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...

Analysing Rama – the man and the king

For surely a king is first a man. And so it must follow that a king does as all men do: the best he can~CAMERON DOKEY, the storyteller’s daughter. And the man who...

Learning from stars: Arundhati-Vashishtha

Ancient lessons from Arundhati-Vashishtha The wisdom that Indian sages possessed in unparalleled in the annals of mankind. However, even though some traditions developed...