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I help leverage the power of myth in
business, management, and life.

Myth = Belief =  Subjective Truth
= Cultural Assumptions

Mythology = stories, symbols and rituals that communicate myth.



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  • The flower that killed Indumati

    indumati

    This tale, of sudden tragedy and the death of a man who cannot bear separation from his wife, is rare in Indian mythology.

  • Symbols for the secular tribe

    darshan1

    Secularism, however, does not have ‘symbol’.

  • Worshipping the womb

    menst

    At a time when any public discussion of genitalia evokes shame, goddess Kamakhya celebrates a woman’s fertility and desire.

  • Beheading you, beheading me

    decapitate

    Have you been noticing the rising number of politicians and ‘religious leaders’ who seem obsessed with lopping off heads: either their own or that of others. Are they influenced by tales of head-offering that we find in the Puranas?

  • The Queer in Ramcharitmanas

    ramcharitramanas

    ‘Purush napunsaka nari va jiva charachara koi, sarva bhaav bhaja kapat taji mohi param priya soi.’

  • Temples of death

    mahakaleshwar

    The city of Ujjain with 84 shrines dedicated to the destroyer, ultimately venerates the unending cycle of life and the immortality of the soul.

  • Leveraging the Aryans

    Aryans

    The theories of how the ‘Aryan race’ is leveraged to explain various social phenomena.

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