24 Aug 2016
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami, as it rejected a last ditch attempt by an organisation to get over the restriction.
25 Aug 2016
Mumbai: Dahi Handi celebrations to mark Krishna Janmashtami got off to a colourful start in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Thursday, with some 'mandals' allegedly flouting the 20-foot ceiling for human pyramids mandated by the Supreme Court.
10 Aug 2012
Janmashtami celebrations in Maharashtra were on Friday marred by the death of two persons, part of the 'dahi handi' troupes called 'Govindas'.
26 Aug 2013
Mumbai: The BJP on Sunday distributed masks and t-shirts with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's picture on them to members of 'dahi handi' festival teams.
31 Aug 2013
Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan, who was asked to stay away from crowded and noisy places since his brain surgery recently, could not stop himself from taking part in a Dahi Handi celebration in Mumbai, which supported a charitable cause for tribal girls.
10 Aug 2012
Following on the footsteps of Salman Khan, who is known for celebrating festivals irrespective of his faith, Emraan Hashmi is all set to attend Dahi Handi celebrations in Worli on Friday.
20 Aug 2016
Mumbai: Adopting a strident stand towards Supreme Court's curbs on Dahi Handi in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena today said people will foil such attempts to hinder celebration of Hindu festivals.
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.
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.
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.