Posts Tagged with: "india"

The Soul of a Nation

The Soul of a Nation

(Sri Aurobindo has said, “India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she […]

India the Secular State (The Right Interpretation and the Wrong)

India the Secular State (The Right Interpretation and the Wrong)

(This article first appeared in Mother India (1949-1950) after being approved by Sri Aurobindo) India has been declared a Secular […]

The Master and the Disciple: The Ancient Indian Ideal

The Master and the Disciple: The Ancient Indian Ideal

My idea of education is Gurugriha-vasa. Without the personal life of the teacher, there would be no education. One should […]

Sri Aurobindo’s Role in the Indian Freedom Movement

Sri Aurobindo’s Role in the Indian Freedom Movement

What is exactly the role of Sri Aurobindo in the Indian Freedom Movement? Many in India knew Sri Aurobindo as […]

A Call to the Youth of India

A Call to the Youth of India

The Standard Bearers of a New Humanity Our call is to young India. It is the young who must be […]

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 […]

Desi Jugaad@Play*

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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 […]

Farming the Gandhian Way

Farming the Gandhian Way

Not many of us would have heard of Bhaskar Save but the world certainly has, even to the extent of […]

Hymn to Durga

Hymn to Durga

Mother Durga! Rider on the lion, giver of all strength, Mother, beloved of Shiva! We, born from thy parts of […]

Collecting Lost Heritage

Collecting Lost Heritage

“Can you say among a hundred people who is the most important? Everyone has his own importance. So, I find, […]

The Mother of Indian Culture – III

The Mother of Indian Culture – III

India, said a western historian, is the Mother of the human race. The ‘Veda’ is the Mother of Indian civilization […]

Vande Maataram in Pop Culture

Although written as far back as 1882, Bankim Chandra’s ‘Vande Maataram’ (from his novel Anandamath) is very much part of […]

August 15: Its World-Significance

August 15: Its World-Significance

(This article by Amal Kiran was published on August 15th 1950 in the monthly journal Mother India. The sub-title read: “Pointers […]

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, […]

Vande Maataram in Film

India’s National Song ‘Vande Maataram’ was written as part of a novel Anandamath by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1882. The […]

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 […]

Yoga, Psychology and the Indian Genius

Yoga, Psychology and the Indian Genius

India is well-known as the land of religion and philosophy. The spiritual masters of modern India like Sri Aurobindo and […]

Nationalism in India

Nationalism in India

(Rabindranath Tagore was undoubtedly one of the greatest intellects of India. He was a poet, writer, educationist, and India’s ‘conscience […]

Corruption and Discipline

Corruption and Discipline

We are witnessing today two interesting phenomena. In India, unbridled corruption, and in another Asiatic nation, Japan, exemplary manifestation of […]

The Art of Appreciation

The Art of Appreciation

The other day someone mentioned that she was writing sample articles. As an answer to why, she said it was […]

The Vision that made the Nation – III

The Vision that made the Nation – III

Man and Cosmos (Vedic Cosmology) All great spiritual traditions had a system of cosmology.  In the Vedic tradition, cosmology is […]

The Vision that made the Nation – II

The Vision that made the Nation – II

The Fire of Sacrifice The key to the secret of Vedic way of Life lies in a clear understanding of […]

In Either Case

In Either Case

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

Looking the Storm in the Face

Looking the Storm in the Face

In May 1908, Sri Aurobindo was interned, along with thirty-eight revolutionaries, in the famous Alipore bombing case, but was released […]

A Tryst with Destiny

A Tryst with Destiny

(The following speech by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was made on August 14th 1947 in New Delhi while introducing the pledge […]

Nationalist Organisation

Nationalist Organisation

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]