RAMAYANA

  • Mahabharata, Ramayana great knowledge source on politics: LK Advani December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Sushma Swaraj favoured declaring Gita as "national scripture", veteran BJP leader LK Advani urged people to read Mahabharata and Ramayana saying the epics are a great source of knowledge on politics and morality. Reminiscing his days during pre-independence era, the 87-year-old leader said his grandmother would...
  • Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity, says AMU historian March 13, 2014

    Tourism was a highly-developed economic and cultural activity in South India during the medieval period with even people from Kashmir in the far north ventured deep into the region to support temples and cultural activities, an expert in the field says. "From the epigraphs available of the period, it is clear...
  • Ramayana reloaded: 'The Exiled Prince', an intelligently written work February 22, 2014

    Mythology is something that I believe that we all are aware of. The knowledge with respect to a particular religion is sound or not varies from individual to individual depending on their interest in it. Ramayana is something that we all have grown up with. On TV or in our...
  • RanbirKatrina: Arshad's choice for onscreen Ram, Sita April 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Arshad Warsi feels Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif would be ideal to play Lord Ram and his wife Sita in a film on epic 'Ramayana'. "I feel right now there is no other better actor than Ranbir Kapoor. He is brilliant and I think he will play Lord Ram's...
  • MTV's new reality show will be India's first youth sitcom, say crew members March 15, 2013

    MTV's new reality show will be a 12-part series, and a spoof on The Ramayana. ...
  • Australian tourists make boat for Kumbh pilgrims January 15, 2013

    Allahabad: Foreigners coming for the Maha Kumbh is not new. Now the tourists from foreign countries are trying to make things easier for Indian devotees. A groups of Australian tourists, who are in Allahabad, are making boats specifically for pilgrims, which is replica of the one used in the film...
  • Women who cross limits pay the price: MP BJP leader January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Madhya Pradesh Cabinet minister has stirred more controversy by making an irresponsible remark. He suggested that if women breach their moral limits, they ask for punishment. "Ek hi shabd hai Maryada. Maryada ka ulanghan hota hai, toh Sitaharan ho...
  • Cong is the greatest evil facing the country: Jethmalani November 9, 2012

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, senior BJP leader and lawyer Ram Jethmalani criticised the Congress party as a government of crooks that had to be brought down and said that he will do so using "all his weapons". Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the outspoken lawyer said that...
  • Ram comment not a mistake, says Jethmalani November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram jethmalani on Friday said that he had no regrets about his comment on lord Ram. Talking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Jetmalani said that his comment was not a mistake. Ram Jethmalani had on Thursday called Ram, the...
  • BJP split; Cong, Hindutva brigade target Jethmalani November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP member and veteran Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani's comment on Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', has widened the divide within the party and also drawn ire from Congress and the Hindutva brigade. In an embarrassment to the national party which spearheaded the Ram Temple movement...
  • Vinay Katiyar backs Ram Jethmalani on Ram comment November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader Vinay Katiyar on Friday backed senior member of the party Ram Jethmalani's controversial comments on Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana'. Jethmalani on Thursday had referred to Ram as a bad husband for abandoning Sita when she was pregnant. While Katiyar said he agreed with...
  • Ram was a bad husband, Lakshman even worse: Jethmalani November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In what could be a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior member Ram Jethmalani on Thursday called Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', a bad husband. Jethmalani was attending the release of a book on manwoman relationship when he made the remark. Responding to a...
  • Indian animation films are improving: Ketan Mehta July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian animation industry is on a growth trajectory given not just the talent pool and lower costs but also the treasure trove of Indian mythology and folklore that can be retold through a new age medium, says filmmaker Ketan Mehta, who believes that 'own content' is the...
  • A look at Dara Singh's cinematic career July 13, 2012

    Dara Singh is best remembered for his role of 'Hanuman' in Ramanand Sagar's Tv adaptation of 'Ramayana'. ...
  • Dara Singh dies: TV's 'Hanuman' and Bollywood's grandpa July 12, 2012

