Memorial Service on Amal Kiran

                                A Memorial Service dedicated to the loving memory of K.D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran (1904-2011), was held on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, at the Branch Office of Overman Foundation. The ceremony, which began with a recorded recitation of Amal Kiran from ‘Savitri’, was conducted by Shri Anurag Banerjee, Founder-Chairman of Overman Foundation, who after narrating a brief life-sketch of Amal Kiran, recalled his association with the versatile genius and also discussed his various aspects,...

Auro-Ratna Awards 2011

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, On Saturday, 20 August 2011, the second ‘Auro-Ratna Award’ ceremony was held at ‘Care Nursing Home’ in Pondicherry. Dr. Ananda Reddy, Director, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Prof. Kittu Reddy, Shrimati Suprabha Nahar, Shrimati Ratna Chakravarti, Shrimati Krishna Chakravarti, Shrimati Jhumur Bhattacharya (In-charge, ‘Knowledge’—the Department of Higher Course at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education), Shri Togo Mukherjee, Shri Raman...

Amal Kiran’s poems on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Dear Friends, Amal Kiran has expressed, through his poems, how he has evolved from an atheist in his youth to one of the greatest sadhaks of the Integral Yoga. In his poems, an invitation is obtained – to share his creative bliss and his world of beauty. And when he is not writing about the outer or the inner worlds, he is writing about his Gurus, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother; after all, his entire...

My First Contact with Amal Kiran by R.Y. Deshpande

Dear Friends, As the third installment of our humble tribute to Amal Kiran alias K.D. Sethna, we are publishing the reminiscences of Shri R.Y. Deshpande, eminent poet and Aurobindonian scholar. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation.                                         *     My First Contact with Amal Kiran by R.Y. Deshpande My first contact with Amal goes back to 1951. At that time he was living in Bombay, and I a student of Nizam’s College, Hyderabad....

Amal Kiran’s poem ‘This Errant Life’ with Sri Aurobindo’s comments

Dear Friends, As the second installment of our humble tribute to Amal Kiran alias K.D. Sethna, we are publishing his very famous poem ‘This Errant Life’ along with Sri Aurobindo’s comments. We are thankful to Aryadeep, our friend from Auroville, for sending this compilation which also consists of an excerpt of a letter written by Sri Aurobindo to Dilip Kumar Roy praising Amal Kiran’s poem. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation.                                               *                This...

An Interview with Amal Kiran by Anie Nunnally

Dear Friends, It has been decided that throughout the month of July 2011 we would publish a series of articles on Amal Kiran alias K.D. Sethna as a humble tribute to him. We are starting the series from today with an interview of Amal Kiran taken by Anie Nunnally in 1999. You are also invited to share your reminiscences and articles on Amal Kiran with us. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation.                                               ...

The Passing of Amal Kiran alias K.D. Sethna

Dear Friends,  On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. Shri Kaikhushru Dhunjibhoy Sethna alias Amal Kiran has left his physical body. He was 106 years of age. Born on 25 November 1904 in a Parsi family, he had his early education at St. Xavier’s School and College. At college he won in his Intermediate Arts examination of Bombay University the Hughlings Prize in English and the Selby Scholarship in Logic. He passed his Bachelor...

Sri Aurobindo’s letters to his wife Mrinalini Devi

Dear Friends, Today we present before you the complete set of letters written by Sri Aurobindo to his wife Mrinalini Devi. These letters are significant for they reveal little known but important aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s personality. All these letters are translated from the Bengali except the one dated 20th August 1902, which was originally in English. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation.                                                             *                                                            [1]                                                                                        c/o K.B. Jadhav, Esq.                                                                                         Near Municipal Office                                                                                          Baroda...

A Rare Press Interview of the Mother

Dear Friends, On 31 October 1954 the Mother had given a rare press interview on the eve of the merger of Pondicherry with India. This interview was published on 2 November 1954 in ‘The Times of India’. We are immensely thankful to Shri Sandeep Joshi who has collected this rare press coverage and send it to us. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation.                                                        *                          French Example for Portugal                                        “MOTHER’S PLEA”...

Anurag Banerjee awarded the Nolini Kanta Gupta Smriti Puraskar

Dear Friends and Well-Wishers of Overman Foundation,  It gives us immense delight to announce that the Founder and Chairman of Overman Foundation, Shri Anurag Banerjee, has been awarded with the ‘Nolini Kanta Gupta Smriti Puraskar’ for the year 2011 for his contribution in the field of research and education. It is noteworthy that Shri Banerjee is the youngest recipient ever to receive this prestigious award given by ‘Srinvantu’ and Sri Aurobindo Bhawan, Kolkata.  Under the...