NAG PANCHAMI & SHRAVAN Where: South India and Maharashtra, Karnataka When: August 5, 2019 (Nag Panchami), Aug 1/2 till August 22, 2019 (Shravan) There are many festivals in India that are timed according to the phase of the moon. Nag Panchami falls during the month of Shravan. It is on this day that young girls and women pray for a good partner and his good health. A small puja is done to pay respect to snakes. Commonly, this ritual practiced by women includes offering flowers with a portion of honey and milk to the snakes. Many people now depict this ritual with their offerings to the Nag dev statue in Shiva temples. Some institutions in the South declare a holiday on Nag Panchami and it is a beautiful sight to see ardent devotees dressed in silks and finery making their way to the Shiva temple in the morning hours. This brings us to the understand why the entire phase of Sharavan Maas is so special in Hindu mythology. It is said that when the devatas and demons were churning … [Read more...] about Let the rains not dampen your spirit: Make the most of monsoons by celebrating Shravan, Raksha Bandhan & Parsi New Year
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Owen Farrell is sitting with his dad debating which of them is the most competitive. “He says he never lets me win, but I always win anyway,” says the fly-half, breaking into a laugh. “He never wins anything. I’d never let him win,” counters Farrell snr, rugby league legend turned top union coach. “Even playing tiddlywinks tomorrow I would never let him win. But he’s getting to that stage now where I have to be on my toes.” Owen shakes his head. “It was that stage about five years ago!” Given their respective achievements the back-and-forth ribbing is to be expected. Yet this was nine years ago. Farrell jnr was 17, just starting out. As an insight into the player he would become it was revealing. You could not watch the World Rugby interview and conclude anything other than this young man was going places. Fast forward to today and the same player is in Japan preparing to captain England in a World Cup. He has 73 caps and 817 … [Read more...] about England captain Owen Farrell has unfinished business at Rugby World Cup 2019
YOU CAN always count on NEXT for good quality womenswear, workwear, menswear, kids clothes and beautiful homeware. Its notorious sales have people queuing from as early as 6am, and we expect Next's Black Friday sale to be no different. When is Black Friday 2019? Black Friday falls on November 29 this year. Shops usually start offering discounts about two weeks before the main day, and the offers will stick around until at least the following Monday (Cyber Monday). However, there is a clearance sale now on at Next with some items reduced by half price or less, including discounts on big brands such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Gant, River Island and Lipsy. Can't wait that long? Shop Next's current sale here What will be in Next's 2019 Black Friday sale? Womenswear - we don't mean to go on about it, but Next has really upped the style stakes this season and there's no better department so splurge in. Footwear - Next's footwear offering is really on-trend (inspired by designer styles from … [Read more...] about Next Black Friday sale 2019: What to expect from the high street favourite
This year at its WWDC 2019 keynote presentation, Apple unveiled a totally overhauled Mac Pro desktop. This high-end desktop machine refreshes a line that has not seen any new products since 2013 with a new entry featuring powerful internals including an Intel Xeon processor, expandable memory up to 1.5 TBs, and a Radeon Pro 580X graphics card. As rumors over the past few months have suggested, the modular design and spate of expansion slots address the vocal concerns of many creative users at the speed at which increases in the richness of media outpaces the development of newer, higher octane hardware. Specifically, the Mac Pro boasts 8 internal PCI slots: 4 double-wide slots, 3 single-wide slots, and a half-wide slot. On the subject of expansion, while the Mac Pro ships with some top-tier components, not the least of which are an 8-core Intel Xeon CPU and 32GB RAM, the new machine is optimized for the substitution or addition of new memory units and graphics cards to meet the … [Read more...] about The new $6,000 Mac Pro houses some insane power inside its cheese grater design
New Delhi: Ayushmann Khurrana's upcoming outing 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' went on floors today. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on his Twitter handle. He also revealed the new release date of the film, alongside a picture of the movie's clapperboard with a colourful and vibrant Ganesha idol in the backdrop. Take a look at his post below: #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan begins... Release date finalized: 13 March 2020... Stars Ayushmann Khurrana... Directed by Hitesh Kewalya... Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Aanand L Rai. pic.twitter.com/J9VxDFQXN4 — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 10, 2019 The film will deal with the subject of homosexuality and the taboo surrounding it. The upcoming film also stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao. The two had earlier shared screen space with Ayushmann in the 2018 hit movie 'Badhaai Ho'. The duo, who played the role of the actor's parents in 'Badhaai Ho', earned rave reviews for their performance in the film, … [Read more...] about Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ Goes On Floors; Gets New Release Date!
Karisma and Kareena Kapoor, Saif and Soha Ali Khan, Kajol and Tanishaa, Shilpa and Shamita Shetty -- all of them, actors and siblings who made a mark in recent years. Cut to 2019, a new generation of siblings is raring to go in Bollywood, following in the footsteps of famous brothers or sisters. The difference is, the new breed is not necessarily foraying Bollywood as film actors. Many of them are not entering Bollywood directly, because getting the perfect launchpad is not always a possibility. Rather, they are first trying to grab public attention by appearing in music videos, magazine covers and ad-films, before testing Bollywood acting waters. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Nupur Sanon (@nupursanon) on Jul 27, 2019 at 5:07am PDT Actor Kriti Sanon’s sister Nupur Sanon has just made her acting debut. Unlike her sister, however, Nupur didn’t choose a Bollywood film but a music video to introduce the audience to her skills. … [Read more...] about From Isabella Kaif to Nupur Sanon, new-gen star siblings get innovative with showbiz entry