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‘Mythology is a source of political debate’

August 22, 2019 8:09 am

As Puducherry-based Adishakti group brings its latest play Bali to Prithvi Theatre, its artistic director and actor Vinay Kumar talks about their process and questions the notion of righteousness

Yours Faithfully: Solstice — Why today’s Winter Solstice is a 'rare phenomenon', and other legends

February 22, 2018 11:42 pm

Across the world, winter solstice is celebrated in many ways. For Jews, the winter solstice is called ‘Tekufat Tevet’ which marks the start of winter. The Egyptians celebrated the birth of Horus, the son of Isis (divine mother goddess) for 12 days during mid-winter.

A Childhood in Pixels

February 28, 2016 11:47 pm

Los Angeles-based animator Sanjay Patel, whose short film Sanjay’s Super Team is one of the Indian nominations at the Oscars, on turning a slice of his childhood into a Pixar short film.

Did the ancient Greeks use laptops? Not really, but some people believe so

February 07, 2016 4:57 pm

A sculpture dating back to 100 BC shows a woman who seems to be using a modern-day laptop, prompting conspiracy theorists to run away with their imagination.

‘Stories give me complete comfort’

February 06, 2011 2:40 pm

For mythologist,author and speaker Devdutt Pattanaik,divinity is the possibility of the human being.

Folk Flavour

September 17, 2010 12:37 am

Mythology,folk tradition and poetry come together in author and IPS officer Rajbir Deswal's latest book.


'Fan' Kajol launches Ashwin Sanghi's book at JLF 2016

January 23, 2016 3:23 pm

Jaipur, Jan 23 (ANI): Bollywood actress Kajol was present at the launch of Indian writer Ashwin Sanghi's latest book, The Sialkot Saga, at Jaipur Literature Festival 2016. The world's largest free festival of its kind, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has been described as the 'greatest literary show on earth'. The festival that began on 21st January will conclude on January 25.