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On the threshold of Kali Yuga, only a saviour can rescue the world. An excerpt from Usha Narayanan’s ‘Pradyumna: Son of Krishna”

That night, Prince Vama had a vision so vivid that he felt he was in heaven, watching a divine drama unfold. Lord Brahma was seated on his swan in Brahmalok, the highest of the seven worlds. Vama watched as the Creator gave life to the brilliant sun, the moon, the earth and the ten prajapatis― […]

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Celebrating the rainbow brigade – 8 influential works on the LGBT community.

It has for long been assumed all over the world that men and women are assigned specific sexual roles that they must adhere to strictly, deviance from which can only harm the deviants. In economic terms, it can be explained as leaving a cartel. Pansie, fag, faggot and even ‘Bulgarians’ are terms that have been […]

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Pashu: Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology – Devdutt Pattanaik at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

As Devdutt Pattanaik gets ready to grace the stage and enthral the audience with his superior oratory skills, the audience eagerly awaits. The intimate space of the Samvad allows the audience an atmosphere fit for storytelling and who better than to engage in an hour-long storytelling session? “Somewhere along the line, stories became the best […]

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