Some posts must be re-blogged…this is one of them. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I revisit and re-post this after adding a few more remarks and insights which I think make it more relevant. Maharshi Veda Vyāsa Once upon a time, long, long, long ago there lived a… Continue reading Revisiting a Book about 12 Women
[The following is an excerpt from a longer essay titled ‘Hinduism and the Future of Inter-religious Harmony in India’ published in my e-book – The Thinking Indian: Essays on Indian Socio-cultural Matters in the Light of Sri Aurobindo.] Let us now go a bit deeper to see if Sri Aurobindo means something more… Continue reading A Note on the Future of Inter-religious Harmony in India
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)
To see readers’ comments, please click HERE for the blog’s previous version. June 5, World Environment Day Some people plant trees in their neighbourhoods. Some people go on nature walks. Some people clean up the local rivers and lakes. Some people start a campaign to make their cities greener. All noble efforts, all important… Continue reading Buy Less, Be an Environmentalist
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?
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
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
To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. It is always a humbling and learning experience when we are asked to talk about ourselves and our work. Last couple of weeks saw me answering some interesting questions about myself, my book, some pesky issues related to Indian Education, my writing and some… Continue reading BLEW: On Blogging, Learning, Education & Writing (and a bit about NRIs & ex-NRIs too)
To see readers’ comments, please click HERE for the blog’s previous version. She is I. Or I am she. Whatever. No, it’s not a post about any deep philosophical question like Who Am I? This post is however still about me. And about a little book I wrote. ****** But first, let me tell you… Continue reading Book She Wrote
She taught me to read and write. She taught me to love. She taught me to live. She taught me to be me. My mother, who was a teacher to thousands of students, in her 35+years of teaching career, was my first teacher. She will always be my teacher and mentor, wherever she is. I… Continue reading For My Mother, My First Teacher
To read readers’ comments on the previous ‘blogger’ version of this post, click here. आज से ९ वर्ष पूर्व ३१ अक्टूबर २००५ को भारत की एक प्रसिद्ध कवियत्री और लेखिका इस दुनिया को छोड़ दूसरी दुनिया में जा बसी। अमृता प्रीतम की दर्द भरी कविताओं और संवेदनशील कहानिंयों एवं उपन्यासों ने भारतीय साहित्य के अनगिनत प्रेमियों के दिलो-दिमाग़ में अपना… Continue reading A Poet and A Painter: एक कवि और एक चित्रकार
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 What is a Nation?