story- Ganpati

Ganapathi – Remover of Obstacles [Some Anecdotes] Compiled by P. R. Ramachander Ganapathi who is also referred to as Ganapathi, Ganesa (Chief of Shiva’s army), Vigneswara (Lord who removes obstacles), Gaja Mukha (Elephant faced God), Eka Dantha (God with one tusk), Lambodhara (God with a big Paunch) etc., is one …

Story – Sage Agasthya

Birth of Agasthya Once up on a time Mithra (Sun) and Varuna (the God of rain) happened to fall in love with the celestial nymph Urvasi. On seeing the pretty dancer, their semen leaked out of them and this was preserved in a pitcher. Out of the pitcher was born …

Burning Valley

First read the abstract from a true story-  The Rubaiya episode. It is a short walk to the bus stop from the Lal Ded Memorial hospital in Srinagar. At 1525 hours on a cold Friday, Rubaiya Sayeed, a 23-year-old intern, stepped out on to the Iqbal Park road, turned right, …