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Feb 23, 2019
Found in translation: 100 Sanskrit versesThe recently released translation of 1,300-year-old Sanskrit erotic poetry offers us an opportunity to transcend our ‘pale moralising’
Feb 13, 2019
In the Absence of Writing: Astha Butail's new exhibition features installations inspired by ancient traditions of oral poetryAstha Butail's exhibition is heavily inspired by her observations recorded during her study of the Indian Vedas, Zoroastrian Avesta and Jewish Oral Torah
Feb 04, 2019
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee's brazenness, ghost villages of Uttarakhand, Nandini Krishnan row; today's must-read storiesIn his zest or nervousness, Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, it appears has shifted his loyalty to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
Jan 30, 2019
Prayers at Kendriya Vidyalayas: Identifying Sanskrit with Hinduism puts many State-run institutions under scannerThe moot point is if reciting three sentences in Sanskrit followed by a prayer which only invokes the divinity without any specific reference to any Hindu deity amounts to imparting religious instructions.
Jan 28, 2019
SC refers PIL against Hindi hymns in Kendriya Vidyalayas to Constitution Bench; says 'religious instruction is of seminal importance'The Supreme Court on Monday referred a PIL challenging the compulsory recitation of Sanskrit and Hindi hymns as 'morning prayers' of Kendriya Vidyalayas to a Constitution Bench.
Dec 28, 2018
Examining the evidence for ‘Aryan’ migrations into India: The story of our ancestors and where we came fromThe ‘Aryans,’ it is now clear, migrated to India once upon a time. Just like everyone else. And there is nothing special or frightening about this fact.
Dec 24, 2018
Tulsidas’ great act of reconciliation: Bringing together of the human and the divine in the figure of RamDriven to take the story of Ram to a wider audience, Tulsidas spared no effort in popularising his masterful reworking of Valmiki’s Ramayana, the Ramcharitmanas.
Sep 09, 2018
Ram Nath Kovind in Prague: President says India, Czech Republic built strong contemporary partnershipRam Nath Kovind said Saturday that India and the Czech Republic have built a strong contemporary partnership on a shared past of flourishing trade in spices and silk.
Aug 22, 2018
World Sanskrit Conference shows that Sanskritic scholarship in India remains afraid of gender and casteAnanya Vajpeyi and Kaushal Panwar opened and traversed a faultline in Sanskritic scholarship whose very acknowledgement is a courageous act.
Jun 11, 2018
Lessons from my mother: The need to celebrate womanhood, be 'self-centered' in a challenging worldThe mother of an autistic child reflects on the advice her mother gave her, about raising a child and achieving her own potential