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 in

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

India  /  Published 18.02.20

Post-poll, AAP keeps its faith in Hanuman

The Aam Aadmi Party’s public awakening to Hanuman has outlived the Delhi elections.An AAP legislator who is also the secretary of the party’s Delhi unit has announced that he will organise monthly...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.10.18

Cong sees battle of Ramayana

The antagonism between the country’s two principal political parties is now manifest on festivals too — the Congress on Vijaya Dashami portrayed its fight with the BJP as a battle between good and...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 09.11.19

The birth of Lord Rama

At that time, the effulgent king, the slayer of his enemies, was conducting a great sacrifice for the birth of a son. A huge being of immense strength rose out of Dasharatha’s sacrificial fire, hera...
By Arshia Sattar 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

Culture  /  Published 09.05.20

Ramayana and its many variants

When Anita Bose first arrived in Thailand she was surprised to see how integral to its culture the Ramayana was. Buddhism is followed by 95 per cent of the population and yet it was, and still is, com...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.20

Caught in a 'chakravyuh'

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party regime’s obsession with the epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, is well known. The re-telecast of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan and BR Chopra’s Mahabharat — commissio...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 23.10.18

J&K retreat on Ramayan

The Jammu and Kashmir administration led by governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday withdrew an order directing schools and colleges to consider buying copies of the Bhagvad Gita and the Ramayan, barely 1...
By Our Special Correspondent in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.19

Our 1980s Bombay version of the Ramayana

Jai Siya Ram. The sound boomed over the cacophony of the evening games and the terrified children started scampering off to a safe distance. The giant languidly lurched forward and managed to catch Ja...
By Rafique Ahmed Jinabade in


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