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Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik

He writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. Email: devdutt.pattanaik@mid-day.com

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A King called Trishanku

A King called Trishanku

Trishanku fell downwards but Vishwamitra blocked his fall, suspending him mid-air.... [Read More]

16 June,2024 07:40 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Desire and restraint in Ramayana

Desire and restraint in Ramayana

Surpanakha is attracted by Ram and wants to be intimate with him, and is surprised at being rejected... [Read More]

09 June,2024 07:57 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Trust in currency

Trust in currency

An expensive shoe, phone or a bag, today does what rare gems and stones did two thousand years ago. ... [Read More]

02 June,2024 06:56 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
No leather in temples, but silk?

No leather in temples, but silk?

It is a common feature that we see with male monks, especially when confronted with confident women.... [Read More]

26 May,2024 06:55 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Love poetry

Love poetry

This was long before there was a separation between body, mind and heart, that happened during the Bhakti movement... [Read More]

19 May,2024 07:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
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IN PHOTOS: Lake levels in reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai at 86.24 pc

IN PHOTOS: Lake levels in reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai at 86.24 pc

The collective water stock in the seven reservoirs that supply drinking water to Mumbai is now at 86.24 per cent, according to BMC. (File Photo)... [Read More]

12 November,2023 11:15 AM IST
IN PICS: Lake levels in seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai at 81.86 pc

IN PICS: Lake levels in seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai at 81.86 pc

In Mumbai, the collective water stock in the seven reservoirs that supply drinking water to the city is now 81.86 per cent, as per the BMC data... [Read More]

10 August,2023 03:39 PM IST
Reliving Virat Kohli's five best knocks in T20 cricket

Reliving Virat Kohli's five best knocks in T20 cricket

Star India batter Virat Kohli became the fourth-highest run-scorer in T20 cricket, From 2007, Virat has evolved into a legend in this format. In 362 matches and 345 innings, he has scored 11,429 runs, decorated with six centuries and 86 half-centuries in the shorter format, with the best score of 122 not out. Let`s take a look into five of his best knocks to date.... [Read More]

11 April,2023 05:05 PM IST
Independence Rock: Mumbai's iconic music festival through the years

Independence Rock: Mumbai's iconic music festival through the years

Independence Rock or I-Rock as it is more popularly known returns to the stage after nine years. As some of India`s most iconic rock bands like Parikrama, Pentagram and Zero take the stage, this edition will also see the likes of Bloodywood, The F16s, Parvaaz, Aswekeepsearching, Thaikuddam Bridge and Avial perform over two days. Interestingly, the festival traces its history to 1986 when the first ever show was held. Here are some interesting facts about the rock music festival... [Read More]

04 November,2022 12:52 PM IST
Sawan Kumar Tak passes away at 86: David Dhawan, Prem Chopra attend last rites

Sawan Kumar Tak passes away at 86: David Dhawan, Prem Chopra attend last rites

Veteran filmmaker Sawan Kumar Tak, who made blockbusters like `Souten`, passed away following multiple health issues here on Thursday, his family said. Tak was 86 and is survived by his wife and eminent music director Usha Khanna, and other relatives (All photos/Sameer Markande) ... [Read More]

26 August,2022 12:33 PM IST | Mumbai
Salman, Ajay mourn Bipin Rawat's demise, Kangana on Vicky-Katrina wedding

Salman, Ajay mourn Bipin Rawat's demise, Kangana on Vicky-Katrina wedding

Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and other celebrities mourn the demise of CDS Bipin Rawat. Kangana Ranaut praises successful actresses marrying younger actors. Ankita Lokhande injures herself days before her wedding. Fans celebrate Dharmendra’s 86th birthday outside his residence. Kareena, Sara, Soha Ali Khan wish Sharmila Tagore on birthday. All Pictures Courtesy: Mid-day Archives   ... [Read More]

08 December,2021 11:11 PM IST
Dharmendra's fans gather outside his residence to celebrate his 86th birthday

Dharmendra's fans gather outside his residence to celebrate his 86th birthday

Legendary actor Dharmendra turned 86 today on December 8 and on this special occasion, his fans gathered outside his residence to celebrate his birthday. All Pictures Courtesy: Yogen Shah... [Read More]

