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Cotton trees and demons
The cotton tree known as the semul/semal/salmal in various parts of the country has a number of folk tales woven into its appearance, its origin and as is the case with all ancient literature, with the moral fabric of the society that holds it sacred. One story is from Orissa
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The Divine Witness
Acharya an old Brahmin lived on the outskirts of Puri, a temple town in Odisha. His work was to assist the pilgrims who came to the temple of Lord Jagannath. It so happened that on one of his trips away from the city, to the distant town of Vrindavan where
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The Demonic Brothers The Divine Witness Cotton trees and demons The fruits of truth
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Whenever Peacocks are the focus of conversation, the tail forms the epicenter of the tale- iridescent feathers that have a symbolic mystical eye shimmering in each one-cannot help but make the human consciousness to rise up to imagine and query its existential purpose! Whether those fixed unseeing eyes, are the
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Chasing Bosphorus
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Chasing Bosphorus Zeus: King of gods, he rules over the sky, weather and all the other gods. For more about him and other Greek gods go to Hera: Queen of the gods and wife and sister of Zeus Prometheus: Greek god, a Titan. He stole fire from the gods for
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Chasing Bosphorus
Istanbul, a sprawling, bustling metropolis straddling two continents is truly a tale of two cities, that of east and west. The city, a favourite of Ian Fleming has served as a backdrop in Bond films such as From Russia with Love, Skyfall, is the place where east meets west, Christianity
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Over the past few months, chaos has reigned on the streets of Delhi. Literally so, as men in black coats have set fire to cars and buses in their clash with the police and metaphorically too, as a thick black smog licks its way through to every corner of the
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The first thing that hits you as you reach the end of the road is the sound. It doesn’t just hit, it assails; and as I came to realise, it takes over all your senses. The river Parvati rushes all the way down from the Man Talai glacier where it
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A river tells a story
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