People on both sides of the Hindutva debate need to read and understand the texts first, Bibek Debroy, translator of the unabridged Mahabharata, tells Kanika Datta as he gets started on a similar project for the Ramayana. IMAGE: Siya Ke Ram is the latest serial based on the Ramayan to hit the television screen. Most scholars would consider it a lifetime's achievement to translate the 90,000 shlokas of the Mahabharata. But Bibek Debroy, economist and member of the NITI Aayog, the Planning ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
"You are bound by rules, but not I. I am free to choose. I choose to follow you," says Sita calmly when Rama tells her that the forest is not a place for a woman, as he prepares to leave his princely comforts of Ayodhya and relegate himself to 14 years of ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
Prerna Bakshi has been writing poetry for as far back as she can remember. It started off mostly as an exercise to escape from her own personal battles. As she grew older the line between the personal and the public began to diminish. By the time she was ...catchnews.com, 1 week ago
'Naik is an outcome of an image-centric Islam, which is linked to the technological changes introduced by new media.''English educated upper middle class Muslims embraced Naik's image-centric Islam in the 1990s.''Television converted him into a religious object.' What philosophy does controversial Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik preach? Does he promote terrorism? Why did the terrorists who executed the Dhaka attack claim inspiration from Naik's speeches? Hilal Ahmed, assistant professor at ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Dr Mahesh Chandra Guru, professor of media studies at the University of Mysore, was arrested last Friday. His arrest was followed by a lot of speculation in Bengaluru and Mysuru. Was Guru arrested for allegedly insulting Lord Ram or the Ram Bhakts currently ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
You are what you celebrate, goes the old adage. Actually, I just made that one up. But it’s as true as the wisdom of the ages. When you need to study people—their loves, their fears, their dreams—you need to carefully observe the things they celebrate.The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
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