The Expected

Sometimes chaos is the chaiyos we need, for the next practice to come in to being The present is inadequate As the minds framing it Are made up off the expected

Happy Turns.

Last month, I was privileged, all thanks to Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya to speak at WHO-York University seminar of humanitarian emergencies and health in Doha on migration and health outcomes. Attending the talk was Dr Zafar Mirza, Director of Health Systems at EMRO WHO (Middle East/North Africa/Pakistan). He asked me a couple of questions which was … More Happy Turns.

Consulting Edge

Consultants maintain the strategic advantage by these elements: ideas, implementation, network, investing in learning by text and travel and looking out for green shoots where others do not see anything. Be beyond the report as life is one continuum rather than binaries of art and science, analytics and emotion. Think complex adaptive system, every node … More Consulting Edge

Business as Art.

The sad reality is our careers are framed by a HR Manager’s perspective , rather than as a value creator, building IP for the Organisation, akin to what an artist brings on board through innovation in projects. Longevity is seen as a positive rather than project based cvs which millennials are building through gig work. … More Business as Art.

Migration Mix.

Earlier this month I was in a hotel in the Gulf for a couple of days. I met with staff from Rwanda at the front desk, Macedonia in the cafe, An Uzbek guy at the breakfast and transport staff from Bangladesh and Uganda. India and Pakistan are being displaced across the region thoroughly as new … More Migration Mix.

Past.

Home is not a set of geotagged coordinates It is the Maghreb Azzan of Taimur Masjid The sauce of the Istanboly Shwarma The familiar silence of the back alley The parkway connector in Clementi The smell of Block 708A Kopitiam These ‘homes’ are lost In the past The past is nurtured as a ‘home’ That … More Past.

New Metrics needed

ESG metrics need culture centred indicators for the regional context. All the assessment frameworks are epistemologically embedded in the global north. New metrics are needed to capture the impact. Indicators are known as the technology of global governance and impact investing or ESG centred investing needs to be anchored in culture to reap the best … More New Metrics needed