Monday, March 23, 2009

Gokhale visited Sri Aurobindo Ashram and paid homage at the samadhis of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Madras High Court CJ visits Bharathiar House
Chennai Online - ‎15 hours ago‎ Puducherry, Mar 22:

Chief Justice of Madras High Court Hemant Laxman Gokhale today visited the poet Subramania Bharathiar museum cum research centre here and paid rich tributes at the his portrait.
The museum has been housed in the premises where the poet resided for nearly 11 years during his political asylum in Puducherry in the early part of the 20th century.
Puducherry government pleader in Madras High Court T Murugesan who accompanied the Chief Justice explained to him the various features of the museum and also the chequered career of the nationalist poet.
A video presentation on the life of the poet and his contributions to the literary world and to the freedom movement was displayed.
Earlier the Chief Justice offered worship at the famous shrine of Sri Manakula Vinayakar and also visited Sri Aurobindo Ashram and paid homage at the samadhis of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Chief Justice was scheduled to visit the new court complex and the Auroville international township later in the evening, official sources said. - Agencies Mar 22, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

R.Y. Deshpande, a professor, a philosopher and a disciple of Sri Aurobindo lives in Auroville

R. Y. Deshpande
Born April 17, 1931 (1931-04-17) (age 77) India
Pen name RYD
Occupation Scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic
Nationality Indian
Influences [show] Sri Aurobindo, K. D. Sethna

R. Y. Deshpande (born April 17, 1931) a professor, a philosopher and a disciple of Sri Aurobindo lives in Auroville. Deshpande is from Maharashtra. He lectured many times in India and abroad on Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and vision. By profession, RYD started his career with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for many years before moving to Pondicherry after retirement. He has headed a number of Atomic Energy and Space Projects in Advance Technology while working for Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. He is also the author of at least 50 scientific research papers in professional journals, and numerous books in poetry and prose. R. Y. Deshpande, Ph.D., was the associate editor of Mother India (journal), at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.
1 Selected work and books
1.1 Selected contributions to nuclear physics
2 References
3 See also
[edit] Selected work and books
Perspectives of Savitri, Published by Aurobharati Trust, 2002
Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, By Institute of Asian Studies (Madras, India).
Sri Aurobindo and the New Millennium: Reflections and Reviews, Published by Aurobharati Trust, 1999.
Vyasa's Savitri: A Verse-by-Verse Rendering and Some Perspectives, Published by Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, 1997. 135 pages.
A journey on The Sunlit Path - A collection of tributes to Nadkarni (Publisher Mirravision Trust, Pondicherry- 605003, India.), 2008.

[edit] Selected contributions to nuclear physics
Nuclear instrumentation methods, 46, 256 (1967) appeared in Semiconductor nuclear-particle detectors and circuits, By Walter Lyons Brown.
Observation of double injection in long p+ pn+ diffused silicon junctions and some related effects', Solid-State Electron, 1966 -

[edit] References Books by R. Y. Deshpande
On the
edit] See also His work in Savitri Bhavan
Currently he is one of the the editors in charge of the blog Mirror of tomorrow .

Categories: Nuclear physicists Indian non-fiction writers Sri Aurobindo People from Maharashtra 1931 births Living people Indian academic biography stubs

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fabrice has formed a network called 'Aurovilian on the Roads'

Aurovilian on the roads Written by Radio Team Friday, 20 March 2009

Today's news includes an interview with Fabrice talking about a network he's formed called 'Aurovilian on the Roads' which enables travelers to connect, worldwide. Also in the news announcements about three musical events: a pop-rock concert with the chance to dance Saturday night 8 p.m. at the Visitors Centre, a jazz concert also at Visitors Centre Sunday night 8 p.m. and a classical Indian sitar concert next Tuesday 8 Bharat Nivas. Plus a workshop on the Enneagram's 9 personality types at Verite Saturday and Sunday. To download the news click here > Facebook

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Article by Jitendra Lal Bannerji in 1909

