Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicMahabharat

Topic: Mahabharat

Why young Indians deserve a new Mahabharat film

A fan-made trailer of a Mahabharat movie garnered over 20 million views on YouTube. It’s time India’s filmmakers take on the challenge – a 21st century ‘karm-yudh’.

Oxford journal turns to Gita for Covid lessons, says healthcare workers are today’s Arjunas

An article in the peer-reviewed European Heart Journal said Krishna's teaching to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita held lessons for the world tackling Covid today.

Bharat Ek Khoj: Shyam Benegal’s adaption of Nehru’s Discovery of India was a Sunday staple

The show covered a range of topics, from the Harappan Civilisation to the freedom struggle, along with mythological epics.

Chandamama, the magazine that taught generations about ethics and India for six decades

First published in 1947, the magazine survived for six decades and now loyal fans have taken to preserving its comics online.

Malgudi Days to Karamchand – the Doordarshan classics that deserve a lockdown comeback

These classic Doordarshan shows developed a massive fan following when they first aired, and have inspired remakes and revivals.

Dear PM Modi, Mahabharat was a bloody war. Coronavirus fight mustn’t be one: Kapil Sibal

We pray that the tragic consequences of the Mahabharat do not visit our population. This war against the coronavirus will not end in 21 days for several reasons.

DD’s Lord Ram, Lord Krishna say Ramayan and Mahabharat hold lessons even for Netflix gen

Actors Arun Govil and Nitish Bharadwaj talk about the national lockdown, Ramayan and Mahabharat being rerun and Modi govt's efforts to tackle coronavirus.

Not just Ramayan, Mahabharat, DD to also re-run Circus and Byomkesh Bakshi during lockdown

Doordarshan began the requisitioning process for these shows much before the lockdown. But it decided to re-telecast them now in ‘national interest’.

B.R. Chopra — the man who shaped our Sunday mornings with Mahabharat

B.R. Chopra had the rare quality of making movies with socially relevant issues while still catering to popular tastes.

Last Laughs: Ministers on the loose and internet in the times of Mahabharata

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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