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Some Indian Views on Beauty and Art

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

Beauty · Indian Culture · Inner View · Personal reflections · Spirituality beyond Religion · When a Picture Leads · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Divinity in Details

The intricately carved pillars lead you into the chamber of Beauty and Divinity. Beauty in Divinity; Divinity in Beauty.  Your eyes want to linger on the details of the pillars, take in every piece of carving and beauty. At the same time the inner quietude pulls you in. Disciple: Is form inseparable from the experience of beauty? Sri… Continue reading Divinity in Details

Beauty · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Spirituality beyond Religion

When Art Opens toward Ananda

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 When Art Opens toward Ananda

Education · Films · Indian Culture · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

When a Movie is Not Just a Movie

A few weeks ago I watched a movie called “The Monuments Men“. Doesn’t the title itself sounds interesting? To me it did. Well, to my husband actually who picked it up from the DVD store. He saw the cover, saw George Clooney on it and he knew I would enjoy it no matter what. And… Continue reading When a Movie is Not Just a Movie

Education · Indian Culture · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

H is for History, Heritage

In this post, I will explore the question – Why it is critically important for Indian children and youth to know about Indian history and heritage? Quoting Bhartrhari, Prof. Kapil Kapoor said in one of his inspiring talks, that once upon a time an internally confident, intellectually rich India might have said – “What does… Continue reading H is for History, Heritage

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Beauty · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

An Old Song and the Greatness of Indian Sculpture

Ellora caves, Photo by Suhas Mehra   Sometimes channel surfing on TV actually does yield some good results. Like that afternoon in Delhi, while passing an idle hour and randomly clicking buttons on the TV remote I came across a song I had almost forgotten. And this is a song I used to very much… Continue reading An Old Song and the Greatness of Indian Sculpture