gift of God By usubrato Mukherjee, Delhi on 11/22/2008 11:25:08 PM Dear sir, Aurobido Ghosh was a man with mission. it is pleasnt to know that Hedgewar, who founded the RSS in 1925, went Pondichery to request Aurobido to rejoin active politics. had he been accepted things for India would have been different. ther is now need to introduce Aurobindo's thought in curriculum. i congratulate Rakesh Sinha for his lucid presentation.
nationalism indiancreed By arun prakash on 11/22/2008 11:05:00 AM Rakesh sinha's writing on Aurobindo presents the views on nationalism. it is really a news for readers like me that auruobindo too characterised India as a Hindu nation. Aurobindo's philosophical root lies in vednatic literature. he is in true sense the prophet of cultural nationalism.
God'speople By Sushama Yadav on 11/22/2008 12:43:09 AM a relevent topic , the Pioneer has chosen. Namboodiri and Rakesh sinha both have made the past a thing of present and more than personality of Aurobindo , both dealt the ideology he propounded. regards
Alipore bomb case By email@example.com on 11/22/2008 12:34:23 AM Rakesh Sinha has rightly articulated Aurobinod's thought on nationalism and differentiated it from the Western concept. He is forthright when he says that the decisive challenge before the nation is decolonisation of mind. He has lucidly thrown light on Aurobindo's encounter with the Western life, culture and people. regards Niharika California
Sri Aurobindo left disillusioned? By Bhuvan Chaturvedi on 11/30/2008 10:57:24 PM While an excellent article in other respects, the line "He was left disillusioned by terrorist tactics and underwent a paradigm shift in his attitude, chosing thenceforth to become a great spiritual savant." seems the author's own imagination. The reason why Sri Aurobindo turned to intense spiritual sadhana was the profound spiritual experiences he had while an undertrial prisoner, a realizaton that freedom would come to India in a matter of time when the British would leave on their own.
Terrorists and Revolutionaries By Chris on 11/28/2008 9:27:49 PM Hope Mr Namboodri has the grace to apologise, at least after the Mumbai incident, for equating great people like Khudiram Bose and Aurobindo Ghosh with the scum that the terrorists are.
Difference between the Terrorists and Revoltionatists. By Asim Mehtani on 11/24/2008 4:56:13 PM There is a difference between the Terrorists and Revolutionists. Khudiram Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh were the revolutionarists, not the terrorists. The revolutionarist are the one who creates revolution for the betterment of the Country. Their aim is not to kill the innocent people by planting the bombs in dustbins or hide the same for all of sudden explosions, and letting innocents people to die. Therefore they have the objective with logical reasons.
Revolutioneries By Jitendra Desai on 11/24/2008 12:06:36 PM We are slowly forgetting all those who laid down their lives for our freedom. Very soon we will have only Congress and Communists brand of freedom fighters. We must record, capsule and secretly bury this alternative history for posterity.
Biased 'Frame Of Reference' By M Patel on 11/22/2008 9:49:39 PM India's media and acedemia is in death-grip of fabian-stalinist forces. So hard is the death-grip that very few like 'The Pioneer' dare to differ from fabian-stalinist opinion. Unfortunately even those who dare to differ are un-consiously using biased fabian-stalinist 'Frame Of Reference' and Terms. eg. Mr. Namboodiri terminology 'rightous terror' found in this article.
100 years of righteous terror By Chris on 11/22/2008 4:14:30 PM To call people like Khudiram Bose and Aurobindo Ghosh terrorists is a gross error of facts. Even in the Middle East there is a clear understanding of what terror is. Torrorists are out to kill innocents and cause mayhem to them. Freedom fighters like Aurobindo and Khudiram never tried to kill innocents. Mr Namboodri needs to revise his thinking.
when 'terror' is heroic By pancham on 11/21/2008 10:21:01 PM Excellent point, and a very timely reminder.