- The continuing adventures of the Pandavas in the forest. The story picks up with Maitreya's curse and angry departure from the court at Hastinapur. Dhrtarastra, apparently tired of all the dire predictions decides it is time for a fight scene, and asks Vidur to tell the story of Bhima and Kirmira. Vidur then recites the battle scene as Bhima kills another Rakshasa.
We then move back to the forest where a meeting of the Pandavas' allies is taking place, Krishna among them. Krishna and Arjun enjoy a brief love fest, telling each other how wonderful they were and such close friends. Draupadi finally gets fed up with it and demands to know why the outrages perpetrated against her have still not been avenged, yet she is surrounded by the greatest heroes on the earth.
She points out that if Krishna were so great as everyone keeps saying, then how did this calamity even take place? Krishna's reply is rather surprising. There is none of the mystical teachings here-- he wasn't far away because he was far from their hearts. He wasn't ever-present and yet directing events towards the final great war. No, none of that. He was just out of town at the time, fighting king Shalva and his flying saucer, and just hadn't heard the news until it was too late!
Next time, Draupadi will turn on her husbands and really let them have it. Stay tuned!