Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicSri Aurobindo

Topic: Sri Aurobindo

Auroville is having a Crown headache — The laboratory of evolution is divided

At Auroville, friendships have soured, giving way to deep fissures threatening the lofty ideal of ‘human unity’.

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee gave India the means to express itself. Sri Aurobindo echoed him

Sri Aurobindo had said Bankim’s life was a parcel of the 'most splendid epoch in Bengali history.' Anandamath was written to make India more formidable.

Manoj Das—Marxist Odia writer who became Aurobindo’s disciple and hated ‘modernity’

First Odia writer to win the Sahitya Akademi award and honoured by Mulk Raj Anand and Ruskin Bond, Das is a name the literary world can't miss.

Counterview: Urging Centre to take over Auroville a call for serious overreach of State power

There have been internal and external tensions at Auroville. But resolving these can't be done through violent actions and top-down imposition by the State.

Late US president Woodrow Wilson, targeted for racism, had an India connect — his daughter

Margaret Woodrow Wilson, the president's eldest daughter, moved to India after her father's death to join Sri Aurobindo's Puducherry ashram.

Bengal is in focus for BJP but HRD minister has no clue of state’s history

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Sri Aurobindo, a staunch nationalist who turned into a philosopher

Nobel nominee Sri Aurobindo entered politics to demand complete autonomy from British rule. But taking up yoga during a jail stint turned him towards philosophy.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
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Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.