Books  /  Published 29.07.20

Busting mythology myths with Devdutt Pattanaik

At a time when history is often tweaked to suit a skewed narrative, Devdutt Pattanaik is a mythologist who tells the stories of our scriptures in their truest form and hopes that people learn from the...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 18.11.18

Sudha Murty's Upside-Down King spotlights myths

She wanted to make the epics interesting for her granddaughters, so she put some lesser-known tales together. The Upside-Down King: Unusual Tales about Rama and Krishna was thus born. According to aut...
By Chandreyee Ghose in

Books  /  Published 11.10.18

When Rama was bewildered by lower-caste Shambuka

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Opinion  /  Published 25.09.18

Mahabharata as a sieve to remove ambiguity

Six days from now, but 30 years ago, India became enchanted with the flaring nostrils of Duryodhana. Mahabharat, produced and directed by the Chopras with an Urdu poet as scriptwriter, premiered on te...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.19

The Anthropocene is not a western invention

Words create a separate magic, a penumbra of meaning that evokes memories. The word, serendipity, always fascinated me. It represented a stroke of luck, but it was luck that accompanied those who knew...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Books  /  Published 05.11.18

Mythology through pictures, for children

Since its inception in 2010, the Amma Tell Me More series has grown to be a stellar collection of 12 books by Bhakti Mathur. Exploring a wide variety of topics, from festivals to gods, the series is o...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 02.09.19

Sita, Sati and Sufi

When Sufism and the lore of Sita and Sati converge, narratives like this novel’s are born. This is even more significant when the convergence reaches beyond the Gangetic plain across borders into Ba...
By Ameena Kazi Ansari in

Books  /  Published 24.09.18

Krishna's story is complicated: Devdutt Pattanaik

Mythologist, author, illustrator, orator and trained medical professional — Devdutt Pattanaik wears many hats, all of which came to the fore as we chatted with him on the sidelines of his talk on ...
By Rushati Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Cow-based cancer cures: Mythology over facts

A leap of faith can save us from botheration. The finance minister had undertaken a foreign trip for medical treatment, which made him miss a coveted function — the presentation of the Union budget....
By Arunabha Sengupta in

Technology  /  Published 09.02.20

Demon Blade: Of samurais and swords

Games steeped in Japanese mythology have always fascinated me. With time, however, most such games started to look very similar. Demon Blade feels like a breath of fresh air with its new fighting mech...
By Karan R. Gaikwad in


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