Monthly Archives: October 2013

The tale of the two classes of vaNij-s

It is with some trepidation that we discuss the vaNij-s for, belonging to the head of the puruSha, we are removed from the arts and the ways of theirs. But this is more a discussion on how their history played … Continue reading

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The box

◊◊◊◊◊◊ Somakhya and Lootika raced up the metal rungs of the tall ladder which led to the bracket atop which sat the great water tank. There, ensconced from the spying eyes they did not know how much time passed in … Continue reading

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The beauty in lurking death: A virtual contagion

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Translating an ancient mantra: R^igveda 2.34.09

Sometimes translating even a single vaidika mantra can take some effort. In large part this is due to three factors: 1) The vocabulary- there are several words that have become otiose in classical Sanskrit and modern Indian languages; 2) verb … Continue reading

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