AUROVILLE: A unique city

Auroville, a young city lying around 10 kilometres from the former French colony of Puducherry (Pondicherry), now an Indian union territory, is an important hub of Hindu spirituality, which draws in thousands of people from all over the world. Set deep in the forests straddling the border of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, Auroville’s buildings are laid out in a unique formation reminiscent of the stars of a galaxy. Designed by architect Roger Anger, Auroville takes its name from Sri Aurobindo, a great philosopher and was established in 1968 by The Mother, also known by her birth name Mirra Alfassa, who was … Continue reading AUROVILLE: A unique city

THOUGHT MOMENT: Refugees

  As some sections of society in Europe become agitated at the prospect of the continent being a final place of safety for thousands of refugees fleeing among other things, the Daesh and civil war in Syria, a tweet starkly illustrates a taste of why so many people are running for their lives and risking everything. Above is a bombed out boulevard somewhere in Syria. Now is a time for compassion, not xenophobia. SOURCES/IMAGE: Half-Eaten Mind, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/halfeatenmind TV, Film, Media…, Stephanie Lang , Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/DrStephanieLang/lists/tv-film-media Marie McInerney, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/mariemcinerney Top-Up Their Phones, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/connect_refugee Continue reading THOUGHT MOMENT: Refugees

PHOTO MOMENT: Kindness should not be the exception

“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.” Kindness is one of the most beautiful aspects of humanity. Doing good things for each other, helping others and being there as a shoulder to cry or rest on. However there are a lot of dark things happening in this world, and at times, it well seems kindness is in short supply. Let’s move from hatred, discrimination, warmongering and violence and learn to treat each other more with kindness and understanding. Let’s make it our natural way of life, not just something to be unwrapped only for special occasions. Check … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Kindness should not be the exception

GOSSIP: A Turkish proverb

  “Who gossips to you will gossip of you” An old Turkish proverb relating the importance of not gossiping and backbiting about other people or indulging yourself in other people’s gossip. It may be riveting and appeal to the darker side of our curiosity, but the proverbial dung can fly in all directions. You may revel in hearing about what the gossiped-about person allegedly got up to, but how do you know the gossip is not spreading your muck around too? The negative form of gossiping, as opposed to just sharing information around, is in my opinion one of the lowest … Continue reading GOSSIP: A Turkish proverb