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Mahabharata

Espresso Shots

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“you can’t go back…” whispered the summer wind brushing against my temple. “what? what did you say?” it was nine in the morning, my mind wasn’t fully alert yet. “you can’t go back home,” a ring of quiet assertion in the palmate leaf of the plant on my desk. “it didn’t matter then… it matters now,” the white tea cup said. the cup was almost empty. i longed for a sip of tea. how many years was it now that…

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credit: uploader The new Vicks commercial presents an unconventional mother-daughter story. The viral ad has already got nearly 6 million hits, and it’s not even been a week. Two of our writers post their thoughts on it. Do share yours, please. What consists of a family? One might ask. A mother, a father, one or more children, along with a set of grandparents might seem like an ideal image of a family. But does that necessarily have to be so?…

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Epic Channel

Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik

Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik

For today’s generation, Hindu Mythology is a complex subject compromising of Gods and kings, stories and folklore and many aspects that often tend to seek clarifications. What are the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas? When was the Ramayana and Mahabharata written? Which Holy book followed which? Why are there so many Gods and Goddesses in Hindu Mythology? And so on the questions sprint in. A new show on the Epic Channel, ‘Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik’ tries to make these complex…

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Epic Channel

Dharmakshetra

How does one make an oft-repeated tale so interesting that even though one knows the finer details of the story, one still finds the eagerness to watch it yet again with the curious anxiety of  ‘what happens next?’. Epic Channel’s fictional show Dharmakshetra does exactly that. A unique approach to narrate the story of world’s longest epic poem Mahabharata, Dharmakshetra applies the popular genre of a courtroom drama to dissect each character on the basis of dharma (accordance to the universal law) and adharma…

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