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  • The gods of tech

    11-05-2018 22:07:00

    The technology that powers AI comes with two faces, one that opens the door to a future utopia and another that lets in dystopia

  • The political power of a fast

    13-04-2018 23:33:00

    As politicians continue to use the ancient practice to score brownie points in their present-day electoral battles, it may be wise to know that not every fast results in a desirable ending

  • Death is a philosopher god, burdened with task of delivering unhappy truth

    23-03-2018 20:52:00

    Death is inevitable, however unpalatable and grievous it may be, the myths tell us

  • Gender equality not a colour that you can use to spruce up a failing career

    10-02-2018 05:55:00

    Inclusion has never been a straight road and stories from ancient cultures show it has always been a struggle to accord equal status to all genders and species

  • The lore of revolt

    19-01-2018 22:49:00

    Protests are the hallmark of a democracy and every society and age has had to grapple with its own set of revolts

  • Imagined geographies

    08-12-2017 23:30:00

    Myths look at geography as a tapestry of stories, songs, legends and climactic events

  • Power and abuse

    17-11-2017 21:51:00

    Abuse of power is an eons-old occupational hazard and yet there are very few who do not fall prey to its wiles

  • Fake news demons

    14-10-2017 00:40:00

    The real is finally mythical; and fake news, much like the golden deer in the Ramayana, is leading the world from order into chaos

  • The demon of dissent

    08-09-2017 23:22:00

    Power breeds arrogance, is a universal given, writes Arundhuti Dasgupta

  • Sons and fathers

    18-08-2017 22:51:00

    Raymond, one of the oldest business house in the country is fighting a family battle

  • In the name of the father

    14-07-2017 23:39:00

    Fathers and sons have had a vexed relationship throughout myth

  • Standing up to power

    17-06-2017 02:13:00

    Almost every myth celebrates the heroic individual who stands up to tyranny, autocracy and injustice

  • Tripping on nostalgia

    02-06-2017 23:05:00

    Amit Chaudhuri's descriptions reveal a city that remains largely unseen to its residents

  • 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