Heehs traces “the beginning of the Aurobindo legend” to an article by Jitendra Lal Bannerji in 1909. This has nothing to do with devotees, much less with the Mother, and there is no suggestion that Sri Aurobindo “passively supported” it. Heehs notes that Sri Aurobindo himself “does not seem to have been taken Jitendra Lal’s article too seriously” and “published a letter... that scoffed at Jitendra Lal’s hero-worshipping tone.” (Lives, p. 199)

The Core Problem
by Angiras on Sat 14 Mar 2009 01:09 AM PDT Permanent Link Previous: Review of Lives of Sri Aurobindo: Religious Studies Review

20th century’s greatest avatar

Austria-India harmony Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Mar 12, 2009‎ > March 13 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: A seminar to mark the centenary year of Sri Aurobindo’s public speech at Uttarpara.

State to ban book on Sri Aurobindo Express Buzz - ‎Mar 5, 2009‎ > Heehs, a founder of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives, has allegedly made defamatory comments on the personality of Sri Aurobindo pointing that his claims ...
Orissa Govt. told HC to ban publication of biography on Aurobindo State imposes book ban Calcutta Telegraph Biography on Aurobindo 'defamatory': Govt The Week all 5 news articles »

Dil ek mandir Times of India - ‎Mar 6, 2009‎ > I talk about the Ashram founded by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. I talk about... You didn't see the Matri Mandir, did you? my interlocutors say accusingly.

The lives of Sri Aurobindo Express Buzz - ‎Feb 26, 2009‎ > Peter Heehs, an American historian, who lives in the Sri Aurobindo ashram, Puducherry, has attempted to recount the life of 20th century’s greatest avatar,

Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo Renewal of the Indian mindscape Organiser - ‎Mar 2, 2009‎ > By Jagmohan > Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo were the two towering figures of the Indian renaissance who contributed most to the regeneration of the Indian ...

Mother's birth anniversary celebrated at Aurobindo Ashram Hindu Business Line - ‎Feb 21, 2009‎ PUDUCHERRY: Followers of Sri Aurobindo from various parts of the country on Saturday offered prayers at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram here on the occasion of the ...

Friday, March 06, 2009

The book also stated that Sri Aurobindo had no spiritual and literary contribution

Home News Latest The Week - Kochi, India Friday, 6 March 2009 12:51 hrs IST
Biography on Aurobindo 'defamatory': Govt - Cuttack:

''The Lives of Sri Aurobindo'', a book by US writer Peter Heehs contains defamatory and perverse comments on the spiritual leader's character, according to affidavits filed by the union and state governments before the Orissa High Court.

Such writings on the life and thoughts of a spiritual leader Sri was bound to affect the sentiments of lakhs of his followers and hence whould be banned, the counsel of the Centre and state submitted before the court yesterday.

The counsel also told the court that immediate steps would be taken to ban the publication and circulation of the controversial book in the state and in the country.

The affidavits came in the wake of a PIL filed before the court by Balasore-based Gitanjali Bhattacharya seeking a ban on the book.The High Court, admitting the petition had asked both Orissa government and the Union government, to file their counters.

The counsel for the Orissa government in the affidavit had stated that a crime branch inquiry ordered into the matter found the contents of the book ''highly defamatory''. The Crime Branch, the affidavit said, found the book blasphemous, the affidavit said.

The division bench of court comprising Justice I M Qudusi and Justice S C Parija while accepting the affidavits asked the petitioner to withdraw her petition on the ground that her prayer had been allowed.

The petitioner had moved the court alleging that the writer had depicted Sri Aurobindo as ''morally loose'' in character and lacking in integrity as a person. The book also stated that Sri Aurobindo had no spiritual and literary contribution and his claim of spiritual experiences was questionable and irrelevant.It was slated to be published by Penguin Books in November last year.

State imposes book ban Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta, India Cuttack, March 5: The Orissa government has decided to strictly enforce a ban on The Lives of Sri Aurobindo authored by Peter Heehs after state CID reports ...