Utkarsh Patel
Create, destroy, rebuild
There are a set of myths that ascribe all creation to the Great Creator, the unseen hand of God. Man is also His creation and the inheritor of His universe who then goes on to grow food, populate and do great things—through the use of his faculties but all by
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Folktales have many different motifs.
Ms. Sheila Wee, founder and director of Federation of Asian Storytellers, Singapore, speaks to Utkarsh Patel of The Mythology Project, on the sidelines of the MIST Festival 2020, a festival of Storytellers from across the world, at Panchgani, India. Utkarsh Patel > What is a folktale? Sheila Wee > Well
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The song of love
The song of love There once lived a musical genius, son of the Muse, Calliope. Ever since he was a child and no one really knows when it all began, Orpheus could hold an audience of god’s beasts and men spellbound with his lyre. at a very young age. It is
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Indra’s ordeal
Rishi Gautam was married to a girl, exceedingly beautiful and several years his younger—some said almost like his daughter—by the name of Ahalya. Her beauty ought to have brought her a far younger husband, but that was the way of the world and she had learnt to live with it.
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The Demonic brothers
Once upon a time, there lived a king, who ruled the kingdom of Drumila. A just and benevolent ruler, he was however an unhappy man. He had no sons and it bothered him that there was no heir to his kingdom. He consulted the sages about his predicament and they
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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is one of the most awaited movies of 2016, from the ‘X-Men’ film series. The official trailer released recently reveals that Apocalypse, the immortal and invincible, wakes up after thousands of years to be disillusioned by the world as he sees it. He decides to cleanse mankind and
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During a recent interaction with students, I was asked by one of them – why are myths so silly? While the child got stern looks from his teacher, it reminded me of the days, when I had similar questions and more. As a child, I not only found them silly,
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Recent controversies regarding the age-old traditions of barring women from entering two temples have rekindled the debate on discrimination. Forced attempts to enter the Shani temple at Shingnapur in Maharashtra and the legal efforts to entire the Sabarimala temple at Kerala is in the news. Views on this range from
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Just what is it about drought that brings out the worst in mankind? How do we define drought – is it the tyranny of nature or should we say, it’s the sheer absence of nature? Major parts of our country is suffering from drought or drought-like conditions leading to displacement
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A sudden spurt in mythological serials on television warrants the basic question – just why has there been a sudden interest in mythology? The focus is not just on the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, but different gods and goddesses, like Shani dev, Hanuman, Santoshi Mata, Bheem, Narada muni, etc. If
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