India the Secular State

India the Secular State

Left: Cover of the Book. Right : Amal Kiran (K.D. Sethna), 1904-2011 India has been declared a Secular State and the advanced …

The Message of August 15 – Amal Kiran

The Message of August 15 – Amal Kiran

A beautiful & profound essay by Amal Kiran on Sri Aurobindo, and the Message of August 15th, for India and the

3 – Buddhism and Hinduism

3 – Buddhism and Hinduism

This is part 3 of the Buddha and Shankara series, and focuses on an article by Nolini Kanta Gupta titled “Buddhism and …

2 – How Hinduism was influenced by Buddhism

2 – How Hinduism was influenced by Buddhism

Part of the Buddha and Shankara series. Examines pre-Buddhistic Hinduism vs post-Buddhistic Hinduism and how later Indian spirituality: …

Sri Aurobindo on the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata

Sri Aurobindo on the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata

  Most of what Sri Aurobindo has written on the Mahabharata may be found in the compilation The Mahabharata - Essays and …

The Sacrifice of Sri Aurobindo – by Amal Kiran

The Sacrifice of Sri Aurobindo – by Amal Kiran

(Written in Dec 1951) 1.26 a.m., December 5, 1950. A moment like any other, in a night like many a night — except to those who …

Kashmir – International Cockpit

Kashmir – International Cockpit

                      Kashmir- International …

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 …

Ravi Shankar – the Legend

Ravi Shankar – the Legend

11-12-12. On this day of Ravi Shankar’s passing, I feel deeply grateful for everything that he has done and has been to India, to …

The Real Gandhi – impressions of a tribute

The Real Gandhi – impressions of a tribute

  Amal Kiran (1904-2011), the gifted author of more than 50 books on literature, poetry and history penned a tribute to Gandhi in …

Archaia Olympia, the Greeks and Physical culture

Archaia Olympia, the Greeks and Physical culture

We are now in the thick of the Olympian spirit; the games have started, and our modern age is celebrating the athletic ideal just as …

Konark – An Odyssey in Stone

Konark – An Odyssey in Stone

Last month during our week's sejourn in east India,  we finally visited the incredible Sun Temple of Konark, Odisha. Considering that the …

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 …

Harvard’s 1869 entrance test

Harvard’s 1869 entrance test

Do have a look or skim through this scanned document. These are a subset of questions from Harvard’s 1869 entrance exam. Sections …

 

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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