Saturday, June 30, 2012

Seven years of probing the self

[June 26, 2012 6:26 PM R: It is also to be noted that the majority of the persons coming nowadays, are coming, only to have a job and a comfortable living. No intention of sadhana, let alone the Integral Yoga. We have observed the gradual deterioration in the atmosphere after the passing of the Mother. Even Mother has made damaging remarks about the Ashram, in the Agenda.
So where does that leave us? Of course, we can shout from the roof tops that the aim of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the Integral Yoga. But what is the ground reality? Complex situation, to say the least.] 7:50 PM 

[Re: The Genesis of a Controversy by ned on Fri 16 Jan 2009 09:07 PM PST |  Profile |  Permanent Link I should probably add that on a personal level, I intend to keep a very, very safe emotional distance from the IY community, mostly as a result of this controversy. ;-) Group egos tend to stunt the emotional growth of individuals.
Reply by koantum on Fri 16 Jan 2009 09:44 PM PST |  Profile |  Permanent Link That shouldn't be too difficult, considering that a community that cannot be defined doesn't even exist. ;-) But why only this community?]

In an ultra-reductive flourish, Ulrich landed at this absurd conclusion that the community doesn't exist. Yet, though mired in confusion and conflict, a community is very much visible and vocal three and a half years later.  

Theory is as fluid today as it was at the time of Heraclitus and offers scope for fecund creativity. Praxis, unfortunately, is insufficiently covered being based upon ill-lit assumptions (partly due to phenomenological restriction on description), thus jeopardizing credible and coherent theorization. Philosophy, obviously, is on the back foot owing to the joint assault by Science and Cultural Studies.

The role of yoga, - Integral Yoga in particular, - is of immense importance at this intersection. The sovereign I and its uniqueness in real time constitutes an amalgam of theory and practice unfettered by any regimentation and needs no separate validation. This seemingly groping-in-the-dark adventure is indeed a leap into the future which no other means can assure. [TNM55]     

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mamata's challenge to Dynasty

Tweets 3m Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty No better opportunity for Mamata Banerjee to go national and announce her party set up in all States without caring for alliances.
11m The only disadvantage with Mamata is that she is more left than the Left in economic policies. But then Sonia has to be paid in her own coin
24m UPA plus allies coalesce around Muslim vote while NDA minus allies bank upon Hindu core vote. Mamata has opportunity to tap middle space.
37m 3 cheers to our Constitution that has thrown such a complex numbers game for President & can't be predicted by best of computer simulation.
50m Keeping off Sonia and RSS is a sure-success formula for (anti-Left) Mamata in the national scene. The only positive to add is Sri Aurobindo.
1h Momentum generated by Anna and Ramdev can very well be channelized by Mamata to challenge the Dynasty. Both Sangma and Kalam fit quite well.
1h [SR/OOO tutorial post by Graham Harman from Object-Oriented Philosophy] -  View media
1h [Sartre, Nietzsche and Barthes at the Piano. 3 philosophers whose music and style of playing deepen our sense of them.]
1h Democracy is all about keeping those who foot the bill of governance out from deciding who really governs. A peoples' President, therefore!
2h [once Tom leaves his home he almost immediately becomes involved with a young blonde. She is, of course, Eva]
16h - @einvijay Baudrillard is still better especially as we navigate inter-connectivity. [TNM55]   View location
18h [I and my party are prepared to waive our opposition to the election of Dr. Rash Behari Ghosh as President. B.G. Tilak]
18h [What Sri Aurobindo is opposed to is an exclusive Hindu Rashtra in which other traditions have no place at all.]
18h [23rd Congress session in Surat in 1907 firmly entrenched the notion of Swaraj. MANOJ DAS, Hindu Magazine Dec 30, 2007]
I have changed the name of my latest book to The Mystic's Coffee Break.... Retweeted by Savitri Era Party -  View photo
23h [Bollywood's appalling stereotypes responsible for complete lack of respect for politicians & democratic process. -TTR]
17 Jun [Mihir Jha @Mihirkumarjha To all those of you who have always always made a sweeping generalization no books should ever be banned: Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Reading 'Human Cycle' by Sri Aurobindo is essential in order to understand the dynamics of Caste system and its fallout on human evolution.  View location
16 Jun Presidential election is not about personal achievement; it's about the future political course of the country. A firm signal for 2014. TNM  View location
16 Jun [Steven Shaviro @shaviro The ur-material of the universe, the ultimate element from which all is composed, that the Pre-Socratics searched for, is: Silly Putty. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun [Creative emotion makes one unstable and throws one out of the habitual mode of intelligence that's directed at needs.]
16 Jun [kiran patnaik @kiran_patniak प्रणव का समर्थन इस महाभ्रष्ट कांग्रेस सरकार के भ्रष्टाचार का समर्थन है. इसे समर्थन करने वाले इसके पापों के भी भागीदार. ये ध्यान रहे. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun [MRV @MRVChennai From dancing with SRK to fighting Cong-Mamata has risen in my eyes with 15 days. A fortnight is indeed a long time in Indian politics. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun - @Mihirkumarjha Unity? Have circulated the links at SEOF. A few lines of introductory remarks can be fine too for you are bridging a Century!   View location]
16 Jun [The education reform of the kind suggested by Sri Aurobindo (and Swami Vivekananda) should have begun sixty years ago] -  View location
16 Jun Sri Aurobindo is the polestar; the rest are distraction and lead you astray. Savitri is the safest companion for communion with the future.  View location
16 Jun - @devchatterjeeET She has burst into the national scene with a bang by announcing No-Confidence in Manmohan Singh. [TNM55]  View conversation
16 Jun Mamata Banerjee's Facebook foray can give the likes of Anna Hazare and Ramdev a run for their money. [TNM55]
16 Jun - @kiran_patniak Kalam's appeal is divided now between Mamata (Muslim votes) and Modi (Hindu nationalism). [TNM55]  View conversation

