With Ahalya, Koral Dasgupta’s interpretation of Hindu philosophy points to undaunted women, sacred relation with nature
Author Koral Dasgupta on new book Ahalya, the Sati Series, importance of interpreting Hindu philosophy through different perspectives.
The Friday List: From Netflix's Ratched to folklore around supernatural cats, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
Tanaz Bhathena on Hunted by the Sky, a young adult fantasy fiction title with a gutsy heroine leading a revolution
In a kingdom of citizens who can wield the powers of magic and sorcery, Tanaz Bhathena’s protagonist is born without any discernible magical talent. What she instead has is a star-shaped birthmark.
'COVID-19 crisis worse than war of Mahabharata': Shiv Sena targets PM for claiming pandemic would end in 21 days
The fight against COVID-19 is more difficult than the mythological war of Mahabharata, said Shiv Sena, adding that the battle against the pandemic will continue till 2021 as the vaccine won't be available before that.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Doordarshan to telecast reruns of Jaspal Bhatti's satirical sitcom Flop Show after wife Savita's request
Flop Show is among the old iconic Doordarshan shows like Ramayan, Mahabharata, Buniyaad and Shaktimaan to be re-telecast on the channel.
For air rifle shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar, 21-day coronavirus lockdown means tales from Mahabharata, dry firing, and some cooking
Tales from Bhagavad Gita and Mahabharata, dry firing in the living room, and cooking lessons... inside the lockdown bootcamp-cum-reading club of Divyansh Singh Panwar.
As the first episode of the popular mythological serial Ramayan was telecast at 9 am on Saturday, many took to Twitter to express their views on Twitter
Nithiin, director Venky Kudumula on their new film Bheeshma, and how the actor's real life inspired the story
Telugu actor Nithiin, who got engaged less than a week before the release of Bheeshma, says it is ironical he plays a singleton in search of a soulmate.
Mythology for the Millennial: On the origins of Kali Yuga and the vindictive gandharva who led us into a dark age
Some of the trademarks of the Kali Yuga are that rulers will become a danger to the world, humans will be angry with each other and that there will be climate change. Kali, the cause of this age of darkness, pops up every now and then and causes trouble by possessing someone or the other. He's the colour of soot and has a long tongue
On the long, illustrious history of protest in India, and the moral duty of standing against injustice
Protest in India has a long and illustrious history. Until 72 years ago India was a colony ruled by Britain. The country gained freedom, and its people went from being imperial subjects to free citizens, because of a long series of protests. Mahatma Gandhi, who is still considered the father of the Indian nation, taught the people of this country the power of peaceful protest. Those lessons were not forgotten after Independence.
Deepika Padukone confirmed to play Draupadi in upcoming film Mahabharata; first part will release on Diwali 2021
Deepika Padukone has announced that her next project will be based on Mahabharata, but from the perspective of Draupadi
Mythology for the Millennial: On the absurdity around karwa chauth, and blaming women for every wrong
Karwa chauth is sanctioned romance, a way for a woman to be the centre of attention in a way that she is not on every other day of her life.
As Doordarshan turns 60, people share nostalgic posts about favourite shows, memories associated with public broadcaster
Doordarshan turned 60 on Sunday bringing back memories of a golden period when entertainment in the country revolved around serials such as Mahabharata, Fauji and Malgudi Days.
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
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.
Adivasis and the Indian State: From Lohra tribals to Rautias, in Jharkhand, vulnerable groups bear burden of identity
During one Census, the administration erroneously entered Lohra, as Lohar in the records, and in the process stripped the community of its Adivasi identity, and along with reservations on jobs, education and several other social welfare benefits
Kurukshetra produces evidence of phony piety floating, of being a Mahabharata of the flesh.
National Awards 2019: Uri: The Surgical Strike helmer Aditya Dhar on winning the Best Director for his first film
Aditya Dhar says winning the Best Director at National Awards 2019 is a matter of good timing since he has been looking to make his debut for over 10 years now.
Shivaji Sawant’s Mrityunjay illumines mind of Mahabharata's Karna, at the point of his moral faltering
It was only on reading Shivaji Sawant’s Mrityunjay that I felt an author had got into the mindscape of Karna, a hugely complex character
Ramayana's trilingual live-action trilogy to be helmed by Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari, Ravi Udyawar
The Ramayana live-action feature film will be a three-part-trilogy and made on an astronomical budget of Rs 500 crore.