Several communities in India are resisting, both knowingly and unknowingly, the imposition of a universal telling of the Ramayana that seeks to deny their particular histories.
Mythology for the Millennial: The magical power of an old woman's story, and a baby girl who heard it
In this edition of Mythology for the Millennial, a look at a Telugu folktale about an old woman telling stories in praise of the sun god — and the consequences of not listening to her. Ramanujan's English version is called A Story In Search of an Audience but really, it could also be called You Too Could Be An Influencer, Just Follow This Easy Step.
Jayanta Mahapatra speaks about the role of the poet in society, why Odisha has seeped into so much of his work, and what the mark of a good poem is
On the occasion of Ram Navami, here's a look at some of the Ramayana's best-known versions in India:
JNU is one of the very few universities in the country where students have won elections without deep pockets, muscle power and flashy SUVs for campaigning.
DU's decision to drop the Ramanjun essay is now the centre of a controversy with progressive students protesting against the move. But while this right versus left debate rages on, what becomes of the question of critical thinking in a university?