Category: Mahabharata

Krishna – the great tactical and strategic thinker

There is a certain resistance in viewing Krishna as a human. In my humble opinion though, it is myopic. When you look at him as 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...

Nepotism is a problem, but entitlement is a bigger one.

The death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput sparked a row on Nepotism. However, let’s go to the root of Nepotism and analyze it objectively, especially in the...

Was Draupadi Vastraharan in Mahabharata ‘enough’ for Kurukshetra war?

I have often heard a casual comment regarding Draupadi Vastraharan in Mahabharata, that ‘Kurukshetra war happened only for a woman’. Firstly, it would have...

Mother’s Love: Yashodha and Krishna

Yaksha to Yudhisthira:’Who is more nurturing than Earth?’ Yudhisthira:’Mother’ Once Balarama came running to Yashodha and said, ‘Mother,...