Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik

  • If you were a craftsman hailing from the Gangetic Plains, or from Assam, Bengal, or Odisha, it is quite likely that you would have celebrated Vishwakarma Puja, just towards the end of Pitra Paksha, and just before Mahalaya, the first day of Navratri

    Oct 01, 2017, 06:15 IST

  • A friend pointed out that the popular fairy tale Cinderalla is very much like a vrata-katha: a girl in trouble, tortured by female members of her family

    Sep 24, 2017, 07:35 IST

  • One of the codes for feminism in India is to decry Ram, hero of the Ramayana, for abandoning his pregnant wife in the forest

    Sep 17, 2017, 07:47 IST

  • In a guru's ashram, I saw a young, beautiful girl who had completely stripped herself of her gender and sexuality: shaven hair, ash on her face, baggy clothes, bare feet, and complete subservience to her guru, who she referred to as 'master'

    Sep 10, 2017, 06:17 IST

  • Many people believe that mythology ceased to be relevant after the arrival of science, and the resulting rise of atheism

    Sep 03, 2017, 06:57 IST

  • Right now, in the United States of America, something terrifying is happening. A whole bunch of aggressive violent white men have publicly marched in the city of Charlottesville for White Supremacy

    Aug 27, 2017, 06:13 IST

  • Once upon a time, there was a man who cooked so well that a woman decided to marry him

    Aug 20, 2017, 06:00 IST

  • Datta, the son of Atri and Anasuya, is considered Adi Guru, the first teacher. He is visualised as under a banyan tree with a cow (who provides) and four dogs (who protect), while he enlightens

    Aug 13, 2017, 00:06 IST

  • Many people believe that mythology ceased to be relevant after the arrival of science, and the resulting rise of atheism. A new tool arose to distinguish between truth and false narratives — measurement, not doctrine

    Aug 06, 2017, 07:00 IST

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