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Lion King of Sri Lanka
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Lion King of Sri Lanka

June 4, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Once upon a time, there was a Princess of Kalinga, who was abducted by a lion who forced her to bear him a child. The child, Sinhabahu, killed his own father and, for this crime, was told to leave the country on a ship. He travelled…

“The Good Doctor”
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“The Good Doctor”

June 2, 2020

By Gp. Capt. Ajay Dudeja (Retd.) On the 31st of May 2020, Dr. N. Kannan passed into “Panchtatva.” With his sad demise ended an era of which he was an icon. What perhaps is not known is his association with the Armed Forces, especially the Air Force.  It was in the year 1962 during the…

Blame it on virus: Future tense for farmers in distress
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Blame it on virus: Future tense for farmers in distress

May 29, 2020

Progressive farmer from Mysuru loses hope on getting back his money invested in Cavendish and Zarbera cultivation By Y.D. Shekar With the nationwide lockdown for over two months, farmers who cultivated vegetables, flowers and fruits are facing massive distress due to disruptions in supply chains of the agriculture sector. Higher costs of harvesting and transportation,…

India’s Tribal Mythologies
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India’s Tribal Mythologies

May 28, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist When speaking of Indian mythology, the focus is on the stories, symbols and rituals of major religions such as Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. We ignore the mythologies of the various tribal communities of India, who have lived in the subcontinent long before the arrival of Aryan…

The ‘saviours’ of womenfolk
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The ‘saviours’ of womenfolk

May 24, 2020

Two young Mysureans distribute 14,000 Menstrual Hygiene Kits By B.N. Ramya As a result of pandemic and the lockdown that followed, we were witness to people being rendered jobless and shelterless on one side; and the same situation on the other end, brought to the fore ‘humanity’ with many lending their helping hands to the…

Tug at heartstrings:  A Ramzan like no other
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Tug at heartstrings: A Ramzan like no other

May 22, 2020

Faith in times of Coronavirus By Shadan Muneer As millions of Muslims observe Ramzan, the month of dawn-to-dusk fasting, how will social distancing and self-isolation work in a world fearing contagion from an unseen enemy? Fasting but no feasting, the piety is in plenty but the frolic is amiss. The warmth is palpable but handshakes…

Seafarers: The Unsung Heroes
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Seafarers: The Unsung Heroes

May 21, 2020

 “Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors”  By Nivedita Achappa For decades our seafarers are the unsung heroes of the maritime. In times of need, they are selfless and ready to help. Everyone everywhere relies on the shipping industry for the goods and commodities we all need and want. But it’s a tough…

How ‘dharma’ manifests in Vedas and Puranas
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How ‘dharma’ manifests in Vedas and Puranas

May 21, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The word ‘dharma’ first appears in the Rig Veda; but in a collection of a thousand hymns, the word dharma occurs less than a hundred times, making it not a very key concept. It is related to ‘foundation’ and ‘stability’ and ‘governance’. Even in the Upanishads,…

Heavenly Visitor ‘Swan’ at its best in May
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Heavenly Visitor ‘Swan’ at its best in May

May 16, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer The most beautiful and unpredictable celestial object perceptible in the night or morning sky is the ‘Comet’. Most of the time, Comets remain in deep-frozen “sleep” in outer space, but occasionally they are dislodged from their orbits and fall forward the inner Solar System. Comets are at their…

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