Change is the only constant, it is often said. But nothing in the world is as simple as a cliché. We must dig a bit deeper if we want to get closer to the truth. What kind of change are they talking about who speak of constant change? Is it only an outer change? Or… Continue reading Enough With the Clichés on Change
“Commercialism is a modern sociological phenomenon; one might almost say, that is the whole phenomenon of modern society.” (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, vol 25, p. 485) We live in an age dictated by commerce, flashy commercials, and consumerist mindset. Companies are busy not only producing and selling products but also producing and selling desires. And so… Continue reading Saying No to Modern Indian Dream?
Readers’ comments on this post can be read by clicking HERE to see the blog’s previous version. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recently completed visit to the United States created a great deal of excitement among Indian-Americans, as well as among many other sections of both the Indian and American establishments including government, business, media and… Continue reading Raising the Discourse
Have you been to Cholamandal, an artists’ village near Chennai? Did you miss this post about the village? No issues. That post is now a part of the current issue of an e-zine, Tamarind Rice. Click here to read a small write-up on Art and Society, inspired by a visit to Cholamandal. Do visit Cholamandal whenever you… Continue reading Cholamandal on the Blog, again
This post was re-published in Tamarind Rice, July 2014 For readers’ comments, click HERE for the previous version of this blog. A post inspired by some late night browsing of old pictures; this time from a visit to Cholamandal, an Artists’ Village near Chennai In today’s world where art has become another peg in the… Continue reading Art and Society
I found this picture on one of my surfing trips on the mighty Waves of the WWW. For a few minutes I just took it all in, all its beauty of the Movement and of the Stillness, of the Dance and the Dancer, of the Flow and the Repose. It reminded me of the well-known… Continue reading Two In One
On the Occasion of Indian Independence Day…. For the Freedom that is Yet to be Won…. Imagine a Future Society… Where the fulfilment an individual is seeking is “not the utmost development of his egoistic intellect, vital force, physical well-being and the utmost satisfaction of his mental, emotional, physical cravings, but the flowering of the… Continue reading Imagine a Society Like This…
In a beautiful world, who will collect the garbage? Found this thought-provoking question and an even more thought-provoking answer in an article by Charles Eisentstein, the author of Sacred Economics. He writes: “I had a conversation today about the beautiful world that I believe will be born out of the converging crises of our age.… Continue reading Charles Eisentstein on “Who Will Collect the Garbage?”