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Dussehra 2021: Know history, significance and shubh muhurat of this auspicious day

Dussehra marks the end of the nine-day festival Navratri and it also signifies the victory of good over evil as Lord Rama defeated the Lanka King Ravana. People also celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga as she defeated the demon Mahisasur, on this day.

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Dussehra 2021

The festival of victory of good over evil, Dussehra is around the corner. This festival is also known as Vijayadashami. It is one of the major Hindu festivals which is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. This year, Dussehra is on Friday, October 15. Dussehra marks the end of the nine-day festival Navratri and it also signifies the victory of good over evil as Lord Rama defeated the Lanka King Ravana. People also celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga as she defeated the demon Mahisasur, on this day.

Significance of Dussehra:

The name Dussehra is derived from the Sanskrit word (Dasha) which means ten-headed and (Hara) which means defeated. This festival signifies the victory of Lord Rama over the Ravana. Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is celebrated on the 10th day of the Ashvin month of the Hindu calendar. It also marks the end of the nine-day Navratri festival. Dussehra for many people means the beginning of the Diwali festival.

How do people celebrate Dussehra?

People celebrate Dussehra with full zeal and zest. Hindu devotees from the north side, people present Ramleela, and they enjoy the mela that is organised to celebrate the killing of Ravana. Whereas, in West Bengal people celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura.

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What are the auspicious timings of Dussehra?

The vijay muhurat time starts from 2:02 PM to 2:47 PM. The Aparahna Puja time will start at 1:16 pm and will end at 3:33 pm. The Dashami Tithi will start at 6:52 pm on October 14 and will end at 6:02 pm on October 15.

In other news, petrol, diesel prices hike after two days of pause. The petrol, diesel prices has been hiked in metro cities on October 14, according to the price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

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Korean blogger travels to India to enjoy ganne ka ras, video viral | WATCH

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Korean blogger travels to India to enjoy Ganne Ka Ras, video viral | WATCH

People often travel to enjoy native delicacies but a Korean blogger travelled all the way across the globe to India only to get a taste of a fresh ganne ka ras (sugarcane juice).

The video of this Korean blogger is making rounds on the internet and has garnered over 1.1 million views and 130k likes.

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Foodies from all over the world like Indian cuisine. Numerous Indian specialties are reaching a wider audience and finally receiving the praise and attention they deserve. India has a wide selection of drinks as well. There are numerous drinks to be found all around the nation, from frothy chaas to cool kokum sherbet. And now a Korean blogger has admitted how much he adores a particular desi drink. South Korean-born blogger Kim Jaehyeon recently travelled to India, where he landed and drank a traditional cool beverage. Who knows what that was? None other than “ganne ka ras,” or sugarcane juice.

The blogger captioned the video, “The first thing I did when I arrived in India.” Kim Jaehyeon could be seen in the video documenting his journey around the nation. After arriving in the nation, he travelled by bus and bike for a while before arriving in Maharashtra at a juice stand selling sugarcane. He received a full glass of the delicious beverage from the vendor, which he downed in one gulp. He also attempted to chew on a sugarcane stick in the traditional desi manner.

In response to the video showing the Korean blogger sipping sugarcane juice, hundreds of positive comments poured in. A user commented, “It is the best drink to try. Indians are flocking to Korea, while Koreans are moving to India. However, we are overjoyed to meet you!”

A few others advised the blogger to try some of the varied Indian dishes. “Try the golgappa, Jaehyeon. You’ll never forget that it’s the best and most well-known in Mumbai and other parts of India as well. Another user advised you to explore Northeast India. You’ll undoubtedly adore it!”

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Republic Day 2023: Patriotic films you can watch

For people who will be at home owing to the day being a National holiday, these films can help you pass time while also going with the patriotic spirit.

