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Cargo director Arati Kadav on challenges of making an indie sci-fi film, and perks of a screening at SXSW
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Cargo director Arati Kadav on challenges of making an indie sci-fi film, and perks of a screening at SXSW

Arati Kadav's debut film Cargo, starring Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi, premiered at the 21st MAMI Mumbai Film Festival last year.

Wildlife Week 2019: A saga of India's Turtle Man Friday and the sea turtles he is fighting to protect
India

Wildlife Week 2019: A saga of India's Turtle Man Friday and the sea turtles he is fighting to protect

Sea turtle have been around for the last 220 million years. since the time of the dinosaurs.

Mythology for the Millennial: On Shakuntala, Dushyanta and the one ring that bound them both
Life

Mythology for the Millennial: On Shakuntala, Dushyanta and the one ring that bound them both

On Shakuntala, the heroine of perhaps one of the best-known love stories in Hindu mythology.

In Ahalya's Awakening, Kavita Kané questions the penalty for infidelity, and its significance in Indian mythology
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In Ahalya's Awakening, Kavita Kané questions the penalty for infidelity, and its significance in Indian mythology

Ahalya's Awakening, as the author notes, traces the paradox of its eponymous protagonist, who is "deemed promiscuous", and yet, is seen as a symbol of chastity.

Mythical animals and birds are integral to our culture; we must pass on their stories to the younger generation
India

Mythical animals and birds are integral to our culture; we must pass on their stories to the younger generation

Other countries celebrate their mythical animals. Garuda belongs to Indian mythology but is the national bird and symbol of Indonesia.

The One Who Had Two Lives: Read an excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's book on Amba
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The One Who Had Two Lives: Read an excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's book on Amba

The story of Amba and her two sisters is one of the most interesting ones in the Mahabharata, and is retold in The One Who Had Two Lives

Mythology for the Millennial: Whether Ravana was evil is debatable — his violation of consent is not
Life

Mythology for the Millennial: Whether Ravana was evil is debatable — his violation of consent is not

The Uttara Kanda details an episode where Ravana raped an apsara. However, it is possible that this incident was included in the Ramayana so that we don't feel any sympathy for the so-called Demon King

SC ruling on Section 377 has removed legal barriers, now emotional ones must be tackled: Devdutt Pattanaik
India

SC ruling on Section 377 has removed legal barriers, now emotional ones must be tackled: Devdutt Pattanaik

We are not a conventional, fundamentalist state that frowns on pleasure and private acts of intimacy, says Devdutt Pattanaik

Water as metaphor: Notes on Indianostrum's riveting new theatrical production Kunti Karna
Life

Water as metaphor: Notes on Indianostrum's riveting new theatrical production Kunti Karna

Through the play's depiction of Karna's life and state of mind, the viewer understands why the abiding rasa of the Mahabharata is 'Shanta' or quiescence

The many faces of Sita and Shankuntala: Uma Chakravarti on the need to look beyond patriarchal interpretations
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The many faces of Sita and Shankuntala: Uma Chakravarti on the need to look beyond patriarchal interpretations

After Sita and Shakuntala were freed of their cultural glorification and patriarchal portrayals, they became the sort of women that every feminist should aspire to be | #FirstCulture

The problem with Devdutt Pattanaik's approach to mythology, with self-improvement as the agenda
Life

The problem with Devdutt Pattanaik's approach to mythology, with self-improvement as the agenda

Hindu belief is a particularly contentious topic today, but Devdutt Pattanaik has navigated his way skilfully through this minefield, annoying neither the liberal Left, nor the hot-headed Right | #FirstCulture

Bahubali 2 switches from 'dharma' to ‘political correctness’, and does equal disservice to both
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Bahubali 2 switches from 'dharma' to ‘political correctness’, and does equal disservice to both

It is revealing that in an age in which tradition is being venerated, Bahubali 2 holds up such an impoverished moral vision for public consumption — and is still widely acclaimed

Durga Saptashati: How a centuries-old epic shaped the spiritual backbone of Navratri
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Durga Saptashati: How a centuries-old epic shaped the spiritual backbone of Navratri

One of the integral parts of Navratri is the recitation of a centuries old text called the Durga Saptashati or the Devi Mahatamya. The Saptashati (700 verses) has influenced what we know today of Goddess Durga

Saraswati’s Intelligence: Vamsee Juluri's new book is an erudite tribute to our civilisation
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Saraswati’s Intelligence: Vamsee Juluri's new book is an erudite tribute to our civilisation

To those under-informed commentaries on why Indian fantasy writing sticks to its ancient scriptures,Vamsee Juluri's Saraswati’s Intelligence is the intellectual answer

Devdutt Pattanaik: Similarities between Greek and Hindu mythology are superficial
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Devdutt Pattanaik: Similarities between Greek and Hindu mythology are superficial

Devdutt Pattanaik’s new book, Olympus — an Indian Retelling of the Greek Myths, neatly and with somewhat unpronounceable names, turns the tables on the usual re-tellings, by giving us a beloved foreign mythology in his trademark style

Navratri special: How the Durga Saptashati shaped our knowledge of the goddess
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Navratri special: How the Durga Saptashati shaped our knowledge of the goddess

One of the integral parts of Navratri is the recitation of a centuries old text called the Durga Saptashati or the Devi Mahatamya. The Saptashati (700 verses) has influenced what we know today of Goddess Durga

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

Art of Kissing to Kiss of Love: Artist takes on taboo of kissing in public
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Art of Kissing to Kiss of Love: Artist takes on taboo of kissing in public

Ayushman Mitra spoke to Firstpost about his art work, inspirations, love for big art and Indian mythology.

Ram Gopal Varma trolls Lord Ganesha on Twitter, then apologises
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Ram Gopal Varma trolls Lord Ganesha on Twitter, then apologises

On the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ram Gopal Varma posted a spate of tweets in which he raised 'innocent' questions about the god.

Durga Ma as battered wife: A giant step backward for womankind
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Durga Ma as battered wife: A giant step backward for womankind

A new public awareness campaign is making waves for portraying Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga as victims of domestic violence. It does great disservice to both our goddesses and our women.