Mythology man Amish Tripathi talks about Raavan and writing

Thanks to him, mythology has now become one of the most read genres. Amish is a busy man these days, travelling across the country to promote his latest book, Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta, from the Ram Chandra series. Continue Reading

Chennai author’s management lessons from ‘Ramayana’, ‘Mahabharata’

When T Jaganathan started reading epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita, little did he know that it will eventually lead him to write a self-help book. A resident of Virugambakkam, he has penned the book, ‘Management Immemorial’, published by Notion Press. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 4: History-cheaters!

Folklore becomes fact, in the modern mind, only with the emergence of hard evidence. As new findings enabled by cutting-edge science and curious seekers confirm ‘beliefs’, the façade of fiction falls off to be firmed up as history. Continue Reading

Borrowers’ sorrow

In his Ramayana, poet Kambar, when describing ten-headed Ravana’s deeply disturbed disposition, equates it to that of a man in debt (kadan pattaar nenjam pol …). Aeons after Ravana and centuries since Kambar, debt continues to reign over and ruin the lives of individuals, families and businesses. But paradoxically, even if debt is death, you cannot live without it either, in these leveraged times. Small wonder that overdoses of this lifeline can turn fatal. Continue Reading