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A woman from Chhattisgarh’s Ramnami sect, who tattoo Ram’s name on their bodies

Ramayan: Who Is Ram And What Is His Story?

Ramayana is a story of struggle against society’s imposed morality, of kings and queens who are products of their circumstances and choices

23 October 2022

In The Abode of Sita: Ram Worship Not As Old As You Are Led To Believe

Adivasis in Jharkhand contest the view that Ram worship has a long history in the tribal dominated state


In The Land Of Asurs Where God Is Formless

The descendants of Mahishasura, found in the Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Latehar districts of Jharkhand, do not know about Ram’s victory over Asurs


Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Education Is Our Topmost priority: Delhi CM Kejriwal

On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said a quality education will help children excel in their careers, as he asserted that children who gain quality education will reach great heights.

11 October 2022

Dussehra: The Many Ramayanas In Northeast And The Folklores

Ram Navami And Dussehra in Northeast: In many tribal versions, certain characters and events of the Valmiki Ramayana change according to the culture, tradition, ecology and the animistic faiths. Hence, they become more of a...


Fallen glory: An illustration from Anand Neelakantan’s Asura

Asura: The Last Words Uttered By Ravan

A creative peep into the last hours of the Asura king Ravan after he is vanquished in the epic battle of Ramayan

08 October 2022

Outlook Podcast | Who Is Ram?

Outlook Podcast | Who Is Ram?

“Who is Ram?” The question is simple but the answers to it are complex, more so because there are multiple answers, rather than an answer. Over the centuries, these many answers have come to us in texts, in songs, in...

08 October 2022

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Bisrakh: A Village That Doesn't Celebrate Dussehrra, Here's Why

Residents of Bisrakh, a village in Uttar Pradesh, claim to have descended from the Demon King Ravan and do not celebrate Dussehra

08 October 2022

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08 October 2022
Dussehra In Kashmir: Ram And Ramayana Arrived In The Valley With The Dogras

Dussehra In Kashmir: Ram And Ramayana Arrived In The Valley With The Dogras

Wors­hip of Ram started in Kashmir after the Dogra rulers  (1846­-­1947) erected temples dedicated to Ram in the Valley, including the Berber Shah temple....


08 October 2022
Dussehra: Bengal's Tryst With Alternative Readings Of The Ramayana

Dussehra: Bengal's Tryst With Alternative Readings Of The Ramayana

Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore, Sukumar Ray and the Bengal Renaissance's encounters with Ram


07 October 2022
Hyperlocal Emissions Behind Spike In Pollution In Delhi On Dussehra

Hyperlocal Emissions Behind Spike In Pollution In Delhi On Dussehra

With the air quality in Delhi dropping to the 'poor' category on Wednesday, authorities in the National Capital Region (NCR) have been asked to strictly...


06 October 2022
UK Opposition Labour Party’s Leader Keir Starmer Says Determined To Fight ‘Hinduphobia’

UK Opposition Labour Party’s Leader Keir Starmer Says Determined To Fight ‘Hinduphobia’

UK Opposition Labour Party’s leader Keir Starmer has been quite obviously attempting to reverse predecessor Jeremy Corbyn’s stance towards India.


06 October 2022
Good Over Evil: Dussehra In Bhuj Sees Burning Of  ED, CBI, Inflation Effigies, Not Ravana

Good Over Evil: Dussehra In Bhuj Sees Burning Of ED, CBI, Inflation Effigies, Not Ravana

While raising slogans, Congress deployed this move as a protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on the banks of the Hamirsar pond of...


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05 October 2022
Uddhav Thackeray Vs Eknath Shinde In Maharashtra On Dussehra, Both Accuse Each Other Of Betrayal

Uddhav Thackeray Vs Eknath Shinde In Maharashtra On Dussehra, Both Accuse Each Other Of Betrayal

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's rally was attended by Jaidev Thackeray, brother of Uddhav Thackeray, and his estranged wife Smita Thackeray, while Nihar...


05 October 2022
Poems: Maa Durga And Maa Kali

Poems: Maa Durga And Maa Kali

My dear folks, our Maa is in tears, let us all hymn the song of humanity, and shield our Earthy Durga.


05 October 2022
Gujarat CM Performs Weapons Worship Rituals On Dussehra

Gujarat CM Performs Weapons Worship Rituals On Dussehra

Bhupendra Patel performed puja of weapons of his security guards, which included automatic guns and pistols, with traditional rituals amidst chanting of Vedic...


05 October 2022
Mugdha Godse Talks About Her Dussehra Celebrations

Mugdha Godse Talks About Her Dussehra Celebrations

On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Bollywood actress Mugdha Godse spoke about the festivities and shared how she celebrates the festival.


05 October 2022
To Protest MCD’s Failure Under BJP, AAP Burns ‘Symbolic Effigies’ Of Ravana Across Delhi

To Protest MCD’s Failure Under BJP, AAP Burns ‘Symbolic Effigies’ Of Ravana Across Delhi

On all the effigies carried the slogan 'BJP Ke Koode Ka Ravan (Ravan made of BJP's garbage)'.


05 October 2022
Popular TV Stars Share Memories Of Celebrating Dussehra

Popular TV Stars Share Memories Of Celebrating Dussehra

From stage dramas depicting the stories of Ramayana to the burning of huge effigies of demons like Ravan to magnificent fairs, Dussehra is a time when people...


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04 October 2022
PM Modi's Presence At Kullu Dussehra Marks His Constant Celebration Of Indian Festivals

PM Modi's Presence At Kullu Dussehra Marks His Constant Celebration Of Indian Festivals

Modi will visit Dhalpur Ground Kullu in Himachal Pradesh to participate in the International Kullu Dussehra Festival and witness this unique rath yatra of more...


04 October 2022
Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi To Attend Kullu Dussehra, Launch Mega Projects With Eyes On Upcoming Assembly Polls

Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi To Attend Kullu Dussehra, Launch Mega Projects With Eyes On Upcoming Assembly Polls

Though PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Himachal Pradesh is said to be apolitical, it has greater political meaning than just participating in Kullu Dussehra.


04 October 2022
Sporadic Communal Clashes In Gujarat Before Dusshera; Several Arrested

Sporadic Communal Clashes In Gujarat Before Dusshera; Several Arrested

The communal tensions in Kheda broke out during a Garba dance arranged to celebrate Navaratri festival


03 October 2022
Mumbai: Uddhav-Shinde Factions Of Shiv Sena Set For Shows Of Strength On Dussehra, Security Beefed Up

Mumbai: Uddhav-Shinde Factions Of Shiv Sena Set For Shows Of Strength On Dussehra, Security Beefed Up

Uddhav Thackeray will address the rally at Shiv Sena's traditional venue Shivaji Park. Eknath Shinde will address the rally at MMRDA ground.


03 October 2022
Ramnami: Virtual Bharat

Ramnami: Virtual Bharat

An ideator and filmmaker on a mission, Bharatbala translates the emotion of his country into films with effortless ease and beauty.


02 October 2022
Best Places In India To Enjoy Dussehra Festivities

Best Places In India To Enjoy Dussehra Festivities

Head to these five destinations to enjoy the regional variations of the Dussehra festival which is celebrated across India


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