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  • Lynch mobs of the gods

    19-05-2017 22:35:00

    To convert non-believers to their cause or enforce adulation of their heroes & gods are running riot

  • Holy cows, global and local

    14-04-2017 22:54:00

    In Norse mythology, the cow is the creator of the universe

  • From Niflheim to Ragnarok

    07-04-2017 23:48:00

    Neil Gaiman's book retells the stories with relish and a sense of awe

  • Speaking for the river

    24-03-2017 23:40:00

    In myth, Ganga cleansed and purified human souls, while Yamuna is sister of the god of death

  • Arundhuti Dasgupta: Reputations on the line

    17-02-2017 23:45:00

    Reputations are hard to build and even harder to crack

  • Arundhuti Dasgupta: Father, son and son-in-law

    13-01-2017 23:25:00

    Yayati goes down in Mahabharata as the king who tried to overturn the natural order of things

  • Arundhuti Dasgupta: The age of supermen (and women)

    23-12-2016 23:04:00

    Zeus, the towering figure from Greek mythology, commanded complete supremacy

  • The power of the beast

    15-10-2016 00:08:00

    The lion has been the insignia of kings and generals throughout the world

  • Making myths from the mythical

    17-09-2016 00:08:00

    Bali was a good king, only too powerful and ambitious. Ravana was a good king and devotee of Shiva, but he coveted another man's wife. They suffered for their character flaws

  • Olympics and identity

    13-08-2016 00:08:00

    Religion was also a source of conflict at the Games and the reason they came to be banned sometime in 393 AD

  • The river has a voice

    16-07-2016 00:08:00

    Rivers are sacred in India still, but we seem to have lost our ability to treat them as fellow humans

  • Breaking the code

    14-05-2016 00:08:00

    Varuna was one of the gods to have witnessed a peace treaty between the Hittites and Mittanis in 1380 BC

  • Past gods, present tense

    16-04-2016 00:18:00

    Similarly, floods, earthquakes, drought and rapes; god's wrath is upon us, warn those who claim to speak on their behalf

  • Bharat, Mata and a crisis of identity

    19-03-2016 00:08:00

    Bharat Mata was born during the independence movement, evoking a goddess held captive by the British

  • Hold that seditious thought

    19-02-2016 20:52:00

    Most ancient heroes will be found guilty of sedition if the current laws are applied, writes Arundhuti Dasgupta