RED is a story about two twins who can’t stand the sight of each other, and instead of focusing on the present, the film spends a significant amount of time explaining why they evolved into yin and yang.
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.
Ramayan, Mahabharat cast open up on newfound popularity among new generation, and what makes the epics resonate today
The primary cast of Ramayan and Mahabharat recall the days when they were worshiped, and celebrate the present days when they are being appreciated as actors.
President Ram Nath Kovind asks citizens to follow social distancing norms during Ram Navami celebrations
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday asked citizens to follow social distancing and other guidelines issued by the government during Ram Navami celebrations to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
Psycho movie review: Mysskin's ode to Alfred Hitchcock is a compelling thriller, despite its shortcomings
Psycho is a cat-and-mouse chase to find a serial killer who decapitates his victims and preserves their heads
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
Over the past decade, there's been a dramatic bump in the camera, storage, processor performance of phones.
Despite its crassness at times, iSmart Shankar strikes a chord largely due to its story, Puri Jagannadh’s conviction, and Mani Sharma’s compelling background score.
UBI counts on one-time settlement scheme for Rs 4,000-cr NPA recovery in FY20; may raise fund up to Rs 1,500 cr
UBI had posted an overall net loss of Rs 2,316 crore in the last fiscal, owing to a rise in stressed assets and muted loan book growth.
Lok Sabha Election results: Narendra Modi makes big dent in Bengal as Mamata Banerjee pays for pandering to minorities
The BJP’s rise in West Bengal, where secularism was metaphorically worn on the sleeve as a badge of honour, is attributed to Banerjee’s initial pandering to the minorities.
Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in India for 'national security', says after 'Ravan's Lanka', 'Ram's Ayodhya' should make veils illegal
The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has sought a ban on wearing burqa in India citing the example of Sri Lanka where all types of face veils were banned by the government following the Easter Sunday terror attack.
Mythology for the Millennial: Why Kaikeyi, the Cersei Lannister of Ramayana, is the epic's most interesting character
Kaikeyi is a flawed woman, the most human of all the characters you encounter in the Ramayana.
Peranbu director Ram says he had completed the scripting in 2009, but patiently waited for Mammootty as he was hell-bent on making the film with him
Rama, Ravana and Jhansi Ki Rani: Political leaders are often likened to historical figures, potrayed as demons and gods
Two posters went viral recently which portrayed Rahul and Priyanka as 'Lord Ram' and 'Goddess Durga' respectively. It is interesting to note here, that reportedly, Priyanka's grandmother Indira Gandhi was also once portrayed as Goddess Durga.
Mammootty's Peranbu had its premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and subsequently at Shangai International Film Festival in 2018.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on Forest of Enchantments, timeless epics, comparisons between Sita and Draupadi
If symbolically, Sita, being the daughter of the earth, is in tune with the power of nature, then Ram embodies the laws of the city or civilization, everything that opposes Sita’s power — natural, emotional and free flowing
Ramleela at Ramnagar, Varanasi, which goes on for about a month, even today takes help of neither the tube lights and bulbs nor audio systems.
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
Calicut-based Gulbonda makes and sells wooden dolls. Founders Ritwik Mekkayil and Pallavi M talk about how the cast of the movie, and social media, saved the business from closure and the struggles of a small-city startup