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Tusar Nath Mohapatra

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Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (UP) India + 91 96500-65636 Aadhaar No. 3628 2075 7337 SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative action as an instrument in order to stimulate the public sphere. The model aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational inputs so as to help one take an informed and balanced attitude towards life as well as society. Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.  

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Independent thinking beyond propaganda

Would have retired from PNB today Would have retired from PNB today but Google & Twitter helped to build an alternative identity during the last ten years which keeps growing.
Came in touch of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in 1964 and there is no greater sense of fulfilment today than being able to spread their words.
Strayed into Western Philosophy through Sri Aurobindo without which my understanding of life and society would have been naïve and juvenile.
@avenger_D I try to understand what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have said and believe in them. Rest are texts, legends, and sundry opinions.
Political relevance of Sri Aurobindo is my strongest conviction today but how that takes on rival ideologies and wins depends on public inclination.
Most go for the easy option of supporting an existing party but the truth is that an ideal party has to be built brick by brick by idealists.
Four years on Twitter convinces me that there is an absolute need for independent thinking beyond propaganda unleashed by parties and media.
Apart from BJP, I'm also opposed to Congress, AAP, the Left, and many other regional parties but extend support on the basis of lesser evil.
When I oppose Modi, RSS, or Hindutva, it's out of my personal preference and judgement and not any direct communication from Sri Aurobindo.
Instead of quoting what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have said, I just urge to read. Where and how a new person meets is between him and them.
Followers of Sri Aurobindo who react to my tweets may choose the E-mail route for a more flexible mode of conversation and/or clarification.
In this context, the third facet that we have kept aloft will, surely, be judged appropriately in the days to come. [TNM55]  
Many a time, I tweet to defend facts but am accused of "following Sri Aurobindo and feel the need to defend him."
Just opened this page at random :-) 
[Sri Aurobindo represented a totality of comprehension and knowledge and power]
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Popular posts since 2005 
@grantmaxwell 1) Sri Aurobindo, 2) Giordano Bruno, 3) Jakob Böhme, 4) Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and 5) Jean Baudrillard

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Friday, January 08, 2016

I learnt my lessons in my own way

Modernity has a fetish for plurality, no doubt; but Savitri Erans rejoice over their lack of option. While I feel singularly fortunate personally in this respect, many devotees of The Mother are yet to be freed from other loyalties. To work upon this aspect of our devotion is surely a crucial dimension. [TNM55] at 10:57 PM
No greater contradiction than one loves India but not ready to read Sri Aurobindo. Plus, invoking the past by ignoring him is double whammy. at 2:58 PM
I have been able to retain my independence of thought and common sense as I'm not attached to any institution or angling for Govt patronage.
I don't deal with yoga or meditation on Twitter since I scarcely have any competence. Focus is on politics as per Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx book.
As a matter of fact, my tweets are targeted at those who are unaware of Sri Aurobindo to whet their appetite & not who are already well-read.
Thanks to Sri Aurobindo, I don't have to bear the guilt of being a partner in demolishing Babri Masjid or hanging someone on his Birthday. Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 6:33 PM
Hate may not be the right word; I oppose BJP but also engage with it as a dormant well-wisher & distant (unsolicited) consultant. at 12:46 PM
I respect your sentiments and agree that many of my tweets are polemical. On Twitter, however, not many SIB Sri Aurobindians.
I don't force my opinions on anyone but nothing wrong in understanding contrary viewpoint as intellectual game. at 5:32 PM
Agreed but I'm also entitled to my imperfections. Besides how communications can be leveraged optimally, also matters.
@Nikhil_7D @avenger_D You are quoting someone who has displayed visceral antipathy towards Modi. I'm innocent beside him! @Janamejayan
@Nikhil_7D @avenger_D No, I never impose; I simply express my views as enabled by Twitter with a twin purpose: Sri Aurobindo and anti-RSS.
@Nikhil_7D @avenger_D No, I'm not asking for following any person. My request is to read the books by Sri Aurobindo.
@Nikhil_7D If you have read the works of Sri Aurobindo, I will not like to argue on them. My focus here is what Hindutva & tradition pursue.
@Nikhil_7D Point is you can't argue on exegetical matters on Twitter. No space. Email is okay. Here, the purpose is provocation & propaganda. at 11:43 PM
@kalisbrood I don't ask you nor any other to agree with me. I learnt my lessons in my own way and there is no reason to converge with yours.
@kalisbrood Each person has his own peculiar set of inspiration and circumstantial compulsion to write & share. Please don't be an obstacle. at 7:06 AM
I purchased a desktop in 2005 and in 2011, iPhone bought at same price replaced all its functions. Sri Aurobindo has similar potentialities. at 3:08 PM
There is nothing more precious for us than Sri Aurobindo's works. However, I'm not very enthusiastic about compilations. at 7:30 PM
Aug 26 @dikgaj I can assure you at the personal level that if you really study Sri Aurobindo in some detail, he will far surpass your expectations.
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@aruaugust People are free to choose, they don't need my tutelage. Nor would I like them to be under some collective yoke like Hindu unity.
Aug 24 Those who are upset with linking my political preference with Sri Aurobindo are free to present their interpretation instead of advising me.
Aug 26 Many moan about a utopian free market but I consider the present state of India, warts and all, as the best example of a Market Economy. at 10:25 PM
I'd, however, prefer to wallow in my "confusion" and continue to propagate Savitri Era Religion with full conviction, since everyone is entitled to his or her inspiration (or, stupidity). [TNM55] at 8:24 PM
I fail to understand the meaning of endless speculations on alternative versions of the past. Some dutifully RT them at 5:20 PM
I'm a late riser and, hence, I dread the prospect of sleep timings slipping into the provisions of UCC. Nothing seems impossible at present! at 1:06 AM
I am not trying to convince you but just pointing out a sense of lack which this post doesn’t seem to convey. [TNM55] Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 2:34 PM
I requested: written history should be adequately consulted. You are surely entitled to "your" conclusions but SA has been conspicuous by his absence (selective amnesia) so far. You are free to do whatever you like. I'm just pointing out that ignoring crucial sources leads to wrong conclusion. Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 1:23 PM
@Ish_Apte The Constitution is a legal provision which ensnared me as soon as I was born sixty years back. So, here, I don't have any option. 
@jaganniwas I respect your love for Modi but fear that so much of trust and faith will come crashing down one day. Just keeping you warned! 
Listening to the music of a dance item Nataraja by Madhavi Mudgal set by A Maheshwar Rao on a poem by Mayadhar Mansingh with full Odia pride. at 10:26 PM
Interview misses a very important aspect. I found Bajrangi Bhaijaan truly devotional. at 3:54 PM
Two days National Conference inaugurated at NITTE

