Tag Archives: Hinduism

How and Why the West and India Differ So Much According to Devdutt Pattanaik

India is a land where things are highly unpredictable, and where uncertainty is part of daily life. That doesn’t budge locals, but can make unprepared foreigners highly uncomfortable or leave them completely dumbfounded.  In this truly enlightening TED talk forwarded by my friend Darshan, Big Bazaar Chief Belief Officer Devdutt Pattanaik explains how mythology has shaped Western and Indian ways of behaving in completely different ways.  This speech explains in a few minutes what I feel others take hours to address only superficially.  It’s s a great first step in cracking India open for anyone travelling to this land, seeking to do business here or wanting to bring Western and Indian people to work together.  Enjoy this talk by clicking here…

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Cremations in Varanasi: Beauty and Simplicity

As I stand on Manikharnika Ghat, the nothingness I experience leaves me speechless.  Clouds of white smoke fly away, but the pungent smells I expected are conspicuously missing: it so happens that the fragrance of burning sandalwood overpowers that of the bodies being cremated in […] Continue reading…