An Unpublished Letter of Nirodbaran to The Illustrated Weekly of India

Dear Friends, 4 April 2020 marks the 110th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry which went on to become the ‘cave’ of His ‘tapasya’. On this special occasion, we are sharing with our readers an unpublished letter of Nirodbaran to The Illustrated Weekly of India. Having obtained his M.B.CH.B. Degree (equivalent to M.B.B.S.) from Edinburgh, Nirodbaran Talukdar (17.11.1903—17.7.2006) visited Sri Aurobindo Ashram in the first week of January 1930. He visited the Ashram once...

Sri Aurobindo’s Supramental World by Sahana Devi

Dear Friends, 4 April 2020 marks the 110th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry which went on to become the ‘cave’ of His ‘tapasya’. On this special occasion, we are sharing with our readers a dream-vision of Sahana Devi about Sri Aurobindo’s Supramental World. Born with a golden voice, Sahana Devi (17.5.1897—6.4.1990) was one of the foremost singers of Bengal. A niece of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, she was a favourite of Rabindranath Tagore who...

Fragment of a Poem in French by Sri Aurobindo

Dear Friends, 4 April 2020 marks the 110th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry which went on to become the ‘cave’ of His ‘tapasya’. On this special occasion, we are sharing with our readers a fragment of a poem in French written by Sri Aurobindo around 1927. He used alexandrine couplets, the form favoured by classical French writers, but did not observe the convention of alternating masculine and feminine rhymes. The alternative to the...

Dr. A. S. Dalal awarded the ‘Auro Ratna Award’ for the year 2019

Dear Friends and Well-wishers, The tenth ‘Auro Ratna Award’ ceremony was held on Sunday, 22 December 2019 at ‘Care’, the senior citizens’ home run by Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. Shri Manoj Das Gupta, Managing Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust and Registrar of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr. Dilip Dutta, Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust and Shri Manoj Das, famous litterateur, recipient of Padmashri and...

“Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”—A Talk by Dr. Alok Pandey

Dear Friends and Well-wishers, The seventh Subhash Kumar Mukherjee Memorial Oration, organized by Overman Foundation, was held on Friday, 20th December 2019, at Matru Sadan, in Pondicherry. The speaker was Dr. Alok Pandey who spoke on the topic, “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” Born on 19 June 1960 to Harish Chandra Pandey, Dr. Alok Pandey obtained his degree of MBBS, MD (Psychiatry) from AFMC, Pune. He is a former Associate Professor in...

Mona Sarkar: In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee

                                                                     Mona Sarkar : In Memoriam Sixty years ago, on 18 January 1960, the Mother had narrated the following significance of birthdays to a young man on the eve of his twenty-sixth birthday: ‘… it is truly a special day in one’s life. It is one of the days in the year when the Supreme descends into us — or when we are face to face with the Eternal — one...

Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee conferred with the ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, 26th January 2020 has brought to us the delightful news that Paris-based legendary researcher, author, musicologist, grandson of illustrious revolutionary Jatindranath Mukherjee alias ‘Bagha Jatin’ and respected member of Overman Foundation, Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ for his contribution in the field of literature and education. Born on 20th October 1936 to Tejendranath and Usha Mukherjee, Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee is the grandson...

Manoj Das conferred with the ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the Government of India

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, 26th January 2020 has brought to us the delightful news that legendary author, senior inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry and respected member of Overman Foundation, Shri Manoj Das has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Padma Bhushan’ for his contribution in the field of literature and education. Born on 27 February 1934 to Madhusudan Das and Kadambini Devi in Sankhari, a remote coastal village of Odisha, India, Manoj...

The Inner Significance of Becoming An Ashramite and Receiving the Ashram “Prosperity”—A Talk given by Nolini Kanta Gupta

Dear Friends, Nolini Kanta Gupta (13.1.1889—7.2.1984) was an active participant in the Swadeshi and national education movements from the tender age of sixteen. He was introduced to Barindra Kumar Ghose, noted revolutionary and Sri Aurobindo’s younger brother, towards the end of 1907 who influenced him to join the Maniktolla Secret Society at 32 Muraripukur Road in Calcutta. On 2 May 1908 Nolini Kanta was arrested in connection with the Muzaffarpur bomb outrage along with the...

A Rare Photograph of the Mother

Dear Friends, We, at Overman Foundation, try to present before our readers new discoveries related to the lives and works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Very recently we have come across a rare photograph of the Mother which has not been seen by many. This special photograph of the Mother has been published in the website of Overman Foundation. We are grateful to Shrimati Shyam Kumari, senior member of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, for...