West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.19

Holi handbook: be safe and be happy

The city will get smeared with colours on Thursday, inside homes and outside. However, those who do not wish to play or participate in the festival of colours have the right to say NO.Here’s what yo...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 20.03.19

No takers for organic gulal

Scientifically developed plant-based organic colour made from tapioca flour, anyone?Unfortunately, no! This Holi, too, an organic gulal (colour) developed by a team of scientists from the Assam Agricu...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.03.20

BRIEFS: Munda no to Holi

Union tribal affairs minister and Khunti MP Arjun Munda on Wednesday tweeted about not attending any Holi Milan (get-together) event in view of the novel coronavirus threat. “In view of expert opini...
By The Telegraph in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Holi organiser faces music over speaker use

A day-long Holi celebration attended by Bengal minister of state Bachchu Hansda who danced to Bollywoood tunes at Tapan in South Dinajpur on Tuesday came under scanner as the organisers flouted the ba...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

North East  /  Published 10.03.20

Muted Holi celebrations, except at Fancy Bazar

People from different walks of life on Tuesday thronged devalayas, naamghars, xatras and temples across Assam to celebrate Holi.However, the footfall was relatively low at the gatherings, compared to ...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati


North East  /  Published 09.03.20

Coronavirus fear dims Holi colours in Assam

The people of Assam mostly passed Monday as a holiday rather than Holi, the festival of colours, because of widespread fear of novel coronavirus.People moved around bus stops, train stations, airports...
By Debananda Medak and Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Santiniketan holds small Basanta Utsav fairs

After Visva-Bharati cancelled its annual festival of colours, Basanta Utsav, this year over University Grants Commission’s guidelines that advised against the conduct of mass gatherings on campuses ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.03.20

Holi rush now crush minus special trains

Bihar-bound trains and buses are seeing a huge rush for the last two days, courtesy Holi on Tuesday.Officials at the computerised reservation centre said they had no confirmation for additional coache...
By TT Bureau in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

Pollution concern at Holika Dahan

After about 35 years of holding their Holika Dahan event at BC Block, organisers were forced to change the location after residents complained it was causing pollution. Salt Lake Sanskrit Sansad has f...
By Brinda Sarkar and Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.03.20

100 years of no Holi for fear of ghost king

Residents of Durgapur village in Bokaro’s Kasmar block do not celebrate Holi — they are scared that the festivities will bring them epidemics and misfortune.For more than 100 years, 10,000 village...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Bokaro


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