Integral Musings | Towards a Holistic Vision

An Integral Approach to management and human development based on the spiritual vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother with an emphasis on its application to various domains of knowledge and life.

Bullfighting and the Meaning of Culture – M.S. Srinivasan

(Recently, the banning of Jallikkatt, an ancient sport of bullfighting in Tamil Nadu, by the Supreme Court of India evoked widespread protest in this Indian state. This article examines this … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 19 Comments

Money: Black, White and Grey – M.S. Srinivasan

The demonetisation measures of the Government of India to curb black money generated some heated debates on the pros and cons of the method. This article examines some of the … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Business Responsibility and Social Responsibility – M.S. Srinivasan

(What are the responsibilities of business to society? This article is a reappraisal of the traditional and emerging perspectives on social responsibility of business.) Sometimes back a senior executive of … Continue reading

January 25, 2017

Culture and Economic Development – III: The Task Ahead – M.S. Srinivasan

This Indian vision of development has a living relevance for the future evolution of human society.  For, as Sri Aurobindo points out, “…in the next great stage of human progress … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 7 Comments

Culture and Economic Development – II: The Indian Paradigm – M.S. Srinivasan

  Economics in ancient India, contrary to popular conceptions, was given much importance in the thought and life of the people.   The science of economics, called Vritta, formed an important … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Culture and Economic Development – I: The Economic Rhetoric – M.S. Srinivasan

The modern age is characterised by the predominance of the economic motives, overshadowing the other equally or even more important motives such as the intellectual, aesthetic and ethical motives of … Continue reading

October 14, 2016

The Roots of Race and Other Prejudices – M.S. Srinivasan

In a country which thinks itself to be the greatest champion of democracy, and quite often pontificates on democracy from a pedestal of superiority to other nations, white police officers … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Significance of Culture – Sri Aurobindo

(Culture is not merely the outer forms of music and dance or the customs, traditions and values.  It is the aspiration and effort to govern our lower nature made of … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Next Step in Evolution: Superman or a Supermachine – M.S. Srinivasan

“Good bye Humans: Are we creating the engines of our own demise”… this is the title of a special issue of an Information Technology magazine. Such thinking can no longer … Continue reading

August 6, 2016

Luxury, Enjoyment and Evolution – M.S. Srinivasan

Luxury industry has become a booming money-spinner. Catering to the wealthy with branded products like jewellery, scents and other things, this sector has become a multi-billion dollar business. This article … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 2 Comments