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  • Swami Vivekananda and his mission to the West

    Swami Vivekananda and his mission to the West

    Swamiji upheld the teachings of the eight-fold noble path of Buddha, who he said had brought about social reformation in terms of the caste system and rituals which had brought about the decline of spirituality in Hinduism.

    January 16, 2019
  • Against the tide~I

    Against the tide~I

    The story of Netaji's stay in Germany cannot be completed without reference to the Azad Hind Radio that was established in Berlin. It started broadcasting from 19 January 1942 with the avowed objective of presenting world affairs from the purely nationalist viewpoint to counter British propaganda through the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) which in Netaji's terminology was, 'Bluff and Bluster Corporation'.

    December 19, 2018
  • Remembering an extraordinary lady

    Remembering an extraordinary lady

    We belong to an era where humanism is almost a misnomer. Crass commercialism, fathomless greed, cruel selfishness, omnivorous consumerism etc. define modern life in our country that is largely fed and nourished by the lifestyles and practices of western countries where pursuit of materialism reigns supreme. Indeed, we Indians, particularly the educated and the professional …

    December 17, 2017
  • Mamata unveils blue plaque at Sister Nivedita’s London family home

    Mamata unveils blue plaque at Sister Nivedita’s London family home

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday unveiled a Blue Plaque to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Scots-Irish social worker Sister Nivedita at her family home here. Banerjee was the chief guest at the programme organised by the British government at the 21, High Street, address to honour the disciple of Swami …

    November 13, 2017
  • The Noble-Nivedita doppleganger

    The Noble-Nivedita doppleganger

    In 2013, Sister Nivedita’s one-storied house at 16 Bosepara Lane, Bagbazar, was officially acquired by the government of West Bengal from its erstwhile owners and handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India for restoration. The house has been renovated since and was unveiled a few days back on 23 October. One wonders, however, if …

    November 5, 2017
  • Remembering a great soul

    Remembering a great soul

    This year India observes the 150th birth anniversary of Margaret Elizabeth Noble, who is our very own Sister Nivedita, known for laying down her life for the service of mankind. To mark the occasion Viveka Bani Study Circle and Meghdoot ballet troupe presented a multimedia musical enactment named Sister Forever on the great soul’s life …

    September 23, 2017
  • Solace for the suffering

    Solace for the suffering

    The birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on 12 May 1820 is celebrated as the International Nurses’ Day. Another prominent figure who followed her path was the Scots-Irish Margaret Elizabeth Noble or Sister Nivedita, who catered to the sick in India, driven only by her moral instincts and courage, without any governmental …

    May 10, 2017
  • A ministering angel

    A ministering angel

    Irish by birth and Indian by adoption, the life of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911), the illustrious disciple of Swami Vivekananda, is an epic of sacrifice, dedication and selfless service. She dedicated herself totally for the service of the people of India, specially of Bengal, and stood by their side in their hour of sorrow and distress. …

    February 2, 2017
  • Sister Nivedita

    Sister Nivedita

     Sister Nivedita remains one of the most influential female figures of India. 

    November 13, 2016
  • Towards freedom

    Towards freedom

    As Independence Day is being celebrated on Monday, one is inclined to recall the profound contribution of Sister Nivedita. We are looking forward to her 150th birth anniversary. The story of her transformation from a loyal British citizen to an Indian in heart and soul is as legendary as it is historical. Her Master had …

    August 14, 2016