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Mahabharat’s Karna, “The Philanthropic Warrior” — Hero or Anti Hero Part 2

Background reading about Karna – The Philanthropic Warrior Karna was born to the unwed princess Kunti and Surya (the Sun God). She was not prepared to face the wrath of the society and gave Karna up – literally put him in a basket and let him float down the river. Karna was rescued by a poor charioteer and his wife, who brought Karna up with … Continue reading Mahabharat’s Karna, “The Philanthropic Warrior” — Hero or Anti Hero Part 2

Preity Zinta: What a mess with Ness!

The moment I read about Bollywood actress Preity Zinta or popularly known as “PZ”, filing molestation case against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, my reaction was , “Oh Lord, she will be slaughtered for this .” In no time, PZ was trending online and numerous comments were made about her age, look, career and love life. For many people, it was a desperate attempt made … Continue reading Preity Zinta: What a mess with Ness!

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Dalit oppression: A dark reality of Indian democracy

” The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people” -Dr. Martin Luther King Imagine yourself living in a community where daughters disappear and as you are frantically searching them, you find their lifeless bodies hanging from a tree in your neighborhood. When you go to the police to complain, they assault … Continue reading Dalit oppression: A dark reality of Indian democracy