Saturday, June 16, 2012

2014 contest is between Mamata and Modi.

Tweets 49m Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @malviyamit The 2014 contest is between Mamata and Modi. Better to forget about shibboleths. [TNM55]  View conversation
1h - @vishchan @visaraj Mamata wanted Pranab to be PM and Manmohan dispatched upstairs. Under Kalam's pretext she steps out to contest as next PM  View conversation
19h [Gopi @gopimaliwal - @visaraj Exactly. I respect her a lot~ Retweeted by Savitri Era Party -  View conversation]
1h [Analytic political philosophy maps the structure and mechanisms of power so it can intervene and change circumstances]
15h [Pragmatix @RisingIndiawins My only fear is that Pranab may become India's first executive President just in case political instability allows him to play that role. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
20h [Gopi @gopimaliwal If BJP cut a deal with Cong, it is goodbye BJP for me at least! Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
19h Pranab Mukherjee is the seniormost statesman of the world. Should we greet him with the title The Brain Of India! [TNM]
19h Reaching airport along with 3 ministerial colleagues to receive Ramdev is perhaps the most demeaning event in Pranab's long public life. TNM
14 Jun May Sam Pitroda crawl back tomorrow. The PCO man who made India what it is today and a perfect match against Kalaam. (Posted from my iPhone)  View location
14 Jun With needless belligerence, Mamata Banerjee waxed eloquence about pacts and commitments, but forgot about the NDA Inn days.  View location
14 Jun @SORBONNE75 The 3 names suggested by M&M are nothing but a Hobson's choice indicating MMS.   View location
14 Jun @SORBONNE75 That might happen ultimately. Let's wait.   View location
14 Jun @SORBONNE75 Congress has no fears as long as RSS exists. The latter is such a repellent that allies will perforce gravitate towards Congress   View location
14 Jun India must elect a new person as President (and VP) every 5 years. No second term for anyone. Strange that some are so slavish about repeat.  View location
14 Jun [New Lamps for Old — August 7, 1893: If the blind lead the blind, shall they not both fall into a ditch? Sri Aurobindo]
14 Jun A Bengali President won't look good if Mamata Banerjee emerges the compromise candidate as PM.
14 Jun [Raj @chennaikaran The coconut courier service in Odisha that works on faith and trust. Deserves a case study like Mumbai Dabbawalas. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
14 JunSavitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Two months of swimming in Twitter stream, Enriching experience much rewarding. Sweet and sour the froth trolls spawn, As urchins at moving train throwing stone.
14 Jun Instead of bringing a No-Confidence motion against Manmohan Singh within the Parliament, Mulayam and Mamata brought it outside. Anna effect.
14 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @m_vijayakumar SEP favours Manoj Das, writer and philosopher as President.   View location
12 Jun [Vivek Sengupta @vsengupta Tweeting is "about as impactful as firing a mortar into the Milky Way galaxy", writes Tom Friedman Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun @Mihirkumarjha Yes and Education Advisor with Gujarat Govt. at present.   View location 13 Jun @Mihirkumarjha Many thanks for the support. 13 Jun Three more names for President: 1. Manoj Das, 2. Dr. Karan Singh, and 3. Kireet Joshi. [TNM55]  View location
13 Jun @thinkerspad The job profile doesn't merit the money involved. Best, the Pro-tem Speaker is promoted as President.   View location
13 Jun @Mrityunjoykjha You mean, Rahul Gandhi? And Priyanka as PM?   View location
13 Jun @_R_Srikanth But all are happy with the UP CM, and his wife.   View location
13 Jun @_R_Srikanth That's how democracy functions. Will have to wait till the elections.  View conversation
13 Jun @centerofright They are playing along actually.  View conversation
13 Jun @offstumped His tenure as President is more than the residual period as PM. So he gains in fact.  View conversation
13 Jun [Derrida's Deconstruction is most devious. Since philosophy is written in language, what we’re really doing is talking about language.Chris]
13 Jun [In Kant, metaphysical truths had become nothing more than those phantoms of the brain vouchsafed by the concepts of pure reason.Ted Sadler]
13 Jun [Explained Sri Aurobindo, this four-fold order formed the religious, social, political and economic framework of the society. V Indira Devi]
12 Jun [Saraswathi Mukkai @saraswathi These were the lines from Canto 1 of Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. The poem begins with the day when Satyavan must die.
Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
12 Jun [Jitendra Sharma @aurofrance Savitri Era Devotees: REVIEW OF “CONCEPT OF MAN IN SRI AUROBINDO’S POETR... Retweeted by Savitri Era Party
13 Jun [Humanity's Team @Humanitys_Team "The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, - God, Light, Freedom, Immortality." Sri Aurobindo Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun [santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo.easier to uplift /enlighten individual than social mass of humanity that is more subject to obscure & darker forces' influence. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun [Gopi @gopimaliwal Today, LKA talking abt books in his blog; one of disc is "Taking Your Life from Ambition to Meaning” by Wayne Dyer. Co-incidence? Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun [Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga is different because it seeks through the descent of Shakti rather than the ascent of Kundalini.] -  View media

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Election symbols are quasi-religious

