Paolo Tommasi: In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee

Dear Friends, On Thursday, 17th July 2020, renowned architect and artist Paolo Tommasi passed away at JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research), Pondicherry, at the age of ninety-two. Hailing from Ancona, Italy, Paolo Tommasi had made a name for himself as an architect, painter and interior designer....

Paolo’s Trip to Pondicherry: Prithwindra Mukherjee Remembers

Dear Friends, On Thursday, 16th July 2020, renowned architect and artist Paolo Tommasi, who played a pivotal role in helping Roger Anger, the French architect, to design the ‘Matrimandir’ at Auroville as well as the twelve beautiful gardens surrounding it, passed away at JIPMER at the age of ninety-two. A...

The Soul of a Plant from the ‘Arya, Volume I, No. 1

Dear Friends, An article from the Arya, Volume I, No. 1, August 1914, entitled ‘The Soul of a Plant’ starting at p. 49 under the general heading “Varieties” and the subtitle as above was attributed to Sri Aurobindo. However, it was not included in the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library,...

The Chinese Betrayal: Early Warnings Unheeded—Lessons from Sardar Patel and Sri Aurobindo by Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty

                                        Dear Friends, The nation has been shocked beyond belief by the wanton aggression by the Chinese in Ladhak. Our countrymen do not know enough about the prophetic words of Sri Aurobindo and Sardar Patel dating back to November 1950 regarding the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the threat...