Students usually fast till the pushpanjali or offerings to Goddess Saraswati, while homes are decorated with marigold flowers and rangoli
Mythology for the Millennial: Narada may be a trickster, but he deserved better than a life of illusions
While the Norsemen have Loki as their trickster, Hindu mythology has its very own Narada, not a god, but a sage hobnobbing with the who's who of the divine world.
Mythology for the Millennial: Anasuya's story deserves to be told, not forgotten in the margins of myths
Anasuya is one of the Chaste Women of Hindu mythology — so pious, she became kind of magical in her own right.
Brahma created Death, who was so unhappy with her job description, she wept and begged, and stood in water for thousands of years and top of one toe on top of a mountain for millions, but he would not budge. That's Brahma: getting other people to do his dirty work since time began.
Kamal Swaroop delves into the myths of Brahma's fifth head and the Ashvamedha yajna in his documentary Pushkar Puran
The Stage, talent hunt to find English singers, has good judges and an impressive contestants but is Indian television good enough a platform for these singers?
Every Indian, regardless of his faith and creed, who made a significant contribution to history, ought to be given the deserved space and slot in our history books. The government has no business putting them through the sieve of religion. An Ashfaqullah Khan is as important a freedom-fighter as Ram Prasad Bismil; a Tipu Sultan is as great a tormentor of the British as a Rani Lakshmi Bai and a Mughal ruler is as legendary a warrior as a Rana of Mewar.