The Ramayana has given to the Indian mind figures to be loved and imitated. “The portrayals of Rama and Sita are full of the living truth of the ideal life, of the greatness that a man and woman may be and does become when the innermost part of one’s being, the soul, is given a… Continue reading Sri Aurobindo on the Significance of the Ramayana (Video)
“It is a singular and as yet unexplained phenomenon in the psychology of mankind that out of so many magnificent civilisations, so many powerful, cultured and vigorous nations and empires whose names and deeds crowd the pages of history, only a select few have been able to develop a thoroughly original and self-revealing literature. Still… Continue reading Of Ram and Ramlīla
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
कभी कभी जब मन कुछ विचलित सा होता है तो व्यक्ति कई उपाय खोजता है मन को स्थिर करने के लिए। ऐसा ही एक उपाय खोजते खोजते आज मैं अपने इस ब्लॉग पर एक वर्ष पूर्व की आज ही के दिन, अर्थात हिंदी दिवस के दिन की, प्रस्तुति तक पहुँच गई। उसे पढ़ा, उसके मूल सार पर, मुख्य भाव पर कुछ… Continue reading हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर…On Hindi Day
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)
Late that I almost always am in watching the ‘big name’ movies, maybe everything that I thought or felt after watching Bahubali has already been said, contradicted, analysed, deconstructed, etc. But still I feel like sharing a few thoughts that came to me, as and after I watched this mega-film Bahubali. Given the… Continue reading Fabulous Bahubali: Some Musings
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
There is a lot of talk these days about Choice. My Choice. Your Choice. Everyone’s Choice. The assumption is that having absolute freedom to make one’s choices is all one needs to be an individual, to be oneself, to feel empowered. And that any attempt to curb any such Freedom to Choose is regressive, narrow-minded… Continue reading Storytime 2: Choose Wisely
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
Ever wondered what those books behind the glass doors of the cupboard might be thinking or feeling? Ever wondered if they are saying something to you? Yes, to you. And to me too, as we are busy clicking fingers on our laptops, ipads whatever. Ever wondered if those pages, with that fresh-printed or that old-musty… Continue reading Found. Faded Flowers, Fading Memories.
June 12, 2014. SPIC MACAY CONVENTION, IIT-Madras, around 9:00 pm The wonderful performance by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt had just finished. The soul-stirring music of Mohan Veena was still ringing in the ears and creating a peaceful vibration within. A group of people were busy rearranging the stage for the Koodiayattam performance by Shri Margi… Continue reading Eyes that Dance: Performance of Anguliyankam
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?