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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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Seasonal march of festivals

Seasonal march of festivals

Both the Deccan festival of Ugadi and the Malayali festival of Vishnu happen around the spring equinox, marking the start of the monsoon winds that took traders across the sea, from Arabia through India to Southeast Asia... [Read More]

03 March,2024 05:02 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Property disputes in Vedas

Property disputes in Vedas

In Aitreya Brahmana (2.25), there was once a race between the devas to get a share of the Soma... [Read More]

24 February,2024 05:51 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
How faith distorts historical facts

How faith distorts historical facts

Joseph is a character from the Old Testament or the Jewish Bible, who helped the Egyptian pharaoh to collect grain during years of harvest, which could be used during years of famine... [Read More]

18 February,2024 04:53 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
Indian knowledge systems

Indian knowledge systems

This lack of empathy indicates knowledge without wisdom that Sanatkumars are referring to. This Brahma-vidya is the lodestone of Indian Knowledge Systems.... [Read More]

11 February,2024 04:45 AM IST | Mumbai | Devdutt Pattanaik
The many mythologies of God

The many mythologies of God

Hindus have a very complex idea of god. God is not all powerful... [Read More]

04 February,2024 06:46 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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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
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
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