The Game of Dice – Prelude

After Rajsuya Yajna, Duryodhan decided to stay back for a while in Indraprastha along with Shakuni. He could not believe what he had seen during the short event of the Rajasuya yagya and wanted to fully ascertain the extent of Pandava wealth. He burned from envy of the Pandavas success. They had far exceeded him […]

Shakuni – the dapper villain

If Mahabharata has a very clear villain, that person is the Shakuni. Even Bheeshma while detailing all the warriors on booth sides, literally considers Shakuni the midwife of the “Ghor Vaimansya” literally the hatred between the grandsons of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa. Though called Gandhara raja many times in the epic, he was not the oldest […]