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Our many Ramayanas: Writer Subhadra Sengupta on the Ramayana trail and its many offerings

November 10, 2015 12:51:27 pm

Every place that is said to have been blessed by the presence of Ram finds its place in the pilgrimage circuit in India.

Our many Ramayanas: Feminist writer Sarah Joseph and her son Vinaykumar KJ retell the epic

November 10, 2015 12:42:57 pm

While Joseph looks at the Ramayana from a subaltern perspective, her son’s retellings are an “internal exploration”.

No exaggerations: The truth behind what happened in the Ramayana

November 10, 2015 5:01:54 pm

In keeping with their religion’s emphasis on reason and non-violence, the Jain Ramayana features vanaras who are not monkeys and Ram as the warrior who eventually forsakes the battlefield.

Mappila Ramayanam: Setting India’s most ancient epic in a Malabari Muslim milieu

November 10, 2015 12:07:21 pm

Many Ramayana storytellers come from Muslim communities. The Mappila Ramayanam, coming from the folk song tradition of the Malabari Muslims or Mappilas, is an example of how the epic has crossed cultural boundaries.

Our many Ramayanas: The Sunday mythology club

November 10, 2015 11:53:30 am

In 1986, Doordarshan broke with tradition to cast a mythological religious drama. Television was never the same after Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Our many Ramayanas: The thin line that separates man from divinity

November 10, 2015 12:40:41 pm

A poet looks back on how the Ramayana shaped his life and taught him about the thin line that separates humankind from the divine.

Yakub’s Ramayana: A Muslim artisan and his rendition of the classic

November 10, 2015 12:37:29 pm

For centuries, Muslim patuas spread across several districts of West Bengal have retold the epic through songs and scrolls.

Our many Ramayanas: Where Ravan is the good guy

November 10, 2015 12:39:48 pm

A tiny clan in Jodhpur claims a blood link to the arch-villain and mourns his incineration every Dussehra.

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Working the Soil

November 7, 2015 4:54:29 am

An ongoing exhibition traces the genesis and evolution of Santiniketan through the work of its four principal artists

Ramayana Special: This god is yours, this god is mine

November 10, 2015 12:38:29 pm

The patron of akharas, deeply loved by children, Hanuman once belonged to everyone. A filmmaker remembers the joy the Ram-bhakt brought to his childhood.

‘Delhi, I Love You’: This video shows you why Dilliwalas love the city

November 4, 2015 7:49:51 pm

The DILY team travelled across the city for two weeks and discovered a Delhi of unspoken stories and overlooked realities.

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Hidden Power

November 4, 2015 6:26:20 am

Vidyottama, a fictional play on the wife of Kalidas, establishes the rights of a woman in the home and marriage.

Different people react to an artwork differently: Subodh Gupta

November 4, 2015 6:22:44 am

Artist Subodh Gupta speaks about his new work When Soak Becomes Spill, turning down MF Husain’s offer and following the Bihar elections.

A Tenor Supreme: Scottish saxophonist & quartet jazz it up at the Jodhpur RIFF

November 3, 2015 12:22:41 pm

Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley and his quartet serve up contemporary jazz with a Latin infusion.

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Jury Duty for Pi

November 2, 2015 5:47:11 am

A juror at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, actor Suraj Sharma, talks of studying filmmaking, acting during holidays and being broke.

Past as Present: Christie’s sale has a new section on classical Indian art

November 1, 2015 12:41:04 pm

In its third edition, Christie's India sale will offer classical artwork and antiques for the first time.

In Her Skin: Mallika Taneja on feminism and her play Thoda Dhyan Se

November 1, 2015 1:00:50 am

Thoda Dhyan Se is a feminist satire targetting those who link women’s clothes to their abuse.

Sometimes, with a vengeance, I convert my pictures into black and white: Raghu Rai

November 1, 2015 2:08:20 pm

Raghu Rai on completing 50 years of making iconic images, his book on the Dalai Lama and why a photograph deserves to be held in the hand and not just viewed on a screen.

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Wall to Wall

December 25, 2015 10:15:10 pm

Artists Meenakshi J and Jey Sushil on leaving their imprints on the country’s walls and involving people with art

Don Bradman’s soprano granddaughter hits the pitch under Zubin Mehta

December 25, 2015 10:15:47 pm

Greta, who is on her maiden visit to India, performed under the baton of renowned conductor Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Australian World Orchestra.

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