Leadership Qualities: Narada Maharishi to Yudhishtira

Mahabharath is filled with stories of great kings and queens known for the valor, intelligence, strategy and expansive vision. It also highlights the limitations of negative qualities possessed by certain kings and the consequences they faced as a result.  In the Sabha Parva, Sage Narada visits Yudhishtira and asks him several questions about the latter’s kingdom and leadership. These questions […]

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Qualities of a student: Part 1: Mahabharat Katha

The Mahabharatha has wonderful stories about Acharya (teacher) and Sishya (disciple/student) relationship. One such unique relationship is between Arjuna and Dronacharya. In these series of posts we will see the qualities that Arjuna possessed that made him the greatest student of those times. The Pandavas and Kauravas were staying at the ashrama of Dronacharya to learn various skills. Arjuna was […]

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Draupadi: Woman Leader par excellence : Mahabharat Katha

The Mahabharat is full of deep and insightful conversations. The Draupadi-Satyabama samvada appears in the Vana Parva of the Mahabharatha. The conversation highlights the administrative capabilities of Draupadi and the meticulous nature of women leadership during those times. Shri Krishna’s wife Satyabama is curious about the unconditional love and obedience of the Pandavas towards Draupadi. She asks Draupadi if this was […]

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Gautami’s Child: Mahabharat Katha

The Mahabharata is replete with insightful conversations. Here is one such conversation that appears in the Anusasana Parva, between Gautami and Arjunaka the hunter. The conversation was narrated to Yudhishthira by Bhishma when the former was repenting that he had been the cause for the death of a large number of people in the war. Gautami was a calm and […]

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