What Kubera can teach us about the miser philanthropist

Another Mahabharata story excavated from the tendrils of my Amar Chitra Katha memories. Specifically, from the period after the Pandavas had decimated 99% of the Kauravas clan. The Pandava kingdom was in the grip of a famine and were desperately in need of food grains, having exhausted the royal granaries. Yudhishthir the Wise (who always …

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Treat us as human beings, not goddesses please!

My wife shared this on her Facebook wall today… Its a myth – not history – that women in India are treated as goddesses…and even in the greatest epics/myths, one goddess-woman was publicly stripped by her in-laws while her useless husbands (all 5 of them!) and other “great” family members did nothing. And btw, it …

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