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Renuka Narayanan

Renuka Narayanan is a commentator and columnist on religion and culture.

Articles by Renuka Narayanan

The Impressionables

Indian art is selling big these days. But does it have a vision of its own? writes Renuka Narayanan.

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Published on Apr 03, 2006 01:03 AM IST
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Can you spot the (real) Picasso?

Today is Christie?s auction of contemporary Indian art in London. It?s expected to fetch around $ 9 million and topping the 200 lots is Raza?s Tapovan, likely to fetch between $ 800,000 and $ 1 million. Guesstimated likewise is Tyeb Mehta?s Falling Figure With A Bird which is hugely inspired by Pablo Picasso?s famous Guernica.

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Published on Mar 30, 2006 04:30 AM IST
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India?s first known eclipse

As per the Rig Veda, the first eclipse happened over Kurukshetra, some time between 1200 BC and 3296 BC.

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Published on Mar 29, 2006 04:22 PM IST
None | ByINNER VOICE | Renuka Narayanan

The season of new hope

This year, Easter and Eid-ul-Milad-un-Nabi, the Prophet?s birthday, fall on April 16, which is also Baisakhi.

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Updated on Mar 23, 2006 11:16 AM IST
None | ByINNER VOICE | Renuka Narayanan

River Jordan and a Hindu ritual

Renuka Narayanan narrates her divine experience at the river side.

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Published on Mar 20, 2006 12:59 PM IST
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There is a lot to learn from America

America upsets people for various reasons today, but you can?t help approving of the American work ethic.

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Published on Mar 10, 2006 01:16 PM IST
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India?s special status

The Muslim world, which calls Abrahamic followers Ahl-e-Kitab or People of the Book, has a separate name for Indians: Ahl-e-Hunood-the People of Hind.

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Published on Mar 04, 2006 03:15 PM IST
None | ByINNERVOICE | Renuka Narayanan

Ten Picasso sold on first night

IT COULD not have been a better start for the first sale of Pablo Picasso works in India. About ten of the 40 Picasso-signed odds and ends (prints and ceramics among others) were sold on the opening night on Wednesday at Vadehra Art Gallery in Okhla.

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Published on Feb 09, 2006 12:42 PM IST
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Picasso works are a hit in Delhi

It could not have been a better start for the first sale of Pablo Picasso works in India. About ten of the 40 Picasso-signed odds and ends (prints and ceramics among others) were sold on the opening night on Wednesday at Vadehra Art Gallery in Okhla.

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Published on Feb 09, 2006 04:53 AM IST
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Vrindavan?s new god

A question of titular succession has thrown up interesting nuances in religious politics in one of India?s holiest places, Vrindavan.

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Published on Feb 08, 2006 03:16 AM IST
None | By, Vrindavan

Soul needs a healing touch

Mind-body-spirit is one and staying well means addressing all three to achieve life?s balance, writes Renuka Narayanan.

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Published on Jan 24, 2006 12:41 PM IST
None | ByINNERVOICE| Renuka Narayanan

Away from prying eyes they pray

A YEAR ago, the press and police milled around the two Kanchi shankaracharyas; Nepalese wrestlers and prisoners in Coimbatore jail fasted for their release; the Ulema spoke up for them.

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Published on Jan 20, 2006 01:08 PM IST
None | By, Kalavai

Away from prying eyes they pray

The two Kanchi Shankaracharyas spent their four-month retreat praying at Tirupati, reports Renuka Narayanan.

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Updated on Jan 20, 2006 08:53 AM IST
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Karachi blues

?It should have happened 60 years ago!? mourns Zia Mohyeddin, the new director of Pakistan?s mint-new National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) set up last year in Karachi.

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Published on Jan 13, 2006 01:32 AM IST
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A guru for the ages

Let us all follow Guru Gobind Singh's words as a mantra to fight for a better national life, writes Renuka Narayanan.

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Published on Jan 07, 2006 04:30 PM IST

The wake-up mantra

A New Year is such a splendid calendar opportunity to recharge soul batteries that some ritual must mark it, writes Renuka Narayanan.

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Published on Jan 02, 2006 02:26 PM IST
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