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Veteran actor Mukesh Rawal, known for his role of 'Vibhishan' in serial Ramayana, was found dead on railway track
The Supreme Court today granted four weeks time to the Centre for filing its response to a plea of BJP leader Subramanian
Days after advocating for teaching Mahabharata and Ramayana, Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma today said that the futu
Lessons from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Gita may soon be taught in schools and colleges as part of NDA government's plan to
Describing 'Ramcharitmanas' as a great work which imbibes the "essence of India", Prime Minister Narendra Modi t
The allotment of the Parade Ground parking area in Chandni Chowk for Ram Leela celebrations by North Delhi municipal corpo
Amish Tripathi, celebrated author of just released Scion Of Ikshvaku, says he has "nothing to do" with
Union minister Shripad Naik today said the government is ready to aid the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Taking a dig at the BJP government, Hindu religious leaders today said they will construct Ram temple at the "Lord's
NYT on Nina Paley's award-winning film:
WHAT do a 3,000-year-old Sanskrit epic, a ’20s-era jazz singer and Indonesian shadow puppets have in common? They’re all part of the eclectic cultural tapestry that is Sita Sings the Blues, an 82-minute animated feature that combines autobiography with a retelling of the classic Indian myth the Ramayana, and that required its creator, the syndicated comic-strip artist Nina Paley, to spend three years transforming herself into a one-woman moving-picture studio.
...In 2002 Ms. Paley followed her husband, an animator, from their home in San Francisco to a town in western India. It was there that she first learned of the tale of the Ramayana. When she reached the part when Sita kills herself to prove her fidelity, she said, she thought, “That’s just messed up and wrong.”
An idea for a postfeminist comic strip began brewing. In it her new ending would still have Rama rejecting Sita, but instead of committing suicide she would become empowered. “She says, ‘To hell with you. I’m going to go join a farming collective.’ ”
Before Ms. Paley could commit her I-will-survive strip to paper, though, life intervened. While she was on a business trip to New York, her husband sent her an e-mail message telling her not to return. In a state of “grief, agony and shock,” she remained in Manhattan, camping out on friends’ sofas.