A poem-in-marble, The Taj!

Taj Mahal in India

Who could ever think that an eternal love leading to the saga of infinite bondage can evolve out of a desert like land and would blossom to be the reason to gift our world a poem-in-marble, The Taj! No image of The Taj, neither on canvass nor on celluloid, can adequately express its conceptual imaginary… Continue reading A poem-in-marble, The Taj!

Incredıble !ndia

Delhi Gate at the Red Fort in Delhi from the Curzon Collection, taken by Lala Deen Dayal.

Photographs of India, taken by Lala Deen Dayal (1844 – 1905) in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection. Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905. These photographs are from an album documenting places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord and Lady Curzon, during their viceregal tour of autumn 1902.

I Have a Dream!

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington.

August 28, 1963 — I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a… Continue reading I Have a Dream!

If you can dream it, you can do it!

Enzo Ferrari at the wheel of a racing car.

Enzo Ferrari was known for his passion, wisdom and attention to detail, Ferrari started his career as a driver in 1919. His competitive debut was in the Parma-Poggio di Berceto hill climb race in which he finished fourth in the three-litre category at the wheel of a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder CMN 15/20. In 1920, after a… Continue reading If you can dream it, you can do it!

Auroville – The City of Universal Culture

Matrimandir, Auroville, Pondicherry, India.

Auroville, sometimes referred to as “The City of Dawn” is conceived for 50,000 inhabitants from around the world. At the centre stands the Matrimandir, the “soul of the city”, a place for individual silent concentration, in an oval shaped Peace Area surrounded by a lake. Radiating out beyond the lake are four Zones – the… Continue reading Auroville – The City of Universal Culture

Do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of future!

Sri Aurobindo

Aravind Ghose, born in Calcutta on 15th August 1872. He passed from this life in Pondicherry, on 5th December,1950. Wholly educated in England along with his two brothers, he was given an entirely Western education by their Anglophile father. After primary schooling at a convent in Darjeeling, they were taken to England to live with… Continue reading Do not belong to the past dawns, but to the noons of future!

Dawn of Independence, 15 Aug 1947

Jawaharlal Nehru accompanied by Lord Mountbatten and Edwina Mountbatten at India Gate, New Delhi. From the collection of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

On 15 August 1947 India became independent from the British Empire following the Independence Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi and his message of nonviolent resistance. The handover of power was overseen by Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India and raised the Indian national flag above… Continue reading Dawn of Independence, 15 Aug 1947

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will!

Mahatma Gandhi and His Spinning Wheel, Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (born October 2, 1869, Porbandar, India—died January 30, 1948, Delhi) was an Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India. As such, he came to be considered the father of our nation. Gandhi is internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest (satyagraha) to achieve political and social progress. In the… Continue reading Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will!

To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success!

Henry Ford driving his Quadricycle in 1896.

In the early morning of June 4, 1896, Henry Ford made his first trial run in a small, four-wheeled vehicle he called a “Quadricycle,” subsequently described by historian Allan Nevins as “Strikingly small and light – the lightest vehicle of its type yet produced.” This Quadricycle had 49-inch wheelbase and was 79 inches long overall.… Continue reading To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success!

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks!

John Muir

John Muir (1838-1914) was America’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist. He is one of California’s most important historical personalities. He has been called “The Father of our National Parks,” “Wilderness Prophet,” and “Citizen of the Universe.” He once described himself more humorously, and perhaps most accurately, as, a “poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist and ornithologist-naturalist etc. etc.… Continue reading In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks!