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Karna’s Curse -The one I didn’t know about

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Well I didn't know about this one. A very impressive story. (source: Wikipedia) Andhra folklore states that once Karna while riding his chariot in his kingdom of Anga, encountered a child who was crying over her pot of spilt ghee. On asking her the reason for her dismay, she stated that she feared her step mother who would be angry over her carelessness. Being generous enough Karna told her that ...

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Yea I want to put down these great lines from a great epic here in my diary today. Without these lines this diary would have remained incomplete because there exists no parallel to these lines. No one in this mortal world can say these lines for sure. BTW am I turning religious or something? Consequent posts related to mythology put me in doubt as well. But on a careful ...

Thirst for knowing our past

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Since class 8th when I first learnt about our ancient history in our ICSE text books, I have always wanted to learn about the complete history of India. We (with reference to the Hindu religious scriptures) have a very long and elaborately recorded "history" here in India, which, though broken (seems to have lost) at many vital places, provides a great story (in journalistic sense of the word) ...

“The Last Question” and why I am so intrigued by it

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Hi, Yesterday I wanted to read this amazing short story by Isaac Asimov that I had read long ago during my MBA course. I did not know the title of the story and only remembered that it ended with the following line: "Let there be light". So I googled "Let there be Light + Isaac Asimov" and stumbled upon this site (Recommend reading the story if you have time, ...

Celestial Questions

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Note: Through this article I do not intend to endorse or promote any religion. This post is purely an effort to present some truly thought-provoking questions which should be read and reasoned upon, by all of us. After reading this post, you might ask why did I name this post "Celestial Questions". This is because these questions were asked to Yudhistra (Son of Pandu and the true heir to ...

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