Today when the whole of humanity is divided even in the face of a common enemy, what lofty ideals our ancient seers had. They conceived of a utopia where the whole humanity is bonded like a one family. This was long before a map of the whole world was available. By virtue of my association … Continue reading will vasudhaiva kutumbakam ever be a reality?
Knowing full well that economic slow down is an inevitable part of debt driven economy, should we blame the government of the day? Should we also create a panic situation by demanding that the patient who is suffering a normal fever be put in an ICU? If we follow Ray Dalio's explanation of economic models, … Continue reading Should we be excessively worried about the economic slowdown?
From the social media trends it appears that Indians are divided as to whether to welcome the fact of a persons of Indian origin winning the Nobel prize in economics. Many Indians, as usual, felt proud - particularly those from Bengal and JNU, while some smelt a conspiracy. I will remain sceptical. Nobel for economics, … Continue reading Nobel Intentions 2
When Barrack Obama won the Nobel Prize, sensible people were surprised. At that time Obama had barely started his tenure as the president. He had not achieved anything worth while to be considered for the award. Later on Nobel clarified that the award was given keeping his potential in mind. Seems, rationalization is not restricted … Continue reading Nobel Intentions
According to a recent report of National Sample Survey Office, working hours in India is one of the highest in the world. In other words, the workers in Indian private sector, are more exploited than their counterparts in other countries. After leaving Defence Service I worked in a BPO for a short period. I joined … Continue reading of work, rest, and compensation
The Times of India is running a campaign these days. It is primarily about the lost votes on account of India's huge migrant population both within and outside the country. They had a special panel discussion session as part of the Times Literature Festival held in Bengaluru on 23rd and 24th February 2019. As per … Continue reading TOI Campaign on Lost Votes : a case of misplaced priorities and flawed premises.
“The best rulers are scarcely known by their subjects; The next best are loved and praised; The next are feared; The next despised: They have no faith in their people, And their people become unfaithful to them. When the best rulers achieve their purpose Their subjects claim the achievement as their own.” (Ancient Chines Philosopher … Continue reading the tao of governance
A couple of days back a woman of acquaintance committed suicide. The usual story : alleged extra marital affairs, a society that loves to take figments of weird imagination as the gospel truth, rumour, lack of emotional support from near ones, stress, depression, and fear of facing alone an antagonistic world. Remember, there were male … Continue reading Monica Lewinsky and the Trolls of our Times
The concept of mono no aware that I discussed in part 2 finds expression in Japanese art and literature including in the works of the latest Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. Even though the concept originated in the Heian Era (8th-12th century), it started gaining prominence in Japanese culture with the works of the 18th century … Continue reading part 3: The Japanese sense of Aesthetics
Hawa mein udta jae, mora lal dupatta malmal ka ooo... ji... ooo ji Hey girl. Don't let your dupatta fly off your soft hands. Delhi is approaching. You will need it to cover your nose and mouth. The air pollution in Delhi reaching alarming proportions is the top trending news these days. Of course for … Continue reading cities inhabitable