Tweets 1h Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @gopimaliwal Before following we should understand the dynamics of caste & its psychological underpinnings by reading Sri Aurobindo's works.   View location
1h Prakash Karat neither allowed Jyoti Basu to become PM nor propped Somnath Chatterji as President. Enjoys Kingship by grounding state chiefs.  View location
3h [Why I will not make it to Parliament, Asian Age Jun 10, 2012: I should have the freedom to be me. - Vandana Gopikumar]
5h - @Neera_26 @centerofright RSS ensures that Sonia rules this country. The only escape route at the moment is if Advani plays the role of JP.   View location
5h Disputes over public affairs are better fought in the open. So, when Team Anna pushes controversies under the carpet, it loses credibility.  View location
5h Elect a Government and wait for full five years, counsels the Constitution. But, no patience for even five seconds here on Twitter. [TNM55]  View location
7h [Sri Aurobindo's writings contain an exceptionally comprehensive treatment of subjectivity and intuition and a novel psychological system.]
20h [Sri Aurobindo's political philosophy was on a cosmic scale and differs from Tilak and the views of BC Pal and CR Das.]
20h [Sri Aurobindo's political and social ideas were influenced by poets: Shelley & Wordsworth, by English critics: Carlyle, Ruskin, & Arnold.]
21h [Sri Aurobindo's political philosophy is a synthesis of individualism, collectivism & anarchism that postulates a spiritual regeneration.]
11 Jun Election symbols are quasi-religious icons which should be phased out in a democracy. EC propagating them officially on EVMs is an anomaly.  View location
8 Jun 25% of people vote for the caste, 25% vote for religion, another 25% vote for the ruling family, the rest 25% vote for national interest.  View location
8 Jun Advani (minus RSS) is the only option before us to rid the country from Sonia's clutch. Any other wishful misadventure would be a betrayal.  View location
8 Jun - @MihirKumarJha Darwinian dynamics will always operate in politics but then supporting those who go by ethics & stand by principles is a must.   View location
8 Jun Political compulsions have prevented Advani in the past to stand for the truth in some instances. But nothing to lose now and none to fear.  View location
8 Jun From Vajpayee to Modi, all owe the limelight to Advani's sweat and sacrifice. Pity that the patriarch is being derided by petty greenhorns.  View location
8 Jun - @LangaMahesh Vajpayee was pretty much aware of the impending defeat and was most happy about Advani missing Prime Ministership.   View location
8 Jun - @fkalpana And all those with similar sounding names. @calamur -   View location
8 Jun Socialists forever dream of the illusive equality, Capitalists abhor information asymmetry and search for the illusory level playing field.
8 Jun [The ultimate goal of evolution is linked up by Sri Aurobindo with the question of the origin of the world. -M. Leicht]
8 Jun [The supreme emphasis laid by Sri Aurobindo on the moral governance of life and society reveal him as sage and prophet]
7 Jun [Biographical details of Sri Aurobindo are important as reaction against the West was an integral part of his outlook.]
7 Jun - @krishnarjun108 Would you like to reside there? Auroville is one such experiment; not many takers.  View conversation
7 Jun Two outstanding thinkers-cum-workers Odisha has produced: Kishan Patnaik (1930-2004) and Chittaranjan Das (1923-2011).
