Creativity and Insanity – M.S. Srinivasan

Is it necessary to be a little mad inorder to be creative? In an interesting article in Economist, “In Praise of Misfits,” the columnist Schumpeter examines the question, “Why business needs people with Asperger’s, attention-deficit-disorder and dyslexia.” Schumpeter cites William Whyte who argues in his book “Organisation Man” that companies looking for “well-rounded executives” are…

New Vistas of Yoga IV – M.S. Srinivasan

Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Life-enriching Potentialities of Yoga The other great teacher of Yoga who belongs to the category of “evolving traditionalist” is Swami Satyananda, the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga. While Swami Vivekananda brought-forward the fundamental psychological and spiritual insights of Yoga from the obscurities of religion and the hidden sanctuaries of mysticism…

New Vistas of Yoga II – M.S. Srinivasan

Two Streams: Preservative and Innovative The modern developments in Yoga in India can be classified into two categories: the preservative and the innovative. They represent two major features of Indian spirituality and Yoga. The traditional schools of Yoga represent the element or quality of creative preservation. The task or mission of this aspect of Indian…