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A Note on the Future of Inter-religious Harmony in India (Excerpt from ‘The Thinking Indian’)

    [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 (Excerpt from ‘The Thinking Indian’)

Current Events · Education · Mother India · Personal reflections · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Meandering Musings

  If one were to believe the Delhi-centric “national” media, a 20-year-old college student has become a household name in the last few days. That’s another matter that the media which claims to be “national” is neither interested in much news about the ‘nation’ beyond a few blocks of New Delhi nor does it bother to understand… Continue reading Meandering Musings

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Surrender to the Guru

Every time I find myself getting somewhat lost or scattered in the multiplicity of noises coming from here and there, I feel this deep need to go back to the basics, I mean the most basic fundamentals of the path I aspire to pursue. This is one of the ways I have discovered which helps me to re-gain my inner poise,… Continue reading Surrender to the Guru

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Show Me the Money!

Money is the talk of the town these days, actually of the whole nation. And of course, we know the reason. From the corrupt politicians whose stacks of cash suddenly became useless overnight to the mafia of the fake currency industry who found themselves out of business; from terrorists of all hues and their propagandists who relied on loads… Continue reading Show Me the Money!

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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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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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Current Events 6: ‘Ghar Wapsi’, the Homecoming

To read readers’ comments on this post, click here to visit the earlier version of this blog. Ten years ago, my mother died with an unfulfilled dream in her eyes. Dream of seeing her home for one last time, home that she and my father had built saving each and every penny they could manage, home… Continue reading Current Events 6: ‘Ghar Wapsi’, the Homecoming