Ramayana

  • Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity, says AMU historian 13-03-2014 09:49 AM

    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...
  • Ramayana reloaded: 'The Exiled Prince', an intelligently written work 22-02-2014 10:08 AM

    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...
  • Ranbir-Katrina: Arshad's choice for on-screen Ram, Sita 19-04-2013 05:19 PM

    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...
  • MTV's new reality show will be India's first youth sitcom, say crew members 15-03-2013 04:54 PM

    MTV's new reality show will be a 12-part series, and a spoof on The Ramayana. ...
  • Cong is the greatest evil facing the country: Jethmalani 09-11-2012 07:57 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, 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...
  • Ram comment not a mistake, says Jethmalani 09-11-2012 01:42 PM

    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 CNN-IBN'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 09-11-2012 12:48 PM

    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 09-11-2012 11:47 AM

    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 08-11-2012 06:34 PM

    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 man-woman relationship when he made the remark. Responding to...
  • 'Sita's Ramayana' brings out Sita's angst 28-11-2011 01:49 PM

    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...
  • TV star Debina wants to do a Hindi item number 17-11-2011 12:01 PM

    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...
  • Dynamics of pre-modern South Indian cultures

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    The history of pre-modern South Indian culture has a dynamics based not entirely on 'affairs of kings or splendors of fortune' or just on mechanical...

  • FTN: Can there be only one reading of the Ramayana? 24-10-2011 11:47 PM

    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 24-10-2011 01:07 PM

    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'...
  • Controversy over Ramayana essay: Can there be only one reading of the Ramayana?

    As the Delhi University students and teachers protest against the removal of AK Ramanujan's Ramayana essay from the course, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of...
  • In Ayodhya, Dasaratha's wives gorged on idli-dosa

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    AK Ramanujan's essay,'Three Hundred Ramayanas-Five Examples And Three Thoughts On Translation,' has finally been dropped from the history syllabus of Delhi University. I wrote the...

  • DU drops Ramayana essay; students protest 24-10-2011 08:24 AM

    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...
  • 'When Rama met Hanuman' is short and delightful 19-10-2011 02:48 PM

    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? 11-08-2011 10:26 PM

    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...
  • Rahman to compose for Hollywood's 'Ramayana' 23-07-2011 02:01 PM

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winner A R Rahman, Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges are coming together for director Kevin Lima's Bollywood-style animated musical adventure 'Monkeys of Mumbai'. Lima, who directed Disney's animated 'Tarzan' before turning to the live-action hits like '102 Dalmations' and 'Enchanted', has signed on to helm Dream Works Animation's...
  • In conversation with author Ashok Banker 25-12-2010 01:27 PM

    First, he reworked The Ramayana into a modern, rip-roaring 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' 18-10-2010 04:52 PM

    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 voice-over experience has been interesting. When you dub for yourself you have already enacted the scene and you have to match your voice to that....
  • Revamped Ramayana returns in 3 new avatars 18-10-2010 04:20 PM

    Ramayana — the epic story of good versus evil has been reinvented time and again. This time Ramayana returns, in 3 new avatars. ...
  • Write your own review: 'Ramayana: The Epic'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Ramayana: The Epic has got the scope and the scale; what's missing is the spirit!. What do you say? Write your own...
  • Masand: 'Ramayana...' lacks visual inventivenes 15-10-2010 11:54 PM

    Director: Chetan Desai 'Ramayana: The Epic' is a serviceable animation film based on popular episodes from the sprawling tome. The animation itself is detailed and impressive, but the film ultimately is weighed down by stodgy writing, and by a narrative that's too conventional for a story this familiar. The screenplay...
  • Janta Verdict :'Ramayana:The Epic' and 'Aakrosh' 15-10-2010 05:36 PM

    Ramayana:The Epic The first show of the animation film Ramayana: The Epic was canned in two of the multiplexes in Central suburbs citing a technical glitch. However we overheard an attendant at the ticket counter informing the boss about having just two viewers for the movie. We were later informed...
  • Ramlila shows enthrall foreigners in Delhi 11-10-2010 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the Ramayana comes alive on stage in the national capital like every other year, this time it’s slightly different. The content remains the same but the spectators are different. With the Commonwealth Games being held in Delhi and thousands of foreign visitors here, Ramlila couldn't possibly...
  • I am not going anywhere, says Juhi Chawla 03-09-2010 04:18 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Juhi Chawla, who has given voiceover for Sita's character in 3D animation film Ramayana - The Epic, said she hasn't quit the film industry and will soon make an appearance in director Onir's I Am "There may be gaps in between, but I am not going anywhere. I...