I tried something a little crazy on Twitter: narrated the entire 18 days of the Mahabharat war as a mega Twitter thread. At 149 tweets (which I posted over 6 days) – this was exhilarating and tiring. Go ahead, click on the tweet below and jump in.
The Fire Born
This is the second in a series of character origin stories from the Mahabharat. They never gave her a name. She was her kingdom’s princess. She was her father’s daughter. She was the colour of dusk. Panchali. Draupadi. Krishna. She was born out of a sacrificial fire. So was her brother. He knew his purpose….
The Bird Prince
This is the first in a series of character origin stories from the Mahabharat. A young prince and his father, the king, are locked up in the deepest dungeon of their own palace. They have been utterly defeated by the enemy – their kingdom in shambles. The prince’s elder sister is to be married to…