The Three Magi: A Carol (To a Gypsy Air) – Unknown

This regional spin off is interesting. Though the mention is of Bohemians, it’s not Bohemians per se, but what are called as Parne who intermingle with Gypsies and live their life. They are considered as vile and inacceptable as like the Gypsies. This carol talks about the Three Magi who were supposed to have visited… Read More The Three Magi: A Carol (To a Gypsy Air) – Unknown

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The Definition of Brevity – Scriptures in a Single Sloka

This is the beauty of Sanskrit literature. There are instances of a story written in 25000 slokas and there are instances were the same story was told in one sloka. Below three are a single sloka recitations of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata. I am not sure who wrote them, but the case is that all… Read More The Definition of Brevity – Scriptures in a Single Sloka

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Two Couplets from Either Side of the Horizon – Extreme Secularism or Extreme Hypocrisy?

Maharaja Kishen Pershad, Diwan of Hyderabad Na main Hindu, na main MusalmanHar mazhab hai mera imanShad ka mazhab Shad hi janeAzadi azad hi jane I am neither Hindu nor MuslimEvery religion is my faithShad alone knows of his religious beliefsAs only a freeman can fathom the true value of freedom Mirza Ghalib on Varanasi Ibadat… Read More Two Couplets from Either Side of the Horizon – Extreme Secularism or Extreme Hypocrisy?

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