The True Web 2.0 Election- Singaporean GE as a beta site for digital democracy

This Singaporean General Election is a test case for electoral campaign’s in the virtual world, as Singapore is one of the most wired to the global information grid. Over the last month, the internet has been the playing ground for potential candidates for the May 7th General Elections. The Social Media platforms like Twitter and … More The True Web 2.0 Election- Singaporean GE as a beta site for digital democracy

The Idea of Singapore- a beacon for multiculturalism and governance

In the run up to the General Elections out here in ‘Tiny Red Dot’ Singapore, there has been a voracious dialogue over everything from Public Housing to Defence Budget cuts. The question also raised in this election also addresses a fundamental issue- what makes the idea of a Singapore and the conceptual fabric of a … More The Idea of Singapore- a beacon for multiculturalism and governance

The Concept of Achievement – What does it really mean?

This is a concept, which has spurned on an industry…The Motivational Speaker one- Anthony Robbins, Robin Sharma, Steven Covey and its tribe drive the notion into our sub consciousness that talks about ‘peak performance’ and realizing our potential… All this talk makes it evident that we judge success as a material value and not one of … More The Concept of Achievement – What does it really mean?

Expanding the purview of post disaster governance:some thoughts

This is the second article in the series on Social Innovation which I had recently commenced recently with a post on the next level of CSR.  The concept will be elaborated and expatiated in this article and forthcoming posts. Recently we have come across natural disasters of unprecedented magnitude occurring in Japan  firstly the earthquakes and the the corresponding … More Expanding the purview of post disaster governance:some thoughts

Lessons for South Asia from the run up to the Sg General Elections

I have been following the run up to Singaporean General Elections very keenly online and on the print media (read Straits Times) as this is the first time I am following democratic elections being in the place in a very long time as I spent a very long time in Oman which is a Monarchy … More Lessons for South Asia from the run up to the Sg General Elections

Is Jantar Mantar our Tahrir Square:Anna Hazare & Social Media strange collaborators!

I was not really surprised by the vibrancy of the agitation led by 73 year old career activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare for the implementation of the ‘Lokpal Bill‘ which is an anti corruption legislation try to deter top officials from engaging in graft- which is is the second nature of public life in India, where election tickets … More Is Jantar Mantar our Tahrir Square:Anna Hazare & Social Media strange collaborators!

CSR 2.0- An active approach towards social change

This article is the first in the line of the social innovation conversation that I had initiated in the morning today by a short post. Corporate Social Responsibility is the new business buzzword in corporate circles  regarding sustainability reporting  and with the advent of ISO 26000- a voluntary standard concerning compliance to social norms and sustainable development. Shell was one … More CSR 2.0- An active approach towards social change

Technology, International Development and Social Innovation- A new conversation

Today I am getting back to one the  core ideological pillars of this ideation platform- Social Innovation and International Development. Yesterday I was a Facilitator and Speaker at Symposium Neue Thinken II- A Social Innovation Event of the AIESEC NUS Projects Team of which I was the research director and one of the co-founders of … More Technology, International Development and Social Innovation- A new conversation