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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.
Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb | Twitter | @BjpBiplab

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.
Raja Ravi Varma's Arjuna and Subhadra | Oil on Canvas, 1890 | Wikimedia Commons

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.
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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.  
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

Arjuna’s arrows had atomic power: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar says at science fair

Governor Jagdeep Dhankar joins a growing list of politicians who have made bizarre claims linking Hindu mythology and science.
File photo | Deepika Padukone | Facebook/DeepikaPadukone

Deepika Padukone is set to play Draupadi, India’s first superwoman & #MeToo warrior

Deepika Padukone's Draupadi will be a two-part film and give women the Baahubali they want.
Girish Karnad | ANI Photos

Girish Karnad’s last work was an unfinished autobiography in English

Acted in classics Manthan and Malgudi Days, Sahitya Akademi awardee Girish Karnad revisited historical figure in plays such as Tughlaq and Yayati from Mahabharata.
File photo of Subramanian Swamy | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Subramanian Swamy attacking Modi minister as Shakuni shows he must read Mahabharata again

Shakuni is much like Game of Thrones' Tyrion Lannister. They both overcome lack of military training to perfect their art of strategic thinking.

On Camera

Trucks carry essential commodities in Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

In –35°C, the Indian soldier at LAC is 50% less efficient but 100% ready to fight China

As a Brigadier, I oversaw the conduct of an operation to capture a 17,000-feet high feature across the LAC in Chorbat La Sector in the first week of April 2001.
Representational image. A file photo of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | Photo: Commons

92 start-ups in just 1 year — how Andaman & Nicobar is on course to be a new ‘start-up hub’

From Diglipur to Campbell Bay, the islands’ administration reached out to all gram panchayats & conducted awareness campaigns in its quest to become a start-up hub.

Defence

Representational image of Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | ANI

Army jawan killed, another injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Poonch

The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing from small arms and intense shelling of mortars along the LoC in Poonch, a defence spokesperson said.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.