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?
A new post in the series – Reminders to self Always good to start with examples. 1. A wanna-be-in-news-for-a-day politican makes a comment about the slavish mentality of a political party, by giving an example that in all honesty is not far from one of the many uncomfortable truths of our larger society. Now he… Continue reading Managing the Noises
For readers’ comments, click here for previous version of this blog. 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… Continue reading Storytime 2: Choose Wisely
Source Some months ago my husband got an idea to write a scholarly paper. In his professional career as an engineer-scientist-researcher he had obviously written many papers. But this time he wanted to write a paper in an entirely different area. In Social Sciences. Somewhere bordering the fields of Management and Organizational Studies. That’s not… Continue reading Family Project: Being the Second Fiddle
Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower—but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson (1863) A re-reading of… Continue reading "Flower in the Crannied Wall"
For readers’ comments, click here for the blog’s previous version. P: Listen, I have something to tell you. I was thinking that here we are, almost a couple. People speak of us as if we are made for each other…. S: But aren’t we? I mean, do you even doubt that? P: You never let me… Continue reading That Late Night Chat
She wished she knew that Life isn’t What others say Or what her head or heart say it is, But Life simply is. She wished she knew that Love isn’t What others say Or what her head or heart say it is, But Love simply is. She… Continue reading Solitude
Click HERE to read readers’ comments on the previous version of this blog. Source This is a post that was not easy for me to write. For various reasons. For the last several days I have been really thinking hard on whether to write this post or to simply let it be. Yes, I… Continue reading In a Quandary about Blogging Awards: A Personal Take
The bookcases filled, the tabletops decorated, the walls adorned, the shelves artfully arranged. I like it all, enjoy it all and care for it all. Yet sometimes a feeling enters, quite quietly, a sort of a longing to escape from it all. Of wanting to give it up, almost all. To experience the simplicity, the… Continue reading Of Spaces and Lives
This post is inspired by a conversation I had recently with my teenager nephew who asks a lot of questions about a lot of difficult things. This time around his questions were on the lines of ‘why do people worship or pray to God’. Or to be more specific, he was wondering if he should… Continue reading Storytime: The Greatest Thing
Source You can be socially smart but existentially stupid. ~ Sadhguru I read this quote a few days ago somewhere. And it stayed with me. Mostly because of the phrase ‘existentially stupid’. Without getting too philosophical and speaking very generally, existentialism as a school of thought considers the nature of the human condition… Continue reading Don’t be Stupid!
A New Series: When a Picture Leads Yes, another new series. Title is self-explanatory. So let me begin right away with the first post in this series. 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… Continue reading Two In One