Category Archives: On Classics

It’s all in the Narrative!

In today’s post modern world, it appears that humanity is more and more vexed with means of production. Any conversation that is not directly or indirectly related to means of production, is generally considered unnecessary and superfluous. Most of the¬†¬†intentions, … Continue reading

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The Allegories of Devi Mahatmayam

A myth should not be regarded as fiction simply because it does not describe a historical even. As the Platonic philosopher Snesius of Crene put it, “Myths are things that never happened, but always are.” Indeed, a myth illustrates elusive … Continue reading

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Transcendence versus Denial – Delving into the heroes and their roles

Transcendence is certainly not denial. Rather, is it an indifference to pleasure and pain? But, is it not that indifference is particularly non-human? Isn’t it that it is being affected by life, people and circumstance is the hallmark of being … Continue reading

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The deeper meaning of the life of Rama

The Sanskrit Ramayana was composed some time between 200 BCE and 200 CE and is attributed to the sage Valmiki. In his rendition, the bard seer Valmiki, renders the image of a common man Rama, with his follies, and his … Continue reading

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The Utopia and the Idea of Leisure

The idea of leisure has changed its essence since pre-history. When man was leading a life of hunter and gatherer, he had enough leisure. Food was easily available, and one big catch, would provide the supply of food for couple … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

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