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Nov 07, 2018
On Diwali, understanding the nature of wealth through the mythology connected with goddess LakshmiAs the goddess associated with the perhaps the biggest Indian festival — Diwali — this seems a timely moment to deepen our understanding of Lakshmi, and all that she represents.
Jun 19, 2018
Mythology for the Millennial: What Vishnu's female avatar teaches us about women in ancient IndiaMohini came from Vishnu, and while it's not entirely clear whether Vishnu himself turned into a woman or merely created the illusion of a woman like augmented reality, all agree that she was extremely beautiful and very skillful at achieving her one and only goal: getting the better of someone using her feminine wiles.
Jan 15, 2018
Behind the storm over Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu's comments over poet-saint AndalIncidents like the row over Vairamuthu's Andal comments only perpetuate a variety of misogyny | #FirstCulture
Feb 24, 2017
Maha Shivratri 2017: Shiva is a cultural symbol synthesised from influences over thousands of yearsShiva has been variously visualised, eulogised and internalised. This note brings together some of the popular forms and stories (in no particular order) of he who is the Mahadeva – the greatest of all Gods.
Feb 06, 2017
Nag Panchami not just about snake worship, but subjecting the object of veneration to needless agony, deathSixty to seventy thousand snakes die each year on Nag Panchami during their trapping, rough handling on the day & because most snakes are allergic to milk.
Sep 12, 2016
Onam in Kerala will always be about Mahabali, RSS' attempts to manufacture myths won't stickFrom time immemorial, Kerala had only a single hero during Onam — an Asura king called Mahabali
Sep 05, 2016
MS Dhoni as Lord Vishnu case: Supreme Court quashes criminal proceedings against cricketerThe Supreme Court on Monday quashed a criminal case against India's limited overs cricket captain MS Dhoni for being depicted as Lord Vishnu on the cover of a business magazine.
Jan 19, 2016
Rightwing Hindu group files complaint against Gurmeet Ram Rahim for posing as Lord VishnuThe All India Hindu Federation has lodged a complaint against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim for hurting religious sentiments by allegedly posing as Lord Vishnu in a video.
Jan 13, 2016
Amazon CEO 'invades India' on Fortune cover as Lord Vishnu; draws flak from Hindu bodiesThe cover of the January issue of Fortune magazine carrying a illustration of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos resembling Hindu god Vishnu has drawn outrage over “trivialisation of their venerated deity”.
Jul 04, 2011
Hands off the treasures that belong to Lord VishnuShould the treasures unearthed from Thiruvananthapuram's Padmanabhaswamy Temple be laid bare in the way it is being done? The secular should not overwhelm the sacred like this. The wealth belongs to Lord Vishnu and his devotees, no one else.