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Research, Essays, Commentaries – Inspired by the Social-Cultural-Political Thought of Sri Aurobindo (PLUS a bit of photography too!)

Faith that is Śraddhā

  Many years ago at a bookstore in a small university town in the US, I came across a beautiful picture book which I had to immediately buy. The book … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Conclusion

CONTINUED FROM PART 2 Cosmology of the Sacred Kolam Why do Tamil women draw Kolams daily at the threshold of their homes? Why not do something else? Such questions and an explanation … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · 15 Comments

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Part 2

  CONTINUED FROM PART 1 History of Kolam Creating paintings on a natural surface has a really ancient history in India, as evidenced by the Bhimbetka frescoes that are at least 15, 000 … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Part 1

  An attempt, a drawing half-done is the world’s life; Its lines doubt their concealed significance, Its curves join not their high intended close. Yet some first image of greatness … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 23 Comments

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