Hayagriva, an avatar of Vishnu, with a human body and a horse’s head, was destined to kill a demon. The Puranic story has it that once an asura stole Vedas from the gods, Vishnu had to intervene in the form of Hayagriva to restore the holy books to the gods. Since then,Continue Reading

In 1967, a young journalist Anant Pai noticed while watching a TV quiz show on Doordarshan that the Indian children on the show could quickly answer questions about Greek mythology, but they could not answer a simple question about the name of Ram’s mother. Upset, he pondered about the deepContinue Reading

After the 1857 war of first independence, the British had a change of heart and became fearful of Hindu resurgence. Though they were subtly undermining Hindu civilization earlier too, they started pulling all-out efforts to subvert it. They commissioned many scholars who took a colonial approach to interpret Indian historyContinue Reading

On one fine day in 1922, an ordinary person visited the ruins of Somnath temple and cried silently about its condition. He thought loudly: I have a dream, much before a certain Martin Luther King Jr. would say on a momentous day in 1963. He was none other than KMContinue Reading

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The Battle of Plassey in 1757 firmly established the British in India and they became undisputed rulers of Bengal, one of the largest provinces in India. It comprised present Bihar, Orissa, Bengal, Bangladesh and Assam. With due course of time, they also added Chittagong, the thriving south-eastern port in theContinue Reading