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Independent Scholar. Polymath.

May Mother’s Day

The second Sunday of the month of May is the Mother’s Day. I have not much idea of this day actually, never heard of this in my childhood. It seems that Archies, the company that designs greeting cards and guilty … Continue reading

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Egyptology – Travels In The Desert Land

14th March, 2018, Morning   Travelling to Egypt   When our plane flew over the Arabian Desert I saw that the sands over North Yemen was silver. As we flew beyond the Persian Gulf the sands of Arabia appeared Sandy … Continue reading

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Sridevi dies

Sridevi died on the 24th of February 2018 at the age of 54. At the time of death she was preparing, and rather was on the path to a great second innings of her life. She had made a comeback … Continue reading

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Politics of Padmavati

Watched the film Padmavat. Spectacular, disquieting and disturbing. Spectacular because of the visuals but disquieting and disturbing because of the history. Historians want to take the history bit out of it and the Karni Sena wants to stop the history … Continue reading

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Meghnad Bodh Kabya by Michael Madhusudan Dutta

On the 17th of December 2017, Nandan Dasgupta captivated the Ohetuk Adda with his presentation of Michael Madhusudan Dutta’s epic poem Meghnadbodh Kabya. While presenting the finer aspects of the work, Nandan wove together Madhusudan Dutta’s biography to show that … Continue reading

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Padmavati

Finally I read through Malik Muhammad Jaisi’s epic work, Padmavati. Written in 1540′ Padmavati predates Tulsidas’s Ramayana by about 40 years. Both are experiments in Awadhi poetry and represents milestones in writing in the vernacular. Like Tulsidas   decades after … Continue reading

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Gayatri Mantra

My uncle has sent me a video in which an Indonesian singer tries to make a song out of the Gayatri Mantra. She sings perched upon a rock on the sea shore which gets constantly awashed by the waves lashing … Continue reading

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