Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicMahabharata

Topic: Mahabharata

HoiChoi’s Mahabharat Murders is modern-day Kurukshetra where Duryodhana takes revenge

The OTT series is a typical crime thriller—bureaucratic settings, revenge, romance. What's unique is the blend of myth and modernity in a new India.

India created cultural illiteracy in the name of modernity

We are okay with Fabindia clothing. But an encounter with popular culture anywhere outside a museum makes us squeamish.

Dalit Veda Vyasa was India’s first nation builder. He was the child of an inter-caste union

In ‘Makers of Modern Dalit History’, Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakash Paswan write Veda Vyasa’s achievements show how Dalit communities have helped Hinduism revolutionise and reform.

Mahabharata to Modi — How India lost the space for moral dilemmas

‘Anti-national’ or ‘fascist’ — the death of dilemma is at the root of Indian polarisation today.

Why Modi’s ministers are sounding like Mahabharata’s Yudhisthir

Is China in Indian territory? Did India miss Covid cases? What about doubling farmers’ incomes? Modi's ministers won’t lie on these, but neither will you hear the truth.

Hussain Shahis’ Krishna Bhakti, Mughals’ Mathura link — lesser-known facts about Muslim rulers

After the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, Right-wing commenters have claimed that 'rebuilding is a civilisational responsibility Indians owe to their ancestors'. This can't be more anachronistic.

Jats & Punjabis ‘less brainy’, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb stirs another row with his claims

The Tripura CM's comments at a conference Sunday are the latest in a long string of such faux pas. He once said satellite tech existed in ancient India and that Buddha had walked to Japan.

Remembering Jeevan, Indian cinema’s favourite villain who also played Narad Muni 61 times

Actor Jeevan Kumar played countless roles in his prolific career, never failing to evolve in his craft.

Indians know all about Draupadi and Sita, but ignore what was done to Subhadra in Mahabharata

Subhadra’s story in the Mahabharata is different from what we see on DD now. Arjun and Krishna had to appear flawless, after all.

Prasar Bharati likely to telecast Ramayan and Mahabharat after ‘public demand’

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar has said the public service broadcaster was 'working' with 'rights holders' to air the mythological series.  

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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