In conversation with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The bestselling author on new book The Last Queen, and her craft
In Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's latest book, the forgotten story of Rani Jindan Kaur comes to life.
Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan's Adipurush to release theatrically in August 2022, makers announce on social media
Directed by Om Raut, Adipurush will simultaneously release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada on 11 August, 2022.
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.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni reads from Forest of Enchantments for Diwali: Ram's return to Ayodhya through Sita's eyes
While the Ramayana is primarily centred around the perspectives of men — the 'good prince' Ram and the 'evil demon' Ravana — seldom does one know what the women in the story felt or thought.
The Friday List: From a conclave on architecture and design to horror movies for Halloween, 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.
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.
Beyond Ramayan and Mahabharat, old Hindi TV shows that should make a comeback, from Hum Log to Malgudi Days
As the re-runs of Ramayan and Mahabharat amid coronavirus lockdown begin, a list of old Hindi shows that we millennials would love to revisit.
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
Ramayan to be re-telecast on Doordarshan from 28 March, Prakash Javadekar announces 'on public demand'
Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra commented on I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar's announcement by linking the rerun of Ramayan to the Ayodhya verdict.
The events in Ramanand Sagar's life were 'like divine interventions slowly paving the way for him to fulfill his destined role — that of creating Ramayan for TV,' says his son Prem
Nitesh Tiwari's Ramayana adaptation will be a trilogy; Director says adapting epic for screen is a 'massive responsibility'
Nitesh Tiwari's last release was the student drama Chhichhore, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor.
UP minister Sunil Bharala called Sonakshi Sinha 'Dhan Pashu' or a money animal over her not being able to answer a question concerning 'Ramayana' during a Kaun Banega Crorepati episode
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.
A new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases exquisite, centuries-old paintings depicting scenes from Ramayana
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
Varanasi priest Mahant Balak Das sends copy of Shri Ramcharitmanas to Mamata Banerjee to 'purify her mind'
With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee going hammer and tongs against those who allegedly bid to vilify her by chanting "Jai Shri Ram", Mahant Balak Das of Varanasi has sent a copy of Shri Ramcharitmanas to her asserting that reading the revered Hindu scripture will definitely purify her mind.
Mythology for the Millennial: Narada may be a trickster, but he deserved better than a life of illusions
While the Norsemen have Loki as their trickster, Hindu mythology has its very own Narada, not a god, but a sage hobnobbing with the who's who of the divine world.
LS polls 2019: From Ramayana to Mahabharata, references to mythological figures make comeback in political slogans
Priyanka could have chosen to dedicate hours to appeal for votes, but by calling Modi Duryodhan, a character from Mahabharata, she managed to convey the point nonetheless, and in fewer words.
Hindus can be violent too, claims Sitaram Yechury: CPM leader says Ramayana, Mahabharat full of 'Hindu violence'; Shiv Sena says 'change name' first
CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday, while campaigning for Congress' Digvijay Singh in Bhopal, attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for fragmenting the society for votes through its divisive policies and went on to brand religious epics Ramayana and Mahabharata as specimens of 'Hindu violence'. In response to Yechury's remarks, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut hit back and said if the CPM secretary-general has a problem with the violence in Hindu epics, then he should change his name, which is derived from them.