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Republic Day 2023

As the nation will witness the 74th Republic Day on Thursday, the day will be celebrated by many in high patriotic spirits. The Republic Day celebrated to mark the implementation of the Constitution of India in the country. The day is marked as a national holiday and this year, the ceremonious day will be observed on Thursday. In one of the many Republic day celebrations, the ritual of President of India to unfurl the national flag at the Kartavya Path will also take place.

Among the many iconic events that take place on Republic day celebration, the parade is watched and witnessed by many as well. This year, the Republic Day celebrations will also include drone shows, band march and many other enthralling events. The chief guest who will come to witness celebrations this year, is Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. The Egyptian President will watch the Republic day ceremonies alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The spirit of Republic Day is not only limited to the celebrations in Delhi but the day also transgresses to TV channels and OTT platforms pushing forward films which instill the essence of patriotism in the country.

For people who will be at home owing to the day being a National holiday, these films can help you pass time while also going with the patriotic spirit.

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See film suggestions here:

Shershaah

The film inspired by the true events that transpired during the Kargil War is just the perfect and inspiring watch for one to get an insight on the type of sacrifices the soldiers made for the country to bloom. The film is based on the life of martyred Kargil War hero Vikram Batra. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra-Kiara Advani in leading roles. One can watch the film on OTT platform Prime Videos.

Rang De Basanti

The 2006 Amir Khan starrer is an enthralling watch that reminds the people of the sacrifices that were made by freedom fighters to dethrone the Britishers during the colonial era. The film stars Aamir Khan, Siddharth, R Madhavan, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor in the leading roles. The film can be streamed on OTT platform Netflix.

Raazi

The Alia Bhatt starrer is one of the most riveting films which follow the journey of an Indian spy who marries into a Pakistani Family in order to act as a spy agent. The film is based on a novel called Calling Sehmat, which is based on a true story. The film can be streamed on Prime Videos.

Sardar Udham

The Vicky Kaushal starrer is one of the much loved films for the Vicky Kaushal fans as it follows the true story of a freedom fighter Udham Singh from Punjab who assassinated Michael O Dwyer in London following the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. Vicky Kaushal’s acting prowess throughout the film has stolen the show and claimed the hearts of many. The film can be streamed on Prime Videos.

Chak De India

On a lighter note, if you want to watch something that is not too tolling and yet feel patriotic, this Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India is just the right choice. The 2007 film has one of the most iconic roles ever played by Shah Rukh Khan as the movie follows the journey of a coach leading his Indian Hockey Women’s team to victory in the world cup. The Film can be streamed on Prime videos.

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Info Box: All you need to know about International Day of Education

Theme for the 2023 International Day of Education is To invest in people, prioritise education.

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International Day of Education

Our education fundamentally determines our destiny and quality of life. Your education provides stability and can never be taken away. One can become a better person and get a better paid job by having the ability to differentiate between good and negative things.

The nation observes this most important aspect of our existence as a global holiday. The International Day of Education, which is celebrated annually on January 24 and is acknowledged as a fundamental human right, a public good, and a civic duty, was marked by people all around the world.

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History and Significance of International Day of Education

The United Nations General Assembly decided on December 3 to designate January 24 as the International Day of Education. Nigeria and the other 58 members of the United Nations jointly drafted this resolution, and its adoption demonstrated the unwavering political support for altering current laws to guarantee equitable and high-quality education for all.

Education facilitates information acquisition and increases confidence. With its assistance, you can improve both professionally and personally. Additionally, it helps a person develop important skills including mental flexibility, logical reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving. The day is crucial for advancing legislation that provides accessible, equal education for all socioeconomic groups.

Theme for the 2023 International Day of Education The subject of the 2023 International Day of Education, which is observed on January 24, is “To invest in people, prioritise education.”

Celebrations for the International Day of Education 2023

The ceremony will take place in UNESCO’s New York headquarters on January 25. The International Day of Education 2023 will be a global platform to sustain political mobilisation, advance national commitments and global initiatives, and increase public engagement in favour of education as the road to peace, sustainable development, and individual and collective well-being, according to a UN press release.

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