Monthly Archives: May 2014

The engineer, the dead fish and the bag of earth-V

From part-IV trayAyudho nAma pa~nchamo .adhyAyaH | The next day Somakhya was browsing the news when he came across a curious item: “There are reports of heavy cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops in the Kupwara district. To take stock of … Continue reading

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The engineer, the dead fish and the bag of earth-IV

From chapter 3 kalpito viShANur nAma chaturtho .adhyAyaH | After making oblations of caprine cheese and gruel in the ritual fire to the goat-riding god puShaN, Lootika prepared to leave. On the flight to Moscow she started reading the yogashAstra … Continue reading

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The engineer, the dead fish and the bag of earth-III

From chapter 2 jiva-rajjusarjo nAma tritIyo .adhyAyaH | Somakhya and Lootika breezed through their doctoral programs in two and a half years after over coming several obstacles placed by mlechCha-s who stood like vR^itra-s and prahlAda-s in their path. In … Continue reading

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The engineer, the dead fish and the bag of earth-II

From chapter 1 mR^ita-matsyo nAma dvitIyo.adhyAyaH | Sometime later the country abruptly returned to normalcy – the Hindus heaved a sigh of relief. The buzz going around was that the seasoned politician and home minister Vidharam Yadav, who was reputed … Continue reading

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The engineer, the dead fish and the bag of earth-I

mR^ittikA-syUto nAma prathamo.adhyAyaH | Lootika had wound up her fieldwork. While her group was not much interested, she somehow convinced them to go with her to the shrine of shAmalAjI. To its north lay some derelict shrines, which had been … Continue reading

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