The 2 day National conference was inaugurated by Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum, Ghaziabad. Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 6:48 PM

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Aji akashe is magical and majestic

Aji akashe is magical and majestic. Although the film Sri Lokanath has since been resurrected, watching the video of its songs has not been possible till now. How long to wait? [TNM55]

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Pranab Patnaik in Sadhana (1964)

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Fine prose that Surya babu weaves

Thanks for the nice review but the critical aspect seems to be stemming from an erroneous translation of Tarjama as Analysis. Tarjama is more of an Account or Interpretation while Bishleshana is the right word for Analysis. So, we can forget the objection and enjoy the fine prose that Surya babu weaves and highly insighful connections he makes. With good wishes for his forthcoming book on Odia film songs, [TNM55]

When I Google Tarjama, it has several meanings including transfer. And the second aspect is Surya babu’s account is actually replete with analytical observations. That they are limited to a select parameters is another matter. So without expecting any further (higher) discourse, it can be said that Tarjama in the subtitle is not out of place. Thanks. [TNM55]

One would ordinarily agree but for the word factual which, viewed critically, turns out to be a misnomer. Surya Deo informs that a particular song is indebted to some folk style, but it’s not a self-evident fact. Thus, it’s through his idiosyncratic observations that they come out as facts to the reader. On the other hand, he might have identified some song as touching the hearts of a large number of listeners based on its lyrics which may not be really factual. Besides, the book also contains some errors which we treat as facts till the new book is published.
It’s good that this conversation is prompting us to examine Deo’s text and its sub-texts more closely but to say that it lacks analysis would amount to denying him of any originality. [TNM55]

[on 23rd may film journalist's forum is going to screen Chilika tirey @ jaydev bhaban. on that occassion my new book Odia cenema geeta 1936 ru 1069 will be released . need your blessing and support. here is the link for cover viewing.
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The song sequence with Minati is from Sadhana (1964).

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This evocative song belongs to the film 'Abhinetri' (1965).

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Akshaya Mohanty Top 21 Non-film songs: Ei kala mora kalanka Thik tori pari jhia tie Chandrama eka chandana bindu Hari jaithiba loka-ra ki achhi Kalankita ei nayaka He faguna tume Smruti tume paunsha tala-ra nian