Wednesday, 28 September, 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

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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