6 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty [टीम अन्ना के मनीष सिसोदिया, संजय सिंह, गोपाल राय ने कहा कि 1974 में जेपी ने जिस सम्पूर्ण क्रांति का बिगुल फूंका था]
6 Jun [लक्ष्य से भटकती भाजपा 32 - सिर्फ रामजन्म भूमि आंदोलन की ही कमाई पर वह अभी तक सत्ता का वैभव पाने की किश्तें भर रही हैं]
6 Jun - @vijayvaani The kind of support she is receiving entitles her to be nominated as President of India. [TNM55]   View location
6 Jun [Vivek Kaundinya @VivekKaundinya Uttarpara Speech by Sri Aurobindo My favourite. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
6 Jun [Pradeep Maheshwari @PKDEL From the group Significance of Flowers - as given by The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. ( now... Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
6 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty The numbers game becomes much more complex as two different parties represent a constituency. A deepening of democratic process & mandate.
6 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Each Lok Sabha constituency should elect two MPs - one male & one female. The easiest way to resolve the impasse on women's reservation.
5 Jun [ritpra @ritpra - @madhukishwar no I hve read Aurobindo enough to understand what a secularism has dne/though REAL Christian phil revere's Mother Mary too! Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]  View conversation

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

You are parasitical on what you oppose

Tweets [3 Jun santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo. initially man's desire to meet physical & vital demands only balanced by demands of his society, family, tribe, community. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
3 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty @prasannavishy As Chairman of the BJP Parliamentary Party, Advani is the top-most leader of the party by definition. But widespread amnesia. View location
3 Jun @vinod_sharma Don't wish him away. Zeitgeist has a lot to achieve through this long distance race horse viz., L.K. Advani. View location
3 Jun @I_rkmishra Not Anna, but Advani might fulfil his historical role by stepping into JP's shoes. With his blog post he has taken the 1st step. View location
3 Jun @kaushikcbasu No scope for such fears. More voluminous and stirring tracts of philosophy are being churned out by the likes of Graham Harman. View location
3 Jun @waglenikhil Advani is the most suitable person at the moment to lead - not a movement but a coalition of political parties if he leaves BJP. View location
3 Jun @prasannavishy @doubtinggaurav Neither BJP nor RSS need Advani. By coming out and lead like JP he can nullify the wounds that he has wrought. View location
3 Jun [Meillassoux on Mallarmé: The Number and the Siren is a riveting read... you’ll encounter a spectacular reading of Mallarmé. -Graham Harman]
3 Jun [Everyone’s a critic. Everyone’s detached. Everyone opposes. But then you are merely parasitical on that which you oppose. -Graham Harman]
3 Jun [Welsh is very close to Sanskrit: Matter, myth, and spirit: or Keltic and Hindu links. Dorothea Chaplin IYSATM by mike] - View media
3 Jun [History has proved that Sri Aurobindo was right on the Japanese intent to occupy and control India. IYSATM by Sandeep] - View media
3 Jun @KanchanGupta FIVE DREAMS Manifesto heralded by Sri Aurobindo on Aug 14, 1947 over All India Radio, Tiruchirapalli should guide the nation. View conversation

