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
A slightly revised version of this article was published in Sri Aurobindo’s Action: Journal of Resurgence of India (August 2018 issue) 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… Continue reading Reminder to Reject
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…
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?
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)
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?
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
Baisakhi, April 14, 2013 was when it started. On this day that marks the beginning of the New Year in the traditional Hindu Solar Calendar, celebrated under different names in different parts of India, this blog took its form with a simple beginning. Two years, 240 posts later, I am still figuring out, sometimes struggling with, how… Continue reading Being Two, and in Other News
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
Dear V, I am touched by the lovely card you sent me from across the seas. Thank you so much for your heart-felt words of love and gratitude. I am so happy that the work you started many years ago has finally come to its fruition. Your persistent effort and will to continue the work… Continue reading From the Teacher’s Desk
To see readers’ comments, please click HERE for the blog’s previous version. She is I. Or I am she. Whatever. No, it’s not a post about any deep philosophical question like Who Am I? This post is however still about me. And about a little book I wrote. ****** But first, let me tell you… Continue reading Book She Wrote
The last of my series on Education for Newsinsight.net How should a society prepare its teachers? We often hear about the sad state of teacher education in India. In answer to the criticism, a teacher eligibility test (TET) was introduced some years ago; the cure, I believe, is worse than the disease. TET as… Continue reading A Teacher’s Work