Archive for Author: Bhavin Kataria


lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate or challenge

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Not one verse of the Ramayana is insipid; every verse has artistic merit and devotional potency, and some are simply overflowing with sweetness. Mahabharata:  Although several sages urged Duryodhana to return the Pandava’s kingdom to them, he found their talks so insipid that he hardly paid any attention to them. Bhagavad-gita:  The


confirm or give support to (a statement, theory or finding)

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  When Rama heard Sugriva’s description of the woman who had been carried through the sky by a demon and saw the ornaments she had dropped, it corroborated his understanding that Sita had been taken southward after her abduction. Mahabharata:  The more Duryodhana thought about Kichaka’s mysterious death, the more it seemed to


to make a transition without interruption from one activity, topic, scene or part to another

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Rama heard the sages’ discourse, absorbed as they segued from philosophical discussions to historical narrations to practical deliberations during their discourse. Mahabharata:  When the Mahabharata segues from describing the Kurukshetra battlefield to discussing the Gita’s philosophy, that transition seems abrupt and artificial only to those who aren’t aware of how frequently the


confuse, disorient

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  The sudden attack of the monkeys discombobulated the demons, who were still celebrating Indrajita’s supposed victory over Rama and Lakshmana.  Mahabharata:  Being drunk with intoxication and lust, Kichaka was discombobulated when he was suddenly faced with brawny Bhima instead of delicate Draupadi. Bhagavad-gita:  If we let our mind control us, it can


relating to an imagined state where there is great suffering or injustice

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  While Hanuman contemplated his failure to find Sita in Lanka, he envisioned its consequences in the form of a dystopian future wherein his failure would trigger distress, devastation and death in both Kishkinda and Ayodhya. Mahabharata:  During their conversations with Yudhisthira, the forest sages made dystopian predictions about the coming age of


establishment or resumption of friendly relations, especially between states

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Sugriva told Ravana that he would consider a rapprochement between the Vanaras and the Rakshashas only after Sita was returned to Rama. Mahabharata:  Drupada’s brahmana messenger told Dhritarashtra that a rapprochement between the Pandavas and the Kauravas would be impossible if the Kauravas didn’t return to the Pandavas their rightful half of


easily made angry, unhappy or upset

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Having spent another sleepless night burning with desire for Sita, Ravana felt tetchy as he marched towards the park where Sita lived. Mahabharata:  Feeling tetchy because of his envy for the Pandava’s prosperity, Duryodhana snarled and snapped at any servant who crossed his way. Bhagavad-gita:  If we are tetchy, that means there’s


unknown, unacknowledged or unsung

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  The citizens of Lanka were alarmed that an unheralded monkey had entered into and burned their powerful city. Mahabharata:  Although Ghatothakacha wasn’t exactly an unheralded warrior, his sheer skill and strength caught Duryodhana by surprise. Bhagavad-gita:  Our smallest acts of devotion are accepted and appreciated by the Lord, even if they go