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Tuesday, May 18, 2021



Two states, three spots: looking for Hanuman's birthplace

April 15, 2021 6:55 am

Why are the southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh engaged in a tussle over the birth place of Hanuman?

Valmiki Jayanti 2020: Wishes, Images, Status, Quotes, Messages, and Photos

October 31, 2020 8:43 am

Valmiki Jayanti 2020 Wishes Images, Messages, Quotes, Status, Photos: It is said that Valmiki was named 'Agni Sharma' at birth and was renamed Valmiki later in life. Through his deeds in his lifetime, he got the title of 'Maharishi' meaning 'the great sage'

How miniatures from one of India’s largest museum collection are being brought alive

October 26, 2020 7:26 pm

Browse details of celebrated miniatures from the National Museum collection on Google Arts & Culture, from the Ramayana series to Pahari art

How this mobile app is taking Ramayana to phone screens

October 12, 2020 12:14 pm

Developed over a period of 1.5 months, the app launched by IIT-Delhi entrepreneur Bhuwan Arora and his team, has referred to the original texts by Maharshi Valmiki and Goswami Tulsidas for the stories

Ramayan on Doordarshan: Director Dibakar Banerjee looks back at the time that laid the ground for today

May 15, 2020 12:27 pm

In the midst of a pandemic that levels all — the chosen and the downtrodden — many of us fantasise about a return to a golden, simple past, but that leapfrogs over the reality of caste

Ramayan: Look at the show from the moral prism, not religious

May 15, 2020 12:24 pm

Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan (1987) was an unprecedented landmark in the DD era. As the record-breaking epic is all set to be re-telecast from this morning, here's rewinding to the time when Lord Ram's morality tale brought India to a standstill.

Dipika Chikhlia on Ramayan rerun: Don't know if people will have the patience for it

May 15, 2020 12:23 pm

Actor Dipika Chikhlia on playing Sita in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, the show's rerun on Doordarshan and more.

Ram Ram, India: The return of Ramayana, the return of the 1980s Sundays

March 27, 2020 6:22 pm

Ramanand Sagar’s epic will be back on Doordarshan from March 28 onwards. This time we will get to see it in the morning as well as evening (9-10 am and 9-10 pm).

Light and Life

October 29, 2019 3:58 pm

On Diwali, readings of the Ramayana show us the light, and warn us against darkness. Listen, first, to Sita in Dandakaranya, counselling Rama.

Did a strong sense of morality make Vibhishana the first 'anti-national'?

October 27, 2019 7:27 am

Every regime insists that the praja, or citizens, stand by its regressions from the founding ideals of the republic in the name of nationalism.


Looking back at Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan

March 28, 2020 8:45 am

Before you get to experience the epic TV show from March 28, here are some posters and photos of Doordarshan's Ramayana to take you on a nostalgia ride.

The tattooed rebels: Chhattisgarh's Ramnamis fight caste with full-bodied 'Ram Ram' tattoos

January 13, 2016 9:10 am

The Ramnami Samaj is a religious movement founded by Scheduled Caste Ram devotees in the late 19th century in Chhattisgarh. Denied entry to temples and forced to use separate wells, these low-caste Hindus first tattooed their bodies and faces more than 100 years ago as an act of defiance and devotion.