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...

Series Review: The Forgotten Army- Azaadi ke liye

It was under Clement Atlee’s rule, that India gained Independence. In 1956, this former Premier of UK visited India. When his host, the then chief justice of...

Series Review: Rise of the empires:Ottoman

The Ottomans and Khilafat With the end of world war I in 1919, a movement named as Khilafat movement emerged in the Indian subcontinent. This movement was against the...

An assessment of Chatrapati Shivaji’s greatness

‘What’s the difference between my ancestor Afzal Khan and Shivaji?’ asked my schoolmate. For privacy reasons, I cannot disclose his name. But let me...

The dangerous fallacies of Mrityunjaya

‘I think Draupadi is to blame for her Vastraharana’ declared one of my esteemed friends. Obviously, he was a Karna fan (or I would say a devotee). ‘Had...

Mahaprasthanika Parva: a mountaineering lesson from Mahabharata

In mountaineering circles, it is a very famous practise to sleep lower than the altitude you climb to, especially at higher altitudes. To elaborate, your body...

Film review: ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’

“गड आला पण सिंह गेला” ~Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj The above Marathi expression means that ‘although we won the fort, a...

Ekanth Ramar: The Repentence of Rama

The lonely limestone house It was familiar weather in Rameshwaram; hot and humid. However, when you put up a travel hat, the weather is hardly a blockade. Hence, we set...

Dusshasana speaks

The so-called shameless act Honestly, I don’t regret what I did. Why should I? I ascended to heaven after leaving the mortal frame. All my brothers attained the...

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