Beauty · Inner View · Spirituality beyond Religion

Dance, Be Happy

      “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ~ Rumi   A crisp autumn morning. Somewhere on the planet Earth. The 21st century had just started five years back. She was standing… Continue reading Dance, Be Happy

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Indian Religion · Spirituality beyond Religion

हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर…On Hindi Day

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

Films · Indian Culture · Inner View · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Artist’s Ego, Art for Art’s Sake, Consciousness and More (a non-review of Katyar Kaljat Ghusali)

A couple of weeks ago I watched a Marathi film (with English subtitles as I don’t know Marathi) titled, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (translated, A dagger through the heart). Before watching the film, I didn’t know much about the plot nor had I read any reviews (as per my normal habit), except that I had seen some youtube clips… Continue reading Of Artist’s Ego, Art for Art’s Sake, Consciousness and More (a non-review of Katyar Kaljat Ghusali)

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Personal reflections

Song for Sunday

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version.   If you have visited this blog often or even only occasionally, you know music gets its due share on this blog. In fact, a few of my recent postings (see here and here) have been about some of my all-time favourite songs. So go ahead, ask… Continue reading Song for Sunday

Education · Films · Mother India

S is for Stories

After all that serious and “Reason-able” talks from yesterday, today we speak of something that is more fun. Stories. From the timeless oral traditions to the present written texts, from the heard and spoken word to the read and written word, India has always been a land of storytellers and poets. [Click here for a… Continue reading S is for Stories

Beauty · Education · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Taste for Beauty

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 Taste for Beauty

Inner View · Spirituality beyond Religion

That Long Wait

    She waits. And waits. Will he come this evening? What if he doesn’t come? What will I do? How will I bear more waiting? But wait a minute, what if he actually comes? Is the garland ready? Is the lamp lit? Am I ready? Even worse, will I recognize him? And so it… Continue reading That Long Wait

Indian Culture · Inner View · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

In Praise of Form

What is in a Form? Everything. If we could only develop that vision which sees the Form as a manifestation of the Spirit Within. It is the Consciousness that creates the Form. As grows the Consciousness, so evolves the Form. Must learn to identify with the Eternal Spirit within; the Form is temporal and must… Continue reading In Praise of Form

Personal reflections · Reminders to self

Please Be Kind

For readers’ comments on the previous version of this blog, click here.     When a picture searches for its music, or a piece of music finds its right picture…the result is a magical experience of Light and Sound. And sometimes the right music also gives you the right title for the blog post! Like… Continue reading Please Be Kind

Beauty · Inner View · Personal reflections

Love, the Beautiful

    Earthly Love and Love for the Mother Earth.    Love for the Nature, Love for the Beloved, the Marriage between the Two  – these are expressed here beautifully and with sensitivity, through the mode of new arts, and the old.     A work by an Austrian digital artist, verses by a Chilean poet and… Continue reading Love, the Beautiful

Inner View · Personal reflections

What Might Have Been?

  A few weeks ago, my teenager nephew was asking me some tough questions about life. This is a young lad who is quite sensitive, imaginative and perhaps thinks about things a bit too much. Ultimately most of his different questions were leading to the one BIG question – What If…? What if that thing hadn’t… Continue reading What Might Have Been?

Personal reflections · Reminders to self · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Which is Sweeter?

    Sweet is the night, sweet and cool As to parched lips a running pool; Sweet when the flowers have fallen asleep And only moonlit rivulets creep Like glow-worms in the dim and whispering wood, To commune with the quiet heart and solitude. When earth is full of whispers, when No daily voice is… Continue reading Which is Sweeter?