The Passing of Sri Aurobindo – by Amal Kiran

The Passing of Sri Aurobindo – by Amal Kiran

The Passing of Sri Aurobindo: Its Inner Significance and Consequence "No one can write about my life because it is not on the …

Discovering Greece before getting there

Discovering Greece before getting there

I’ve been fascinated by Greece ever since I first heard of the great poet Homer, and since then subconsciously I’ve thought of Greece …

On the Greek mind, Hellenic culture and us ‘moderns’

On the Greek mind, Hellenic culture and us ‘moderns’

γνῶθι σεαυτόν  |  Know thyself What was the Greek conception of life? At the very start of the classic work ‘The Human …

The participative democracy of Greek city states

The participative democracy of Greek city states

Greece is not a particularly large nation, being just a tad larger than the state of New York in the US or the state of Tamil Nadu in …

On the spirit of Greek art and sculpture

On the spirit of Greek art and sculpture

Where are the Sculptors? Try and name three sculptors – from anywhere. Hard, isn’t it? Amongst the moderns, we may be able to …

The most beautiful evocation of Raag Kaushi Kanada

The most beautiful evocation of Raag Kaushi Kanada

This recording from a live concert in 1968 is the ‘stuff of legends’. It is by far the most soulful rendition of a particular Raag …

The Phenomenon that was Leonardo Da Vinci

The Phenomenon that was Leonardo Da Vinci

We recently spent a weekend in Milan where we got to see some of Da Vinci's work. It wasn't very clear when we bought our tickets, but we …

On Symbols in Poetry

On Symbols in Poetry

I'm sharing below a short excerpt of a book by A.B.Purani I on symbols in poetry. Having been 'under-the-influence' of some fairly …

V – The Imperative before us

V – The Imperative before us

..He would guide the world, himself he cannot guide. Savitri, Sri Aurobindo The ‘they’ versus ‘us’ conflict All the wars …

I – Can we ever reconcile War ?

I – Can we ever reconcile War ?

An idiot hour destroys what centuries made… This is the first of a 5-part mini-series that I’d put together on the subject of War. …

Short Films

Evolution Fast-Forward

Someone sent me a trailer to this short-film last year and I eagerly awaited for months until the full film was released. Nothing of the …

Seeing Red on Broadway

Easily the best theater experience in all these years.. Alfred Molina was incredible …

The Genius of India

A short and beautifully made film on India. Unlike other films or documentaries, this one aims directly at the core & essence of …

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