Gita

  • Author Devdutt Pattanaik retells the Bhagvad Gita in 18 tweets 15-04-2014 01:52 PM

    Author Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) retold the Bhagvad Gita in 18 tweets. The mythologist tweeted "My reading of the rather complex Sanskrit Bhagavad Gita composed 2000 years ago which contains essence of Vedic thought," on Tuesday. Read his understanding of one of India's most revered books. ...
  • Sri Rama Sene gifts Bhagwad Gita to Tejpal 04-12-2013 09:38 PM

    Panaji: Moral police outfit Sri Rama Sene (SRS) Wednesday presented a copy of the Bhagwad Gita to Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, claiming the book would help bring about a "change in mental attitude and morality of Tejpal". Incidentally, investigative weekly Tehelka in 2010 exposed the Karnataka-based SRS for charging money...
  • News briefs: State decides to introduce Gita in Urdu for Classes 1, 2 in Bhopal 05-08-2013 11:56 PM

    The state government has decided to teach the Bhagavad Gita to the students of Classes 1 and 2 in its Urdu-medium schools from the current academic session. This will be the first time when the teachings will be added as a part of Special Urdu textbooks in Classes 1 and...
  • Shivraj govt to introduce Gita in Urdu schools; move draws Congress ire 05-08-2013 11:15 PM

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to introduce Bhagavad Gita even in the curriculum of Urdu schools from academic session 2013-14, inviting rebuke from opposition Congress which accused the government of diverting attention of people from overall "mis-governance". In its latest circular issued on August 1, Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has...
  • Moscow's only Hindu temple to be demolished in three weeks 24-12-2012 08:16 PM

    The Iskcon temple's spokesperson said that they have just three weeks left, after which the existing facility will be demolished. ...
  • Bhagavad Gita quiz contest in Pakistan 02-07-2012 10:52 PM

    Karachi: At the time of religious intolerance, shlokas from Bhagavad Gita were reverberated at a school in Karachi during a quiz competition to test the knowledge of the Hindu boys and girls about their religion, leaving the minority community having something to celebrate about. For months now the Hindu community...
  • Russia: Plea seeking ban on Gita dismissed 21-03-2012 09:50 AM

    Moscow: A Russian court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on a translated version of the Bhagwad Gita for being "extremist", bringing cheers to followers across the world. "The court in the Siberian city of Tomsk has dismissed the plea," Sadhu Priya Das of Moscow ISKCON said soon...
  • Gita case: Russia reserves verdict till tomorrow 20-03-2012 04:39 PM

    Moscow: A Russian court on Tuesday reserved its verdict till tomorrow on the ban on a translated version of the Bhagvad Gita for being "extremist", a case that drew a flurry of criticism from Hindus across the world. The case has been postponed till Wednesday. "The final verdict will be...
  • Russian court resumes hearing on Gita ban 20-03-2012 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: Putting to test India's diplomatic skills to find an amicable solution to a Russian state prosecutors' bid to get Hindus' holy text Bhagavad Gita banned, a court in the Siberian city of Tomsk Tuesday resumed hearing in the case ahead of the final verdict on Wednesday. This has...
  • 'Ban Gita' court battle restarts in Russia 17-02-2012 03:31 AM

    Moscow/New Delhi: Hindus in Russia are bracing for a fresh court battle against attempts in the Siberian city of Tomsk to get their sacred 'Bhagavad Gita' branded as "extremist literature" and banned, after the state prosecutors filed an appeal against an earlier judgment in December last year throwing out their...
  • Lord Meghnad Desai questions Gandhi's principles 07-01-2012 08:25 AM

    Ahmedabad: Leading Economist Lord Meghnad Desai on Friday questioned the principles and beliefs of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking at an event in Ahmedabad, he said he was puzzled over why the apostle of ahimsa defended Adolf Hitler and endorsed the Bhagvad Gita, a text that Lord...
  • India's stand on Bhagvad Gita vindicated: Govt 29-12-2011 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: A day after a Russian court rejected the petition to ban Bhagvad Gita, Government on Thursday said its observation that the petitioner has not gone through the original text of the holy scripture has been vindicated. "Yesterday, I received information from the Foreign Secretary that the higher court,...
  • Bhagwad Gita and some thoughts

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    "I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad Gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing...

