All stories by DEVDUTT PATTANAIK
Bhagavad Gita only helps us cope with uncertaintyRediff.com12 May 2022
'If you have read the Gita, Krishna never gives a guarantee, though that is what we, as humans, crave -- which is why we buy into the cults of occult godmen who assure us that we will surely get money, meaning, and power.' A fascinating excerpt from Dr Devdutt Pattanaik's The Stories We Tell: Mythology To Make Sense Of Modern Lives.
The Gods and their FAVOURITE animals!Rediff.com25 Nov 2020
There is a reason why Brahma is paired with the Goose. And Laxmi with the Owl.
What the Ramayana, Mahabharata tell usRediff.com6 Dec 2018
'We often assume that Ayodhya is Ram's property and Hastinapur is Yudhishthira's property when, in fact, it is their responsibility.' 'A king exists, as per Hindu philosophy, only to ensure that other people's property is safe,' explains Devdutt Pattanaik.
Would ancient India have supported Section 377?Rediff.com17 Jul 2018
Devdutt Pattanaik, who has simplified the ancient Indian scriptures for millions of readers, highlights what our scriptures have to say about homosexuals and transgenders.
7 links between the Ramayana, MahabharataRediff.com10 Jul 2017
Despite being set in different yugas, there are characters who appear in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
Hating WendyRediff.com13 Feb 2014
Devdutt Pattanaik responds to the decision by Penguin to withdraw and pulp Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.