Free Press Journal
  • Factors that influence our attitudes in life

    Social influences, overwrought emotions and environmental factors impinge upon human minds. Consequently, individual behavioural patterns become complex and often antipathetic in nature, writes RAVI VALLURI

  • Bringing Lee-Hesh together again a great move: Naresh

    Kolkata : Former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar on Thursday hoped Indian tennis superstars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi can set their differences aside and make their chemistry work when Uzbekistan comes calling for the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie, beginning on April 7.

  • in the line of fire : Kamal Haasan in soup for insulting Mahabharata

    Chennai : Veteran Kollywood actor Kamal Haasan has courted trouble for his alleged remarks denigrating the Hindu epic Mahabharata. A court in southern Tamil Nadu on Tuesday directed the police to inquire into a complaint against the versatile film star and submit a report.

  • Gurmeet Choudhary rejects two mythological roles

    Gurmeet Choudhary, who rose to fame with his earnest portrayal of Lord Ram in the popular television serial, Ramayan, seems to be in no mood to enact any other mythological character on the small screen.

  • “Ishqbaaaz has a broader canvas”, says Nakuul Mehta

    His sagacious disposition and virtuosity to bring life on screen makes him an unsurpassed performer of genteel and personable demeanor. Star Plus’ most anticipated Ishqbaaaz’s popular NAKUUL MEHTA chats with The Free Press Journal about his upcoming show, his character and lots more…

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    Signs of wisdom

    Vidura Niti in Mahabharata defines wisdom within six parameters. First, a wise man listens patiently, understands quickly and engages in action when he knows his subject fully: He does not yield to the moments of impulse and does not interfere unasked, in other’s affairs. Second, the wise do not yearn for unattainable things. They do not grieve for things, which they have lost. They are not perplexed when faced with adversity.

  • Battlefield based on Mahabharata by Peter Brook

    What: The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata 30 years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm. The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. An immense canvas in miniature,

  • India

    Indian idea of acceptance & coexistence

    Certain unfortunate happenings in recent weeks appear to have deeply moved President Pranab Mukherjee who, while participating in a Durga Puja function last week, identified violence and intolerance as demoniac traits and has exhorted the nation to eliminate them. The President has rightly highlighted the importance of cherishing diversity, promoting tolerance and accepting dissent as the features that have ensured the continuity and prosperity of Indian civilisation.

  • Congress protest

    Congress takes leaf out of Mahabharata

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party may profess that it is the Hindutva party, but then over the last four weeks as the monsoon session of parliament got washed away, the Congress party, avowedly secular, took a leaf out of the great epic Mahabharata, whose philosophy is enshrined in the 18 chaptered lessons of Bhagwadgeeta that Lord Krishna imparted to the reluctant warrior Arjun and made him do his duty in the battlefield.