Mythology

  • A unique Hindu mythology-based epic battle-themed strategic card game 'Maha Yodha' is taking the gaming market by storm July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A strategy card game, unique for being based on Hindu mythology, has recently hit the market, capturing the attention of a sizable number of gamers. Maha Yodha, or great warrior, is the name of the card game described by its co-creator, Sagar Shankar, as an "epic battle-themed strategic card...
  • Not comfortable with mythological shows: Samir Soni November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The small screen is currently full of mythological shows but they fail to excite actor Samir Soni as he feels they are too restricted in terms of performance. Last seen on TV show 'Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka', Samir says he likes to add value to the...
  • Mythological tales find revival on TV screens September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The 1990s marked a significant year in the Indian TV space when mythological shows like 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' were a rage. That era has once again been brought to life on the small screen with new shows based on legends - but with a makeover in terms of...
  • Meet 'Shiva' Mohit Raina, the hottest on screen God ever April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Mythological films and television shows are nothing new to the Indian audiences. They have seen the actors play Gods on screen as divine deities but never has any actor received such tremendous craze and adulation the way Mohit Raina has by playing Lord Shiva in the show 'Devon...
  • i have learnt to stop worrying about critics: author Manil Suri January 24, 2013

    In the desolate streets of Mumbai, empty after threats of nuclear annihilation, Sarita can only think of one thing. She must buy the last pomegranate that remains in perhaps the entire city for her physicist husband Karun, who has been mysteriously missing for over a fortnight. Jaz - young, cocky...
  • Halle Berry: 'Cloud Atlas' resembles Indian mythology October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Hollywood actress Halle Berry says the plot of her upcoming film 'Cloud Atlas', which revolves around the subject of reincarnation, resembles elements of Indian mythology. "Most of the main characters are the reincarnations of the same soul through the six stories shown in the movie," Berry said in a...
  • Don't expect 'Bali and the Ocean of Milk' to be too smart February 15, 2012

    'She mooned at him...' any novel that has this on line 12 has my undivided attention! It peters into: '...with her large blue eyes, fluttered her eyelashes, pouted, preened and sighed - elementary techniques that every apsara is taught during induction training.' Attention retracts. As the celestial nymph Urvashi reduces...
  • Book extract: Bali and the Ocean of Milk February 15, 2012

    'The story of 'Bali and the Ocean of Milk' written by Nilanjan P Choudhury, has been derived from an old myth of the now lost Hurrian civilization, which traces its origins to the banks of the Euphrates in northern Mesopotamia. The novel reimagines the eternal conflict between the Hurrian gods...
  • Ragnarok: A savory slice of Norse mythology November 1, 2011

    The first book I read by AS Byatt was 'Possession'. That was back in high school, and I never really finished it. I found it too verbose and obscure in its depiction of 'relations between living and dead minds'. It just added to my bias against Booker winning novels. So...
  • '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...
  • I would love to play Draupadi: Bipasha Basu November 9, 2010

    Mumbai: Bipasha Basu, who has essayed different roles, is now keen to play mythological character Draupadi. "I would love to play the character of Draupadi. In fact, I got an offer but right now it's hanging in the air somewhere. I think it's a very dynamic mythological character and I think...
  • Authors of the week: Murad Ali Baig, Mueenuddin July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Murad Ali Baig's 80 Questions to Understand India: History, Mythology and Religion reaches the No.1 position in the non-fiction list this week while Daniyal Mueenuddin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders tops the fiction category. The top 10 in each section are: Non-Fiction 1. 80 Questions to Understand India: History, Mythology and...
  • Madurai all dolled-up for Navratri celebrations September 16, 2011

    Madurai: It's Navratri, and the festival is at its colourful best in the Meenakshi temple in Madurai. The tradition of golu signifies that every home is a temple but for the people of Madurai, the temple itself is home, and it is there that they begin their golu arrangement. Every year...
  • Watch out: These stars are out to make history July 10, 2008

    Mumbai: We’ve seen Hema Malini as Razia Sultan and more recently Hrithik Roshan as Akbar and Aamir Khan as Mangal Pandey. But given a chance which historical or mythological character would our stars like to play? CNN-IBN decided to quiz Bollywood stars on whom they would like to impersonate...
  • Indian legends lost amidst Harry Potter mania? July 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Harry Potter and his battles against evil forces is a story that children the world over now swear by. It’s a story that has broken all records in terms of sales and in terms of visibility but wasn’t the entire concept of victory of good over evil Indian? What...
  • Get quizzical with Indian mythology June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Have you ever been interested in peeking within yourself and dusting off the haze of mythological stories from grandmother’s repertoire heard, wondered at and forgotten? Take this word, even in today’s changed times, you will once again find mythology to be a part and parcel of your life. Mythology...
  • H'wood helps Shekhar Kapur sketch comics June 15, 2007

    Mumbai: Several Hollywood stars such as Nicholas Cage and Guy Ritchie are helping Oscar-nominated director Shekhar Kapur produce a comic book series inspired by Indian mythology, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Kapur, who directed Elizabeth, says rock group Duran Duran were also interested in working with him on the comic...
  • Indian mythology captivates the West November 29, 2006

    Mumbai: After Harry Potter, The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings, it now appears that Indian mythology and characters based on Indian mystics are hot favourite. India’s ancient snake legend and even Ramayana are fast catching flavour with comic book enthusiasts the world-over. Virgin Comics, the new media and...
  • QOTD: Ravan, a wronged villain? December 11, 2006

    New Delhi: A new television series called Ravan, on Zee TV, has for the first time, begun providing a sympathetic view of the life of mythological figure Ravan in popular entertainment. The serial focuses on the different aspects of Ravan’s life and his personality. Ravan has always been the villain...
  • Mythology magic does wonders at BO September 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Bollywood born superheroes aren't the only ones hitting the bull's-eye at the box office and beyond. Producers, too, are digging deep into history and banking on the mythology magic. Recently, Hanuman in his friendly animated avatar grossed over $3 million and lord Ram created waves in a comic...
  • Shekhar Kapur turns comical August 18, 2006

    Bangalore: Shekhar Kapur, the acclaimed director best known for films like Mr India and the Hollywood flick Elizabeth has been working on a unique project for quite some time now. The director has come up with mythological comic books titled Devi, Sadhu, Snake Woman and Ramayana 3392 AD envisaged and...