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

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Time of blind faith in the age of reason

In the time of Covid, we all live in a state of heightened uncertainty and anguish. There are problems relating to our health that each of us must take care of. There are fears about the health of our...
By Anup Sinha

Books  /  Published 19.03.21

The Ramayana through law

The narrative device of a trial provides an astute means of highlighting the perspectives of these characters who often find themselves caught in divine machinations. For instance, both Ahalya —...
By Akshat Agarwal

Books  /  Published 01.02.21

Decoding Dharma and its dichotomy

Somewhere between asserting the importance of Cheteshwar Pujara’s slow 50s for India’s Test side and drawing a parallel between him and Yudhishtir’s Dharma, cult-favourite mythology ...
By Anannya Sarkar

India  /  Published 01.12.20

Ram, Bali and an FIR

Few doubt that Rabindranath Tagore could have been jailed as an “anti-national” in today’s India for calling nationalism “a great menace” that “has been at the bott...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 15.11.20

Future of history: India’s past is threatened

In 1992, a provocative thesis was put forward by the Japanese-American political scientist, Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama. The book in which it was published had an enigmatic title: The End of Histo...
By G.N. Devy

Arts  /  Published 10.10.20

Vast sweep

Strong footprints of Indian culture along the island nations across Southeast Asia in the first millennium and so on suddenly came alive in Calcutta drawing rooms when the Consulate General of the Rep...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

Stripes over mane: The tiger's victory over the lion

It was nearly half a century ago this very month in September 1972 that the task force on the tiger presented its report to the government. We live in a world where the conservation of wildlife and, e...
By Mahesh Rangarajan

India  /  Published 05.08.20

Message of Ram

The Ramayana has a deep and irremovable emboss on the culture (heritage) of the world and the Indian subcontinent. Tales of Lord Ram, Mother Sita and the Ramayana have illumined our cultural and relig...
By The Telegraph

North East  /  Published 08.12.19

Care for rare manuscripts

Normal School Silchar under the Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies has collected more than 500 very rare and old manuscripts which will be preserved in a special room of the school. The conten...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi


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