Maya at Three by Rita Banerji
More than a century after his death inside a Ranchi jail, Birsa Munda, the tribal leader who led an uprising against the British, will finally be free of shackles. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Da...
"Maya", as a concept in Hinduism and Buddhism, means attachment to the tangible aspects of life and relationships. It is a sentiment which the scriptures sternly warn you off of, as they say it is spiritually unhealthy. They say this is all transient -- an illusion. That it is not the truth. And yet, as my friend chose the name "Maya" for her adoptive daughter, I was struck by the intense attachment she felt for the child.