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  • A musical tribute

    A musical tribute

    A day-long music concert organised by Ramakrishna Mission celebrated the 157th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as part of their annual event.

    January 17, 2019
  • 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
  • President, PM Modi, Mamata pay tributes on Swami Vivekananda’s 156th birth anniversary

    President, PM Modi, Mamata pay tributes on Swami Vivekananda’s 156th birth anniversary

    President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were among those who paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda on the 156th birth anniversary of India’s greatest spiritual leader.

    January 12, 2019
  • On Being Unimportant~I

    On Being Unimportant~I

    We should not feel depressed or down in the dumps during such occasional periods of lull or so-called unimportance. These are, actually, God's way of making us stronger to face bigger challenges of life. In fact, every position or situation is nothing but a facilitating stage for learning the right lessons for improving one's Karma for one's upward spiritual evolution. After all, the greatest of celebrities, the most famous or the most powerful movers and shakers of the world are also soon forgotten.

    December 23, 2018
  • JRD: A capitalist who practised socialism

    JRD: A capitalist who practised socialism

    It’s not just about setting a business. It takes a vision for the future. That’s what JRD Tata is known for. On his death anniversary, Suchayan Mandal explores his relevance.

    December 20, 2018
  • Swamiji’s correspondence~II

    Swamiji’s correspondence~II

    Swami Vivekananda compares ‘truth to a corrosive substance of infinite power‘ which ‘burns its way in wherever it falls‘. He says, ‘Fear is the greatest sin my religion teaches. Sister, the way is long, the time is short, evening is approaching. I have to go home soon. I have no time to give my manners a finish.‘ A believer in Christian Science, Mary had no difficulty to perpetuate a free and facile communication with Vivekananda ~ a protagonist of the Vedanta ~ and prolifically so. Gems of wisdom are studded all over the letters of Swami Vivekananda to her.

    December 15, 2018
  • Swamiji’s correspondence~I

    Swamiji’s correspondence~I

    Swami Vivekananda's letters to Mary Hale were full of hard facts of life, and their insightful implications are stirring and stimulating. On 17 September 1896, he analysed human nature to her and indicated the category to which she belonged. He ultimately arrived at a point to show also where he himself stood. He wrote: ‘You, Mary, are like a mettlesome Arab ~ grand, splendid. You will make a splendid queen ~ physically, mentally. You will shine alongside of a dashing, bold, adventurous, heroic husband, but, my dear sister, you will make one of the worst of wives‘.

    December 14, 2018
  • Protection of rights and protector’s rights

    Protection of rights and protector’s rights

    In order to ensure that Rule of Law triumphs, it is essential that basic human rights are respected, says Biswajit Chakraborty.

    December 13, 2018
  • RK Mission marks 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address with inter-faith meet

    RK Mission marks 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address with inter-faith meet

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Interfaith meet

    September 12, 2018
  • Looking back for answers

    Looking back for answers

    It's a tragic irony of history that the people of Sylhet and other parts of East Bengal who moved to Assam after 1947 are now required to prove their identity as Indians in independent India.

    August 27, 2018
  • Belligerence to Harmony

    Belligerence to Harmony

    They were radically different. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose was a staunch Brahmo and Swami Vivekananda a devout Hindu. Their coming together was in itself a paradox, indeed a transition from belligerence to harmony. Their contribution to their respective philosophies was original. Vivekananda’s image worship and Guru worship were repugnant to Bose, and the latter was …

    August 7, 2018
  • Development of Self

    Development of Self

    Many of us are very discontented and disgruntled, whining about everyone and everything around us. Incapable of exploring their own immanent potential and savouring the splendour of life, they are busy cribbing about anything and everything. Such people don’t spare even the Almighty, cursing Him for all the mess in their personal and public life. …

    August 2, 2018
  • Secrets of Yoga

    Secrets of Yoga

    Seers had once discovered that the universe is not a chaos, but a cosmos, and it is made of akasha, the cosmic matter, and prana, the cosmic energy. Akasha is integrated to the universe by the power of prana. Everything that has a form and existence is evolved out of akasha. Accordingly, the human body …

    July 11, 2018
  • Understanding spiritual science

    Understanding spiritual science

    Spirituality is entirely a matter of subjective observations corroborated by intuitive dialectics. It is founded on a firm scientific ground exclusive to itself. Having its reach above brain and mind, spirituality isn’t a matter for neuroscience or psychology. Its chief concern is cosmic consciousness. Both brain and mind in super conscious state of man are …

    June 10, 2018
  • Heresy and Democracy

    Heresy and Democracy

    The world has progressed through heresy, not piety. Piety, in most cases, involves no more than blind faith. Blind faith breeds intolerance and inhumanity. Literally, blind faith is faith that makes people blind. The profiteers of religion and politics find it irresistible to take advantage of it. Consider this significant anomaly of our times. Modernity …

    May 24, 2018
  • The Personal God

    The Personal God

    Treading on the dolorous path of quotidian existence and the attendant vicissitudes of life, the human being after protracted travails and suffering in one or many births, attains perfection already immanent in him. This is the dominant belief in the philosophy of Hinduism. To attain this perfection is of necessity an unrelenting effort, pre-eminently through …

    May 19, 2018
  • SP Mookerjee’s name blackened on Presi wall

    SP Mookerjee’s name blackened on Presi wall

    Black ink was found smeared on the name of Syama Prasad Mookherjee on Presidency University’s Wall of Fame inside the university campus. As a part of their bicentenary celebrations, the university had dedicated an entire wall to its outstanding alumni by engraving their names on the wall. The Wall of Fame bears names of such …

    March 20, 2018