Ramayana

Revisiting Indian folklores

Revisiting Indian folklores

August 7, 2020

Unable to compete with various digital platforms telling stories, traditional folktales are confined to ‘grandparents narrating stories to their grandchildren’ in present time. Though translated into various languages and adapted in numerous films, these folk tales are losing...

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It’s a family affair in Thailand

It’s a family affair in Thailand

September 19, 2019

Going to Thailand is now easier than ever, especially for the Indians, and yes, with families. But after landing in Thailand, what do they do to keep everyone in the family equally happy? Know more to not miss next time or for that matter, the first time!

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Changing narratives in Indian mythology

Changing narratives in Indian mythology

August 3, 2019

The two great Indian epics The Ramayana and The Mahabharata are being re-imagined and retold from the perspectives of the other characters and even those who were overlooked in the earlier editions.

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L’appel spirituel de Jammu

L’appel spirituel de Jammu

April 11, 2018

Jammu, l’épicentre des activités socio-économiques de l’État du Jammu-et-Cachemire (au nord de l’Inde), est aussi un haut lieu de pèlerinage hindou. Alors que nous atterrissons à Jammu après une heure et demi de vol depuis New Delhi, la première chose qui s’of...

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Madhubani paintings become the graffiti for Bihar

Madhubani paintings become the graffiti for Bihar

January 9, 2018

The folk painting of Madhubani will soon be seen decorating the walls of various government buildings in Bihar, the eastern Indian state where the art hails from. Traditionally done using fingers and twigs, and on mud walls, the method of applying the art has evolved with time.

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Sutheash Balasubramaniam
Four myth-inspired graphic novels in India

Four myth-inspired graphic novels in India

April 13, 2017

Mythological texts have often been visually represented in India, but, the new age graphic novels have turned and evolved characters that have been known in the Indian subcontinent for centuries now.

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Soumitra Chatterjee: the first Indian actor to attain this French honour

Soumitra Chatterjee: the first Indian actor to attain this French honour

January 19, 2017

While many would know this veteran actor as the prime collaborator of Satyajit Ray, only a few might be aware of the fact that he is the proud recipient of the highest award of arts from the French government. The actor turns 82 today.

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Dussehra fest in New Delhi

Dussehra fest in New Delhi

October 12, 2016

Dusshera, a major Hindu festival, was celebrated in India on October 11. Festivities begin nine days in advance before the D-day that marks the victory of good over evil. According to the Hindu mythology, Dussehra marks the day when lord Rama beheaded the evil demon Ravana who is...

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Chai-Coffee-Culture

Chai-Coffee-Culture

June 16, 2016

Consumption of tea has been documented in Indian ancient texts like the Ramayana showing the native and cultural attachment of the beverage to India. It has also been documented in stories associated with Buddhist monks. It is the domestic drink for most and finding a chai (collo...

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Great Indian Travel Bazaar

Great Indian Travel Bazaar

April 18, 2016

Being one of the prime tourist destinations in India, Rajasthan received nearly 7 million international and 330 million domestic visitors last fiscal year. With tourism increasing at the yearly rate of 5-7 pc in the state, Rajasthan inaugurated the eighth edition of its annual tr...

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Ramayana enters Hollywood

Ramayana enters Hollywood

March 16, 2016

Though the famous Indian story ‘Ramayana’ have been told through many books, cartoons and television shows, three directors have come together to make an English movie on it, so that the story reaches out to the world. The thousands of years old story of Ramayana has been tol...

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