Sri Aurobindo
Opinion  /  Published 22.09.21

Commodification of higher education

It is difficult to read a newspaper or watch sport on television nowadays without encountering an advertisement for an online higher educational course. Although these courses often vary from one othe...
By Arghya Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.21

Ashrams of free thought at risk in New India

All momentous events in history emerge in silence, and to silence they return. August 2021 compels one to think of many silences and many momentous events of a century ago — 1920-21 — whic...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.21

Bhagavad Gita and Indian national movement

It feels strangely disquieting to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav amidst the untold suffering caused by the pandemic. Perhaps the anxiety about an uncertain present and an even more unpred...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.21

Strong Opposition central to democratic edifice

Opposition parties are a fundamental aspect of democracy. A distinctive feature of democracy lies in dealing with difference. Kautilya and Machiavelli, two authorities on Statecraft, treated differenc...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.21

Agri reform necessary, as is farmers’ agency

Agriculture and education are two unique and enduring achievements of human beings. The former nourishes our bodies, the latter our minds; these are two essential aspects of human existence. While agr...
By A. Raghuramaraju


Opinion  /  Published 08.02.21

Dream collaborators: Gandhi and Tagore

The Indian National Movement had some unique aspects, which were driven by its leaders. One way of understanding the movement is through individualism — examining its leaders as individuals. How...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 06.07.20

And over Or: Between science and faith

Is accepting modern science tantamount to rejecting religion? It would appear, at first glance, that the relationship between science and religion is predominantly governed by ‘Or’. Scienc...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 04.07.19

A school which has no exams

When I visited Pondicherry in May, it was even hotter than Calcutta. Yet the local people were happily going about their business, the women, many of whom sported fragrant flowers in their hair, had a...
By Devi Kar

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.20

Tinted codes

Alfred North Whitehead, the mathematician-turned-philosopher, defined the task of philosophy as one of assembling. For Whitehead, it is the assembling of ideas that forms the task of philosophy. Exten...
By A. Raghuramaraju

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.19

Mother’s birthday in song and words

Our school celebrated the Mother’s 141st birth anniversary with cultural programmes to remember her teachings. The function started with highlighting the Mother’s life. This was followed by a devo...
By Anushka Saha, Class IX, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education in Calcutta


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