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Dilettante's litany

  • The whole corpus of Sri Aurobindo’s writings is yet to be published.
  • Even when published, a large body of unused/discarded material will never see the light of the day.
  • Under the chronological approach, the older texts count as inferior/immature to the later ones. This is suspect.
  • Unrevised writings that have been published can never attain the requisite prestige.
  • Specific texts that were expressly barred from being published by Sri Aurobindo, supposedly, don’t reflect his final/mature views.
  • Revision of Savitri is a vastly contested subject now and seems intractable.
  • Record of Yoga, too, is dogged by controversies as regards the propriety of making esoteric private notes public.
  • Conversations continue to be accorded authenticity despite being written from memory.
  • Stray Aphorisms, though unrevised, are often lobbed to win arguments and squash opponents.
  • Letters have been compiled in a generalized fashion by eclipsing context and personal references.
  • All letters of Sri Aurobindo (including those of the correspondents) during the last five years could be a great document, but no such hope.
  • Some letters appear in fragments in different sections/volumes.
  • Citations from widely differing periods by scholars result in twisted presentations.
  • The trigger/provocation for his essays is rarely discussed/probed.
  • The practice of quoting a couple of lines at random purported as his opinion is horrifying.
  • Absence of online access to archival treasures discourages voluntary initiative and strangulates scholarship.
  • Writings on India and its past are at times misrepresented by motivated sections.
  • Literalism and lack of perspective on the part of readers is a common drawback.
  • Intellectual energy for delving into genealogy and general curiosity is missing.
  • Critical interrogation is not yet the norm with the sacred label as a possible deterrent/complacence.
  • Sly and slow attempts at democratizing Sri Aurobindo’s sayings with his contemporaries and putting them on par are on.
  • Approaching him from one’s cultural and political standpoint is a debilitating reality.
  • Perceiving his spirituality remains a problem and relying upon bookish explications for long leads to feigning.
  • Prophecy and physics traced in Sri Aurobindo’s writings are prone to wild speculations.
  • Disciples’ professed preference for one book/topic over another lends to likely warped reception. 

