Books  /  Published 29.07.22

The queen who set in motion an epic

Book: Kaikeyi Author: Vaishnavi Patel Publisher: Hachette Price: $28 Would you have seen a painting of Kaikeyi by Nandalal Bose? A young woman dressed in finery aplenty and some venom in her eyes....
By Upala Sen

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

Mind’s eye

The Mahabharata has fascinated artists for centuries. It is a seemingly inexhaustible source of subjects. What fascinates the veteran artist, Shuvaprasanna, though, are not the tales of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 29.04.22

India’s geomyths

How did Kashmir obtain its name and its Karewas that are vital for saffron cultivation? What role does the Manimahesh Peak play in the marriage rituals of Gaddi tribes in Himachal Pradesh? Why is the ...
By Priyank Patel

Events  /  Published 20.04.22

Celebrating art, beyond its traditional perceptions

By Sudarshana Ganguly (t2 intern)

People  /  Published 05.04.22

If you have to understand Hinduism, you can’t do it through Hindutva: Devdutt Pattanaik

As for Hindutva, it’s a word that was invented in 1894 by a Bengali gentleman called Chandranath Basu. Before the 1890s, Hindutva didn’t exist, just as Hinduism didn’t exist semantic...
By Priyam Marik


Lifestyle  /  Published 25.02.22

Devdutt Pattanaik's book 'The Stories We Tell: Mythology To Make Sense of Modern Lives'

Pattanaik begins his book by presenting the ultimate form of his self-expression –– Fact is everybody’s truth. Fiction is nobody’s truth. Myth is somebody’s truth. His id...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 04.02.22

Decoding the Pegasus puzzle

Book name: Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares: Horses in Indian Myth and History Author: By Wendy Doniger, Publisher, price: Speaking Tiger, Rs 699\ Whether we ride horses or think about them, eques...
By Ahona Panda

Books  /  Published 01.02.22

A reading list to explore cultural recesses

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris If you’re a Loki fan, you might want to consider this one. The Gospel of Loki brings to light the perspective of the God of Mischief. Tired of being misun...
By Hannah Nicole D’souza

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.21

Bengal: In Cong nominee's repoll demand, whiff of Greek sibling rivalry?

On the day of polling, Zaidur wrote two letters, one to the returning officer and the other to the police observer for the by-election in the constituency. In the letter to the returning officer, Zai...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 26.08.21

Anand on retelling Indian mythology

Favourite mythological tale of all time: Ramayana Favourite mythologies of all time: Mahabharata Favourite films with mythology at the core: The old Tamil film of Thiruvilaiyadal, the tales of Shiva...
By Saionee Chakraborty


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