image credit : unsplash Competitive economy and protection of environment have been at loggerheads since perhaps the agricultural age. The first disturbances to earth's natural ecosystem must have started when men cleared a part of the forest to plant crops. Still there are many societies that live in deep forests without doing any agriculture. They … Continue reading environment in the age of market economy
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will vasudhaiva kutumbakam ever be a reality?
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?
the vikings of our times
There is no waiting list to line up for the last leg of the Mount Everest. The inclement weather sometimes allows a small window of clear sky for a couple of days. Then it is free for all. The peak, that did not see even a single visitor till 1953, is now a place of … Continue reading the vikings of our times
the gladiators of our times
Psychologists say that at our core, we homo sapiens are still the hunter -gatherers that evolved seventy thousand years back to inherit the earth. They are still searching for direct evidence to corroborate their theories. But after watching a number of movies, documentaries, and web serieses based on the public entertainment of roman civilisation and … Continue reading the gladiators of our times