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

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 3

CONTINUED FROM PART 2     Sri Aurobindo a great observer as he was, not only of the material arrangements in the prison but also of the people around him, … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 2

CONTINUED FROM PART 1     Sri Aurobindo’s prison life began on May 5, 1908. During the solitary confinement he was uneasy in the beginning, “but after three days of … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 7 Comments

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 1

    We are pleased to present for our readers a very special essay, which reveals a deeply charming side of Sri Aurobindo’s magnificent personality and expression. Written by Dr. Kalpana … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · 14 Comments

Wealth and Society, an Indian Perspective (by R Y Deshpande) – Part 1

Given that money is in the news these days, especially in India, a lot is being said and written about money and economic development these days. We also published two … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 5 Comments

Sri Aurobindo, the Revolutionary (by Arup Basu)

August 15 is Sri Aurobindo‘s birthday. In honour of this special day, we bring for our readers an article written by Mr. Arup Basu, editor of Sraddha, a quarterly journal published by … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · 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

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Conclusion)

READ PARTS 1, 2, 3 CONTINUED FROM PART 4     THE WAY FORWARD… Encourage Sanskrit Learning Sanskrit is the language of Indian culture and ethos. The day Sanskrit dies, Indian … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · 9 Comments

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 4)

CONTINUED FROM PART 3 THE WAY FORWARD Now that we understand the landscape and the forces at work, how do we deal with this situation? Below I propose a 7-point agenda … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · 13 Comments

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 3)

CONTINUED FROM PART 2     “The ideals that governed the spirit and body of Indian society were of the highest kind, its social order secured an inexpugnable basic stability, the … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 16 Comments

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 2)

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 Introductory Note from Matriwords In the text below, we have added a few relevant passages and quotes from Sri Aurobindo’s and the Mother’s writings to provide additional … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 1)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE FROM MATRIWORDS Matriwords is happy to present this important 5-part series, written by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. I came to ‘know’ Subhodeep through Indiblogger and gradually became more familiar with … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 24 Comments

Coming Full Circle (by Zephyr Nag) – Conclusion

Continued from PART 2 PART 3  (Conclusion) I remember another conversation I had with my father during this phase. ‘Why does God let good people suffer so much? Is it true … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 24 Comments

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