Festivals

As Woodstock turns 50, do music festivals have a future?

When the organisers of Woodstock 50 announced on July 31 that the commemorative festival would be called off, just two weeks before it was due to begin, it came as no surprise. The event had been plagued by difficulties since the beginning. In April, the festival’s backer Dentsu Aegis Network said it had been cancelled […]

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As election looms, politics infiltrates the world’s biggest religious festival

At the world’s biggest religious festival, the Hindu Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh state, the spiritual message for the faithful is deep and profound. The political message for voters isn’t far behind. As many as 150 million people are expected to come to the festival city of Prayagraj to bathe at the confluence of three […]

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Gold glitters in India during festival of Akshaya Tritiya as prices dip

Indians could buy at least 10 percent more gold during the annual Hindu and Jain holy festival of Akshaya Tritiya than a year ago, industry officials said, as a dip in prices prompted consumers to increase purchases. A rise in consumption by the world’s second-biggest gold consumer could help global prices which are currently hovering […]