Current Events · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

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

Inner View · Personal reflections

एक दिन ऐसा भी…A Day Like This

Photo by Monica Denevan, Source कभी कभी जब घर बाहर सब बेतरतीब सा बिखरा-बिखरा हो, दिल-ओ-दिमाग भी कुछ विचलित सा हो, मन किसी काम में न लग पाए, और तब एक ऐसी कविता आप के सामने आ जाए तो शुक्रगुज़ारी का एक बहुत प्यारा एहसास होता है। आज कुछ ऐसा ही दिन है। बाकी बात… Continue reading एक दिन ऐसा भी…A Day Like This

Current Events · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

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

Education · Guest Post · Personal reflections

Engineer, Doctor, MBA, CA – Choose One; NOTA Not an Option

Sometime ago, fellow blogger and friend Shailaja, the Doting Mom and the Bite-sized story-weaver asked me if I would be willing to write a guest post for her super-famous blog on parenting. She suggested that I write something on Education. Of course, I said yes. How could I let go of an opportunity to write on… Continue reading Engineer, Doctor, MBA, CA – Choose One; NOTA Not an Option

Personal reflections · Reminders to self · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Managing the Noises

A new post in the series – Reminders to self Always good to start with examples. 1. A wanna-be-in-news-for-a-day politican makes a comment about the slavish mentality of a political party, by giving an example that in all honesty is not far from one of the many uncomfortable truths of our larger society. Now he… Continue reading Managing the Noises

Education · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Do We Know We Aren’t Really Thinking?

A new post in the series – Satyam Shivam Sundaram A series featuring inspiring words from various sources, words that speak of timeless truths, words that remind me of the deeper and hidden truth behind surface events and phenomena, words that shine light when all seems dark, words that are just what I need –… Continue reading Do We Know We Aren’t Really Thinking?

Current Events · Indian Culture · Mother India · Personal reflections

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

Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

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

Education · Personal reflections · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Family Project: Being the Second Fiddle

Source Some months ago my husband got an idea to write a scholarly paper. In his professional career as an engineer-scientist-researcher he had obviously written many papers. But this time he wanted to write a paper in an entirely different area. In Social Sciences. Somewhere bordering the fields of Management and Organizational Studies. That’s not… Continue reading Family Project: Being the Second Fiddle