7 Quotes From Devdutt Pattanaik’s ‘Shyam’ That’ll Make You Want To Read It Right Now!

As kids, they were just stories. Stories of a charming boy called Krishna, who grew up to become a fascinating figure and went on to achieve impossible feats. But as you grow up and take another look at these childhood stories, you realise just how much there is to them that you haven’t ever considered. An entire, expansive mythology with universal themes, intricate character details and most importantly, lessons that lend themselves into the modern life as well. If there is a man who knows how to brilliantly mould mythology into the most suitable retelling for the modern readership, it…Continue Reading

9 Authors To Read For A Different, Daring, and No-Offence Approach to Hindu Mythology

I was just going through my regular quota of Bollywood gossip when I came across a piece that Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s upcoming venture ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ had run into some trouble. Some so-called ‘protectors of culture’ had brought in upon themselves to say that the name of a character cannot be based on the name of a God. Well, if that’s the case, I guess more than a certain percentage of the residents of India, myself included, will be deemed anti-national. Anyway, I am just glad that that the newfound offence is just limited to Bollywood, perhaps because…Continue Reading