Love Rasa and Kālidāsa

Love Rasa and Kālidāsa

Life is nought without emotions. The famous French philosopher Descartes famously said, “I think therefore I am”.  But after reading the lyric poem, Meghadūt, I feel that author Kālidāsa—albeit a predecessor of Descartes by several centuries—would have countered him...
The Origins of Hindi

The Origins of Hindi

A major modern South Asian language, Hindi is spoken and understood by more than half a billion people in India and in other parts of the world where the Indian diaspora has settled. The language is written in Devanagari, a script derived from the ancient Brahmi...