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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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Tantrik temples in faraway Java

Tantrik temples in faraway Java

We know they are tantric because an aerial view reveals that they are built on radially symmetrical square-shaped mandalas with four doorways... [Read More]

04 December,2022 07:15 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
American snakes in Hindu Ganga

American snakes in Hindu Ganga

She deliberately used the words Nagini and Slytherin to remind her readership of this ancient connection... [Read More]

27 November,2022 08:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Bindi, a homage to the Devadasi

Bindi, a homage to the Devadasi

But like her contribution to music and dance, no one wants to consider this possibility... [Read More]

20 November,2022 07:49 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Grandchild of Vedic waters

Grandchild of Vedic waters

Fire is clearly the most important element in a Vedic ritual... [Read More]

13 November,2022 08:02 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Again and Again and Again

Again and Again and Again

Not a return to the good old days, but the creation of a new way... [Read More]

06 November,2022 07:58 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
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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
IPL 2021 photos: Top 5 batting performances so far

IPL 2021 photos: Top 5 batting performances so far

With the 14th edition of IPL 2021 resuming in the UAE after suspension due to the second wave of Covid-19 in the country, we take a look at some of the stunning knocks by batsmen in the first half of the league. (Pics/ AFP, Text/IANS)... [Read More]

17 September,2021 09:00 AM IST
Diego Maradona death anniversary: Remembering the Argentine football legend

Diego Maradona death anniversary: Remembering the Argentine football legend

Last year, on this day, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, passed away at his home in Tigre after suffering a cardiac arrest at age 60. Today, as we mark the first death anniversary of Maradona, we take a look at his illustrious football career through some memorable photos of him through the years. Pictures/ AFP... [Read More]

26 November,2020 07:00 AM IST | Mumbai
Kohli, ABD, Padikkal and RCB boys enjoy ball time in the pool in Dubai

Kohli, ABD, Padikkal and RCB boys enjoy ball time in the pool in Dubai

Virat Kohli and his teammates from Royal Challengers Bangalore took some time off training to enjoy some time in the swimming pool at the ongoing IPL 2020 season in UAE. Pictures Courtesy/ RCB's official Instagram... [Read More]

02 October,2020 07:01 AM IST
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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
After ADF vs YRF will it be Talaash vs Khiladi 786

After ADF vs YRF will it be Talaash vs Khiladi 786

That Tuesday is finally approaching when two big movies and two big production banners will be clashing at the box office. Jab Tak Hai Jaan of YRF production and Son Of Sardaar of ADF production are both slated for a Diwali release. Who will win the battle? Let's wait and watch Video courtesy: NDTV... [Read More]

11 November,2012 12:12 PM IST
Bal Thackeray dies at 86 Shiv Sena appeals for calm

Bal Thackeray dies at 86 Shiv Sena appeals for calm

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray died in Mumbai at 3:33pm today. He was 86. The death was announced in a brief statement by doctors from Lilavati Hospital who had been treating him. Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

17 November,2012 06:06 PM IST
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