Modern tendency is to depreciate the value of the beautiful and over-stress the value of the useful. Generations of Indians have been cut off from the ancient roots of their aesthetic cultural traditions, thanks to a mercenary and soul-less education. According to Sri Aurobindo, this situation can only be corrected if education can figure out… Continue reading Some Indian Views on Beauty and Art
That moment, that morning everything was perfect. Just for a few moments, everything was right, just right, just perfect. Everything was in the right place, as it should be. Nothing was amiss, nothing was wrong. Can it be so? Can it all be perfect? That moment that morning it all was. I had gone out… Continue reading When Everything was Perfect
This picture speaks to me of Renewal. Refreshing. Rekindling of hope. This picture was taken by me in Auroville a few months after the mighty destructive cyclone Thane hit Pondicherry and Auroville area on December 30, 2011. According to some estimates, about 40% of the trees in Auroville were uprooted or destroyed because of… Continue reading Renew and Refresh
For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Today on this World Environment Day, I certainly feel rich! I feel rich when I see the beauty and blessings of Mother Nature in my little garden. Today I remember the little sapling of Rangoon Creeper that we had planted in a little corner of… Continue reading Do I Feel Rich Today?
For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. To read the first part of the story, click here. He had offered her a life of beauty, a life with nature, trees, flowers and butterflies. She had said yes, a big happy yes. That’s exactly what she had wanted too. But something changed.… Continue reading Priceless are the Moments….Part II
For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. He knew he had to capture it. That sight. That moment. For his love. Dangling on the chain was that beauty he knew his love would love. A thin little branch, a chain of the big tree of life, and there it was dangling… Continue reading Priceless are the Moments…Part I
Remember this post I did about a beautiful photograph? And how on some quick search it turned out that the photograph is a still from a film called Bright Star based on the love letters written by John Keats to his beloved Fanny Brawne in the last four years of his life? Well you may… Continue reading Mr. Keats and Ms. Brawne
A new post in the series – When a Picture Leads When I first saw this photo on my Facebook feed, my instant reaction was: “wow, look at all that amber beauty”. And then I saw the photo a bit closely. And as they say [“they” can be sometimes a picture, as in the… Continue reading Peace is Beauty, Beauty Peace
For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Sometimes you really don’t need any other colour. Green is All. Perhaps because through it all colours of Life are possible. It felt like that yesterday. It was a beautiful day. Refreshingly sunny but not hot. Sitting quietly on the backseat of our trusty two-wheeler… Continue reading A Green Song
Earthly Love and Love for the Mother Earth. Love for the Nature, Love for the Beloved, the Marriage between the Two – these are expressed here beautifully and with sensitivity, through the mode of new arts, and the old. A work by an Austrian digital artist, verses by a Chilean poet and… Continue reading Love, the Beautiful
To see readers’ comments, please click HERE for the previous version of the blog. May be curl myself up in the lap of this Big Tree… Or may be get lost for a while in this forest… Do you want to escape sometime? Escape from all that keeps you or brings you back into the… Continue reading I Want to Escape…
Sweet is the night, sweet and cool As to parched lips a running pool; Sweet when the flowers have fallen asleep And only moonlit rivulets creep Like glow-worms in the dim and whispering wood, To commune with the quiet heart and solitude. When earth is full of whispers, when No daily voice is… Continue reading Which is Sweeter?