Learning by ‘Experience’: Discourse with ‘Adi Guru’ on Metanoesis and Beyond (27th July, 18)

Devi Sarasvati, Goddess of Learning Bengal Kalighat Painting

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Maha-Avatar Babaji Maharaj Statue at Lahiri Mahasay Ashram Varanasi

“Be reverent before the dawning day. Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years. Think of to-day.” 
― Romain Rolland, Jean Christophe Vol 1
FROM THE LOUNGE OF DARKNESS CAME THE BEAUTIFUL SUNLIT SOUND

Andhakarer bishramgar theke beshe ashe dhani

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Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guharoy

Plabito hay alor alankar

Agnir vajra kantha anander ramdhenu te sammelito

The rainbow body is the vastness of space

The canonization of time has set us free

Where is the BONDAGE?

A timeless experience contains all

Spandan hate jagoran hate muktir chirosthayi sanglap

Ekti nadir gatidharar nay krishnabho pran

Dariye aache shaivo parbat mala

Gagabhedi shubro jyotirlinga

An Ecstatic Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna in Ecstasy

Ei patachitre usha lagne

Stab gatha pushpera aparajeyo shaktir aradhyo bij

A symphony connects the elements of nature

In varying moods of the pristine Ragas

A luminous silence pervaded the deep sea of consciousness

Within that spatial congruence was found installed

The sanctum sanctorum of the Adi Guru

Jaya Guru Shri Guru (3x)

-J


Press Release

 

Paul Fox named Global Head of Sales and appointed to Management Board of Getronics

London & Amsterdam – 26th July 2018  – Getronics CEO UK & International, Paul Fox, has been promoted to Global Head of Sales for Getronics as well as for Pomeroy, which was recently acquired by Getronics, and appointed to Getronics’ Management Board with immediate effect. This is Chairman and Group CEO Nana Baffour’s latest appointment of a proven executive to a key position, as he continues his mission to make Getronics the world’s preferred partner for business transformation.  Fox became CEO of Getronics’ UK and international business units in August 2017, having joined Getronics in October 2014 as Global Business Development Director.

As Global Business Development Director, Fox led Getronics’ global shift to digital solutions, while also managing the UK sales organisation in the capacity of CSO.  As CEO of Getronics UK & International business units, he had overall responsibility for about 40% of the company’s worldwide revenue.

With a personal philosophy of commitment for the long term, Fox is a proven global business executive noted for his disciplined approach to business development and is the ideal leader for global sales organization.  He has worked previously for Samsung (6 years) and Lexmark (10 years), progressing through increasingly senior sales positions into major international management roles.

Fox said: “My focus at Getronics has been on helping both mid-market and enterprise companies use digital technology to support their business growth objectives.  As Getronics’ head of sales for UK & International, my primary focus has been on growth, and I look forward to bringing that experience to bear in my new and expanded role.”

“On behalf of the entire team, I am delighted to welcome Paul to the board,” said Nana Baffour, Chairman and Group CEO of Getronics. “I firmly believe that to grow and to be the best, we must have the best people proposition and be willing to do things differently.  Paul not only shares these beliefs but has operated according to them from the day he joined Getronics.”

About Getronics 

Getronics is a global ICT integrator with an extensive history that extends over 130 years and is owned by Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l.

Our vision is to become the preferred partner in business transformation using technology and exceptional people, with a unique focus on happy clients by enabling happy employees. With nearly 9,000 employees in 23 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and Latin America, Getronics’ Transformation portfolio brings a strong capability and expertise around Managed Workspace, Applications, Industry Specific Software Solutions, Multi-Cloud Management, Unified Communications and Security services to provide a proactive, end-to-end portfolio to enable the digital user – business or consumer, in both public and private sector.

Getronics is the leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with consistent IT services across 110 countries, with one single point of contact and billing entity. The GWA manages 10m workspace assets globally.

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ART AND MINDFULNESS:EXPRESSION OF THE TRANSCENDENTAL UNITY IN MAN by having a discourse with the Universe

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“Be reverent before the dawning day. Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years. Think of to-day.”
― Romain Rolland, Jean Christophe. Vol 1

“We are the music-makers

We are the dreamers of dreams”.

