May Day, the first of May celebrated all over India as a spring fertility festival; commemorated also as International Workers Day with its historical significance. Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrate their statehood on this day. Water and the sad story of Fatehpur Sikri: a magnificant city from 1585, abandoned shortly after its completion, due to a paucity of water, remaining as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Water and the future of Auroville: shall we heed anticipatory, long-term future planning options? Or repeat the FATE of FATEhpur Sikri?
All here where each thing seems its lonely self are figures of the sole transcendent One: only by him they are, his breath their life; an unseen Presence moulds the oblivious clay. An excerpt from Sri Aurobiondo’s Savitri.