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The slander of Ikshvaku
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The slander of Ikshvaku

Fictionalised retelling of the epics, if not consistent with the hermeneutics of the original texts, are slanderous in their effect on how the central characters figure in the readers' imagination.

Down with Birthdays!
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Down with Birthdays!

Birthdays may be celebrated but not necessarily at the expense of tradition. Now that the grand Bhumi-pujan at Ayodhya is behind us, perhaps it can be stated without dampening the spirit of celebration that the choice of the date was an avoidable controversy.

When Sadhus get lynched
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When Sadhus get lynched

One thing that has remained constant despite tremendous upheaval for millennia in India is the undefeated spirit of the sadhu who has roamed these lands.