The Ramayana contains at least one instance where we witness a paradox in the making. An impossible situation arises that is averted, and which leaves one wondering, “what if”.
The battle of Palkhed is remembered for it being a “masterpiece of strategic mobility”
Kurukshetra satisfies most of the modern-day stereotypes of a small Indian town.
Part 2 of the series on Rajadharma talks about Violence and Punishment, and finds that, for righteous reasons, between non-violence and violence, the path that leads to upholding of dharma was superior.
The first part of our series on ‘Rajadharma’ – a treatise on basic philosophy of statecraft aimed at good governance, takes us through Yudhishthira’s desire to abandon all Karma to finally upholding the principles of Rajadharma after the Great War
The second meeting Karna had was with Kunti. Kunti, the mother who had abandoned her first-born son, Karna, the son who could not bring himself to abandon the friend who gave him a kingdom
Ashay Naik’s book, “Natural Enmity – Reflections on the Niti and Rasa of the Pancatantra [Book 1]”, is a fascinating and scholarly commentary on perhaps the most famous of all animal-tale anthologies.
Receiving something with eyes shut is not wisdom. Receiving is also an action, a karma, and the Gita says this best, when it tells us that “Action begun under delusion, without considering consequences, destruction, injury, and one’s own capabilities, is known as tamas-type.”
Where there was dharma, Krishna was there, and where there was Krishna, there was a Victory.
Yato dharmas tato jaya, means Where there is Dharma, there will be Victory. This article digs the occurrences of this shloka in the epic Mahabharata.
Who Killed Shastri follows the first-person point of view, with the author interlacing the narrative with the background of the movie; how the idea was seeded, what the research led to, how skepticism faded, and the imagining of the ending, the climax.
Devi Mahatmya – Shumbha, Narayani Stuti, Phala Shruti, Conclusion
Devi Mahatmya Part III deals with the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth chapters, referencing the translation of Markandeya Purana by Dr. Bibek Debroy
In part II of our series Devi Mahatmya, we start Navaratri with the death of Mahishasura
Kanika Niti is encapsulated in one chapter at the end of Sambhava Parva, which is an upa Parva of the Adi Parva.