  • Russian court rejects 'ban Gita' plea 28-12-2011 05:03 PM

    Moscow/New Delhi: A Russian court on Wednesday rejected a petition, described by India as "patently absurd", which had sought a ban on a translated version of the Bhagvad Gita, bringing cheers to followers here as well as those across the world. The court's decision not to ban the sacred book...
  • Russia: Verdict on Bhagvad Gita ban today 28-12-2011 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: A Siberian court will hear on Wednesday the petition from a group connected to the Christian Orthodox Church, seeking to declare the Bhagvad Gita an "extremist text". India on Tuesday conveyed to Russia its concerns over the "sensitive" issue of a Siberian court hearing a petition seeking a...
  • Krishna discusses Gita row with Russian envoy 27-12-2011 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday conveyed to Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin the country's concern over the 'sensitive' issue of a Siberain court hearing a petition seeking a ban on Bhagavad Gita. Ahead of the court hearing on Wednesday, Krishna called Kadakin and told him that the...
  • Read and listen: English translation of the Bhagavad Gita 21-12-2011 07:16 PM

    Sir Edwin Arnold was an English poet and journalist best known for his 1879 book The Light of Asia that describes the life and times of Gautama Buddha. The book opened the world of Buddhism to Western readers. Arnold arrived in India in 1856 as principal of the Government Sanskrit...
  • FTN: Should the Bhagvad Gita be India's national book? 20-12-2011 11:57 PM

    The BJP demanded that the government should announce Bhagvad Gita the national book. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-12-2011 11:50 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • India asks Russia to resolve Gita controversy 20-12-2011 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday described a complaint about the Bhagvad Gita in Russia as patently absurd. The government also promised Parliament that it was taking the controversy seriously and was closely monitoring the case. But the BJP is not satisfied and has even asked the government to declare the...
  • FTN: Should the Bhagavad Gita be India's national book?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the Bhagavad Gita should be India's national book? ...
  • Declare Bhagvad Gita national book: BJP 20-12-2011 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna assured Parliament on Tuesday that India has registered its protest to the Russian government on a petition seeking a ban on Bhagvad Gita in a Siberian court. Welcoming Krishna's statement Sushma Swaraj, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Leader of Opposition, said that...
  • Uproar in Parliament over Chidambaram, Gita 20-12-2011 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament witnessed uproarious scenes on Tuesday over different issues. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) moved a privilege motion against Home Minister P Chidambaram in the Lok Sabha for speaking on Metropolitan Hotel owner and Sunair Hotels Pvt Ltd Chairman SP Gupta issue outside Parliament,...
  • India takes up Gita issue with Russian authorities 20-12-2011 08:47 AM

    Moscow: India has strongly taken up the demand for banning Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita, which a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church has described as 'extremist', with the Russian authorities, Indian Ambassador to Russia Ajai Malhotra said. "The matter has been taken up by the Indian Embassy in...
  • Russia: Gita ban deferred after Hindus appeal 20-12-2011 07:20 AM

    New Delhi: In a last ditch effort to save the Bhagavad Gita from a ban, aghast Hindus in Russia appealed to a Siberian court to seek the views of the nation's human rights panel on the religious text and preachings, before pronouncing its verdict. Following their last-minute plea, represented by...
  • Russia regrets Bhagavad Gita controversy 20-12-2011 12:32 AM

    Moscow: In the wake of an uproar over a move to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Siberia, Russia on Monday night expressed sadness over the development, saying it is "inadmissible" that a holy scripture is taken to court. "It is strange that such events are unfolding in the beautiful university...
  • Ruckus in LS over move to ban Gita in Russia 19-12-2011 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: The move to ban Bhagwad Gita by a Siberian court led to a storm in the Lok Sabha on Monday, with several members denouncing it and demanding that the government take it up strongly with Russia. "We will not tolerate any move to insult Lord Krishna," chanted RJD...
  • Bhagavad Gita faces extremist branding in Russia 17-12-2011 06:22 PM

    Moscow: Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as "an extremist" literature across Russia. A court in Siberia's Tomsk city is set to deliver its final verdict on Monday in a case filed by state prosecutors. The final...