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Stereotypes & Indian Polit(y)ics!

He is a Politician! The young lady on the panel is an Activist! We also have one of the best Intellectuals to weigh in on the topic. No, we cannot allow Lobbyists on our Advisory board! We have invited a group of Professionals to debate on the progress of urbanisation. We normally use Stereotypes when … Continue reading

Leading a Purposeful Life!

  The sight of a meaty newspaper left discarded on the street is pathetic enough. But, when a strong gust of wind lifts it up and tears it apart into lonely pieces, one wonders if the mindless misery could have been avoided. If only, the reader had left it where it belonged – on a … Continue reading

Are we a Democracy?

  Democracy is literally, ‘rule by the people’, derived from the Greek dēmokratiā, which was coined from dēmos (people) and kratos (rule). Well, are we ruled by the People of this country? The Business Standard reported on 29th May 2019, “the average assets of an MP are now 345.8 times that of an annual income … Continue reading

Who is my father?…asks Economic Growth!

  Economic Growth is the illegitimate child of Capitalism! Of course, one cannot blame the capitalists. It is the mischievous Market that seduces the lascivious capitalist to get maximum footfalls. It is the market that allures and commands the residence time of capital in its heaving bosom. Over the last two decades, we are reminded … Continue reading

23rd May 2019: India turns the corner…

The 23rd of May 2019 was indeed a surprise for most Indians. History may well remember this date as the turning point for India as a nation state and a society. While over 600 million had walked the last metre in the sweltering summer to vote in the 17th Lok Sabha (the Lower House of … Continue reading

It’s all about Business, not Leadership…

  Leadership has been dissected to the core! Thousands of people have pontificated upon as well as practiced the trade or art of leadership and tens of thousands of books & studies have been published (including by this author), particularly over the last two or three decades. More significantly, millions have read most of all … Continue reading

Psephology & the Indian Voter’s Hierarchy of Needs

As the largest and one of the youngest democracies of the world trundles into another general election in its tryst with the future, the rest of the world appears to be quite a bland place with examples of similar challenges already botched up in dispersed patches around the globe. The rise of the Right, fundamentalism, … Continue reading

The Civilised Mirage!

Forays into the unknown, unforeseen or the uncharted were probably a necessity for mankind when we started coming out from the state of ‘animalhood’. It was a search for survival, not intellectual actualisation that pushed man out of forests or plains as they no longer provided enough for his biological needs or for the tribe, … Continue reading

Leadership Re-fuelled!

Who gives a crap about all the right things written and preached about what makes good Leaders or Managers? They say, a good Leader or a Manager should take care of the long-term, create sustainability, leave behind a legacy. They expect her or him to drive the team or a company towards a purpose beyond … Continue reading

Dogmatism vs. Liberalism

There is no fun debating with a blue-blooded liberalist or a dogmatist. These guys are too clear about their positions. They can berate any opposition irrespective of which camp they belong to. Most of us do find them too singular, too linear in their manifestations. In fact, they come out as quite dour and boring … Continue reading