Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother India's Children - Rabindranath Tagore

Mother India's Children - Rabindranath Tagore

The light of Thy music illuminates the World!

Tagore was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 and let us celebrate Centenary Celebrations for Gitanjali Poetry Collection which was awarded.

When one knows thee, then alinen there is a none, then no door is shut. Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose the bliss of the touch of the one in the play of the many. (Tagore)

"The traveller has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end." (Tagore - Gitanjali No.12)

CHINA - By Tagore

 Once I went to the land of China.

Those whom I had not met

Put the mark of friendship on my fore-head

Calling me their own.

The garb of a stranger slipped from me unknowing.

The inner man apppeared who is eternalRevealing a joyous relationship


A Chinese name I took dressed in Chinese clothes.

This I knew in my mind,

Wherever I find my friend there I am born anew.

Life's wonder he brings.


TO SIAM - By Tagore

 I come, a piligrim, at they gate, O Siam,

To offer my verse to the endless glory of India

Sheltered in thy home, away from her own deserted shrine,

To bathe in the living stream that flows in thy heart,

Whose water descends from the snowy height of a sacred time

On which arose, from the deep of my country's being,

The Sun of Love and Righteousness.

(In Thailand)

Simplicity is the best casket for gems of truth, and these Balinese people, who had their seclusion, that saved their simplicity from all hurts of the present day have, I am sure, kept pure some beauty of truth that belonged to India.

(Bali - The Island of Thousand Temples)

In what remote age,

You and I have mingled at this place.

Our words and speech have tied their knots,

And our life has touched your life.

(Indians in South Africa)

In that early dusk of a distracted age,

When God in scorn of his own workmanship

Violently shook his head at his efforts,

An impatient wave snatched you away,

Africa, from the bosom of the East. (Tagore)

The same stream of life that runs

Through my veins night and day runs

Through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.

And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.


The path is intricate,

Unfriendly the night,

the barred gates guarded by snarling suscipion,

that growls at the shadows of strangers seeking home.

Send thy welcome signal,

O Rising Sun,

Open the golden gate at t  ancient

Shrine of the East,

Where dwells the spirit of Man,

great as the grass that blesses the lowly dust

and meek as the mountain under stars.


Man, the latest of species, is still an infant. No limit can be set to what he may achieve in the future. I see, in my mind's eye, a world of glory and joy, a world where minds expand, where hope remains undimmed, and what is noble is no longer condemned as treachery to this or that paltry aim. All this can happen if we will let it happen. It rests with our generation to decide between this vision and an end decreed by folly.

(Betrand Russell - On Tagore)




Success Tips - Learn from the best

Learn from the best 

Dr. Rekha Shetty, Author and Innovation Consultant

India is the innovation capital of the world in the sense that when you make a product keeping in mind the preferences of the Indian masses, it is taken up by people all over the world. The idea was to extract principles of innovation from their experiences. Indian CEOs are innovative in a different way because they work with limited resources; we don't have everything we need so we have to find new ways to do things.  The innovation mantras like 'dream bing', 'work hard' and 'go where none have gone before' are found in every book and almost in every pep talk.
"Indian CEOs are innovative in a different way because they work with limited resources; we don't have everything we need so we have to find new way to do things."
These things have been said before but these examples illustrate how to go about doing them. For instance - the mantra from Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO, Bharat Matrimony, is just 'Try new things', but the case study illustrates just how many things he tried before he got it right."
Author and innovation consultant Rekha Shetty talks about her latest book on CEOs and their experiences entitled "Innovation Secrets of Indian CEOs" - compilation of the experiences and methods of 50 Indian CEOs. The idea of publication was to extract principles of innovation from their experiences.
Rekha recommends the book for youngsters entering the corporate world. She said "I like to think of an India which is solution-oriented, not execuse orineted. Anyone can innovate but to innovate consistently and implement the ideas is the challenge. This book will teach to do that.
Rekha was the also the author of "Innovate Happily", "The Happiness Quotient" and several other books on the subject of innovation.