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Sometimes the message is more than a sum total of the facts.
Once when Rishi Gautam leaves for his morning ablutions, Indra comes in his guise and has sex with Ahalya. On his way out, he meets the sage who had sensed something was amiss and returned early. He c...
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'Slighting Sita because she is a woman'
It’s closer than you think.
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By Purnima Jha* The story of the Ramayana never ceases to amaze me. Not only is the tale fascinating, the lessons contained therein continue to be relevant too. One of my favourites is the story of wh...
It is said that one can find every aspect of life covered in Mahabharata, an epic which also contains the holy Bhagavad Gita. Indeed the Mahabharata contains philosophical insights on war, life, intel...
Let me start by saying that I am not against marriage as an institution. However, I am against the fundamental inequality that has the power to convert an Indian marriage into a form of slavery.
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As our Parliament debates goddess Durga and demon god Mahishasura, a beautiful series of graphic art perfectly blends mythological characters with modern, digital times. Scroll Droll's set of hilariou...
Amidst raging protests against Bollywood stars and debates on women entering holy shrines, this Muslim girl from Karnataka quietly set an example — even if unwittingly — for religious tolerance in Ind...
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Lord Rama is facing legal action in Sitamarhi, North Bihar for misconduct against women. Lawyer Thakur Chandan Kumar Singh filed a case in the court of the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) alleging th...
Like the original, Sita's Diwali will also be celebrated with lamps. And, the lamps of Sita's Diwali will also symbolise the victory of truth over injustice. But it will be a different truth, and a different injustice. And it will be about a whole different victory. The protagonist of Sita's Diwali will, of course, be Sita. Not just because this is her story, but because Sita is the original "India's Daughter". She is one figure in Indian history and mythology whose life singularly encompasses the truth of Indian womanhood in its entirety.
Distressing as Uttar Pradesh's Dadri lynching maybe, bloodlust and hatred aren't the only marker of Hindu-Muslim relations in the state. An exquisitely-preserved copy of the Mahabharata, in Urdu, is a...
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