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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Indian mythology


Raksha Bandhan: The story of 'evil' siblings Ravana and Surpanakha

July 14, 2020 10:51 am

Happy Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi 2018: This brother-sister duo are symbolic of a common evil, partners in their journey of death and destruction yet bonded by strong, unusual bond of love, loyalty and protection—the Raksha Bandhan.

Storytelling: LGBT themes in Hindu mythology

July 14, 2020 10:42 am

Agni, the god of fire is married both to the goddess Svaha and the male Moon god Soma with Agni having a receptive role in this relationship.

Sita and Draupadi, feminist icons for young girls today

July 14, 2020 10:52 am

In the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the respective heroines Sita and Draupadi are feminist icons, though different in their circumstances and character.

In Good Faith: Balancing the myth

June 25, 2018 10:33 am

The stories of great religious traditions are needed to make sense of the world. In their stagnation, lie dangers of fundamentalism

Finding God in the Everyday

May 11, 2018 12:20 am

Born in Karkala, a small town in Karnataka, Vasudeo Kamath grew up in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai. As a child, he used to draw lines on the walls and floors of his house, representing trains running on tracks.

The Immortals of Shambala

April 26, 2014 4:55 am

A fantasy novel based on the mythology of Vajrayana Buddhism holds promise.

The triad of promise

January 13, 2014 5:58 pm

Three individuals will set the agenda for the general elections.

United Colours of Bengal

February 11, 2012 3:16 am

Britain alone didn’t influence the colours of Bengal,though the Raj did make Kolkata its capital in India.

In Defence of Finks

January 23, 2012 3:52 am

When your instinct tells you to flee but you should stay anyway.


June 22, 2010 5:24 am

1912. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke quit his printing business after differences with his partners. Moved by a silent film,The Life of Christ,he became obsessed with making a movie.