04 Sep 2015
New Delhi: Human pyramids breaking buttermilk filled earthen pots (dahi handi) may be a popular activity on Janmashtmi but for some, the celebration of Lord Krishna's birth is more about the thrill of 'teen-patti.' People start playing 'teen-patti' or 'three-cards' a month before Janmashtami with clubs and farmhouses being especially booked for the occasion.
12 Dec 2014
Nagpur: Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it.
18 Aug 2014
Mumbai: Millions of Mumbaikars trooped on to roads here Monday to celebrate the Dahi Handi festival. Amidst tight security, teams of 'Govindas' went around from one place to another, singing, dancing, throwing colour and building human pyramids for the prize hanging many meters above.
18 Aug 2014
Mumbai: At least 17 people were injured, including one seriously, while forming human pyramids during the 'Dahi Handi' celebrations in Mumbai on Monday, officials said.
20 Aug 2014
Mumbai: Jacqueline Fernandez was scheduled to attend three Dahi Handi events in Pune on Monday but the actress could apparently attend only two as the crowd at both the events got out of control.
14 Aug 2014
New Delhi: No child below the age of 12 years will be permitted to participate in forming human pyramids during the popular 'Dahi Handi' festival, the Supreme Court directed today while keeping on hold a Bombay High Court order which barred participation of children under 18.
13 Aug 2014
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will file a review petition on Thursday against the Bombay High Court order to regulate height of human pyramids and ban participation of minors in Dahi Handi celebrations.
18 Jul 2014
Mumbai: Children under 12 years of age will no longer be allowed to take part in formation of human pyramids during 'Dahi Handi' celebrations, which are integral part of Janmashtami festivities in Maharashtra.
28 Sep 2013
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Mumbai police commissioner and the principal secretary of the Maharashtra public health department to take steps to ensure safety of `Govindas' (who form human pyramids), especially the minor ones, during the Dahi Handi festival.
09 Sep 2013
Mumbai: A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking to declare 'dahi handi' organized on Krishna Janmashtami, comprising human pyramid to break earthen pots filled with curd, as a sport.