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  • Obama, Biden and India

    Obama, Biden and India

    Every reader ought to notice that Barack Obama has gone out of his way in his biography to say how much of his childhood years he spent listening to the episodes in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. This of course, implies his appetite for spiritualism as well as his interest.

    November 21, 2020
  • ‘Spent part of childhood listening to epic Hindu tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata’: Barack Obama

    ‘Spent part of childhood listening to epic Hindu tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata’: Barack Obama

    Obama says he had never been to India before his Presidential visit in 2010, but the country had 'always held a special place in my imagination'.

    November 17, 2020
  • Mahabharata lasted 18 days, COVID-19 has crossed 100 and still counting: Shiv Sena jibes at PM Modi

    Mahabharata lasted 18 days, COVID-19 has crossed 100 and still counting: Shiv Sena jibes at PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first public engagement after the announcement of a nationwide lockdown on March 24, had invoked the Mahabharata war to state that India’s battle against Coronavirus will continue for 21 days.

    July 7, 2020
  • Mamata Banerjee likens Citizenship law, NPR to ‘black magic’

    Mamata Banerjee likens Citizenship law, NPR to ‘black magic’

    The chief minister said despite her assurances over 30 people have so far died in the state because of the panic over the proposed implementation of the citizens' register.

    February 5, 2020
  • Union Budget: Hastinapur town to be developed as ‘Iconic site’

    Union Budget: Hastinapur town to be developed as ‘Iconic site’

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament on Saturday made an announcement in this regard.

    February 1, 2020
  • The Five ‘Virgins’

    The Five ‘Virgins’

    The signal strength of this book lies in its exhaustive reference to many diverse and historically various sources, from early Indo-Aryan slokas to the post-modernist silver screen. Bhattacharya is meticulous in both summary and delivery of his research data and his analyses of the material are conceptually rigorous... A review

    November 19, 2019
  • Kurukshetra: An unexplored hidden gem of a city

    Kurukshetra: An unexplored hidden gem of a city

    Other than the Mahabharata, the place has various other tourist sites to attract visitors. For instance, Sri Krishna Museum, set up by the Kurukshetra Development Board, depicts the life of Lord Krishna. The Panorama Science Museum, with the help of science and technology, tells Mahabharata stories. It also houses a planetarium, paying tribute to Kalpana Chawla, who hails from Karnal. Then, there is a tomb called Sheikh Chilli ~ a great scholar and a teacher of Dara Shikoh.

    November 8, 2019
  • Deepika Padukone to play Draupadi in film on Mahabharata

    Deepika Padukone to play Draupadi in film on Mahabharata

    Her second production, Mahabharata, will be narrated through the perspective of Draupadi which will give a fresh take on the mythological tale.

    October 25, 2019
  • Eklavya’s kinship with ancient North Bengal

    Eklavya’s kinship with ancient North Bengal

    Eklavya, a character from the longest recorded epic Mahabharata, who disparages the heroic greatness of Arjuna, the gallant conqueror of the great epic and gleams with his chivalry, his sacrifice, and his devotion to the preceptor, somehow had a kinship with the ruler of ancient North Bengal, which was famously known as Pundravardhana in the primordial period.

    October 25, 2019
  • Krishna as the Divine Child on Banyan Leaf

    Krishna as the Divine Child on Banyan Leaf

    There are many images and forms of Krishna that are depicted in Indian traditional and modern art, such as Bal Gopal, Govardhan-dhari or in the battle of Kurukshetra. Here, Sahapedia delves deeper into one of the other popular images of Krishna, beautifully rendered in both Indian paintings and sculptures—Vatapatrasayi, Lord of the Banyan Leaf.

    August 28, 2019
  • Ancient NB in Epics, Myth, LITERATURE

    Ancient NB in Epics, Myth, LITERATURE

    The Aitareya Brahmana (seventh century BCE) was the most primitive work that specifically mentions Pundra, and in this text, the reference to the Pundra was in the sense of people who lived in the northern part of Bengal.

    August 24, 2019
  • Nirjala Ekadashi 2019: Offer ritualistic prayer to Lord Vishnu and seek his grace

    Nirjala Ekadashi 2019: Offer ritualistic prayer to Lord Vishnu and seek his grace

    Although Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is the toughest among all Ekadashi fasts, observe this most austere Ekadashi religiously to gain the virtue of all 24 Ekadashis in the year

    June 13, 2019
  • MF Husain’s Idea of India as a ‘Museum without Walls’

    MF Husain’s Idea of India as a ‘Museum without Walls’

    M.F. Husain is one of India’s greatest artists, whose life and works have been as celebrated as controversial. On his death anniversary, Sahapedia and DAG offer a retrospective on his contribution to modern Indian art.

    June 9, 2019
  • Ramdev files FIR against Sitaram Yechury for calling Ramayana, Mahabharata violent

    Ramdev files FIR against Sitaram Yechury for calling Ramayana, Mahabharata violent

    Yechury has been accused of hurting the sentiments of Hindus.

    May 5, 2019
  • Our mythological birds

    Our mythological birds

    The Homa bird, of Vedic times, lives and breeds in the air, lays eggs in the air, and, before the eggs reach the earth, they hatch and the baby bird flies upward to join its mother. Persian, Turkish and Sufi poets praise them as divine birds, and birds of paradise

    March 13, 2019
  • Hanuman: A symbol of unity

    Hanuman: A symbol of unity

    Though Lord Hanuman is a popular Hindu deity, he is not confined to Hinduism alone and the legendary persona can be traced in Jainism and Buddhism as well. He is found in legends and arts even out side the Indian subcontinent such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

    December 30, 2018
  • The dishonoured Air Chief

    The dishonoured Air Chief

    Is India a banana republic? The answer is an emphatic 'No'. Yet, why does a political stalwart, who and whose political party had the pleasure and privilege of ruling India for 55 years, publicly target and viciously denigrate the incumbent Indian Air Force chief? Why this humiliation? Especially, on a day, when the Chinese foreign minister, Wang, and a military delegation from Beijing are in town? How happy will the Chinese be? Will, they not celebrate? Elated to see helplessness of the dishonoured serving Air Chief.

    December 29, 2018