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PHOTOS: India celebrates its winter harvest festivals

The nation on Saturday celebrated the series of winter harvest festivals starting with Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri and Bihu with great zeal and fervour. Here are glimpses of some of the......

Kite runners, this Sankranti

Uday Kuckian/Rediff.com brings you glimpses Of Makar Sankranti, the kite-flying festival. As winter fades and the sun's warmth begins, India celebrates one of its oldest and most important......

'Modi-Obama' kites a rage in Gujarat this Makar Sankranti

With the country all set to welcome United States President Barack Obama for the Republic Day in New Delhi, the 'Modi-Obama' kites are the flavour this season in Gujarat for the upcoming Makar......

'Aastha' to drive a tenth of India to Maha Kumbh Mela

Maha Kumbh Mela, that began at Sangam in Allahabad on the Makar Sankranti day on Monday, is expected to attract nearly 11 crore people, setting a new record for world's largest gathering. Sharat......

PHOTOS: Devotees throng Gangasagar on Makar Sankranti

Over eight lakh devotees from all over the country have so far taken the holy dip in the Ganges on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti on Sunday, officials said. The devotees, including......

Air Deccan to release Rs 7 tickets

Air Deccan, as part of 'Makar Sankranti' bonanza, has announced the release of300,000 tickets at Rs 7 (plus taxes) available for travel in February and March 2007 across all sectors. The booking......

Melas, rallies and the problem of unemployment

If everyone had decent meaningful jobs, the rally maidans would be largely empty and, save for the Akhara babas and curious foreigners and the devout senior citizens, not very many would spare time......

Welcome to India's biggest junkyard mela

Images from the Bhanga Mela, India's only e-waste market.Text and photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar For centuries Mandir bazaar, a nondescript locality about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata, has been......

Rajan's rate-cut message to Modi: Now fix the budget

The central bank is not statutorily independent from the government, but it enjoys broad autonomy in setting monetary policy.  Image: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (L) and RBI Governor......

Gujarat is growing fast, and for a good reason

Gujarat has been in the news for three reasons this month. The first is, of course, the Vibrant Gujarat investment festival coinciding with the Makar Sankranti season in the state. With the......

Coming up this Sankranti: Nannakku Prematho, Dictator

Which film are you looking forward to? Telugu cinema has some interesting movies coming up during the Makar Sankranti weekend. Here's a look at what to expect.   Nannakku......

Bollywood celebrates Pongal and Makar Sankranti!

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Bollywood stars turned to Twitter and tweeted their wishes for Pongal and Makar Sankranti. Here's what they said:......

Madhuritai's look in her first Marathi film

At 50, Madhuri ticks off one more item on her Bucket List. At age 50, Madhuri Dixit -- arguably the most celebrated Maharashtrian actress of her time -- finally makes a foray into Marathi cinema.......

Which Pongal release are you looking forward to?

Rajini Murugan, Tharai Thappattai, Kathakali, Gethu... Telugu cinema has an interesting line-up for Makar Sankranti releases, and Tamil cinema has a wonderful Pongal line-up. We take......

Amy Jackson celebrates Pongal

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: British actress Amy Jackson, whose latest Tamil film I is getting rave reviews, thanked her fans on Twitter. She......
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