08 December,2021 05:19 PM IST
PHOTOS: IPL 2021 the week that was - Kohli's record, young guns step up

PHOTOS: IPL 2021 the week that was - Kohli's record, young guns step up

As we complete the first week of the IPL 2021, here is a recap of what happened at the 2021 Indian Premier League in the UAE. All Pics/ PTI... [Read More]

27 September,2021 11:32 AM IST
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The hidden messages in Ramayan and Hanuman Chalisa with Devdutt Pattnaik

The hidden messages in Ramayan and Hanuman Chalisa with Devdutt Pattnaik

Mythology is not just ancient history, it holds a treasure of life lessons for all of us.  Hanuman Chalisa is one of the most viewed videos on Youtube but what message does it really convey? The internet is rife with pictures of Ram Setu and discussion on finding the Sanjeevani, but where does it find its roots in Mythology? Ramrajya has always been defined as an ideal world by many but what was it really like? In this special episode of Straight Talk with Katyayani Kapoor, renowned mythologist, author, and writer Devdutt Pattnaik spills secrets on the hidden messages from the Ramayan, the Hanuman Chalisa and gives his opinion on the depiction of mythology in today’s world.... [Read More]

15 June,2024 07:29 PM IST
Manohar Joshi: Former Maharashtra CM passes away at 86 due to cardiac arrest

Manohar Joshi: Former Maharashtra CM passes away at 86 due to cardiac arrest

Former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi passed away at the age of 86. Reportedly, he suffered a cardiac arrest on 21st February, Thursday and was immediately admitted to the ICU of P D Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. Manohar Joshi passed away at around 3am on Friday due to age-related health complications. The news was confirmed by P D Hinduja Hospital chief operating officer Joy Chakravarty. Manohar Joshi had been suffering from health issues since May 2023. He suffered a brain hemorrhage, the previous year and since then his health wasn`t in good shape. Born in Raigad district of Maharashtra in a Brahmin family, Joshi did his master of Arts and LLB from Mumbai University. He began his political career by being elected to the Legislative Council and served three terms from 1972 to 1989. He also became the Mayor of Mumbai from 1976 to 1977. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly from a Shiv Sena ticket in 1990. He served as CM of Maharashtra from 1995-1999. He was elected for a six-year term to the Rajya Sabha on 20 March 2006 after being defeated in the previous Lok Sabha election in the Central Mumbai constituency.... [Read More]

23 February,2024 11:52 AM IST
86 per cent Mumbaikars have Covid-19 antibodies: BMC

86 per cent Mumbaikars have Covid-19 antibodies: BMC

Civic body relieved with results of fifth serosurvey; antibodies higher in those who have taken one or both vaccine doses... [Read More]

19 September,2021 02:29 PM IST | Mumbai
Asin in Nargis out in Khiladi 786

Asin in Nargis out in Khiladi 786

Asin in, Nargis out in 'Khiladi 786'. Video courtesy: NDTV... [Read More]

05 June,2012 02:50 PM IST
First look Akshay is back as Khiladi 786

First look Akshay is back as Khiladi 786

Akshay Kumar is back as Khiladi in his upcoming film, Khiladi 786. Here is the first look. Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

05 October,2012 08:48 AM IST
Lonely song from Khiladi 786 featuring Akshay Kumar and Asin

Lonely song from Khiladi 786 featuring Akshay Kumar and Asin

Akshay Kumar and Asin shake a leg in the new song, Lonely from the upcoming film, Khiladi 786. The song is sung by Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh. Here is a look. Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

26 October,2012 10:33 AM IST
New romantic track from Khiladi 786 Saari Saari Raat

New romantic track from Khiladi 786 Saari Saari Raat

New romantic track from Khiladi 786: 'Saari Saari Raat' Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

01 November,2012 08:55 PM IST
Hookah Bar song from Khiladi 786 featuring Akshay Kumar and Asin

Hookah Bar song from Khiladi 786 featuring Akshay Kumar and Asin

Here's a look at the new song Tera Pyar Pyar Pyar Hookah Bar suny by Himmesh Reshammiya from Akshay Kumar and Asin's Khiladi 786. Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

07 November,2012 03:18 PM IST
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