Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicRamayana

Topic: Ramayana

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, 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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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