Tuesday, 28 June, 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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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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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