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

Shakti is Waking Up: A Photo-Essay

Published in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, The Journal of Indian Resurgence (Vol. 49, No. 5, May 2018), pp. 12-14     Stifled by her own fears, trapped in her own powerlessness, … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 7 Comments

“If We Are to Live at All…”

    One of the best things about reading Sri Aurobindo is that every time you re-read a passage you get a clearer understanding, a deeper insight, a brighter view … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · 4 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 5

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105. CONTINUED FROM PART 4     Imagine if we were to replace the … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 4

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105. CONTINUED FROM PART 3     INTEGRATING SPIRITUAL AND SECULAR  The modern Indian … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 5 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 2

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105. CONTINUED FROM PART 1     RE-DISCOVERING INDIAN-NESS   It may not be … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 1

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105.   An important churning is taking place in India today. The contemporary Indian … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · 6 Comments

Revisiting: Reason, Religion and Reform

This article was first published on IndiaFacts.   Every year around Diwali we hear and read about all sorts of ‘concerns’ about environment and pleas to ‘ban’ firecrackers. This year we … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Musings on “Musings on Hinduism”

“You will often hear it said that it was the forms of Hinduism which have given us so much national vitality. I think rather it was its spirit.” Sri Aurobindo … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 10 Comments

Chintan: India and Me – Part 7: Essence

Have you read the previous parts: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6?   The group meets once again in their usual garden-classroom after an extended break. After the initial catching … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wealth and Society, an Indian Perspective (by R Y Deshpande) – Part 2

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 REGULATED ACTION AND FOURFOLD ORDER OF SOCIETY Man is a fourfold being. In him operates the fourfold force of the soul. He is a worker and … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 3 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

Citizen Responsibility: Invoking the Sacred

My fellow Indians, Unless you are living on another planet you have all probably heard, read, watched most of the news and analyses there is about the recent bold step … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 31 Comments

Sri Aurobindo on Gandhian Ahimsa

One big news coming from the Indian sub-continent these days is the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan. India since her independence from the British has faced many decades of … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 13 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

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