In Hinduism, each day of a week is dedicated to a particular god in the Hindu pantheon. Apart from the special Vrata and Upvas, many Hindus also fast on a particular day in a week. Each day in a week has a specialty and there are numerous folklores associated with the fasting observed on the days of a week.
“The measure of a man is what he does with power,” “Theyyam” is a popular ritual art form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India. The Theyyam dance is performed in front of the village shrine and in the houses as ancestor worship. The Theyyam period is typically from the month November and comes […]
The story Durvasa, the short-tempered, highly respected and most feared Rishi, was wandering over the earth; when be saw in the hands of a nymph, a garland of flowers with fragrant odour. The sage demanded it from the nymph, who, bowing to him reverentially, immediately presented it to him. He placed the garland on […]
“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” —Benjamin Franklin Can you visualize yourself inside a coffin and all your friends, relatives, colleagues and others standing around it? What would you like them to talk about you? That you were a […]
Parikshit was a great king who ruled righteously and protected all. Yet, one day he did an action that was unpardonable which led to his death. Even though he was tired and fatigued, arrogance of being a king made him insult a Yogi who was on deep meditation, because the silent Yogi did not answer […]
When children of the same parents behave differently and at times fight each other, we wonder what is happening. Only in Hindi movies, we have seen that separated on birth one becomes a Police officer and other a Villain and fight to death or reconcile at the end. However, the truth is different. Even though […]
Throughout the history of mankind, societies have tried to balance between individual rights and the mighty coercive power of the State. There were many political unrest and associated deaths and destruction in India due to the compulsory acquisition of land for industrialization, building of dams, defence installations, new capital formation, etc. That includes issues we […]