Ayogya Duryodhan & Ayogya RaGa

In one of the episodes of the Mahabharata, Sage Veda Vyasa meets Dhritarashtra and finds him in a pensive mood. Upon enquiring, Dhritarashtra says, that he was hoping that the Pandavas are discovered in their 13th year of exile when they are supposed to stay incognito. That way, they would again be in exile for … Read more

Naming conventions during Ramayana and Mahabharata

#LockdownTales As we watch re-telecast of Ramayana and Mahabharata, its fascinating to see how the warriors and other important characters are addressed. As I was thinking about it, Kiran KS, made my life easy by posting the following note on his FB timeline. This is so powerful…. even as we celebrate a few men in … Read more

Happy Ganesha Chaturthi – Think on your feet & the art of Negotiation

I had written this blog five years back on Ganesh Chaturthi and titled it “Happy Birthday Ganesha”. I was corrected by one of my blog readers that Ganesh Chaturthi was not Ganesha’s birthday but the day we pray to him and celebrate him. This is why I love blogging …. you are constantly learning something … Read more

Thinking of Bhishma Pitamah

As Amma and I were on our morning walk, we got talking about a cousin of mine who is going through a rough patch. I commented saying, tell her to think differently and take different actions, just praying to different Gods won’t help. Then for some reason I commented “Even the great Bhishma Pitamah was … Read more