Legends & Myths

There is so much influence of television, and now web series in our lives. When we were growing up, our sibling rivalry grew up a few notches in the all important “board” years (10th and 12th grade), and then the subsequent university exams. The cable connection would get cut off (we didn’t have cable till…

Vanity Killer

This is one of the gorgeous sculptures that grace the outer periphery of the temple at Hallebidu. Here is a statue of Bhima killing elephants from the infantry of the enemy. Although slow, elephants were known to be the strongest animals in the stable, the structure depicts a very popular Tamil phase vaaranam aaiyram, meaning…

The King and His Men

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. The old children’s poem apparently has several myths attached to it. One is that there was a canon name Humpty Dumpty, which was used to capture Colchester during the…