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Let Lord Ram be, building him a museum is demotion of sorts

Jun 09, 2015

Let Lord Ram be, building him a museum is demotion of sorts

The government has announced a state-of-the-art hi-tech Ram museum in Ayodhya. Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma sounds rather smug as he tells ET, Tourism we can develop. We are not saying we are going to make a Ram mandir there. #OnOurMind #Ayodhya #Ramayana #Devdutt Pattanaik #Ram temple #Ram museum
Kumar Vishwas as Ravana: AAP leader's 'Illicit' affair row turns into bizarre po-mo Ramayana

May 06, 2015

Kumar Vishwas as Ravana: AAP leader's 'Illicit' affair row turns into bizarre po-mo Ramayana

What we have here really is a post-modern Ramayana where the Sita has never been abducted, Rama is AWOL, and Ravana is loudly protesting his innocence. #Ramayana #Arvind Kejriwal #Kumar Vishwas #Indian Politics #AAP #Indian mythology #ExposingKumarVishwas #Post Modern Ramayana
Don't mention pork, sausages in textbooks: OUP's move to appease Muslims, Jews is absurd

Jan 15, 2015

Don't mention pork, sausages in textbooks: OUP's move to appease Muslims, Jews is absurd

The Oxford University Press has apparently told its writers not to mention pigs, pork or sausages in any of its work in case it offends Jews and Muslims. #Muslims #Oxford University Press #VHP #Jews #A K Ramanujan #Charlie Hebdo attacks #OUP #Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts in Translation
AAP leaders are 'bahurupiyas' who are out to cheat delhiites again: Giriraj Singh

Dec 16, 2014

AAP leaders are 'bahurupiyas' who are out to cheat delhiites again: Giriraj Singh

Union minister Giriraj Singh today alleged that Aam Aadmi Party leaders were "bahurupiyas (impostors)" like Mareecha in the epic 'Ramayana', who are out to "cheat the people of Delhi again". #Politics #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Ramayana #Arvind Kejriwal #AAP #Giriraj Singh #Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

Jul 29, 2014

Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

ICHR chief Y Sudershan Rao wants to accurately date the sacred texts. The Marxist historians debate this hindutva version of history. In the middle of this debate, social sciences tend to be the biggest loser. #CultureDecoder #Ramayana #Hindutva #Ramachandra Guha #Devdutt Pattanaik #Mahabharat #open defecation #Dina Nath Batra #INdian COuncil of Historical research #ICHR #Professor Y Sudershan Rao #Salil Tripathi #Y Sudershan Rao #Marxist version of history
Ramayana retold from Hanuman's point of view

Jun 25, 2014

Ramayana retold from Hanuman's point of view

The allegorical and engaging story-line of the Ramayana has inspired many versions and now a black-and-white graphic novel attempts a retelling of the epic from Hanuman's point of view. #Books #Ramayana #Hanuman #Graphic novels in India #Ramayana retold
No buyers for freedom of expression, but The Hindus is now a bestseller

Feb 13, 2014

No buyers for freedom of expression, but The Hindus is now a bestseller

However, proving deliberate and malicious intent in a tweet could be much simpler. Constricting freedom of speech might seem like a victory (and a money spinner) at the moment, but it can cut both ways. #Lawrence Liang #Penguin India #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus #The Hindus: An Alternative History #Valmikis Ramayana
Bharat vs India Mohanrao Bhagwat might need to go back to school

Jan 04, 2013

Bharat vs India Mohanrao Bhagwat might need to go back to school

The RSS chief's comments blur boundaries and confuse the identity of many places in the present India/Bharat and the ancient India/Bharat. #India #Gujarat #Ramayana #InMyOpinion #Mohan Bhagwat #Bharat
Lord Ram was a bad husband Jethmalani

Nov 08, 2012

Lord Ram was a bad husband Jethmalani

In an embarrassment to BJP which has spearheaded the Ram Temple movement and Hindutva agenda, the party's Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani today termed Ram, the protagonist of Ramayana, as a "bad husband". #BJP #Narendra Modi #Ram Jethmalani #Ramayana #WhoSaidWhat #Lord Ram
It's Sunday. It's Sagar. It's time for the Ramayan.

Aug 27, 2012

It's Sunday. It's Sagar. It's time for the Ramayan.

The Ramayan has returned and from the house of Sagar, no less. Here's the good news - finally there's something the whole family can watch together. Here's the bad news - the special effects look the same. #Ramayana #TheIdiotBox #Shikha Swaroop #Sagar