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World Heritage Day 2024: Fun heritage video tour of Mumbai's Gateway of India

World Heritage Day 2024: Fun heritage video tour of Mumbai's Gateway of India

Did you know, that the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Colaba is even older than the Gateway of India? Have you ever wondered, why is the Elephanta Caves called so? This World Heritage Day 2024, get ready to explore Mumbai’s heritage like never before. The Colaba area of Mumbai holds a treasure of history with remarkable monuments and structures that narrate the tale of Mumbai’s glorious past. Among them, Mumbai’s Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel stand as majestic landmarks bridging Mumbai’s modern present to its hair-raising history. In this series of Mid-day Xplore, Mid-day's journalist Katyayani Kapoor explores Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel with the founder of Mumbai Heritage Tours - Pranav Damle who gives a peek into the untold and rare history of South Mumbai's remarkable heritage honouring the heritage of Mumbai this World Heritage Day.

17 April,2024 09:00 PM IST
Why Gudi Padwa, Navratri and Ugadi is being celebrated on 9th April?

Why Gudi Padwa, Navratri and Ugadi is being celebrated on 9th April?

Join us on a captivating journey as we delve into the rich tapestry of Indian culture and tradition! In this enlightening video, we uncover the significance and festivities surrounding three auspicious occasions falling on April 9th: Ugadi 2024, Gudi Padwa 2024, and Chaitra Navratri 2024. While Ugadi, is celebrated predominantly in the southern states of India, Gudi Padwa is observed with great enthusiasm in Maharashtra and other parts of western India. Another festival that is celebrated in Northern India is Chaitra Navratri, the nine-day festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, which commences on this auspicious day of 9th April. Join us in celebrating the spirit of Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, and Chaitra Navratri, as we explore what makes 9th April 2024 special.

07 April,2024 07:00 PM IST
Holi 2024: How to make Puran Poli at home for Holi? Try this Puranpoli recipe

Holi 2024: How to make Puran Poli at home for Holi? Try this Puranpoli recipe

The festival of Holi 2024 is witnessing the preparation of a lot of delicious dishes and Puran Poli is one of them. Made of simple ingredients, this sweet and aromatic Maharashtrian recipe is extremely popular, especially during the Holi festival. Join us as we guide you through each step, from preparing the flavorful filling of lentils and jaggery to crafting the perfect dough. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, easy-to-follow instructions by Chef Jigna Thanvi will ensure your Puran Poli turns out soft, flavorful, and utterly irresistible. Don't miss out on making your Holi celebration even more special with this delightful recipe!

24 March,2024 09:30 AM IST
Holi 2024: How has Holi celebration changed over the years?

Holi 2024: How has Holi celebration changed over the years?

Holi 2024 is just a few days away and we all are going to be a part of Holi celebrations in the new age way. In the times of Holi techno parties and Whatsapp Holi wishes, Holi celebrations have come a long way from what they used to be. While the essence of Holi as a joyous celebration of spring, love, and the triumph of good over evil remains unchanged, its expression and observance have adapted to contemporary contexts and influences and the contrast can be seen not only on How we play Holi now but also the way we enjoy the traditional Holi food and connect with our loved ones on Holi. This video gives a fun sneak peek into how Holi celebrations have changed over the years.

23 March,2024 05:13 PM IST
Holi 2024: Don’t miss this biggest Holi market in Mumbai

Holi 2024: Don’t miss this biggest Holi market in Mumbai

Holi 2024 is here and this made us explore one of the biggest Holi markets in Mumbai. Step into the vibrant world of Holi celebrations with us as we delve into the heart of the biggest Holi market at Masjid Bunder that boasts of unique Pichkaris and Holi colours at dearth cheap prices. Not only this. Join us on a colourful journey filled with the aroma of freshly made gujiyas and the refreshing taste of traditional Thandai - one of the best in Mumbai. From vibrant powders to decorative water guns, and juicy Gujiyas to refreshing Thandai, here is how you can shop the best in Mumbai for Holi. For unique and best Holi shopping in Mumbai, watch the video to know more.

