Byatt’s retelling of Ragnarok, with its references to environmental destruction and cyclical violence, reminds us that a great myth is always relevant
The Kohinoor is not the largest diamond in the world. It’s even supposed to be unlucky for its owners. Yet, for Indians, it’s the only gem on earth that matters.
In the heart of Thar Desert, a mysterious snake is believed to be sucking the life out of its victims in their sleep without ever having to bite. Horror stories about the peeuna (one that drinks) have travelled across the sands for centuries. We chase the myth to find the snake behind the scare