The Organisational Cycle: The Age of Reasoning (Part 3)

Continued from Part 2 Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. CREATIVE DESTRUCTION Why does the individual pioneer face roadblocks such as resistance, suppression and discouragement? We find an answer to this in Sri Aurobindo’s words: “The champions of the old order may be right when they seek to suppress... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: The Age of Reasoning (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. FAILURE OF THE CONVENTIONAL STAGE As indicated in some of the opening quotes, when a company goes through a continued phase of growth and expansion, naturally more people are hired and systems are put in place, thus bringing in... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: The Age of Reasoning (Part 1)

Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. This paper is part of our ongoing research series, The Organisational Cycle. The series is based on our ongoing study of Sri Aurobindo's social philosophy as presented in his work, The Human Cycle. It is an attempt to explore how some of the fundamental ideas presented in The Human... Continue Reading →

Book Review: ABC’s of Indian National Education (Dr. Larry Seidlitz)

This review was published in New Race: A Journal of Integral and Future Studies, Vol. 1 (2), pp. 44-45. It is my great joy and privilege today to share another review of my book, ABC's of Indian National Education. This one is a very special review as it is written by a friend and colleague, Dr.... Continue Reading →

Book Excerpt and an Article: On Indian History Wars

In my book on Indian National Education, published last November, one chapter takes up the topic of History and Heritage. A few weeks ago I read an article in Daily News and Analysis (DNA), which made me revisit that chapter. Not because I raise some similar points there, but because in my chapter I ask even... Continue Reading →

Book Review: ABC’s of Indian National Education (Prof. Kittu Reddy)

I am happy to share with the readers a new review of my book on Indian Education. This is a very special review because of two reasons. One, that it is written by one of my esteemed teachers, Prof. Kittu Reddy, otherwise known to all of us as Kittu-da. And second reason that makes this... Continue Reading →

The Thinking Indian – A Sneak Peek

In just a few days, the first e-book of Matriwords, "The Thinking Indian: Essays on Indian Socio-Cultural Matters in the Light of Sri Aurobindo" will be released. Matriwords is not a commercial venture, all our works are driven by one simple goal - to study, research and share the pearls of wisdom found in the social-cultural-educational-political thought... Continue Reading →

Coming Up – A New Work

"Work alone is not the object; work is a means of sadhana." Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, Vol 29, p. 231 "Yes, obviously, that is one great utility of work that it tests the nature and puts the sadhak in front of the defects of his outer being which might otherwise escape him." ibid., p. 241 For... Continue Reading →

The Two Spirits – by Dr. Alok Pandey

As students of Sri Aurobindo, and as learners and researchers we find this article very thoughtful and thought-provoking. We hope our readers will also find it so. **** Author: Dr. Alok Pandey. Published in Namah, Volume 17 (2), 2009. There is a spirit of enquiry and there is a spirit of doubt. The two appear similar and close... Continue Reading →

Aims of True Education: Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi

  Author: Beloo Mehra (2011), published in New Race: A Journal of Integral Studies. Volume XII (2), pp. 3-17. In this paper, key similarities and differences between Sri Aurobindo’s and Mahatma Gandhi’s approaches to Education are theoretically examined to address a few fundamental questions: a) what is human and what is human destiny; b) what is... Continue Reading →

In the Beginning….

She is an educator and a writer. A person with academic background in social sciences, qualitative research methods and more than two decades of teaching experience at various levels, with varied interests in social and cultural issues facing India. She enjoys good art, good music and good words, and doesn't mind getting her hands dirty in her little garden.... Continue Reading →

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