Articles By: shonar shonar

I am Here, I am Here

I am Here, I am Here

(from https://medium.com/@floatingsuns/sri-aurobindo-i-am-here-i-am-here-by-nirodbaran-c0f3810f45b3#.689nmhgpn) WHEN all over the world there was a growing eagerness to know more and more about Sri Aurobindo […]

Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Speaking about best friends the other day, it brought about the question of what the role of a best friend […]

Glaring at God

Glaring at God

Have you ever experienced that moment of frustration when it seems as if God, your best buddy, your travelling companion, […]

Music without Boundaries

Music without Boundaries

Recently I stumbled across a singer just by chance – Snatam Kaur. I know music is very subjective and we […]

The Story of Solutions

The Story of Solutions

I had to go shopping for a pair of shoes recently. I live in Pondicherry which hasn’t got enough stores […]

Education: Philosophy and Practice

Education: Philosophy and Practice

Book: Education: Philosophy and Practice (Articles by various authors) (Publisher: Decent Books, New Delhi, in association with Centre for Sri […]

The Light Within

The Light Within

I have met a number of artistes, painters, actors, writers in the course of my life and found many stereotypes […]

Purity of Gift

Purity of Gift

I have been trying to understand what causes disappointment – not in the world at large or for humanity in […]

How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

“Education is not a mechanical system; it is a human system. It’s about people.” – Ken Robinson Any reader of […]

The Integrity of Fan-ship

The Integrity of Fan-ship

A rather pleasant surprise came my way recently. It seems I have a ‘fan’ – not the kind that rotates […]

Take Back your City with Paint

Take Back your City with Paint

Edi Rama is the Mayor of Tirana, the capital of Albania. In other words, he is a politician. And he’s […]

The Fourth Dimension of Health

The Fourth Dimension of Health

Man, perhaps, has been the only animal who has the capability of actually participating in his own evolutionary progress, since […]

An Old Tale with a New Twist

An Old Tale with a New Twist

1857 The Real Story of the Great Uprising by Vishnu Bhatt Godshe Versaikar & Translated by Mrinal Pande 1857 The […]

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

This is a trailer from a documentary being made by the Cornell University, and is itself part of a larger […]

What Makes Water Happy?

What Makes Water Happy?

Surfing through the Internet, I stumbled across this video which I’m sure everyone can relate to. The subject: Water. The […]

Learning from Movies

Learning from Movies

When the dastardly incident involving a 23 year old female student in Delhi took place in December of 2011, there […]

Calling a Spade a Spade

Calling a Spade a Spade

On 26th January 1950, India became a Republic with a revised Constitution and a confident claim to Democracy. Declared as […]

A Timeless Creation

A Timeless Creation

There is something so wonderful that gets conveyed by music. At times, it enters us and stirs such emotion from […]

An Ode to Joy

An Ode to Joy

“A flash mob (or Flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual […]

Husn-e-Haqiqi (Beauty of Truth)

When I first heard this song, I didn’t understand a single word and yet, it had me completely absorbed – […]

Kneading Perfection

Kneading Perfection

A friend mentioned how she had enjoyed the process of kneading dough and then watching it rise, becoming this wonderful […]

Milky Ways on Earth

Milky Ways on Earth

Book: I Too Had a Dream by Verghese Kurien as told to Gouri Salvi There are just so many incredible […]

The Grammar of Prayers

The Grammar of Prayers

How little we understand the way the physical world works and so when it comes to the world that remains […]

The Story of Krishna

The Story of Krishna

. . . . . Krishna At last I find a meaning of soul’s birth Into this universe terrible and […]

Innovative India

Innovative India

Each page would be an eye-opener for many of us who know the word innovation but have rarely chanced upon it and yet, here it was in full form, in practically every field of human activity.

Selling Good Vibes

Selling Good Vibes

One is literally bombarded by an advertisement selling something or the other every step of the way – billboards on […]

A Rainbow in the Making

A Rainbow in the Making

Contrary to what many of us feel a lot of the time, Man carries a lot of goodness within. We […]

Throw out the Garbage

Throw out the Garbage

Have you noticed how instinctive some of our reactions are? No one has to tell us to behave in such […]

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

What kind of a year has it been for us? All hailing from different corners of the country and the […]

Jumping Hurdles

Jumping Hurdles

Life is so incredibly interesting. Every step of the way, one comes across something new that challenges our very being. […]