Before the war of Mahabharata started, a lone warrior secured his position in the epic by giving the ultimate sacrifice. Arguably, many mythological writers consider him the most powerful warrior in the epic of Mahabharata. And yet, he never participated in the war itself. Quite a title for such a scarcely known character, isn't it? This warrior was none other than the grandson of legendary Bhima and Hidimba and the son of Ghatotkach and Maurvi.
Man-eater: First Kill | Traps and Revelations
Corbett had narrowly escaped his encounter with the maneater and now it was time to set a trap to catch the elusive beast. But would all go as planned or was hell about to break loose?
Man-eater: First Kill | Hunt
The elusive maneater had revealed itself, and Corbett was hot on her pursuit. Will he catch it or will the hunter will become the hunted? Jim Corbett’s adventure continues.
Man-eater: First Kill | Investigation and Pursuit
It’s important to gather intel while hunting a wild beast. Jim Corbett knew this too as he set out to find more information about the Champavat Man-eater. A beast he had sworn to slay.
Man-eater: First Kill | Fear and Confidence
Corbett had set out to slay the Champavat man-eater, a task unlike the one he has taken up ever before. What happens when fear and paranoia of the ruthless beast begins to grip him too? What would Corbett do?
Man-eater: First Kill | Prey
The conflict between man and beast has been going on for time immemorial. Few have experienced this conflict as closely as Jim Corbett. This is the story of Corbett’s first encounter with a man-eater set in the jungles of Champawat.
Perils of a Retelling: Making of “Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama”
A few months ago, the trailer for Adipurush dropped, and people on the internet promptly proceeded to rip it apart. For those who lack the context, Adipurush is supposed to be a retelling of the Indian epic Ramayana. But the trailer has rubbed most of its audience the wrong way. The discourse around Adipurush and the challenges of retelling a religious epic reminded me of another retelling of Ramayana, made some three decades ago. I’m of course talking about Yugo Sako’s Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama—an animated feature film that was an amalgamation of Indian culture and Japanese aesthetics.
The tasty tale of Samosa
Samosa and Chai seem like a culinary combination that has become the default of Sunday morning breakfast and office breaks in India. From metropolitan cities to rural villages, Samosa as a snack is a fan favourite everywhere. But there is a story behind this delicious snack.
The might of Vali
Anyone familiar with the epic Ramayana is familiar with the characters of Vali and Sugreev, the vanara brothers whom Rama meets in the Kishkindha kand, while the story of Vali’s death by Rama’s head is well known, there’s more to the story of this Vanara warrior than meets the eye, for he was possibly one of the strongest warriors of Treta Yuga.
Everyone is familiar with the story of the vanara Vali, who was famous for his might and valour in the Treta Yuga. Many believe that Vali’s story comes to end with his death at the hands of Lord Rama. However, before Vali dies, he raises questions of ethics and morality to Lord Rama, who answers his questions and grants him the boon that he’ll get justice for his unfair death too.