Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Saying No to Modern Indian Dream?

  “Commercialism is a modern sociological phenomenon; one might almost say, that is the whole phenomenon of modern society.” (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, vol 25, p. 485)  We live in an age dictated by commerce, flashy commercials, and consumerist mindset. Companies are busy not only producing and selling products but also producing and selling desires. And so… Continue reading Saying No to Modern Indian Dream?

Education · Mother India

Do You Know Hindi?

To read readers’ comments on the previous ‘blogger’ version of this post, click here.     क्या आप जानते हैं आज से ठीक एक मास पूर्व , १४ सितम्बर, को क्या विशेष था? शायद नहीं। भारत में १४ सितम्बर को वार्षिक रूप से हिंदी दिवस मनाया जाता है। अजीब बात है न – अपने ही देश में एक भाषा को… Continue reading Do You Know Hindi?

Films · Mother India

When a Movie Gets Political: Case of Haider

It was exactly a week ago that I saw Haider, a film by Vishal Bhardwaj, who has made a name for himself, particularly for his adaptations of Shakespeare’s dramas. His earlier films, Maqbool (an adaptation of Macbeth) and Omkara (an adaptation of Othello) are considered two of the most captivating dramas to come out of… Continue reading When a Movie Gets Political: Case of Haider

Inner View · Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Spirituality beyond Religion

Hello, It’s a Miracle!

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. “Hello Miracle, my old friend. So good to see you! Long time, where had you been hiding?” “Hello there! I suppose I could say I was just hibernating, taking it easy, you know! How have you been? I see you look quite hale and hearty,… Continue reading Hello, It’s a Miracle!

Fictional Jottings · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

From Those Other Worlds

Cushions. Check. Colour. Check. Wall-art. Check. Pizzazz. Check. Midnight. Even the most inviting divan couldn’t do it. Her monkey-mind kept running over many details. Her tired body, aching knees, sore back….all were craving for rest. But she was too restless. And then the music began… Three days later, their dream-home was almost all set. Back… Continue reading From Those Other Worlds