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!
A special post for the special occasion of August 15, the birthday of Sri Aurobindo (15 August, 1872- 5 December, 1950) as well as the Indian Independence day. A day meant to celebrate the spirit of freedom. The truer, inner freedom. A post that hopes to remind us of the various knots we tie around and… Continue reading Of Knots and Freedom
Click here to see more readers’ comments on the previous version of this blog. The world has been busy talking about Climate Change, Solar Energy, Global Terrorism and all these other things. Political leaders, subject experts, public intellectuals, journalists, pretty much everyone who reads the newspaper and watches news on TV or follows it on… Continue reading Needed: Spiritual Practicality
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
A new post in the series – When a Picture Leads Be honest. Do you look at the world as black or white? Liberal or Conservative? Left or Right? Progressive or Traditionalist? Global-citizen or Chauvinistic-nationalist? Internationalist or Jingoist? Secular or Fundamentalist? Rational or Superstitious? Believer or Infidel? Reason-able or Blindly-faithful? Idealist or Practical? Abstract… Continue reading On the Contrary
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 Is it True? Is it Untrue?
There are times when we get a bit too impatient with the developments happening around us – whether in our personal lives or in the larger society and polity around us, when we want immediate turnarounds, when we wish for things to change quickly and according to our preferences, when we take a short view… Continue reading Time O Time
A new post in the series – Reminders to self Photo by Josh Adamski How temporarily relevant every material thing is…temporarily useful, temporarily pleasant, and temporarily meaningful…and yet at the moment something in us feels that if only we can possess that particular object, this one thing we could be so happy,… Continue reading The Stuff of Our Lives
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 – for this moment and for all times… Continue reading No Construction without Destruction