It’s amazing how many emotions a single character can evoke in me. Karna. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard his story and the number of times I’ve retold it to people. He’s the only character I like, believe, in the whole of Mahabharata, and I weep like a child everytime I see/hear him die. It’s like a million emotions running through me every time I read his story. It amazes me as to how pure and pious a soul can be, to an extent that takes his life. 

Karna is probably that epitome of perfection, that has nil possibility to exist, ever. He had in him every quality for people to look up to him, for people to idolise him, for God himself to bow down to him. 

He teaches you to look beyond a person’s face, helps you realise the value of life, and what really should be your values in life. Helps you change your perspective about what really matters at the end of the day, at the end of your life. 

To be him is next to impossible. To have even an inkling of his goodness in each of us will, put together, make a startling difference to the world. 

Karna always has been, and will always be my most favourite person. Ever.


Author: Annapurani Vaidyanathan

I hoard books for a living. And read them too, when I am not sleeping. I express what I think, so my unheard feelings don't sink. I like to sing when I walk, to keep shades grey, at bay. I speak like a dork, but I don't want to drive anyone away. I write what's real, and nothing fake, so visit my blog whenever you need a break ;)

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