Vyasa’s Ramayana(?) – Rama’s story as found in the Mahabharata

The story of Rama had such universal appeal that it is even found in the Mahabharata.

But what is interesting is that Ramopakhyana, as it is called, is very different from the Valmiki version familiar to us.

How?

Listen in to find out!

Caste in the Mahabharata

The stories of discrimination that characters like Karna and Ekalavya faced in the Mahabahrata are well known.

But equally well known are the birth stories of Vyasa and Vidura who were born to mothers from a lower social strata of the society, but were nevertheless revered and respected for their ability.

So, what was the epic’s stance on the questions of ability vs. birth and purity of birth?

Do watch the video to find out!

Why Duryodhana Hated Bhima & Other Stories

Duryodhana hated the Pandavas, especially Bhima for his brute strength and bullying nature.

Over time, the hostility of the Kauravas towards the Pandavas reached a point of no return. The rest, as they say, is history.

This video tells the story about how every attempt of Duryodhana to kill Bhima not only backfired but actually turned counter-productive.