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Articles

  • Swan Lake

    Swan Lake

    The way swans and geese are seen in Indian mythology is quite different from the way it is seen in Western mythology…

  • Escape from Put

    Escape from Put

    An exploration of the idea of ancestors and ghosts in Hindu mythology…

  • Two Pair of Twins

    Two Pair of Twins

    A Greek tale of four children, two mortal, two immortal, two boys, and two girls…

  • Everybody tells a story

    Everybody tells a story

    Storytelling informs us how to see the world…

  • Pregnant King on Stage in Chennai

    Pregnant King on Stage in Chennai

    An play based of my first fiction book will be staged in Chennai this month…

  • Sita, Wild yet Demure

    Sita, Wild yet Demure

    Is Sita a demure wife or a wild goddess who chooses to be domesticated?…

  • Daughters of Eve

    Daughters of Eve

    Stories of women in the Bible who took tough decisions…

  • Horse Headed Beings

    Horse Headed Beings

    Hayagriva is a demon as well as a god in Hindu Mythology…

  • Mythology in Films

    Mythology in Films

    This is a pointer to my talk in the conference on “Literature and Films” at the Film Institute, Pune, on 22 March 2009…

  • Both sides of the Fence

    Both sides of the Fence

    There is a reason why the Devil’s Advocate is called,thus…

  • Many Meanings of Yarn

    Many Meanings of Yarn

    When seen symbolically, the act of covering and uncovering the body reveals many secrets…

  • The Sage who Went South

    The Sage who Went South

    The Vindhya mountain range is still waiting for him to return…

  • Don’t stop that Babbling

    Don’t stop that Babbling

    You say “Potato” I say “Potatoh” but we are still referring to the same vegetable,are we not ?…

  • The Poison of Stagnation

    The Poison of Stagnation

    First Published in Corporate Dossier, December 2008. Last Sunday, Shivkumar got transfer orders, and he …

  • When Nobody Cares

    When Nobody Cares

    Sacrifice or selfishness – how many of us actually choose the former?…

  • The Round Table of Andher Nagari

    The Round Table of Andher Nagari

    Can there actually ever be a world of equals?…

  • A Sense of Security

    A Sense of Security

    Power is always wedded to chronic fear…

  • Binding Tenacity

    Binding Tenacity

    Often,it is determination and perseverance that win the day,more than anything else…