Resort politics returns as four states head to Rajya Sabha polls | India News

NEW DELHI: Stakes are high for the 16 Rajya Sabha seats across four states, voting for which will be conducted on Friday. The outcome will determine the balance in the upper House of Parliament, where the ruling NDA does not command a majority, unlike in the Lok Sabha. Of the 57 Rajya Sabha seats that … Read more

Centuries-old passion play returns after pandemic break

Almost 400 years ago, the Catholic residents of a small Bavarian village vowed to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every 10 years, if only God would spare them any further losses from the plague known as the Black Death. Legend has it that ever since 1634, … Read more

HIFF 2022: Don’t miss these 8 Indian films at Habitat International Film Festival, which returns to Delhi after a hiatus of two years

When the climate and politics decide to take a break from bringing bad press to the National Capital, and good-forces-willing, COVID will too, the Habitat International Film Festival (HIFF) returns in its physical form this week, from May 6- 15, at the India Habitat Centre, after a hiatus of two years. Ever since the Osian’s-Cinefan … Read more

Met Gala returns: A guide to fashion’s big night

It started in 1948 as a society midnight supper, and it wasn’t even at the Met. Fast forward 70-plus years, and the Met Gala is something totally different, one of the most photographed events in the world for its head-spinning red carpet — though the famous carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art aren’t … Read more