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…

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…

The Slaying of Sisupala: Mahabharat Katha

The slaying of Sisupala happens in the Sabha Parva of the Mabharatha. Sisupala was the son of Damagosha, a chedi king. He was part of the massive and grand Rajasuya Yagna that Yudishthira was organizing.…

Story of Ruru: Mahabharat Katha

We all know the popular story of Savitri who went to Yama's abode to bring her deceased husband back to life. The story is so popular in the households of India that we assume that…

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…