Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Ayudhapuja, is an important Hindu festival celebrated in a variety of ways in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka. “Dussehra” is derived from Sanskrit; Dasha-hara is a form of Dashanan ravan (“Ravana’s defeat”).Read More
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Professor Shonku is a short story collection by Satyajit Ray, featuring the eponymous character, Professor Shonku. It was first published in India by NewScript Publications, Calcutta, in 1965. Of the nine short stories that are part of the collection, …Read More
Some seek for jokers; I avoid.
A joke must be, to be enjoyed,
Of wisdom’s words, by wit employed.
God never meant for men of sense,
The wits that joke to give offence.
Long, long time ago in India ruled a king called Janmayjay. He was a bold warrior, a wise man, and a noble soul. He was a descendant of valiant Pandavas.
The great battle of Mahabharata left several casualties for generations to come. One such casualty was to the Pandavas themselves.Read More
For more than two and a half millennia, the Panchatantra tales have regaled children and adults alike with a moral at the end of every story. Some believe that they are as old as the Rig Veda. There is also another story about these fables.Read More
Once upon a time, Amarasakti ruled the city-state of Mahilaropyam in the south of India. He had three witless sons who became a matter of endless worry for him. Realizing that his sons had no interest in learning, the king summoned his ministers and said:Read More
A story from the Chhandogya Upanishad – Stories from Upanishads
The relationship between father and son is something sacred, deep rooted, and leaves a powerful influence on the son even after the father is long gone. The conversation between Uddalaka, and Shvetketu, as narrated in the Chhandogya Upanishad, is an example of such an ideal father and son relationship which will be remembered for generations to come.Read More
When ye say to Tabaqui, “My Brother!” when ye call the
Hyena to meat,
Ye may cry the Full Truce with Jacala—the Belly that runs
on four feet.
You can work it out by Fractions or by simple Rule of Three,
But the way of Tweedle-dum is not the way of Tweedle-dee.
You can twist it, you can turn it, you can plait it till you drop,
But the way of Pilly Winky’s not the way of Winkie Pop!
In Treta Yuga (there are four Yugas according to Hindu mythology- Sat (Krita) Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kali Yuga), Ramkatha, the story of Rama, the eldest son of Ayodhya king Dashratha.Read More