Self-help and independent research to dig up information becomes a ritual in the American life. The society is ingrained with values of being independent and the associated self-respect that is derived from getting works promptly in an efficient society of the first-world. Timeliness becomes yet another alien habit to master for people from the country of chalta hai.
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Bloomberg has reported that Avengers: Infinity War has earned US$ 14 million in Indian theatrical gross collections during the weekend of its release. The big studios of Hollywood are having a field day in India, while our film industry is seemingly content with leveraging the fandom of the superstars.
The villain in Avengers: Infinity War is Thanos. While he has appeared as an anti-God (read communist) super-villain in the Marvel comics of the ‘70s till the ‘90s when US was waging a cold war with the communist forces, in his present manifestation he looked more aligned to the selfish capitalist forces of the world.
The Bhagavad Gita is arguably the most revered text in the Hindu religious tradition. It is almost universally regarded as one of the three canonical texts of Hindu philosophy (Prasthanatrayi) with the other two being Badarayana’s Brahma Sutras and the Mukhya Upanisads. This essay is an attempt to trace down all references to either caste or “Varna” in the Bhagavad Gita, and understand the context, meaning and implications of these references.