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Ravana in the Ram Rajya age: A look at cultures that revere the mythological figure
India

Ravana in the Ram Rajya age: A look at cultures that revere the mythological figure

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.

Dussehra 2019: Last day of Navratri celebrated as Vijay Dashami; all you need to know about the auspicious day
India

Dussehra 2019: Last day of Navratri celebrated as Vijay Dashami; all you need to know about the auspicious day

While some devotees associate the day of Dussehra with the epic battle of Ramayana, others commemorate Goddess Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in India for 'national security', says after 'Ravan's Lanka', 'Ram's Ayodhya' should make veils illegal
India

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.

Amritsar train tragedy: Event organiser says taken all permissions, alerted crowd not to stand on tracks
India

Amritsar train tragedy: Event organiser says taken all permissions, alerted crowd not to stand on tracks

Saurabh Madan Mithoo, the organiser of the Dussehra celebration in Amritsar where at least 59 people were run over by a passing train, said he is extremely pained by the incident.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's release from jail victory for citizen's rights, shows tactic to isolate him didn't work
India

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's release from jail victory for citizen's rights, shows tactic to isolate him didn't work

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was released from jail on 13 September after being arrested under NSA a year ago, calls himself 'Ravan' to identify with those aspects of our culture that others may see as repulsive

Jailed Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar released from Saharanpur jail; Dalit leader was arrested under NSA last year
India

Jailed Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar released from Saharanpur jail; Dalit leader was arrested under NSA last year

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to release Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar who is detained under the National Security Act (NSA) in connection with the 2017 Saharanpur violence

MNS, NCP call BJP legislator Ram Kadam 'Ravan' for anti-women remark, put up posters outside Maharashtra CM's home
Politics

MNS, NCP call BJP legislator Ram Kadam 'Ravan' for anti-women remark, put up posters outside Maharashtra CM's home

The MNS and NCP have compared Ram Kadam mythological demon king Ravan for telling youngsters he would "kidnap" a girl they like even if she rejects their proposal.

Brahmastra: Wrestler Saurav Gurjar set to make Bollywood debut in negative role opposite Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor
Entertainment

Brahmastra: Wrestler Saurav Gurjar set to make Bollywood debut in negative role opposite Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor

Actor-wrestler Saurav Gurjar, known for portraying Bheem and Ravan on the small screen, is set to make his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar Brahmastra

Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind greet nation on Dussehra; term Indian festivals 'medium of education'
India

Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind greet nation on Dussehra; term Indian festivals 'medium of education'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the crowd at Ram Leela Maidan in New Delhi on the occasion of Dussherra.

Artists enact life of Lord Rama in New Delhi as end of Navratri nears
Photos

Artists enact life of Lord Rama in New Delhi as end of Navratri nears

North of India is indeed a large land mass, but one common feature across various states during Dussehra is the celebration of Lord Rama’s triumph over Ravana.

On the ancient trail of the Ramayana, in modern-day Sri Lanka: An 'epic' travel journal
Life

On the ancient trail of the Ramayana, in modern-day Sri Lanka: An 'epic' travel journal

Travelling through Sri Lanka today, you come across many sites and stories connected with the Ramayana

Ram Navami 2017: The story of Ramayana changes depending on the narrator
Life

Ram Navami 2017: The story of Ramayana changes depending on the narrator

On the occasion of Ram Navami, here's a look at some of the Ramayana's best-known versions in India:

NASA goes on nanosatellite and microsatellite launch spree
News & Analysis

NASA goes on nanosatellite and microsatellite launch spree

NASA will launch a suite of six small satellite missions that will debut new methods to measure hurricanes, Earths energy budget, aerosols, and weather.

5 best horrible games to virtually kill Ravana this Dussehra
Gaming

5 best horrible games to virtually kill Ravana this Dussehra

A virtual Ravana exists in these games, and if you want to take a break from the celebrations, then we have just the thing to torture yourself with.