Book Review and Author Discovery – Aavarana by S L Bhyrappa

Aavarana - Book

In Aavarana Sri Bhyrappa has woven history, current affairs, religion and emotions so beautifully and vividly that you simply watch things unfold.

Indian History – distorted and how !!

Last year I saved a tweet from Rakesh Simha that mentioned the number of years different dynasties have ruled in India. Here it is – This is the unfortunate reality … that our children learn just the recent history of India and that too a “Mughal Centric” history. I have no problems with the Mughals, … Read more

Adityahridayam by Vyoma Labs

A day after the lockdown was announced, it was the start of Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri. We never knew that Navratri came twice !! Ofcourse we knew that Navratri is celebrated twice in the north, but didn’t know that it was also celebrated twice in the south. Swapna had told me about Vyoma Labs … Read more

Dholavira – 3500 BCE

I picked this article about the fascinating ruins of Dholavira from the TOI e-paper, a few days back. While presenting the budget, our Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that five archaeological sites will be developed as “iconic” destinations. These five sites are – Rakhigarhi, Hastinapur, Shivsagar, Dholavira and Adichaunallur. For a history buff like me, … Read more