The 72nd Indian Republic Day

Oh! the ruler of the minds of people, Victory be to You,Dispenser of the destiny of India!Punjab, Indus, Gujarat, Maratha (Marathi heartland),Dravida (South India), Orissa and Bengal,The Vindhyas, the Himalayas, the Jumna and the Ganges,And the oceans with foaming waves all around.Wake up listening to Your auspicious name,Ask for Your auspicious blessings,And sing to Your glorious victory.Oh! YouContinue reading “The 72nd Indian Republic Day”

We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.

The Romans named the first month of the year January after Janus, the god of the beginnings and the ends. Janus is depicted with two heads facing in opposite directions. This image of two faces represent the past and the future but also wisdom. This brings to my mind John Dewey’s quote on reflection: ”Continue reading “We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.”


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