The joyful celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, is forbidden for widows in much of India, but not in Vrindavan

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By BISWAJEET BANERJEE  Associated Press March 21, 2016 – 7:22 am EDT VRINDAVAN, India — Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women nearby. In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in this… Read more »

Vrindavan widows participate in Holi celebrations at ancient temple

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By IANS |Monday, March 21, 2016 – 16:10 Vrindavan: In a marked departure from age-old traditions, over a thousand widows played Holi at an ancient Vrindavan temple on Monday. Amid blowing of conch shells and showering of flower petals and dry colour powders, these widows participated in the Holi celebrations at the ancient Gopinath temple, dedicated to… Read more »

Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors

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Published Monday, March 21, 2016 VRINDAVAN, India (AP) — Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women nearby. In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in this joyful celebration of Holi, the… Read more »

वृंदावन मंदिर में पहली बार विधवाएं भी खेलेंगी होली

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21-Mar-2016 सुलभ इंटरनेशनल संस्था की तरफ से ली गई तस्वीर मथुरा। इस बार की होली वृंदावन में रहने वाली तमाम विधवा महिलाओं की जिंदगी में रंग भरेगी। वृंदावन मंदिर में पहली बार विधवाएं होली खेलेंगी। इतिहास में ऐसा पहली बार होगा, जब दशकों बाद पुराने रस्म-रिवाज की बेड़ियां गुलाल के रंग को छूकर टूट जाएंगी।… Read more »

Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi at a temple

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March 21, 2016, 3:47 pm / Daily World Vrindavan, March 21 : In a marked departure from age-old traditions, over a thousand widows played Holi at an ancient Vrindavan temple on Monday. Amid blowing of conch shells and showering of flower petals and dry colour powders, these widows participated in the Holi celebrations at the ancient Gopinath… Read more »

Breaking stigma: Vrindavan widows to get drenched in Holi colours this year

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Thu,17 Mar 2016-05:20pm , Mathura , PTI One thousand widows in the sacred town of Vrindavan will play Holi on March 21. It is still a week a to go for Holi but festivities have already begun in Brijbhumi Vrindavan. Devotees enjoyed the festival of colours at the famous Dwarkadhish temple on Wednesday and many… Read more »

Vrindavan widows to get drenched in Holi colours, break stigma

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Posted on: 03:00 PM IST Mar 17, 2016 PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Mathura: It is still a week to go for Holi but festivities have already begun in Brijbhumi Vrindavan. Devotees enjoyed the festival of colours at the famous Dwarkadhish temple on Wednesday and many more such events are set to unfold in the run… Read more »

Ambassador’s remarks at The University of Chicago Delhi Center on “The Impact of U.S. and Indian Innovations in Global Business”

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Posted By: admin on: March 09, 2016 Ambassador’s remarks at The University of Chicago Delhi Center on “The Impact of U.S. and Indian Innovations in Global Business” Introduction Good evening. It is a pleasure to address this group and to participate in such an important and timely discussion. Secretary Kant, I am especially honored to be… Read more »

Innovation and technology go hand in hand: US envoy

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Mar 9, 5:56 pm New Delhi, Mar. 9 (ANI): Asserting that the move towards digitization is not simply a private sector phenomenon, US envoy Richard R. Verma has said innovation and technology go hand in hand. “We see it in government, civil society, educational institutions, and so much more. The more digitized, high tech world… Read more »

India’s sanitation – problems and solutions

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The Compass India is finding new ways to meet the challenge of providing toilets to more than 60 million homes by 2019. Dr Bindishwar Pathak, the so-called ‘toilet guru of India’, explains the cultural roots of India’s sanitation problem and shows Delhi reporter Ravinder Bawa some solutions at his Toilet Museum in the capital, while… Read more »