A few years ago, Vish a friend who had lived for a long period in the US and had come back to resettle in Mysuru and I were talking about Swami Vivekananda and how his message had inspired me. Our talk drifted to how Swamiji was a tireless worker and how so much was done by him in such a short time.… Continue reading
SPB – not just a musical legend!
SVYM’s founding was based on the inspirational message of ‘Tyaga’ (Sacrifice) and ‘Seva’ (Service) propounded by Swami Vivekananda. All the work of our last 34 years is based on these foundational principles and our activities are driven by the undercurrent philosophy of ‘Seeing God in man’.… Continue reading
Remembering a Saint…going down memory lane!
Social media and online news today makes it real time for us to get to know what happens in different parts of the world. Whether it is real news or fake, good or bad, all it takes is a moment before the notification on one’s phone tells us what is happening.… Continue reading
A friend sent me the link of this radio interview that I had given many years ago to Ms Indu Ramesh, a senior radio journalist, friend and well wisher.
Radio Interview given to Ms Indu Ramesh
-Balu… Continue reading
Building a resurgent India
“There were many good things in the ancient times, but there were bad things too. The good things are to be retained, but the India that is to be, the future India, must be much greater than ancient India.” – Swami Vivekananda
India is now going through a momentous phase of transition.… Continue reading
Pursuit of unselfishness in the practice of spirituality
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And, if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when? If not me, who?”
– Hillel the Elder, In Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)
The country is getting younger and everyone seems to wishfully want the demographic dividend to start paying off.… Continue reading