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Was lack of Constructive Feedback a factor in Shishupala’s death?

The mythological story goes thus – A relatively minor character in the Mahabharata, Shishupala was born with three eyes and four arms and an accompanying heavenly prophesy foretelling that he would lose his additional arms & eyes when placed on the lap of his future slayer. His parents invited all kings of the world to … Continue reading Was lack of Constructive Feedback a factor in Shishupala’s death?

The Chess Players (Premchand & Ray) & the Upper Gangetic Players (1857 & 2017)

The Chess Players or ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ as it was originally named by Premchand was penned as a short story in 1924. It was a satire reflecting on the decadent lives of the Lucknow aristocrats at a time when the Gangetic heartland was witnessing immense political turmoil. Premchand focussed on the lives of two main … Continue reading The Chess Players (Premchand & Ray) & the Upper Gangetic Players (1857 & 2017)

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