Devdutt Pattanaik

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What is Bollywood reading?

What is Bollywood reading?

Rediff.com4 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Bollywood Book Club!

What the Ramayana, Mahabharata tell us

What the Ramayana, Mahabharata tell us

Rediff.com6 Dec 2018

'We often assume that Ayodhya is Ram's property and Hastinapur is Yudhishthira's property when, in fact, it is their responsibility.' 'A king exists, as per Hindu philosophy, only to ensure that other people's property is safe,' explains Devdutt Pattanaik.

Photos: A special treat for Game of Thrones' fans

Photos: A special treat for Game of Thrones' fans

Rediff.com20 Sep 2018

What happens when fans of Game of Thrones decide to bring a Ganpati home?

Photos: A special treat for Game of Thrones' fans

Photos: A special treat for Game of Thrones' fans

Rediff.com20 Sep 2018

What happens when fans of Game of Thrones decide to bring a Ganpati home?

Why India likes shows like Mahakali, Naagin 3, Porus...

Why India likes shows like Mahakali, Naagin 3, Porus...

Rediff.com12 Sep 2018

Mythological and historical shows are lapped up not just by the young, but equally by grown men and women.

Would ancient India have supported Section 377?

Would ancient India have supported Section 377?

Rediff.com17 Jul 2018

Devdutt Pattanaik, who has simplified the ancient Indian scriptures for millions of readers, highlights what our scriptures have to say about homosexuals and transgenders.

Super-rich young Indians have a new success mantra!

Super-rich young Indians have a new success mantra!

Rediff.com28 Sep 2017

Nikita Puri and Dhruv Munjal explain why new-age businessmen are turning to exclusive, uber-rich clubs.

7 links between the Ramayana, Mahabharata

7 links between the Ramayana, Mahabharata

Rediff.com10 Jul 2017

Despite being set in different yugas, there are characters who appear in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Grown-ups, it's never too late to colour

Grown-ups, it's never too late to colour

Rediff.com25 Jul 2016

Colouring books for adults are helping people loosen up and rediscover their childhood.

She loves the F-word!

She loves the F-word!

Rediff.com21 Dec 2015

Mita Kapur has an irresistible love affair... and she's willing to do anything to keep it going.

How Indian mythology is related to modern business

How Indian mythology is related to modern business

Rediff.com4 Aug 2015

What is business? Isn't it an exchange of valuable things?

What makes him one of India's highest selling authors

What makes him one of India's highest selling authors

Rediff.com15 Jul 2014

Ashwin Sanghi gets candid with you, our dear readers! Read on!

Hating Wendy

Hating Wendy

Rediff.com13 Feb 2014

Devdutt Pattanaik responds to the decision by Penguin to withdraw and pulp Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.

Hating Wendy

Hating Wendy

Rediff.com13 Feb 2014

Dignity moves forward

Dignity moves forward

Rediff.com14 Dec 2013

Rather than talking about Khajuraho and Shikhandi, the argument should be about a Constitution that promised rights to all, says Mihir S Sharma

How you can meet India's greatest writers!

How you can meet India's greatest writers!

Rediff.com19 Jun 2013

The finest of the non-fiction authors will get together at the India Non Fiction Festival from June 21 to 23 in Mumbai.

LIVE: Day 2 of the Jaipur Literature Festival

LIVE: Day 2 of the Jaipur Literature Festival

Rediff.com25 Jan 2013

Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel is at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Follow her updates right here!

'Making Gita a national book is paying lip service'

'Making Gita a national book is paying lip service'

Rediff.com22 Dec 2011

'Many have read them. Many know the verses. May hear the interpretations. But few actually get it. If you get it, you will be at peace even in the midst of war. You will not be outraged,' says Devdutt Pattanaik about the Bhagavad Gita

'The Mahabharata's lessons are eternal'

'The Mahabharata's lessons are eternal'

Rediff.com29 Sep 2010

In an email interview, the Mumbai-based Devdutt Pattanaik spoke to redidff.com about his latest book on the Mahabharata and about what lessons the epic holds for today's times

'Yoga helped many accept their sexual orientation'

'Yoga helped many accept their sexual orientation'

Rediff.com10 Jul 2009

"Yoga is about acceptance and coming to terms with who you really are, your purest core," says yoga teacher Deepika Mehta. "It helps you shed the layers imposed by society. And in my experience, yoga has helped a lot of people come to terms with their sexual orientation, rather than live in denial."

Baba Ramdev is wrong, homosexuality is no disease

Baba Ramdev is wrong, homosexuality is no disease

Rediff.com10 Jul 2009

'I suspect, despite all the asanas and the pranayamas, the great yoga master has still some prejudices to uncrumple.'