Author: Nilanjana Dey

Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Vyoma and Krishna – LXXIII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the take of Vyoma and Krishna, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha smiled, “Now, it was Vyoma’s turn to prove his loyalty.” Parikshit remembered, “Oh yes! Another from Kamsa’s entourage.” Sukha narrated the story, “Vyoma was perhaps one of the last Kamsa loyalists who had been sent to kill Balarama […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Backup Plans of Kamsa – LXII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of a backup plan of Kamsa, aimed at killing Krishna and Balarama, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha smiled, “Now Kamsa began to call all his ministers and keep backup plan ready. He called Mushtika, Chanura, Shala, and Toshala. He also summoned his mahout (elephant trainer).” Parikshit observed, “So many […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Keshi and Krishna – LXXI

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Keshi and Krishna, from Srimad Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha went to the next story, “Kamsa worked out a plan in his head. Now that he was sure about Devaki and Vasudev’s eight-born-son, he had to arrange everything so that the child never comes in […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Sage Narada visits Kamsa – LXX

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Sage Narada visiting Kamsa, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha smiled, “Now, Sage Narada decided to visit Kamsa again.” Parikshit was curious, “Again! What for?” “Yes,” Sukha said, “To pace things up a bit. So, Kamsa was sitting in his royal court when Sage Narada made his […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Arishta and Krishna – LXIX

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna vanquishing the Ausra Arishta, from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha continued narrating the stories from Bhagavad Purana, which his father Ved Vyasa had authored. “Now,” he began, “another asura called Arishta comes in search of Krishna.” Parikshit responded, “One more!” “Yes,” Sukha said, “Kamsa and […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Blessing or Curse? – LXVIII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana retells a story from the Srimad Bhagavatam, telling us about the nebulous boundaries of blessing and curse, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha continued narrating the stories that his father Ved Vyasa had written. As he was about to begin the next story, a mystical smile lit up his face, “Sometimes […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and the Gopis – Rasa Krida – LXVII

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this episode, Nilanjana helps us understand the many colours and hues of love that Lord Krishna explained to the gopis of Vrindavan. It culminates in Rasa Krida, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Parikshit smiled, “It is so easy to keep simple folks happy.” Sukha agreed, “Yes, the gopis were very happy that Krishna […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and the Gopis in the Moonlit Night – LXVI

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana recounts another tale of Krishna’s divine Leela (Cosmic game), through his interactions with the gopis of Vrindavan, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Parikshit asked, “Krishna disappeared?” Sukha continued narrating, “Yes, he did. The gopis were simple; their love for Krishna was unconditional. But on this moonlit night, when Krishna gave into their desires, […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and the Gopis in Moonlight – LXV

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana retells the story of Krishna and the gopis on a moonlit night, elaborating on the Leela or the cosmic game, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha explained, “The gopis were ignorant and completely under the veil of prakriti1. They were simple people with basic understanding. They did not understand philosophy or spirituality. Yes, they […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: The Moonlit Night – LXIV

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana retells a story from the Bhagavatam about the magical divinity of Krishna’s flute, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Parikshit was looking forward to the next story. Sukha continued narrating, “Sharad Ritu (around October) had just set in. The days were pleasant and the nights lovely. The jasmines blossomed at night and the […]

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