Ramlila gets a smartphone makeover!


By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- The festive fervour has gripped the city, with ceremonies of various festivals such as the colourful Ramlila and sacred Durga Puja that is underway. If the crowded venues and your busy schedules kept you away, here's your chance to lap up some festive fun. In the era of smartphones, people are no longer bound to physically attend these ceremonies.

A host of online mobile content services are providing special coverage of these ceremonies, simply at the touch of a button. For instance, nexGTv - a mobile TV service by DigiVive, will be live streaming the Durga Puja and Ramlilla ceremonies from various pockets of Delhi. These include the Navdurga aarti happening in Chattarpur, Durga aarti from Chittranjan Park, Ramlila from Lal Quila and Dandiya and Garbha from Dilli Haat.

"Subscribers can watch beautiful shrines of Durga Puja, Ramlila and Navratri at a click of a button. India being a religious country makes it imperative for us to include such content. People across the country can have an instant connection with festivity spirit," says GD Singh, director, DigiVive. The service can be downloaded from any of the app stores or from the website www.nexgtv.com.

Other mobile content drivers such as Vuclip, too, have created special portals for the festive season. "We offer customised video clips that capture the spirit of the festivities. For Navratras, we have created a dedicated portal, navratri.vuclip.com, which showcases videos of devotional and Garba songs, aartis, pooja pandals and Bollywood celebs celebrating Navratri. You can catch these videos on any internet-enabled mobile phone in multiple languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali and Bhojpuri," says Nikhil Naik, director, business, Vuclip India. You will also find a lot of video clips of ceremonies that have taken place, download them and watch them at your own ease.