Freedom: thoughts on Independence day

Let us go back to certain fundamentals on this Independence day. Micro to Macro The theory of fractals vouches for ‘self-similarity’ i.e. from microcosm to...

Remembering Hiroshima Day after 75 years

What did Individuals go through? The two nuclear explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were monumental in annals of mankind. Those events changed the world forever....

A Guiding Soul: Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

A Guiding Soul called Dr APJ Abdul Kalam “Who would read his idealistic views these days?” said the bookseller, dismissing the book ‘Guiding Souls’ from...

The benevolence of Warkaris

I live in the hearts of my devotees~ Srimad-Bhagavatam (9.4.57) I have grown up in a warkari style spiritual atmosphere. Hence, I have always admired their simplicity...

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,...

Importance of scriptures like Bhagavad Gita: story of a Leaky bucket

A cool breeze off the Ganga river caressed Pandit Gangadhar Tripathi’s face. His grandson was sitting opposite to him hearing Bhagavad Gita, for the third time,...

Virat Parva: lesson from Mahabharata in COVID-19 lockdown

Owing to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Indian government decided to telecast the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Hence, the Ramayana on the National channel has shattered records...

Hanuman’s Flight and Bernoulli’s principle

Indian epics/texts are replete of rich poetic expressions, philosophical expressions and spiritual injunctions. With a variety of allegories and real stories, they...

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