“The individual man must exist for Man the great, and must express him in disinterested works, in science and philosophy, in literature and arts, in service and worship”. (Rabindranath Tagore)

Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Divine Mother and Sri Aurobindo

“But if Art is to reach towards the highest, the Indian tendency must dominate. The spirit is that in which all the rest of the human being reposes, towards which it returns and the final self-revelation of which is the goal of humanity. Man becomes God, and all human activity reaches its highest and noblest when it succeeds in bringing body, heart and mind into touch with spirit. Art can express eternal truth, it is not limited to the expression of form and appearance. So wonderfully has God made the world that a man using a simple combination of lines, an unpretentious harmony of colours, can raise this apparently insignificant medium to suggest absolute and profound truths with a perfection which language labours with difficulty to reach. What Nature is, what God is, what man is can be triumphantly revealed in stone or on canvas.

Behind a few figures, a few trees and rocks the supreme Intelligence, the supreme Imagination, the supreme Energy lurks, acts, feels, is, and, if the artist has the spiritual vision, he can see it and suggest perfectly the great mysterious Life in its manifestations brooding in action, active in thought, energetic in stillness, creative in repose, full of a mastering intention in that which appears blind and unconscious. The great truths of religion, science, metaphysics, life, development, become concrete, emotional, universally intelligible and convincing in the hands of the master of plastic art, and the soul of man, in the stage when it is rising from emotion to intellect, looks, receives the suggestion and is uplifted towards a higher development, a diviner knowledge.”

– Sri Aurobindo, The National Value of Art, 1909

ART IS AN ORGANIC EXPRESSION OF THE TRANSCENDENTAL PERSONALITY OF MAN; IT MIRRORS HIS SOUL THAT EXTENDS TO BECOME THE UNIVERSE AND THE UNIVERSE IS HIM IN ALL ITS LUMINOSITY. THEREFORE, HIGHEST ART IS A SYNERGY BETWEEN MAN AND THE UNIVERSE THAT IS MANIFESTED AS AN EXPERIENCE OF AWARENESS. THE PRIMAL MIND ALONE GIVES BIRTH TO ART, ITS THE STORY OF THE UNIVERSE, ITS THE VIBRATION OF THE COLOURS OF COMPASSION, OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP,OF STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE WHICH FINALLY CONSUMMATES IN THE BLISSFUL STATE OF ‘ANANDA’ – THIS IS PERHAPS THE INDIA STORY – THE STORY OF MANY LIVES TRANSMUTING INTO ONE, FOREVER AND FOREVER….

PRESS RELEASE
Exhibition Dates: 20th October – 23rd October 2016
Timings: 11am – 9pm
Venue: Swabhumi The Heritage, Kolkata
INDIA STORY ART EXHIBITION PRESENTED BY LATITUDE 28 Gallery, New Delhi
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Niyeti Chadha, Untitled, 3.5 x 6 inches, Isograph pen and water colour on paper 2015

In the context of South Asia, with histories of colonialism, ethnic divisions, communal tensions,marginalization, border disputes, living indigenous traditions whose needs and demands contest impositions of political power, urbanization, language politics, and centuries of conquests and border fluidity, maps have been imposed upon maps. Such projects are often ‘carto-histories’ or ‘carto- biographies’ written by agents of power. The irony remains that despite attempts at ‘harmonious’assimilation of parts into a whole, maps are instrumental only when inferred in parts. Lived experience of these inscribed spaces present an entirely different vocabulary of social relations, cultural differences

and particularities, unfamiliar landscapes, and even quotidian symptoms of political and diplomatic relations.
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Waseem Ahmed, untitled, Pigment colour, Silver leaf on archival Vasli Paper 2015

Waseem Ahmed’s delicate use of the miniature style, explores the politically charged terrain of issues and identity. The works visit myths and anecdotes to critique the current, often media generated, caricaturing of the Islamic identity.

Thisath Thoradeniya, who is based in Sri Lanka, picks up the figure of the joker, who occupies the margins of society and has no ostensible relevance except as an entertainer. Yet his comical acts mirror his context and becomes a narrative of testimony. The joker becomes an appropriate channel for the artist to articulate the anxieties stemming from his own personal experiences. Niyeti Chadha is preoccupied by the transient topographies of urban spaces – ever climbing skylines, buildings under construction and the whir that entwines them. Her abstract works enmesh these various geographies, often hyperbolically, giving primacy to the experience of these landscapes and necessarily
escape fidelity to actual architectural spaces in urban India.
The Gond artist Bhajju Shyam invokes the folklore of his village in Madhya Pradesh in his art, creating a contemporary idiom infused with traditional style and content. As a storyteller, his works capture rural and marginalized histories in a form that is disappearing from mainstream, globalized art contexts.
These works which will be exhibited as part of The India Story (TIS), capture narratives that are alternative to media and political narratives, overturning imposed collective identities within South Asia.

