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Rani promotes Mardaani, Ajay pitches Singham Returns at Dahi Handi events

Aug 19, 2014

Rani promotes Mardaani, Ajay pitches Singham Returns at Dahi Handi events

The Bollywood stars promoted their films at the auspicious occasion of Dahi Handi. While Ajay Devgn promoted Singham Returns, Rani Mukerji pitched her film Mardaani to the fans. #Rani Mukerji #ImagesOfTheDay #Anil Kapoor #Ajay Devgn #Varun Dhawan #dahi handi
Photos Mumbai govindas celebrate Janmashtami by breaking the Dahi Handi

Aug 18, 2014

Photos Mumbai govindas celebrate Janmashtami by breaking the Dahi Handi

The breaking of the Dahi Handi to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna has always marked Janmashtami festivities in Mumbai. Like every year, human pyramids were formed across the city to celebrate the Dahi Handi festival. The perk for climbing the pyramid is the prize money. Here are some images. #Mumbai #ImagesOfTheDay #dahi handi #Janmashtami #Govinda #Dahi Handi festival #govindas
Early Dahi Handi casualties 17 rushed to hospitals in Mumbai

Aug 18, 2014

Early Dahi Handi casualties 17 rushed to hospitals in Mumbai

"Twelve people who got injured due to a fall while playing 'Dahi Handi' were brought here. We have admitted them and kept them under evaluation," KEM hospital's Dean Dr Shubhangi Parkar said. #Politics #India #Thane #BJP #NewsTracker #Injured #Mumbai #Goa #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #dahi handi
Banning children How Mumbai's dahi handi became a political event

Aug 18, 2014

Banning children How Mumbai's dahi handi became a political event

Dahi Handi is not a blood sport, but it can cause serious injuries, and has even caused death, when people fall in the attempt. #Politics #HowThisWorks #India #Thane #BJP #Mumbai #Goa #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #dahi handi
With Assembly polls due, netas set to capitalise from Dahi Handi

Aug 17, 2014

With Assembly polls due, netas set to capitalise from Dahi Handi

While the Dahi Handi festival in Mumbai has been much politicised in last few years, political leaders have been trying hard to score brownie points under the guise of human pyramids. #India #NewsTracker #dahi handi #Janmashtami #Maharashtra Elections 2014

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Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Aug 10, 2012

Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

A small lobby has started exploring the possibility of making dahi handi a sport and getting it recognition like what kabaddi has. It could need standardisation of the height at which the handis are placed, the number of tiers in the human pyramid. #CultureDecoder #Krishna Janmashtami #dahi handi

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Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Sep 20, 2014

Women govindas to perform at Times Square for the first time

After an initial hiccup while raising money for the air tickets, the all-women dahi handi team finally flew out in time for their performance at Times Square today One day after mid-day reported that an all-women dahi handi team invited to perform at...
Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Aug 22, 2014

In India, human pyramids draw crowds, and concerns

The Hindu festival of Dahi Handi, which was celebrated Monday, reaches its annual climax with the heart-stopping sight of young boys hoisted to the tops of wobbly human pyramids. And every year, boys and men are hurt in falls...