22 March,2024 08:12 PM IST
Holi 2024: Fun Ideas for Holi Celebration and creative Holi party ideas

Holi 2024: Fun Ideas for Holi Celebration and creative Holi party ideas

Holi 2024 is here - the most fun-filled festival that fills our lives with varied colours of friendship, family bonding and love. This festival of colors, is a vibrant and joyous occasion celebrated by millions around the world. If you're looking to make your Holi celebration unforgettable and still wondering How to celebrate Holi creatively, we've got some exciting ideas for you! From themed Holi party ideas to food festival ideas, here are unique Holi celebration ideas. With these creative ideas, your Holi celebration is bound to be a memorable and joyous occasion for everyone involved. Watch this video to know more about creative ideas for Holi celebration.

21 March,2024 08:17 PM IST
Ramadan 2024: Don’t miss these mouthwatering food delights at Mohammad Ali Road

Ramadan 2024: Don’t miss these mouthwatering food delights at Mohammad Ali Road

Ramadan 2024 is here opening doors to one of the biggest Iftar markets in Mumbai. Each year, Mohammad Ali Road comes alive during the period of Ramadan with a variety of feasts so irresistible, that you are bound to be left wondering what to try. But worry not. Here is a food walk at the mecca of Ramadan Iftari feast, Mohammad Ali Road with treats that are must-try. From savory snacks like samosas, kebabs, cutlets and Kebab to desserts like Phirni and Mawa Jalebi, if you are going to Mohammed Ali Road, watch the video to know what not to miss on Mohammed Ali Road, Mumbai.

20 March,2024 05:00 PM IST
International Women's Day 2024: Inspiring story of Open Swimming Champ - Jia Rai

International Women's Day 2024: Inspiring story of Open Swimming Champ - Jia Rai

When life gets tough, you get tougher - this is the true story life story of Jia Rai - an Open Swimming champion. Jia was diagnosed with Autism disorder at the age of 2. However, her disability didn’t stop her from becoming an Open Swimming champion. Once humiliated and discriminated for her disability, today Jia stands as an Open Swimming champion winning laurels for her country and her parents. How did a girl battling with Autism turn into an Open Swimming world champion? On this International Women's Day 2024, watch this inspiring story of hope, determination and courage that will inspire you to achieve breaking all the barriers.

07 March,2024 10:00 PM IST
Maha Shivratri 2024: Do visit this Ancient Shivlinga in Tungareshwar Mandir

Maha Shivratri 2024: Do visit this Ancient Shivlinga in Tungareshwar Mandir

Maha Shivratri 2024 is here for all the Shiva devotees to soak in the divinity of Lord Shiva. While there are numerous Shiva temples in Mumbai for devotees to soak in the religious fervour, Tungareshwar Mandir - dedicated to Lord Shiva is a different experience altogether. Situated on the Tungareshwar Hill, the way to the temple is through the Tungareshwar forest which was declared a wildlife sanctuary in the year 2003. The way to the temple is through a small trek which is said to take around ½ an hour to reach the temple through the forest. How can you reach there and what awaits you at the top of the Tungareshwar hill? As India celebrates Mahashivratri 2024, here’s everything you need to know about the Tungareshwar temple.

07 March,2024 08:19 PM IST
Maha Shivratri 2024: Don’t miss visiting these ancient Shiv temples in Mumbai

Maha Shivratri 2024: Don’t miss visiting these ancient Shiv temples in Mumbai

Maha Shivratri 2024 is here and this brings us to one of the biggest festivals in India devoted to Lord Shiva. There are many Jyotirlingas in India that are considered different manifestations of Shiva. While none of the Jyotirlingas happens to be in Mumbai, two ancient temples within the Mumbai city carry tales of miracles, faith and Shiva’s grace. During Shivratri, Shiva devotees flock to these temples just to catch a glimpse of their beloved Lord Shiva. The Babulnath temple in Mumbai located in Mumbai near Girgaon Chowpatty situated at a little hill is one of those temples. Just a few km away from the Babulnath temple, lies the legendary Walkeshwar temple. The story of the Walkeshwar temple is as endearing as that of the beautiful Banganga Tank next to it. What is the story behind these legendary temples and what’s inside? On the occasion of the Mahashivratri, as you do your Shivratri puja vidhi to worship Lord Shiva, don’t you miss out on visiting these Shiva temples in Mumbai.

06 March,2024 08:38 PM IST

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