    Mumbai: From playing the fearless 'Hanuman' on the small screen in the TV adaptation of the Ramayana to playing the tough grandfather on the big screen with films like 'Jab We Met', wrestler turned actor Dara Singh has been a part of over 100 films and numerous TV series. He...
  • Dara Singh: From wrestling champ to a veteran actor July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Film actor and wrestler Dara Singh Randhawa, popularly known as Dara Singh died at the age of 84. He was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. Born to Balwant Singh and Surat Singh Randhawa on 19 November, 1928 in the Dharmuchak village of Amritsar district...
  • Dara Singh still critical, undergoes dialysis July 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Wrestleractor Dara Singh continues to be very critical and is now undergoing dialysis, a doctor said. The 84yearold was taken to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital following a severe cardiac problem. He remained critical, and his condition hasn't improved since. "He is still very critical. His condition has not deteriorated...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Aamir inherits Mahabharata legacy May 10, 2012

    Main samay hoon.... Announcer Harish Bhimani's bass voice set against the silhouette of the gently spinning wheel of time was a fixture at almost every Indian home during the serialization of one of the most dramatic Indian epics during the fallsummer seasons of 19881990. Bhimani, as the narrator of Mahabharata...
  • Delhi University panel bans Ramanujan's essay March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi University, under pressure from rightwing groups, on Friday finalised the ban on AK Ramanujan's famous essay titled 'Three Hundred Ramayanas'. An online petition against the ban has been floated and protests are planned next week. Delhi University's Academic Council met on Tuesday and came on the conclusion...
  • Tamil writer chosen for Saraswati Samman March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Tamil writer A A Manavalan has been chosen for the 'Saraswati Samman' 2011 for his book on Ramayana, the K K Birla Foundation announced on Thursday. Manavalan, 75, a retired professor and head of the department of Tamil in Madras University, will be bestowed with the prestigious award...
  • 'Sita's Ramayana' brings out Sita's angst November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The docile and soft Sita of Ramayana may not be a role model for most women today, however, author Samhita Arni in a new graphic novel has brought out the bolder colours of the epic character. "Sita's Ramayana," a vivid book which retells the ancient Indian epic through illustrations...
  • TV star Debina wants to do a Hindi item number November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Item songs are a rage and television actress Debina Mookherjee, who likes doing different things, is hooked on to it. After doing dance numbers in regional movies, she wants to do one for a Hindi movie. "As of now I don't have any Bollywood project, but, yes, I am...
  • FTN: Can there be only one reading of the Ramayana? October 24, 2011

    DU teachers and students protested against the withdrawal of AK Ramanujan's 'Three Hundred Ramayans' from the curriculum. ...
  • Knowledge should not be banned: Kabir Bedi October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Actor Kabir bedi has started a protest opposing Delhi University's decision to remove late poet and translator AK Ramanujan's essay 'Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation' from its history syllabus. "I have signed petition opposing Delhi University's removal of of AK Ramanujan's '300 Ramayans' from...
  • DU drops Ramayana essay; students protest October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: There is revolt in the Delhi University campus as student and teacher organisations will protest against the scrapping of AK Ramanujan's essay on Ramayana from the syllabus. This came after an online signature campaign last week slammed the move. "To delete it (the essay) from the syllabus is an...
  • 'When Rama met Hanuman' is short and delightful October 19, 2011

    When a story told a million times and a mythology tale one has heard over and over again since childhood is still written with a flair and style that make it exciting and gripping at the same time, then you have a great read in your hands. This is one...
  • South actress Nayantara changed religion? August 11, 2011

    Chennai: Top southern actress Nayantara has converted from Christianity to Hinduism, say sources close to the Arya Samaj, even as she herself maintains a studied silence on the issue. Nayantara, born and brought up as Diana Mariam Kurian, was a born Christian. She changed her name because of her foray into...
  • Rahman to compose for Hollywood's 'Ramayana' July 23, 2011

    Los Angeles: Oscarwinner A R Rahman, Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges are coming together for director Kevin Lima's Bollywoodstyle animated musical adventure 'Monkeys of Mumbai'. Lima, who directed Disney's animated 'Tarzan' before turning to the liveaction hits like '102 Dalmations' and 'Enchanted', has signed on to helm Dream Works Animation's new project,...
  • In conversation with author Ashok Banker December 25, 2010

    First, he reworked The Ramayana into a modern, riproaring series rife with romance, adventure and passion. Next, Ashok Banker will be retelling The Mahabharata In the same way. In between, he has been working on Krishna's story as well in the Krishna Corialis series: the first volume of which, Slayer...
  • 'My daughter knows more about mythology than me' October 18, 2010

    Juhi Chawla lent her voice to the character of Sita in the animated movie Ramayana: The Epic, which released on 15th October. Juhi says, My voiceover experience has been interesting. When you dub for yourself you have already enacted the scene and you have to match your voice to that....