fast supposed to be more tolerant?

VARIETY

 |  -minute read
Pitru paksha, Amavasya, Fasting, মহালয়া

Navaratra and fasting: a transition from absolute denial to low-carb foods of yore, and finally, a high-carb party

On a food trail this festive season, which involves types of fasting and feasting

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Navratri, Mental Health, Bombay High Court, Noise Pollution

Cut out the noise: What high decibels do to us physically and mentally

It is incumbent upon us to be proactive for our sheer survival - pick up the phone and dial 100 if people play loud music.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Dussehra, Hindu festival, Gujarat BJP, Navratri

Gujarat Navratri holiday: Why BJP government's decision is facing stiff opposition

Associations of private schools in Saurashtra and Surat have openly criticised the move and decided to defy the government order.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Durga, Mythology, Goddess Durga, Navratri

Why we worship Durga during Navratri

The conch in her hand symbolises the divine cosmic sound, Om.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Dussehra, Navratri, Malayalam Films, Sexy Durga

Controversy over globally acclaimed film Sexy Durga is unfortunate

The director has clarified the film has nothing to do with either Goddess Durga or any other aspect of religion.

ART & CULTURE

 |  It Could Happen to You  |  5-minute read
Vegetarianism, Bengali, Navratri, Durga Puja

Who does goddess Durga actually belong to?

As her history shows, anybody who wants to worship and in any which way.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Vegetarianism, Bengali, Navratri, Durga Puja

Vegetarian vigilantism during Durga Puja is silly

Being married into a Bengali family made me realise how there was no hypocrisy, no hiding, no lies as nothing was forbidden.