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A Direct Question

“…India has always shown an incompetence for any free or sound political organisation and has been constantly a divided and for the most part of her long history a subject nation, that her economic system whatever its bygone merits, if it had any, remained an inelastic and static order that led in modern conditions to… Continue reading A Direct Question

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A Diwali Prayer

Light, More Light Diwali, the day we invoke and worship the Mother, some as Ma Lakshmi, others as Ma Kali. Diwali, the day we remind ourselves, once again, to turn toward the Light, to remove the darkness and dullness within. Diwali, the day, we recall and rekindle, once again, our inmost aspiration to open to… Continue reading A Diwali Prayer

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Book Review: The Thinking Indian (Guest Post: Gilu Mishra)

To see readers’ comments, please click HERE to see the blog’s previous version. ॐ श्री गणेशाय नमः A perfect day to share the first detailed review of my e-book, The Thinking Indian   I am happy to host today, Gilu Mishra, a friend and a fellow lover and student of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.… Continue reading Book Review: The Thinking Indian (Guest Post: Gilu Mishra)

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Freedom: What is it for?

MUSINGS ON THIS 15 AUGUST (To see readers’ comments on this post, click HERE to visit the blog’s previous version.) August 15 is Sri Aurobindo‘s birthday. It is also India’s Independence Day. What better day than today to recall and meditate on following words of his: Our first necessity, if India is to survive and… Continue reading Freedom: What is it for?

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Current Events 12: The Parliamentary Drama

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the previous version of this blog. I simply love it when my research and reading of some of the gems from Sri Aurobindo’s extensive writings lead me to an extra-ordinarily exact and supremely succinct interpretation that helps me make sense of some recent phenomenon or observation which I have… Continue reading Current Events 12: The Parliamentary Drama

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Current Events 11: A Note to the Perpetual Naysayers

To read readers’ comments on this post from when it was first published, please click HERE for its previous version.   It has sort of become a norm, almost fashionable, in some sections of Indian educated classes and our media to simply oppose something because it is proposed by the present government, or more specifically… Continue reading Current Events 11: A Note to the Perpetual Naysayers

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Current Events 10: Jaundiced Journalism (Guest Post – Chitra Raman)

 To see readers’ comments on this post, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Much is being said and written about media these days — Indian media, world media, print media, broadcast media, social media, all media. The line between news and views has almost eroded, as many in the field of media studies have… Continue reading Current Events 10: Jaundiced Journalism (Guest Post – Chitra Raman)

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The Thinking Indian – What is it About?

That’s the title of my new e-book, to be shortly released. With this e-book, we commence our self-publishing work at matriwords. The full title reads: THE THINKING INDIAN Essays on Indian Socio-Cultural Matters in the Light of Sri Aurobindo When you read the Prelude and Introduction to the book, you will know why this title makes… Continue reading The Thinking Indian – What is it About?

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Current Events 9: Poverty is Not Romantic

Interested in readers’ comments? Click here to visit the previous version of this blog. A strange political drama is unfolding in India these days. Opposition to most of the proposals put forth by the current government is happening not because of any substantive merit but simply because the opposition’s role is to oppose. Controversies are… Continue reading Current Events 9: Poverty is Not Romantic

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Perception and Propaganda in the Discourse on Women Safety in India

In its previous version published on blogspot in March 2015, this post had garnered much commentary by several readers, all of which is lost due to the demise of Google Plus (G+). First, a disclaimer: By sharing what I am about to share in this post, I do NOT mean to suggest in any chauvinistic,… Continue reading Perception and Propaganda in the Discourse on Women Safety in India

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India’s Daughters: They Make it Happen

Sometimes you don’t need too many of your words. You just need to be an instrument to spread the words of others. No, not just the words, but the works, the really good, noble and inspiring works of others. Today’s post is like that.  Today’s post is about India’s daughters who make me proud to… Continue reading India’s Daughters: They Make it Happen

Education · Indian Culture · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Good News: In Different Languages

My first post for this month of February 2015 was about two author interviews I did regarding my book on Indian National Education. It gives me a good feeling to see that the last post for this month is also about my book. About some good news about the book, including some positive endorsements and… Continue reading Good News: In Different Languages