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Revisiting Lathmar Holi, the colourful recreation of Radha-Krishna's relationship in villages of Nandgaon, Barsana
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Revisiting Lathmar Holi, the colourful recreation of Radha-Krishna's relationship in villages of Nandgaon, Barsana

Lathmar Holi is essentially the story of the two love-locked villages of Nandgaon and Barsana in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, believed to be the birthplaces of Lord Krishna and his consort Radha, respectively.

Uttar Pradesh government introduces prohibition in Mathura district in deference to religious sentiments
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Uttar Pradesh government introduces prohibition in Mathura district in deference to religious sentiments

the Uttar Pradesh government has banned the sale of liquor in Barsana, Nandgaon, Gokul, Radhakund, Baldeo, and Goverdhan in Mathura district, which are connected to Lord Krishna.

Uttar Pradesh: Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana, Nandgaon villages
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Uttar Pradesh: Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana, Nandgaon villages

The traditional 'Lathamar Holi' started with pomp at Barsana village, as couples celebrated the colourful festival with utmost zeal amid a tight security put in place by district authorities.

Meet Rohini Karale, the 16-year-old who's making her village go open defecation-free
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Meet Rohini Karale, the 16-year-old who's making her village go open defecation-free

What was on your bucket list when you were 16? It's likely that it never included making your locality open defecation-free.