Shanti Parva

After the Great War that has waged all around me over the past year, and now as it draws to a close, it is only proper that we have a few words of peace now, of closure, and of rest. A sort of ceremony one could say, that in the best circumstances, should bring peace…

The Nature of the Rebel

If I have to make a rebel out you, I must first ensure you have the right personality type, the right frame of mind, the right attitude. And thus, this post. The worship of heroes is a very common theme in human civilization. Countless fables, stories and mythologies have all originated from real-life heroes and…

Understanding Rebellions

Almost everyone has heard of some or other story of rebellion. And by rebellion, we mean not the teenage angst we have all gone through at some point or the other. Rather, we are talking of men and women like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Susan B. Anthony and others. People who started with nothing, but…

Take A Risk!

Hindus are generally not risk takers. But it was not always like this. In ancient times, they had empires across Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, extending as far as the island of Bali in the East, and in the West, as far as Ukraine – Vishnu Idols are regularly found in the river Volga, for one…