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'Avoid dancing atop these bridges!' Mumbai civic body identifies 20 unsafe rail overbridges as city gears up for Ganesh visarjan
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'Avoid dancing atop these bridges!' Mumbai civic body identifies 20 unsafe rail overbridges as city gears up for Ganesh visarjan

Adhering to safety of the people, Mumbai Police officials have said they have been asked to regulate the number of people atop the bridges at all times during Ganeshotsav.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Two women killed, four injured after wall collapses at Ganpati Pandal in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district
India

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Two women killed, four injured after wall collapses at Ganpati Pandal in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district

Two women were killed on the spot and four were left injured in a wall collapse at a Ganpati Pandal in Bamurakunj village on Wednesday night.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Mumbai Police issues traffic advisory, deploys 50,000 cops across 129 immersion points
India

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Mumbai Police issues traffic advisory, deploys 50,000 cops across 129 immersion points

In order to maintain law and order in the city while also ensuring that there is not much inconvenience to people, Mumbai Police has issued traffic advisory for the same.

Ganpati Visarjan 2019: From Shubh Muhurat to Puja Vidhi, a look at Ganesh Chaturthi festivities before immersion
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Ganpati Visarjan 2019: From Shubh Muhurat to Puja Vidhi, a look at Ganesh Chaturthi festivities before immersion

The process of Ganpati visarjan involves a public procession accompanied with much much pomp and fervour. Music and group chants are also a part of the ritual, where devotees bid adieu to the deity and hope for his speedy return the next year.

Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees
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Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees

There's a Ganesha — the potbellied, elephant-headed, rat-riding Indian god — almost everywhere you look, and his stories are always popular with children.

Ganesha Mahotsava: Damaging water bodies has no religious sanction; using earthen idols a far better idea
India

Ganesha Mahotsava: Damaging water bodies has no religious sanction; using earthen idols a far better idea

Plaster of Paris idols of Ganesha, erected primarily for this festival, are drowned in natural water bodies during the Visarjan. These water bodies are not only holy unto themselves, but they also sustain life

Ahmedabad, Chennai bid adieu to Ganpati as the 10-day-long festival approaches its end
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Ahmedabad, Chennai bid adieu to Ganpati as the 10-day-long festival approaches its end

The 10-day-long celebrations began on 5 September as people welcomed Ganpati into their homes.

Ganesh Chaturthi: How social media expressed its love for modaks and Bappa
India

Ganesh Chaturthi: How social media expressed its love for modaks and Bappa

The ten day Hindu festival to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi kick started across the country and social media users shared all the buzz around the festive occasion with traditional idols, delicious modaks and dhols dominating the news feed.

Doormats with photos of Hindu Gods removed after #BoycottAmazon trends
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Doormats with photos of Hindu Gods removed after #BoycottAmazon trends

Amazon was once again on the receiving end of the ire of social media users after a controversy brewed when users found that the US version of the website was offering door mats with faces of Hindu Gods and Goddesses printed, online.

Sikh youth removes turban to save 4 people from drowning during Ganesh immersion
India

Sikh youth removes turban to save 4 people from drowning during Ganesh immersion

A 24-year-old Sikh set aside religious code by removing his turban to save four youth from drowning in a canal in Sangrur, Punjab.

From Chinese Ganesha to nude beach outings: Manohar Parrikar suffers a bout of verbal diarrhoea
India

From Chinese Ganesha to nude beach outings: Manohar Parrikar suffers a bout of verbal diarrhoea

On Wednesday, during a seminar in New Delhi, Parrikar let his thoughts loose. His comment, meant (mostly) to induce laughter, were perhaps not in the best taste.

Plastic surgery to IVF: Things BJP says hum Indiawaale had before the world did
Politics

Plastic surgery to IVF: Things BJP says hum Indiawaale had before the world did

The PM wants to "Make in India" but his party members seemed determined to prove that everything was Made in India first.

Sniggering at Modi: Deriding Ganesha remark misses the elephant in the room
India

Sniggering at Modi: Deriding Ganesha remark misses the elephant in the room

While Pope Francis was behaving as a modern pontiff of scientific temper, PM Narendra Modi made headlines for sounding more like Dinanath Batra-II.

Ram Gopal Varma trolls Lord Ganesha on Twitter, then apologises
Entertainment

Ram Gopal Varma trolls Lord Ganesha on Twitter, then apologises

On the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ram Gopal Varma posted a spate of tweets in which he raised 'innocent' questions about the god.

He might be cute but he's still God: The challenges of being Ganesha
Life

He might be cute but he's still God: The challenges of being Ganesha

No religion has a god as child-friendly as Lord Ganesha. Animal heads on divine beings is not quite unknown in other religions. The Egyptians had several but let’s face it when it comes to terms of endearment, jackals and falcons just cannot compare to an elephant.

PM Modi greets people on Ganesh Chaturthi
India

PM Modi greets people on Ganesh Chaturthi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted people on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and sought the blessings of Lord Ganesh.

Note to Rahul: India sucks at producing rakhis and Ganeshas
Economy

Note to Rahul: India sucks at producing rakhis and Ganeshas

The orientation of the Indian government was towards setting up big industries. What they did not want to set up themselves, they would give licenses to the private sector. And in order to get licenses a businessman had to be close to the government.

O, Ganesha, help us with our misguided political deities
Politics

O, Ganesha, help us with our misguided political deities

Ganesh Chathurthi is as good a time as any to pray for our political deities, who seem to have lost their way.

Facebook's latest quest game: Karma Kingdom with Hindu gods
Life

Facebook's latest quest game: Karma Kingdom with Hindu gods

Karma Kingdom is the latest quest-oriented community building game on Facebook. The difference is that users benefit only if they do some good Karma and Gods Hanuman and Ganesha are there to help them in their quest.