How Parasurama created Kerala.
Parasurama was tired in both mind and body. Vidyudabhi, his axe was heavy in his hand and his heart heavier still. He glanced at the blood-stained axe in his hand. Whatever he did, he could not remove the blood from the axe. The great God Shiva had given him the axe and reluctantly taught him…
The Baby in the Basket, Karna
*Note for those who have come to my blog recently. This is one of the draft chapters from my book. Suggest and request that you read the earlier chapters before reading this. The baby slept as Kunti let the basket float and the gentle river Ashwa carried him away. The river carried the sleeping baby…
The geography of the Mahabharata
The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, along with the Ramayana. The epics, called Ithihasa (which means @” how it happened”), are a treasure trove of details about ancient life in India. Some people have a tendency to disregard everything that is there in these epics as mythology or…
My new book.
This is based on my own experiences in using artificial intelligence. An overview of what is possible and what is not possible.
The Khazrana Ganesh Temple at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
A long, long time ago as a young man, I landed up in Indore in one of my postings. To me, a Mumbai man, Indore, was a hick town. As they used to say in the pulp westerns I used to love, it was a one-horse town. Those were my first impressions but Indore would…
Artificial Intelligence for writers an overview.
The image above is made using the AI DALL.E of OpenAI. It has become like a tower of babel, everyone is talking of AI and what it can do. They fill everyday social media, every day, with stuff and tall claims. Every day a new AI comes to the market and claims made and hyped…
A tale from the Adbhootha Ramayana
Narada goes to a Swyamvar as a suitor. The Ramayana has many forms and versions. You may say just like Vishnu has many avatars the Ramayana also has many avatars. 😊 The Adbhootha Ramayana is one such avatar and guess who the author is, it is Valmiki again.😀 We may say the Adbhootha Ramayana to…
The legend of Bonbibi of the Sundarbans
The Sundarbans is a strange and different land. It is a universal meeting ground. An intertidal zone where rivers meet the ocean, humans meet the wild, the jungle meets cultivation and where religious beliefs too coexist. Bonbibi, the lady of the forest is worshiped and prayed to by both the Hindus and the Muslims of…
Soul sisters of the Mahabharata, and the birth of Karna a tribal version.
The Mahabharata is a history of life in the Indian sub continent and there are bound to be different perspectives depending on our beliefs. The Mahabharata thus has many versions including a tribal version sung by the Bheel tribals. Many stories are changed, characters change and sometimes it is difficult to accept or even recognise…
The birth of Karna
Kunti had just completed her fifteenth year. She had, like teenagers even today, a curious mind. It is the nature of the young to experiment, question, and be curious. That is how they learn. Sadly many of us forget our youth and blame youngsters for being true to their age and nature. Kunti was curious…