Truth, Despair, or God of the Universe of Fullmetal Alchemist

The Truth of Despair

In the anime/manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, alchemists who perform the forbidden human transformation pass through a gate of truth. Here they come face to face with the God of their universe (also referred to as Truth) and are made to part with something extremely valuable to them. For example, a woman who tries to bring […]

The Greatest of Henpecked Husbands

Stories of pativratas – women devoted to their husbands – are generally celebrated in history, folklore, and classic literature. Henpecked husbands, on the other hand, are mostly not considered worthy of mention. So when I came across the tale of such a person in our scriptures found it very interesting. More so because, instead of looking […]

Clash of Clans and Life – A Rumination

In the last few months that I have not made a single post here, I have been busy playing the Clash of Clans! I have invested an exorbitant amount of time in this game, and perhaps its way of paying back is by holding a mirror to the world; a mirror that magnifies and highlights […]