Sustainability as a Killer App in creating Political Buy-in?

Sustainability is the most loosely used or even an abused term in our public discourse. Everyone seems to be sprinkling the term as the flavor of the season as to be Green to the Gen Y prosumer. Green washing has entered daily lexicon of ours and terms like eco-extremist, growth fundamentalist and green folks are … More Sustainability as a Killer App in creating Political Buy-in?

Globalized Micro communities: Magic of Arab Street Singapore

I have been to many diaspora micro towns such as China Towns in the Nanyang, and the Little India’s that dot almost every major international megapolis such as  (Meena Bazaar in Bur Dubai is a mini Sindh) Dubai or even a mini Chennai feel in Brick Fields, KL or a Serangoon or a Veerasamy Road in … More Globalized Micro communities: Magic of Arab Street Singapore

Bandung Diaries, an experiential journey.

Last week, I had traveled to Bandung and Jakarta in Indonesia for a conference on Innovation in Developing countries.It was good presenting a paper at a conference after a gap, especially when  I am currently working in applied research as in consulting  and not academic research anymore. Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung was cute and the smallest … More Bandung Diaries, an experiential journey.

Why Mumbai finds it difficult to cultivate a ‘culture’

Mumbai seems to be a culturally challenged city. This microcosm of India seems to be segregated in to various sublets of concrete jungles if seen spatially, whether they are tin roofed slums of Dharavi or the skycrapers of South Mumbai affectionately labeled as ‘Town’. In a Times of India article on the 3th of August, … More Why Mumbai finds it difficult to cultivate a ‘culture’

Why Public Finance should be taught to B School Kids

This post is in response to the observation from many of the interactions that i have had with B School kids who are young chaps fresh out of college or are least aware of the realities of life around them even if they have work experience. These guys are very suave about personal finance: investing … More Why Public Finance should be taught to B School Kids