Category: Mahabharata

You are the owner of your actions: Example of Draupadi Vastraharan

Almost everyone in India knows about Draupadi Vastraharan. Besides, everyone knows who committed the crime i.e. Dusshasana. But do you know who instigated this barbarous...

To defeat a monster, you need not be one

Most of us remember the Netflix series The Crown for some spicy segment(s) about Nehru. But, something else stood out for me. In one of the episodes, Winston Churchill...

What is Dharma? Krishna’s Dilemma

Two huge armies had gathered in Kurukshetra. It was the commencement of a fight to finish.Everyone was eager to fight. But at the very moment Arjuna found himself...

Krishna – the great tactical and strategic thinker

There is a certain resistance to viewing Krishna as a human. In my humble opinion though, it is myopic. When you look at him as a god, he is adorable. But when you...

Indian diplomacy and strategic thinking reminds us of Balarama

Recently, at UNSC India abstained from voting on the Israel-Hamas conflict. And today I read this article. As reported, the Israeli head of counter-terrorism urges India...

Why is Bhagavad Gita more relevant than ever

Let’s start with a verse from Bhagavad Gita (chapter 1, verse 30) गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्त्वक्चैव...

A historical perspective on Humour: Chatrapati Shivaji and Arjuna

On April 2, 1779, the great Maratha king Chatrapati Shivaji wrote a letter to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. A few lines, in the beginning, read as follows: This firm and...

Book Review: Amish Tripathi’s Dharma – a lesson for today’s youth.

In the year 2020, on the occasion of India’s honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi birthday, some Twitter activists trended the hashtag #NationalUnemploymentDay....

Decoding Dharma – Beyond Good and Bad

The Ottoman dream First things first. This article is inspired by this video. There is a classic stereotype: Democracy is good, while dictatorship isn’t! However,...

When Krishna saved Arjuna; war with Bhagadatta

11th day of Kurukshetra war On 10th day of the Kurukshetra war, Bheeshma, the commander of Kauravas fell. He was succeeded by Dronacharya. However, the Kaurava army was...