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 in

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 in

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 in

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 in


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 in

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


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