Origin of weekday names

I had published it as an appendix (Appendix A) in my book ‘The Historic Rama’. It is reproduced here, on my blog, per requests of many, for wider circulation. — Appendix A ORIGIN OF WEEKDAY NAMES By Sudarshan Bharadwaj & Nilesh Nilkanth Oak The nomenclature of the weekdays is similar across multiple cultures. The weekdays…

Two poison pills

There were and there are numerous efforts to determine the timing of Mahabharata war. At one level, they all are to be welcomed. Having said that, good number of them are puerile, juvenile and idiotic. If one is not careful, one may end up wasting a lot of time and efforts – arguing with creator(s)…

Let the garden bloom!

“Making a garden requires pulling out old weeds, not just planting new flowers.  Similarly, teaching the truth involves removing the false ideas already installed.” – Rajiv Malhotra — Almost all (if not all) Mahabharata researchers, of the present and of the past, have planted weeds, consciously or unconsciously, and have distorted the entire chronology of…

Shanti Parva & Anushasan Parva of Mahabharata

After studying entire Mahabharata text for 20+ years, I have following observations for Mahabharata text in general and Shanti Parva in particular… – Shanti  Parva preserves the history of ancient India (numerous plots of social, philosophical and chronological evolutions and revolutions) like none other. Anushasan Parva continues without any disconnect what Shanti parva intends to do.…

Context is the KING!

Singapore Airlines flight 318 (Singapore – London) Tuesday, August 9, 2016 As it flew towards London, it crossed India obliquely near…..? The correct answer? (Hint: All are or could be correct answers, depending not only on the timing of observation and position of the viewer but also on the knowledge and context of the observer who also…