Articles in: Inspiration

Heart of a Lock

Heart of a Lock

There is this ancient lock in the main entrance to our house, known as the भुन्नासी ताला, (Bhunnasi Taala) the […]

In the Mother’s Light

In the Mother’s Light

Book: In the Mother’s Light Author: Rishabhchand (Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry. 383 pp, ISBN 978-81-7058-913-6, Rs 220) […]

The Woodpecker Might Have to Go

The Woodpecker Might Have to Go

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’s Ark… One: Don’t miss the boat. Two: Remember that […]

Sound Advice

Sound Advice

In this interview with Bertrand Russel , when asked what message he would like to give for future generations, he […]

Remembrance of The Mother

Remembrance of The Mother

O with what joy do I remember Thee! And with what infinite gratitude recall Thy all-embracing look, Thy wonderous smile, […]

The Mother: Her Miraculous Touch

The Mother: Her Miraculous Touch

Book: The Mother: Her Miraculous Touch (Photographs of the Mother and quotations from the Mother and Sri Aurobindo) (Publisher: Sri […]

Walking with Kabir

Walking with Kabir

My journey began eight years ago in the city of Ahmedabad. It was the year 2002, and riots were sweeping […]

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 […]

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 […]

Call Me by My True Names

Call Me by My True Names

Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrow because even today I still arrive. Look deeply: I arrive in every second […]

Ravi Shankar – The Legend

Ravi Shankar – The Legend

11-12-12. On this day of Ravi Shankar’s passing, I feel deeply grateful for everything that he has done and has been to India, to […]

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 […]

Life and Death

Life and Death

Life, death, — death, life; the words have led for ages Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed Two opposites; […]

Wings of Life

In the world of Nature, nay, in the world of Man, there can be no life if it weren’t for […]

On the Road to Exile

On the Road to Exile

(Legend of the origin of the book Tao Te Ching on Lao Tzu’s road to exile) Once he was seventy […]

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It’s night. There is only one auto on the street. My mind starts ticking: Bas, Bacchu! This one is gonna […]

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 […]

A Moment in Passing

A Moment in Passing

When the moon rises in the Heart of Heaven And a light breeze touches the mirror-like face of the lake, […]

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

(15th of September was celebrated as World Tree Day by an inconspicuous organisation is one corner of the world: worldtreeday.org […]

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Sometimes you stumble upon a piece of writing which you instantly fall in love with and have this compelling need […]

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 […]

A Prayer

A Prayer

              Through the dark night, through the shining day, Through every breath, through every […]

The Story of Krishna

The Story of Krishna

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

Quit India

Quit India

Bombay, 8 August 1942 The speech which Gandhi delivered at the commencement of the Quit India Movement on 8th August, […]

Meanderings

Meanderings

(Through the ages, authors and poets have walked – through nature, through towns and cities – to tap the wellsprings […]

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.

Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari

One early dawn in March I swam off Kanyakumari just as the great Swami had done back in 1892. The […]

A True Hero

A True Hero

A tribal man with raging fever is carried on a stretcher over a long distance to the only doctor available […]

The Extraordinary Average

The Extraordinary Average

At times one feels the sudden urge to do something – something larger than we are, more powerful, more impactful […]