About Latitude 28
Through curated shows, careful strategizing and discovering emerging artists with exciting practices, Latitude 28 over the years has become synonymous with cutting edge art coming out of the country, seeking out fresh perspectives in its attempt to stimulate commercial interest in new waves of art- making. The establishment aims to cultivate a space where collectors and art enthusiasts can interact with younger artists and their practices.It provides a horizontal environment where younger artists are
able to contextualise their work alongside the masters of Indian art, experiment with medium, material and institutional critique. We have supported Kartik Sood, Anindita Dutta, and Shweta Bhattad in their innovative practices, exhibiting them alongside veterans such as Anupam Sud and Baiju Parthan. The gallery collection consequently includes cutting edge contemporary alongside modern masters.
Latitude 28 has been imagined as an incubation space, generating ideas through curatorial projects, site-
specific artworks, artist talks and curated walks. Exhibitions such as ‘In You Is The Illusion Of Each Day’
(curated by Maya Kovskaya, 2011), ‘Slipping Through The Cracks’ (curated by Meera Menezes, 2012),
‘Crossing Over’ (curated by Ambareen Karamat, 2013) and ‘Sacred/Scared’ (curated by Nancy Adajania,
2014) tried to initiate renewed readings of artworks within art historical/socio-political contexts.
Latitude 28 frequently travels to International art fairs, and supports our artists’ presence at biennales
around the world. The gallery has been part of Art Gwangju (2012), Art HK (2013) [solo booth project by
Prajakta Palav], Dhaka Art Summit (2014), and most recently Art Dubai (2015) [solo booth project by
Dilip Chobisa]. Latitude 28 is also committed to generating discourse on contemporary art through
projects that are not-for-profit, interact with the public sphere, and commission research articles and
critical writing from critics, curators and researchers. We also partner with similar initiatives, facilitating
several special projects at the India Art Fair over the years.
This investment in the discursive prompted Latitude 28 to organize TAKE on Writing | Critic-Community:
Contemporary Art Writing in India with TAKE on art (its sister publication), an intensive destination workshop in Goa to cultivate dialogue among peers on art criticism. Most recently, the gallery supported

 

 

REWORKING ON ROMAIN ROLLAND’S THE DECLARATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF SPIRIT (1919): ON THE EVE OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE’S 153rd BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 7th May 2014

 

Rabindranath Tagore and Romain Rolland

 

“Tagore is, I think, saying that truth is a subtler concept than Einstein realises” – Noble Laureate Physicist Brian Josephson, Cambridge University, 1992

“Curiously enough, the present evolution of science is running in the direction stated by the great Indian poet” – Noble Laureate Chemist Ilya Prigogine, 1984

 

“I am only waiting for love to give myself up at last at his hands. Thus why it is so late

And thus am I guilty of such omissions.

     They come with their laws and their codes to bind me fast. But I evade them ever, for I

Am only waiting for love to give myself up at last at his hands.

     People blame me and call me heedless – I doubt not they are right in their blame.

The market day is over and work is all done for the busy. Those who came to call me vain

Have gone back in anger. I am only waiting for love to give myself at last at his hands”.

–          Gitanjali, Rabindranath Tagore

REWORKING ON ROMAIN ROLLAND’S THE DECLARATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF SPIRIT (1919): ON THE EVE OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE’S 153rd BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 7th May 2014

“Toilers of the spirit, companions, scattered all over the world, separated from one another for five years by armies, by censorship and hate of nations at war, we take this opportunity, when barriers are falling and frontiers are re-opening, of making an appeal to you to re-form your fraternal union, – but let it be a fresh union, firmer and stronger than the one which existed before. – Romain Rolland, July 1919

 

“Waiting for love to give myself at last at his hands…”

Silently evening crawls in the bed of night

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Rabindranath Tagore Painting Untitled

