My nephew’s prediction – Varaha kills Corona

#LockdownTales My cousin Aravind’s 6 year old son sketched the following drawing in late March. While he sketches beautifully, I was intrigued by his choice of the “Varaha” avatar of Vishnu to kill Corona and save the Earth. A little background about the Varaha avatar of MahaVishnu. The Varaha (Wild boar) avatar is MahaVishnu’s third … Read more

Happy Vijayadashami, Shubho Bijoya !

In April this year, we visited Ellora on my birthday and the first place we went to is the magnificent Kailas Temple – probably the only structure in the world that has been carved from the top. That the Kailas temple does not find a place in the ten wonders of the world says a … Read more

Karthigai – 2016 and 2017

For Tamilians and Keralites, besides Diwali there is another festival of lights which is equally important. It comes after Diwali and is celebrated on the full moon day which falls in the month of “Karthigai”. There are some differences in the way the different sects celebrate this festival, but everyone celebrates it. The legend associated … Read more