Myth Theory

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The Intoxicated Elephant

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Mada, very specifically, referred to the dark fluid that oozes out of the temple of a male elephant in mushth. This fluid came to embody the spirit of extreme intoxication seen in musht elephants who are highly aggressive and unstoppable.

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What’s your Sanskaar?

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Sanskaar refers to upbringing in India. It is the Key Performance Indicator of parenting to most Indians. It is an indicator of family values. It shows how civilized and cultured we are.

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Ramayana when it Rains

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In Kerala, the traditional month of Karkidakam that falls in July-August is associated with heavy rains. It used to once be a time of scarcity, wetness and disease. There was no work in the fields and staying at home doing nothing meant boredom and quarrels for no reason. To cope with this, people began reading the Ramayana. So the month became renowned as the Ramayana month.

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What Is ‘Indianisation’ Of Education?

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What we choose to teach our children reveals our prejudices and our hierarchies: it shows us up - what we consider to be true and worthy knowledge and what we dismiss as irrelevant and false - whether we are parochial, global or cosmic in outlook.

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