Tanuj Solanki

The Kauravas’ face-off with Arjuna

Brihannada (Arjuna) drives Uttar’s chariot towards the front.

23 Sep 2018

Capturing the cattle of Matsya

After the death of Kichaka, the kingdom of Matsya is deemed to have become weaker. Susharma, king of the rival kingdom of Trigarta, sees this as an opportunity.

18 Sep 2018

The killing of Kichaka

Be it forest or palace, Draupadi’s beauty is sure to create complications for her.

10 Sep 2018

The salaried Draupadi

For their year of anonymity, the five Pandava brothers, along with Draupadi, take up new identities and find salaried jobs in the court of king Virata.

02 Sep 2018

The year of  anonymity

One of the conditions at the infamous dice game required that the Pandavas adopt disguises in the thirteenth year of their exile. If those disguises were to be found out, an additional twelve years of exile shall be imposed on the brothers.

27 Aug 2018

Yudhistira and the Yaksha

Reflecting on the recent misfortune of Draupadi’s abduction, the Pandavas stretch their lamentations for long.

20 Aug 2018

Karna’s earrings and armour

“As long as you have the beautiful earrings, Arjuna cannot vanquish you in battle, even if Indra himself becomes his arrows.”

12 Aug 2018

Savitri’s rescue of Satyavan

After rescuing Draupadi from Jayadratha, the Pandavas — especially Yudhistira — are morose, and need sage Markandeya to tell them uplifting stories.

06 Aug 2018

The mini Ramayana inside Mahabharata

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

The humiliation of Jayadratha by Pandavas

After freeing Draupadi from Jayadratha, Bhima’s intention is to kill the king of Sindhu.

23 Jul 2018

Abduction of Draupadi from Kamyaka forest

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

Duryodhana’s plough sacrifice

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

Decode the eternal war of good—evil

After reconciliation with the Pandavas, the gandharva king Chitrasena releases the Kauravas from captivity.

24 Jun 2018

The Pandavas rescue the Kauravas

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

The largest cowboy expedition in literature

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