Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik, the Mythological Dude

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  From sakshijuneja.com I was introduced to Devdutt at a Power Lunch hosted by a dear friend and editor of Verve Magazine, Parmesh Shahani. How I got invited to something as illustrious as this, is still a mystery to me but I guess having friends in high places can do wonders to one’s ego. Okay I find myself digressing here…. Speaking …

The Archer

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Shiva raises the bow Pinaka and destroys the three worlds with a single arrow. This is why Shiva is called Tripurantaka or destroyer of three cities. The cities were said to belong to demons and could fly leading to speculation that this is the story of flying saucers and alien invasions. This story is also an allegory. Three worlds = …

Rama Sutra

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Verve Text by Sona Bahadur and Mamta Badkar Published: Volume 16, Issue 11, November, 2008 Being Ram couldn’t be easy. Loathed by feminists, appropriated by politicians, and the only Hindu deity to be worshipped as a king, he remains enigmatic in his complexity. The latest in his series on the Hindu pantheon, Devdutt Pattanaik’s The Book of Ram focuses on …

Applying Meaning to Management With Ancient Hindu Mythology

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By Rama Lakshmi Washington Post Foreign Service  Monday, January 26, 2009; Page A06 NEW DELHI — Fifteen young managers with a top Indian retail company met in their office basement recently to sip coffee and listen to a talk about their specialty: brand building. The speaker, renowned mythology expert Devdutt Pattanaik, is also the company’s “chief belief officer.” Cupping his …