When the Sage Vyasa wanted to record the mindboggling characters and incidents, he needed someone to write it down for him as he dictated it. He knew that a story would come out best if it was dictated. In writing it yourself, you may forget a few episodes and further you might want to do a spellcheck as many times as you tended to commit mistakes. Vyasa being a wise sage decided to enlist theservices of Lord Ganesha knowing His capacity to handle such tasks with ease. When the proposal was made to the Lord, a deal was struck by which Vyasa should narrate the entire tale without a pause. The Lord broke his tusk and used it as his pen. You know I am referring to Mahabharatha which literally means The Great Indian Novel and that's the title that Sashi Taroor has given his novel. The author tells the story of Indian politics by linking it with the most impactful characters in Mahabharata. Every character in the novel is linked to the characters in the epic and that too for a reason. For example, Draupadi is named in the novel as Draupadi Mokrasi (Mokrasi being sur-name of father who adopted her). Most of the times it is mentioned as D.Mokrasi, which if pronounced carefully, would sound like our very own Democracy! If you want to get a summary of Taroor's novel, visit here. If you have not read this book, please put it in your 'must read' list. If you have read it already, read it again.