RSS ensures Sonia rules

Tweets [2h Suryanarayan Ganesh @gsurya NaMotards on twitter silent after Advani, Rajnath, BJP & RSS mouthpieces all lambasting @narendramodi :p Nazi #India dreams lie in ruins. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
10h Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty The poor percentage of votes polled by BJP in the last UP Assembly elections is a pointer. Mostly the same is the case barring a few states.  View location
11h RSS is a big hindrance in the way of a pan-Indian, democratically-run political party taking shape. Golwalkar's political foray is a failure
11h Hindus are there in all parties who contribute to Indian culture. No reason why all of them should be in one political party blessed by RSS.
11h Privileging BJP is anomalous. Chasing the chimera of Hindu unity should stop by recognising multiple political fissures obtaining in India.
11h Shadowy presence of RSS in Indian politics ensures that Sonia Gandhi rules the country as secular forces rally behind her. What a paradox?
20h @TheSyal @mphholdings @ahmad_shakeel There is a sizeable population that detest RSS & the Dynasty. No national party, State parties survive.
21h [Nolini Kanta Gupta was a revolutionary, linguist, scholar, critic, poet, philosopher, Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Ashram] -  View media
21h @Team_CRI [Bourgeoisie and Samurai, Claude Arpi, The Pioneer August 4, 2005 After Mr LK Advani's remarks on MA Jinnah.] -  View conversation
21h @mphholdings @ahmad_shakeel @thesyal NDA can't defeat UPA. Advani should exit from RSS shadow and be a JP to provide a national alternative.  View conversation
21h [Sri Aurobindo is of iconic status in subcontinent and world history. He coins a dictionary for his own Record of Yoga]
22h [Seven distinctive features of Indian secularism -Rajeev Bhargava and Ten shades -Abhishek Tondon]
22h [Shed individualist bias and learn to make a distinction between ‘communitarian’ and ‘communal’ -Rajeev Bhargava, CSDS]
23h [Unstated assumption of the anti-corruption discourse is that corruption is some external disease or virus. -G Sampath]
23h [Critical examination of Golwalkar's thought and his legacy of Indianness: MRINAL MIRI, Hindu Book Review Apr 24, 2007]
23h [The time was towards the end of 1907 & the beginning of 1908. It fell to my lot to carry the bomb. Nolini Kanta Gupta]
1 Jun Let's demand conformity to systems and procedures that are fair and transparent as our basic democratic rights from all players of politics.  View location
1 Jun Electing the leader and functionaries through a well laid out system of primaries by truly reflecting the people's choice is most needed now
1 Jun RSS and the Dynasty are two pernicious historical accidents that linger freeing the nation from the stranglehold of which is a priority.
1 Jun It's not the question of who becomes the PM candidate, but building a party that's free from the saas-bahu syndrome and values transparency.
1 Jun Instead of forcing a vertical split in the BJP, Advani and his entourage should rejoin Janata Party/JD(U) so that history comes full circle.
1 Jun [“@IndianEditorial: TGI: From revolutionary to yogi: The Lives of Sri Aurobindo By Peter Heehs, Columbia, $55”] Good read
1 Jun [santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo. 1st 2 standards (personal need & desire & good of collectivity) "constitute the law of his animal & vital existence" Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
1 Jun [Bhaskar Chatterjee @BhaskarChat Its a small book, hardly 100 pages. It traced origin of Sangh ideology from Tilak/Aurobindo/Lajpat/Pal etc. @sandeepbapat Retweeted by Savitri Era Party -  View conversation]
1 Jun RSS and the Dynasty want Indians to stay in a perpetual state of adolescence. But rebellion is in the air with far-reaching consequences.
1 Jun Wanted: Links to all Edit-page/OpEd articles of major English daily newspapers in India at one place that is updated on daily basis. [TNM55]
1 Jun [Gandhi: A Sublime Failure By S.S. Gill (Rupa) Review by Renuka Narayanan THE INDIAN EXPRESS Flair, September 23, 2001] 
1 Jun [Sri Aurobindo was a poet, journalist, political campaigner, revolutionary, seer and philosopher. Rudrangshu Mukherjee]
31 May @PrabhuChawla Red letter day in the political history of India. Advani has uttered what is true and the repercussions are enormous. [TNM55]   View location
31 May @adamkotsko Bush and Rice are remembered in India for the groundbreaking Indo-US nuclear deal.  View conversation
31 May As Hinduism is wedded to countless mythological texts, a safe distance is most suitable for the Savitri Erans. [TNM55]
30 May The notion of Fourth Estate has gone haywire. Integration of TV debates with Parliamentary procedure and adequate power-sharing is a must.  View location
30 May Hindutva brigade represent and propagate the worst kind of pre-modern thinking. We must steer clear of their ideology.
30 May @arjunrammeghwal Congratulations for being No. 1  View location
30 May The master creator is also a slave of his own whims and rules, loves to walk blindfolded and falter and stumble. TNM
30 May General Election, as originally conceived in the Constitution, is forgotten today. It needs to be restored to grow genuine national spirit.  View location
29 May @MihirKumarJha The facts are well documented, but to arrive at a particular conclusion is difficult as Matrimandir has already been built.  View conversation
29 May @gsurya We should rather be proud that Bollywood survives and has masterpieces in its back-list.  View conversation
29 May @MihirKumarJha Now everyone claims that he or she was the closest. No means to verify that. As regards knowledge, it's in the public domain.  View conversation
29 May @MihirKumarJha A foreigner-writer, she loves to fancy herself as the spiritual heir of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Deals with Astrology.  View conversation
29 May Heehs wants to own Sri Aurobindo Ashram as a research-hub and Thea is keen to own their legacy as "Third." Deep-rooted conspiracy at work.