Inner View · Reminders to self · Spirituality beyond Religion

Practicing Harmony

We practice harmony when we place things in an order that feels just right. Things outside, things inside. Things tangible, things intangible. Things physical, things subtle. We practice harmony when things placed in the right order bring a quietness within. The quietude that brings a calm equality toward everything. Everything around us, everything within. We practice harmony when the calm equality… Continue reading Practicing Harmony

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

Reminder to Reject

Once again I am reminded of the need for constantly becoming aware of those countless little, pesky flaws in my nature that stand in the way of making the inner aspiration more sincere and true and complete. Once again I am reminded that the path to becoming self-aware and gaining even a tiny bit of… Continue reading Reminder to Reject

Inner View · Personal reflections · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

And So I Wait…

      I have nothing to write today. Actually, it has been days since I have written anything. I mean anything that means something. I mean, that which really means something to me, first of all. Yes I have written a few things on the net here and there, a comment on someone’s blog… Continue reading And So I Wait…

Inner View · Reminders to self · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Did I miss a birthday?

I almost missed my blog’s birthday. It was quite late in the evening that I remembered that my blog completed three years yesterday. Not only that, I remembered this morning that earlier this month Matriwords our research blog also had its first birthday.  How to mark this special occasion of two birthdays in a month? Well, simply by… Continue reading Did I miss a birthday?

Current Events · Guest Post · Mother India

Current Events 10: Jaundiced Journalism (Guest Post – Chitra Raman)

 To see readers’ comments on this post, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Much is being said and written about media these days — Indian media, world media, print media, broadcast media, social media, all media. The line between news and views has almost eroded, as many in the field of media studies have… Continue reading Current Events 10: Jaundiced Journalism (Guest Post – Chitra Raman)

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

The Thinking Indian – What is it About?

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?

Current Events · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Current Events 9: Poverty is Not Romantic

Interested in readers’ comments? Click here to visit the previous version of this blog. A strange political drama is unfolding in India these days. Opposition to most of the proposals put forth by the current government is happening not because of any substantive merit but simply because the opposition’s role is to oppose. Controversies are… Continue reading Current Events 9: Poverty is Not Romantic

Education · Personal reflections · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Family Project: Being the Second Fiddle

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