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Soon, Ramayana, Mahabharat, Gita to be taught in schools, colleges

Lessons from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Gita may soon be taught in schools and colleges as part of the National Democratic Alliance government’s plan to rid the country of “cultural......

Will develop Bodh Gaya as spiritual capital, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at the Mahabodhi Tree, at the Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodhgaya, Patna. Photograph: PIB Describing Bodh Gaya as the “land of enlightenment”,......

Prospects of peace as India-Pak tensions have eased: China

Quoting from the epic Mahabharata and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a top Chinese leader has said the easing of tensions between India and Pakistan has increased the prospects of peace in......

Cong leaders use Mahabharta analogy to take potshots at BJP

Latching on to the Mahabharta analogy used by L K Advani, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh took potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party over the turmoil in the party after Narendra Modi's......

A day before quitting, Advani invoked wounded Bhishma Pitamah

LK Advani made reference to a wounded Bhishma Pitamah lying on a bed of arrows in a scene in Mahabharata after the sulking BJP veteran, citing ill-health, stayed away from the party executive meet......

Prime Minister of India: Rishyashringa or Dhritarashtra?

The moral of the story of Rishyashringa is one of the most riveting ones in the epic Mahabharata. One of the several characters that embellish the great epic, Rishyashringa's story provides a......

Why gambling, betting should be legalised in India

Gambling has been a part of our ethos since ancient times. During the Mahabharata period, there is reference to the Pandavas playing the game of dice with Kauravas. Similarly during Diwali,......

What makes entrepreneurs tick? Gurcharan Das finds

In his last bestseller he sought answers to the importance of being good using the epic Mahabharata as a reference point and now author and economist Gurcharan Das sets out to discover success......

The Uber vs Ola mahayudh

The whole point about this is not who eventually wins or loses but how, in just a few years, technology has so changed our lives, says Subir Roy. How could there be a revival of the entirely......

'I hope Dr Urjit Patel thinks beyond continuity'

‘When a soldier becomes a king, he better be a king. He should now just forget the past and move beyond continuity. He should catch the potential of India’s moment and play a......

'If you do a bad role in a film, you may not get television offers in future'

'I have learnt one thing in life: if you love being with someone, you have to accept that person with all the flaws.' Mahabharat's Arjun -- Shaheer Sheikh -- is back!......

Mohan Babu to play Ravana in new Ramayana

The rich Indian mythological tradition has inspired many writers and filmmakers, and the epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, have been adapted on the small screen and big, several times. K......

Characters in Rajneeti are drawn from Mahabharata

The cast of Rajneeti descended in Delhi to kick off promotions for the film at the Galaxy Hotel in Gurgaon on Saturday. The presence of Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal,......

Aamir Khan eyes the Mahabharat

After scoring big on Ghajini, Aamir Khan is now focusing his attention on his next venture -- and the Indian epic, Mahabharata, seems to havecaught his eye."Mahabharata is a story that is very......

Now, Mahabharata on Star Plus

After NDTV Imagine's Ramayana, Star Plus is getting ready with an all-new Mahabharata.The new serial will be produced by Bobby Bedi, in association with some of the big namesin entertainment like......

The death of the yellow jersey

'Living in Brazil, I had internalised the football mythology of that country, the way I had learnt Mahabharata stories in my childhood.' 'The tragedy at the Maracana stadium in 1950, when a......

Exclusive: Sidhu on joining the BJP

Bollywood star Suresh Oberoi, television actor Gajendra Chauhan, who played Yudhisthir in the teleserial Mahabharata, and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at......

Ashwin: On his way to becoming the greatest

What makes Ravichandran Ashwin the world's premier Test spinner?Dhruv Munjal, T E Narasimhan and Gireesh Babu find out. IMAGE: Another wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin, this time it is his former......
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Audrey Truschke on why Aurangzeb deserves less hate

Audrey Truschke made heads turn last year with her book on Mughal Emperor Akbar. How Akbar ordered the translation of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/culture-news/the-misunderstood-mughal-audrey-truschke-on-why-aurangzeb-deserves-less-hate-1484995336.html
New book looks at decimation of FTIL head's empire

Editor's note: In a new book, journalist Shantanu Guha Ray meticulously probes Jignesh Shah and the events that led up to the NSEL scam. Reproduced... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/business/jignesh-shah-and-the-nsel-scam-new-book-looks-at-decimation-of-ftil-heads-empire-3213632.html
Reading Suharto, Quran Mahabharata and Ramayana

"Almost all the characters in my novels and their stories basically come from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana." In India to attend the Zee Jaipur... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/books/eka-kurniawan-reading-suharto-quran-mahabharata-and-ramayana-jlf-2017-4484366/
Telugu writer Volga

Telugu writer P Lalitha Kumari aka Volga's novella of interconnected stories The Liberation of Sita narrates events from the Ramayana from the... ...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/books/the-democratic-space-to-disagree-is-shrinking-in-india-telugu-writer-volga/story-JLL0uaiPD3jt3wBYsPa5FL.html
Was Draupadi Happy With Five Husbands? Kannada Writer SL Bhyrappa Asks At JLF 2017

At 85, SL Bhyrappa remains one of the stars of contemporary Kannada writing. While his books sell vast in numbers and his popular appeal, even... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/01/19/was-draupadi-happy-with-five-husbands-kannada-writer-sl-bhyrapp/

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