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VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Hindu mythology, Golden age, Mughals, Yogi Adityanath

Breaking Yogi Adityanath's ignorance of Mughal 'outsiders' and 'golden age'

For good or bad, modern-day India has drawn from all of these varied influences.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Metrosocial  |  3-minute read
Baahubali 2, Books, Hindu mythology

Baahubali to Sita, India is re-imagining its past and culture in a bold way

The rush for myth-mining is unprecedented as scores of books and movies are being rolling out.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Hindu mythology, Ramayana, Books, Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi explains how little we know Ramayana

'Our understanding of the epic is based primarily on Ramanand Sagar’s television show.'

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Hindu mythology, Hinduism, Shiva, Spiritualism

This is why Shiva is so relevant

He is a deity of the eons, not just a historical or cultural image.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Book Extract, Hindu mythology, Alexander the Great

What Alexander the Great learnt from a Hindu ascetic

[Book extract] For long have Europeans retold Indic mythologies. It is time for Indians to reverse the gaze.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Hinduism, Devdutt Pattanaik, Hindu mythology, Shiva

Do Hindus worship the phallus?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

LIFE

 |  Eye In The Sky  |  7-minute read
Hindu mythology, Shiva

Why is Shiva everybody's top god today?

The love for his family was non-negotiable even if it meant the end of the world as we know it.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Hindutva, Mahabharata, Hindu mythology, Gurugram

When mythology becomes history, Gurgaon becomes Gurugram

The Hindu right-wing is endorsing superstitions.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Hindu mythology, Shiva, Goddess Kali

Why we must worship Goddess Kali

As the transforming power of time, she can usher us into a new era of global peace and understanding.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Hindu mythology, Feminism, Republic of India, Bharat Mata Ki Jai

Why 'Bharat Mata ki jai' is not a chant for feminists

The phrase carries too much mythological baggage of patriarchal concepts.