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Book – Ramayana: Divine Loophole – A Graphic Retelling by Sanjay Patel

The illustrated book "Ramayana: Divine Loophole" is a thoroughly modern graphic rendering of the Epic Ramayana by Sanjay Patel, an animator at Pixar and whose works includes popular animated movies like ‘Monsters Inc’, ‘Cars’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘A Bug's Life.’ Sanjay Patel’s graphic retelling of the Epic Ramayan is influenced by the illustrations used in modern animated movies. Hindus who are used to cute and life like images of Lord Ram, Mata Sita and Hanuman might not be attracted to Sanjay Patel’s images with round edges or villains with hard-edged triangles. But this is a path breaking attempt to share one of the oldest epics in the world in a modern graphic language which is popular among international audience.The story of 'Ramayana: Divine Loophole' sticks to the original but the images are a perfect mix of different styles of modern animation drawings with strong influence of Japanese style of animation. Suhag Shukla, managing director of the Hindu Am…

Rang Teras

Rang Teras is an auspicious day observed on the 13th day of the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month in North India. The corresponding period in other regions is the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. Rang Teras 2018 date is March 15. The day is of great importance in Sri Krishna temples in some parts of North India – especially in those regions where Krishna is worshipped as Srinathji.

In some regions, Rang Teras is noted for colorful processions and is part of Holi celebrations.

Mother Sarada Devi on Compassion

If one is without kindness, how can one be called a human being?
One must live carefully. Every action produces its results. It is not good to use harsh words towards others or be responsible for their suffering.
Should anyone ever utter a thing that hurts another’s feelings? An unpleasant truth, though true, must not be uttered. For that grows into a habit. By indulging in rude words one’s nature becomes rude. One’s sensitivity is lost if one has no control over one’s speech. And once a man casts all consideration for others to the winds, he stops at nothing. The Master would say, ‘If you have to ask a lame man how he became lame, then you have to speak thus: ‘‘How did your leg come to such a condition?” Mother Sarada Devi