Hindu Gods As Multitaskers

The cover of the November 22, 2010 issue of "Newsweek."
The cover of the November 22, 2010 issue of “Newsweek.”

Lately, many-limbed Hindu gods and goddesses have found favor with the U.S. media as powerful emblems of efficient multitaskers.

The latest cover of Newsweek shows president Obama in the pose of Shiva, in his destructive avatar of the Nataraj.

The cover of the Spring/72 issue of “Ms.”
The cover of the Spring/72 issue of “Ms.”

The Spring/72 issue of Ms. depicted a woman, juggling many fronts. Each of her eight hand a domestic appliance.

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