Apollo Mission Anniversary: Remembering Edwin Aldrin

The Firsts They say that the world always remembers the ‘first’. This is certainly true with Apollo Mission of NASA when mankind first set its foot on the...

Rukmini Krishna: when they first met

Prologue: the love letter ‘O Lord, ever since I saw you first, seven years ago, you have owned me. I have chosen you as my husband. In my conscious, unconscious...

Raavan – Enemy of Aryavarta

Some of you may wonder why I decided to change the name of the book from Raavan – Orphan of Aryavarta to Raavan – Enemy of Aryavarta. Let me explain. While writing...

A sacrifice greater than Yudhishthira’s Ashwamedha

Prologue to the Ashwamedha The deadly Kurukshetra war between Kauravas and Pandavas destroyed the very fabric of Indian politics. Besides, innumerable kingdoms were...

Arjuna’s Dilemma and Bhagvad Gita

9th Day of Kurukshetra War A muddled Arjuna used to run into the lap of his grandfather who used to embrace him lovingly. However, the same grandsire slaughtered...

Greatness of Krishna

Prologue: the Krishna Jarasandha rivalry The greatness of Krishna was not a mere accident, but a result of superhuman choices. His life was everything apart from roses....

Remembering Dr Richard Feynman

The best teacher I never had~ Bill Gates “I am going to give what I will call an elementary demonstration. But elementary does not mean easy to understand”...

Who was Adi Shankaracharya?

How he became Adi Shankaracharya “Who are you?’ asked Guru Govindapada to a 9-year-old boy named Shankara, sitting opposite him. Of frail look and wheatish...

Vidura: the unsung hero of Mahabharata

For those who don’t know the epic character of Vidura, here is a short backdrop: Son of maid Somewhere in northern India, flourished the Kuru kingdom ruled by the...

Draupadi Swayamvar: Krishna’s best friend Uddhava

Prologue The Panchala king Drupada offers his daughter Draupadi’s hand in marriage to Krishna. This leads to Krishna’s entrance in Mahabharata. I strongly...