Mrinalini Sarabhai’s autobiography ‘The Voice of the Heart,’ published by Harper Collins India in the year 2004, is now available for free download

Friday, July 9, 2010


This morning a young gentleman came from an FM station to interview me.  The profession of Radio Jockeys is indeed a thrilling one.  Quick, courteous and witty these are the three words that come to my mind when I think of our new generation.  In no time he untied the bundle of questions and the next ten minute was like reviewing my life, spanning from my birth to the contemporary scenario of Ahmedabad.  A brilliant job!  They will broadcast it next Sunday.

Radio always had a prominent place in my life before this era of ‘information flood.’  Tuning the radio to get BBC was always a tedious exercise. When tuned properly, it was always a pleasure to listen to various programmes.  Often I wondered about the sound that travels thousands of kilometers before reaching my radio set.  Gradually television pushed the radio back.  Then came mobiles, internet and the world is now teeming with the influx of knowledge.

Wikipedia says that this flow of information has created a new life. We are now in danger of becoming dependent on this method of access to information. Therefore we see an information overload from the access to so much information, almost instantaneously, without knowing the validity of the content and the risk of misinformation.

But its exciting all the same!

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