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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?

Aug 12, 2014

Politicians fume at HC ban on minor Govindas

Politicians who conduct Dahi Handi programmes have criticised the Bombay High Court's verdict banning minors from participating in the human pyramid formation during the Dahi Handi festival...
Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Aug 18, 2014

Image of Asia: Celebrating Krishna's birthday

In this photo by Rafiq Maqbool, youngsters in Mumbai form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the festival that celebrates the birth of child-god Krishna. T...
Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Aug 14, 2014

India sets age limit for Krishna birthday pyramids

(AP) -- India's top court said Thursday that children as young as 12 can climb atop towering human pyramids in a popular Hindu celebration that has seen deaths and injuries in past years. Devotees celebrate the birthday of the child-god Krishna each ...
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