January 30, 2006

Where The Mind is Without Fear..

Today, I was talking(in google talk) to my friend, Ahamarshan, my master's classmate and a very good friend. He is very good in poems and writing, currently doing his Phd in Oxford. He always encourages, specially when I am down, by saying "whatever you do shall prosper and no weapon that faces against thee shall prosper". He is one who believe in me more than I do on myself, and wish good luck for me more than I can dream for myself. Today as we were discussing some real serious issues about East and West,and about writing in blog, he quoted me a very nice poem from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore, which won Nobel Prize in 1913. Here it is...
"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake"
from Rabindranath Tagore's Geetanjali

3 comments:

Karthik said...

Hi,
I just happen to see this blog... truely really narrative... nice to see a thamizhan, scientist in Paris... I did MCA in Madurai Kamaraj University and the blog where you got that MKU photo's was maintained by my friend. By seeing your post i came to know about your blog... All the Very Best!!!

with Best Regards,
-Karthik-

Uma said...

Thanks Karthik :-) BTW..I am a Thamilachi! ;-)

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