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No substitute for stage performance: Padma Shri Shobha Deepak Singh on releasing Shri Ram dance drama online

October 24, 2020 8:55 am

Organising an event as legendary as Shri Ram in these times came with its own set of challenges and modifications, and Shobha Deepak Singh, a COVID-19 survivor herself, spoke about how things have changed this year.

Explained: Why the 200-year Ramnagar ki Ramlila has an important place in India's art history

October 23, 2020 12:13 pm

This year, the pandemic has forced Ramnagar ki Ramlila to do what it has always resisted — change.

Covid brings 200-yr-old Ramlila to halt in Varanasi

October 23, 2020 10:23 am

The Ramlila was started by Maharaja Udit Narayan Singh in 1830, and its organisers pride themselves on the fact that it has never been disrupted — through battles and wars, famines and droughts, and change in regimes.

Tale of two Delhi Ramlilas: One that went ahead, one where Covid took centrestage

October 28, 2020 1:17 am

For the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, this year’s Ramlila was a determined leap of faith. For Mehrauli’s Classic Ramlila, the pandemic’s pressures proved too much.

Delhi: Ahead of PM Modi's visit, how SC dome became Akshardham at Ramlila

October 10, 2019 7:51 am

The organisers confirmed that the Supreme Court theme was up for nine days before it was changed Monday. The idea, an organiser said, was to send out a message that “people want the court to rule in favour of a temple in Ayodhya”.

A Dussehra story for kids: The best Hanuman by Deepa Agarwal

October 17, 2019 11:17 am

Hanuman Stories: Hanuman and Ravana masks, all yelling to draw attention to their wares. The festival of Dussehra, which commemorated Lord Rama’s victory over the ten-headed demon Ravana, was just a few days away and the excitement seemed to infect everyone.

Delhi: Returning from Ramlila, 9-yr-old girl falls into drain, dies

October 21, 2018 3:23 am

The depth of the drain is 4-5 feet and the girl died within a short span of time due to toxic gases, police said.

Mathura’s Chaturvedi family has been taking Ramlila to different stages across country since six decades

September 28, 2017 5:07 am

For more than six decades Mathura’s Chaturvedi family has been taking Ramlila to different stages across the country, with three generations completely involved and dedicated to bring the tradition closer to people.

Setting the stage for Ram, drawn by applause and jalebis

October 22, 2015 2:52 am

RamLila has been part of Delhi for years, but in Old Rajinder Nagar it has an unlikely showstopper in the form of Manjeet Singh Sethi.

Mumbai Epic

October 17, 2015 12:05 am

A look at some of Mumbai’s popular Ramlila performances.


Transformation of Manoj Tiwari from Delhi BJP chief to Parashurama in Ramlila

October 03, 2019 1:22 pm

This is the fourth time Manoj Tiwari has acted in the Ramlila — previously, he has twice played Angad and once played Kewat.