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July 7, 2014

Drawing inspiration from some of the ancient tales, director Jhelum Gosalia has come up with a new musical play, Panc ...
September 6, 2011

I have just read, and can highly recommend, the Folktales of the Punjab by Flora Annie Steel. Its a little dated, writte ...
August 31, 2013

With the rupee clattering to the floor, it's nice to remember the jataka that helps us reach a quality of inner life tha ...
June 22, 2013

Scripture offers dramatic stories to help us hang in there. An example is this intriguing Jataka that sounds like the st ...
June 1, 2013

Oh dear, I don’t mean to sound like ‘Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola’ but I’m on a jataka roll and I just re-read two that in ...
May 26, 2013

Buddha Poornima cannot but recall the Jatakas and it’s hard to choose which one to share. This little-known Jataka, for ...
May 18, 2013

With news of alleged unwholesome doings in a major Indian religion, cricket, a Jataka comes to mind that combines storie ...
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April 27, 2013

Which is worse, doing something wrong or not doing the right thing when you should? There’s a view to be found in the Mi ...
February 23, 2013

Given the Indian craze for ‘lucky’ names and ‘numerology’, I would like to share the ‘Namasiddhi Jataka’ as a reference ...
February 2, 2013

A Jataka that seems ever-relevant to small and big situations tells the cautionary tale of a jealous monk. Renuk ...
January 5, 2013

The intriguing Bhimasena Jataka lets on how to get away with fooling all the people, all the time.
October 27, 2012

The brain, or rather the mind, is criticised for its lack of 'emotion', but the mind is our friend and can be quite help ...
September 6, 2011

I have just read, and can highly recommend, the Folktales of the Punjab by Flora Annie Steel. Its a little dated, writte ...
June 9, 2012

With celebrations on around the world for Sambuddhatva Jayanti, the 2600th anniversary of the Buddha’s Nirvana, a belove ...
September 5, 2009

A collection of folktales from Nepal reads like a school primer, Sanchita Sharma writes.
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