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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at a press briefing for the Deepotsav Wednesday | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Construction of Ram Temple a big deal, God chose me to take his legacy forward, says Yogi

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath was addressing the media during the UP government’s Deepotsav event, a three-day celebration of Diwali in Ayodhya held from 1-3 November.
Actor Arvind Trivedi

Actor Arvind Trivedi, who played Raavan on ‘Ramayan’ TV show, passes away

PM Modi paid tribute to Trivedi, saying he was not only 'an exceptional actor but also was passionate about public service'. Trivedi had also served as CBFC chief from 2002-2003.
The battle of Kurukshetra in Mahabharata | Commons

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.
Actor Arun Govil, popular for playing the role of Lord Ram in the 1980s' show Ramayan | Wikimedia Commons

Arun Govil, actor who played Lord Ram in TV show ‘Ramayan’, joins BJP

Govil said his decision to join BJP was triggered by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's 'irritation' at the chant of 'Jai Shree Ram'.
File photo | Rabindranath Tagore in 1925 | Wikimedia Commons

Tagore’s ‘Ramrajya’ didn’t have one Rama. Hindutva soldiers should know that

As the West Bengal election draws near, Modi-Shah’s party wants to claim the legacy of Tagore. But his plays and poems still fight kings and their kingdoms.
A poster of the film Ludo | Twitter | @Dhananjayang

Twitter users target ‘Hindu phobic’ Anurag Basu over Rajkummar Rao’s Ramleela scene in Ludo

Social media users cite scene depicting Ram and Ravana's sister Surpanakha in the recently-released dark comedy Ludo, directed by Anurag Basu, and sought I&B ministry action against the film.
Chromolithograph of Dasharatha being asked to banish Rama by Kaikeyi and Manthara | Chitrashala Press | Wikimedia Commons

Can Manthara be charged for conspiracy against Ayodhya? Putting Ramayana through IPC test

In ‘Ramayana Revisited’, journalist Anil Maheshwari and SC Advocate Vipul Maheshwari look at the legality of the Manthara episode.
Tribal women in Jharkhand capital Ranchi get ready to mark the Ram temple bhoomi pujan Wednesday | ANI

Dalits have a special place in the new Hindutva matrix. Ram Mandir is proof of that

Besides Kameshwar Chaupal, a Dalit member of the temple's trust, SC and OBC leaders such as Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar were at the helm of Ram Janmabhoomi movement.
File image of Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli | ANI

Nepal Foreign Ministry steps in to quell Ayodhya row stoked by PM Oli, says no offence meant

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said Monday that the ‘real Ayodhya’ lies at Thori in the west of Birgunj, reportedly adding that Lord Ram wasn’t born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

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.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.