“As long as you have the beautiful earrings, Arjuna cannot vanquish you in battle, even if Indra himself becomes his arrows.”
12 Aug 2018
After rescuing Draupadi from Jayadratha, the Pandavas — especially Yudhistira — are morose, and need sage Markandeya to tell them uplifting stories.
06 Aug 2018
After Draupadi’s abduction by Jayadratha and the subsequent rescue by the Pandavas, sage Markandeya begins to narrate the story of a similar abduction in the distant past: of Sita.
29 Jul 2018
After freeing Draupadi from Jayadratha, Bhima’s intention is to kill the king of Sindhu.
23 Jul 2018
The majority of the Pandavas’ exile was spent in the Dvaitavana forest. Considering that their stay also meant the upkeep of an entire entourage, this must have been a considerable strain on the resou
15 Jul 2018
After the tumultuous cattle expedition, in which their pride is wounded by Pandavas, the Kauravas return to Hastinapura and discuss their next course of action. Karna, always eager to ramp up the inte
01 Jul 2018
After reconciliation with the Pandavas, the gandharva king Chitrasena releases the Kauravas from captivity.
24 Jun 2018
When the Kaurava brothers, out on a cattle expedition not very far from the exiled Pandavas’ abode, are captured by the gandharvas, some of the escapees approach the Pandavas for help.
18 Jun 2018
In Hastinapura, as a storyteller recounts the Pandavas’ forest-life miseries to Dhritarashtra, the king laments the turn of events, blaming himself in part.
10 Jun 2018
A work of fiction is said to pass the Bechdel Test when it features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man.
07 May 2018
In sage Markandeya’s retelling of the story of sage Koushiki and the hunter, there comes a point, after the hunter has educated the brahman about the ways of dharma and several other things including
22 Apr 2018
Here’s a read on sage Markandeya’s stories about ‘the supreme greatness of women’
17 Apr 2018
Markandeya’s meeting with the Pandavas is long and he tells many stories to the brothers. He narrates, in great detail, the oncoming apocalypse at the turn of the yugas and also the possibilities afte
09 Apr 2018
The Pandavas, as they do with every sagely figure they encounter, ask rishi Markandeya to tell them stories from a mythical time, when the structures that regulate life as they see it first found divi
26 Mar 2018
After Bhima is freed from the grasp of the boa constrictor Nahusha, the Pandavas live peacefully in and around the Kamyaka forest.
11 Mar 2018