Symbolic Festivities – Do they make you think?

We celebrate so many festivals throughout the year. some don't make sense to me, and some... well make me ponder. But this festival makes me feel sad. It's Dussehra. I have written extensively on Raavan and why I feel we could not understand him or probably we chose not to understand him. You can read my views on Raavan, Ram and Sita in my posts (in my blog) "Defending Raavana" and "Raavana Is In My Soul". Here is a glimpse: "OK, alright, yes he abducted another man's wife but did not … [Read more...]

Raavana Is In My Soul

I wrote this some time back : Its Dussehra or call it Vijaya Dashmi. The same story is going to repeat itself once again this year too. I had been reading it since my school days - Burai par Achchai ki jeet ka tyohaar - victory of goodness over evil. The jubilant crowds gathering at local parks to watch the three brothers go up in flames, the same burning of effigies and lots of fireworks. The fatal arrow aimed towards Ravana will burst him to pieces, yet another time. This time, I am sad. I … [Read more...]


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