Happy Hindi New Year, Puthandu and Vaisakhi! It’s New Year again – 12, 13 and 14 April, 2021


The New Year in India and surrounding countries is deemed to start on the 12th, 13th and/or 14 April, 2021. The day coincides with spring harvests and the earthy beginning its annual cycle around the sun, according to the ancient Vikram Samvat calendar system. Puthandu and Vaisakhi are some of the best known names, although the day is celebrated across south Asia, south-east Asia and the diaspora. According to the SAHMS, Hindi New Year is on Monday, 12 April. The first day of the year on the Tamil calendar falls on 14 April 2021. Puthandu (Tamil: புத்தாண்டு), also known as Puthuvarusham or Tamil New Year, is the name for this day and it falls in the month of Chittirai. Puthandu is also celebrated by Tamil Hindus outside Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, such as in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Reunion, Mauritius and other countries …

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Harshdeep Kaur has her first child and nests like the best

Harshdeep Kaur

The famous singer of Punjabi and Sufi songs gave birth already a month ago, and did it without any fanfare so we missed it completely. She’s made some posts on Instagram, but Harshdeep Kaur spending time with the baby and hubby which we fully understand. Kaur has recorded songs for film music in multiple Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil and Urdu, and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Harshdeep Kaur (@harshdeepkaurmusic) In an interview with The Times of India, Harshdeep Kaur had spoken about her pregnancy during a pandemic and why they had kept the news a secret until the last month. She had said, “Yes, I am in my final trimester and just a month away from my delivery. My husband Mankeet and …

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Can’t imagine any period in last 4 centuries without Guru Tegh Bahadur’s influence: Modi

Modi Guru Tegh Bahadur 400th

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the period of history in India in the last four centuries cannot be imagined without the influence of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru. The Prime Minister was speaking during a meeting of the High-Level Committee (HLC) to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur (Prakash Purab), via video conferencing that was chaired by him. “In the last four centuries, there no period of India that we can imagine without the influence of Guru Teg Bahadur ji! As the ninth Guru, we all get inspiration from him,” he said. On April 1, the birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur is commemorated. He is best known for protecting Sikhs and Hindus from a 17th-century law that forced them to convert to Islam. He is known for making …

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