Articles in: Room with a View

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Free Minds Think Alike

Free Minds Think Alike

Boris Pasternak’s classic novel Doctor Zhivago is set in a turbulent period in Russia, beginning before the First World War and ending […]

Science and Poetry

Science and Poetry

Book: Science and Poetry; Author: Mary Midgley “Science and Poetry” is an absorbing work by Mary Midgley, one of the […]

The Secret of Good Governance

The Secret of Good Governance

(Review of the book, Lee KuanYew: The Man and His Ideas by Han Fook Kwang, Warren Fernandes, Sumiko Tan, Singapore […]

Birdwing

Birdwing

Book: Birdwing; Author, Rafe Martin Birdwing by Rafe Martin is the story of a strange boy with one arm, and […]

Hope for Flowers

Hope for Flowers

Book: Hope for Flowers; Author: Trina Paulus I have often felt that children’s stories or rather stories for children are […]

The Epic Novel

The Epic Novel

Some of the traditional and orthodox purists in India may object vehemently to this perspective and say Mahabharata is something […]

The Idea of a Novel

The Idea of a Novel

She was a smart, young and bright student of a venerable institution, which pursues spiritual values in education. We were […]

Totto-Chan

Totto-Chan

Book: Totto-Chan; Author: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi Totto-chan is a recollection of memories spent while growing up, during which the school that […]

My Burning Heart

My Burning Heart

Satprem was born Bernard Enginger  in 1923 in Paris. At twenty, he was arrested by the Gestapo and spent one […]

Rhythms of Intuitive Thought

Rhythms of Intuitive Thought

An academic scholar reviewing one of Sri Aurobindo’s writings made a critical remark that it is full of “monotonous repetition” […]

Peter Drucker and the Future of Management

Peter Drucker and the Future of Management

A great mind of the modern world, Peter Drucker, passed away recently.  The celebrated management guru, considered as the “Father […]

Of Past Dawns and Future Noons

Of Past Dawns and Future Noons

Book: Of Past Dawns and Future Noons; Author: Shonar ‘…when we call ourselves Indian, there just has to be something […]

Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin

Film: Veronica Guerin; Director: Joel Schumacher Veronica Guerin is the story of an extraordinary journalist… or then perhaps it is […]

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie

Book: Tuesdays with Morrie; Author: Mitch Albom I have never had a living teacher or a mentor from whom I […]

Karma and Reincarnation

Karma and Reincarnation

Karma and Reincarnation: The Key to Spiritual Evolution and Enlightenment by Dr Hiroshi Motoyama; Edited and translated by Rande Brown […]

Soul of a Song

Soul of a Song

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Song: If I had a Hammer; Writer/Singer: Peter, Paul and Mary As a child I have grown up to the […]

The Soul of a Song

The Soul of a Song

As a child I have grown up to the tunes of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Deep Purple… just […]

A Tribute

A Tribute

November celebrates the birth centenary of K.D. Sethna.  A member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, a sadhak, a […]

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

When L. Frank Baum gave to the world The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he probably didn’t realise or at all […]

Are Hinduism Studies Prejudiced?

Are Hinduism Studies Prejudiced?

    In this article we discuss the differences, in both approach and result, of Encarta’s articles on Hinduism in comparison […]

A Passion gone Wrong?

A Passion gone Wrong?

Film: The Passion of the Christ; Director: Mel Gibson. The film reveals the last day lived by Christ, complete with […]

Learning from Hollywood

Learning from Hollywood

I saw a film some time ago which left a lasting impression on me, which in itself is something quite […]

David Frawley, the Author

David Frawley, the Author

I first became aware of David Frawley’s work earlier this year when I was at the University bookshop in Bloomsbury, […]

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

Film: Lord of the Rings; Director: Peter Jackson It’s astounding how children’s stories, fables, tales, rhymes, poems, ditties et al […]

The Tale of the Unknown Island

The Tale of the Unknown Island

Book: The Tale of the Unknown Island; Author: Jose Saramago Now one can understand the thoughtful look on the cleaning […]

Mister God, This is Anna

Mister God, This is Anna

Book: Mister God, This is Anna; Author: Fynn “The difference from a person and an angel is easy. Most of […]