Looking up at the dazzling stars

Speaking anonymously at last

Epochs have buried flesh not the soul

Out of history’s hall of judgement

A voice came out of time

From the depths of past

And from poetry’s perennial source

When it confronted the spirit of the declaration of independence

Hidden in the future canvas of freedom

Tied to many universes

To fraternal universities

It sparked a violent beginning of things

A struggle to withhold

And to release

A rhythmic poise and a movement

A freeze shot of the indifference

And the motion that makes all the différance

Arrangement of verses

Continuous

Discontinuous

Beautiful elliptic poignant truth experience

A condition that we call Gitanjali

Observed as it unfolds the soul’s deepest offering

And freedom from the bondage of many cycles of time

Utter something new

To the cosmic festival of dance

To suit the taste of a new race

Feelings pulsating vividly in nature

Gadhulir chitolekay rachito pratiti anu paramanur naam

Within the frame of dawn encrypted are names of all matter & force-particles

They seized on this happy moment

Tagore in China

Tagore in China

A rare opportunity of love

Calling me through their wordlike dance

Sometimes a ripple afloat a vacuum

Singing songs for eternity

Strangely extreme disguises

Declare their independence of spirit

And roots behold the land you live

The dying seeds the waters forgive

Evoking the new wilderness

A mind-space where we grow

Man shall know

The mystic world of the Undying Self

Let alone the lines written on it

‘Waiting for love to give myself up at last at his hands”.

– J

 

CELEBRATING DILIP KUMAR ROY’S BIRTHDAY: 22nd JANUARY, 2012: THE RIVER THAT BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER

CELEBRATING DILIP KUMAR ROY’S BIRTHDAY: 22nd JANUARY, 2012

THE MOMENTS OF FRAGRANCE And THE RIVER THAT BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER

A soulful-singer, a musician, a poet, a lyricist, a man of letters and friendship, a true yogi- Dilip Kumar Roy once said: ‘I do not intend, as did John Milton,”to justify the ways of God to men”.  For as God is a real, throbbing Omnipresent Entity. His multiform divinity needs no ultramodern vindication, least of all when He is perceived solely through the devotee’s love. One who has love for Him does, in effect, say, a la Descartes: “I have glimpsed God with my Eye of Light, therefore I know what God is”. Similarly, one who has truly come to love Mother Ganga may well claim, mutatis mutandis: “Since  I feel in her the touch of the Divine I have no qualms about equating her with a goddess”. This is not an academic defense, but the acknowledgement of an experiential fact, to wit, that one whose heart has responded to the divine call of Mother Ganga can and does dispense once and for all with the services of an intellectual advocate. For he knows that what seems irrational to the mind may, in the last analysis, be suprarational and thus resoluble in the light of our intution. Indeed, are not all paradoxes resolved in the harmony of the Divine? To quote once again from Savitri (V, III):

The world is God fulfilled in outwardness.

The blue sea’s chant, the rivulet’s wandering voice

Are murmurs falling from the Eternal’s harp. – Sri Aurobindo

Years later I sang this song at Hardwar, where the blue-scarfed Ganga purls and dances along pauselessly, and my heart was filled with a deep exhaltation, so much so that on her bank I went composing song after song which I sang in ecstasy. …In one of these I wrote:

In my yearning heart, O Ganga, I

Sing but to appeal to thee:

Come thou to rend the veil that stands

Between thy Grace and me.

For then I’ll see thy light divine

In all and love all, Mother mine!

And learn to harken even in din

To thy soul’s own melody’.

CONSCIOUSNESS-ANALOGUE: THE RIVER THAT BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER

Dadaji (Dilip Kumar Roy) and Mother Indira Devi at Haridwar

See the Dwarka threaded in his eyes                                                        

The haridwar the rishikesh in her eyes

Flowing with the swift ebb of tidal tears of the Ganges

Mother bathes the sun with a smile lost forever in nature’s arms

Or is it there where Narmada meets the sacred soul of its song?

The music rings in thy ears chanting like the waves

Carrying passages of dead earth from history’s charcoal years

Penciled at the bottom with a line or a signature

I am here in between the one and the many

Dancing my way to celebrate the nation

A friend is a friend is a friend is a friend

Love’s token are bird like wings seeking a hermitage

A wonderful carnival of primeval joy

A day when the young meets the old in their arms

A day when soldiers harp the flute of the lord

Canonizing the world eternal Hari OM!

A true seeker of love finds in light’s golden robe

The symbol of original bliss

That is the true mystic meaning of the word

Not in monastic meditation of solitude

But in life itself that has the true colours of trombone music

Rembrandt to Rolland to Sri Ramkrishna

Sri Aurobindo, Mother et al.

– Joy Roy Choudhury

BELOW: Sri Dilip Kumar Roy and his college friends in England, 1920. CLOCKWISE from lower left: D.K. Roy, K.P. Chatterji, Subhash Chandra Bose (Netaji), C.C. Desai.  Pictures courtesy Pilgrims of the Stars- Dilip Kumar Roy and Indira Devi/ Excerpt from Pilgrims of the Stars/ Dada ji & Indira Ma picture courtesy Hari Krishna Mandir Archives- website: http://www.harikrishnamandirindiraniloy.com/