Draupadi’s Army

Sep 03, 12 Draupadi’s Army

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Tweet Episode 14. Read Previous episodes here “…but whatever happens, war there will be,” finished Draupadi. Her face was calm, her voice measures. She spoke the words convincingly assured of their truth. Krishna, as usual, sported a smile. The Pandavas, gathered around her, each wore a different...

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Draupadi – Episode 13

Apr 06, 12 Draupadi – Episode 13

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For previous episodes, check the Draupadi series link on the right. ​Draupadi was crying. Blinded by the tears and the setting sun falling on her face, yet overwhelmed by the knowledge that Kanha was near, she laughed and cried simultaneously, not aware of either. Probably it was the emotion of the moment, probably it was love,...

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Draupadi – Episode 12

Dec 24, 11 Draupadi – Episode 12

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It had been a long wait for the woman lying on the bare rock. The sun was setting over the mountain, and the rich red hues reminded her of eighteen other sunsets, more ochre and more terrible than any she had ever seen before or since. It did not terrify her that this might be her last. Far away, she could hear footsteps. She...

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Draupadi – Episode 11

Jul 18, 11 Draupadi – Episode 11

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When Draupadi woke up, her first sense was the sound and scent of the rain outside the window. The monsoon seemed to have begun while she had been sleeping, and the rain outside fell slowly, in huge big drops. Draupadi woke up, confused, and stared at the frightened faces of Subhadra and Bhanumathi. “What? What?” she asked,...

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Draupadi

May 12, 11 Draupadi

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Episode -10 One morning about six months later, Draupadi sat with Kunti-ma and Sahadeva on the lawns on the palace and watched as Arjuna and Bhima bowed to each other and picked up their maces. The two heavy men balanced themselves and swung the heavy mace out slowly, so slowly, that when the first ‘clang’ of contact...

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Draupadi- Desires

Apr 01, 11 Draupadi- Desires

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Episode 9 — Manasa From Draupadi’s diary How difficult is it to know what the heart desires! How much more difficult is it to fulfill those desires! But then, how can somebody go about fulfilling their desires when it is so hard to even know what one wants! Today, I sit down and ask myself – what have...

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