Sustainability has graduated from being a definition in the 1987 Brundtland Report to being one which is embedded in to mainstream corporate strategy. A ton of business literature has been dedicated to the ‘cause’ and some companies have truly derived value from being sustainable apart from the green washing aspect, which we all know is … More The Holy Grail of the Sustainability Discourse: Linking Financial and Environment & Social Performance tangibly
In the past couple of weeks we have seen man made environmental disasters in two contrasting ecosystems in the Himalayan north of India and in the Urban & Ecological Jungles of Southern Malaysia and Singapore. The Singapore Haze Story is a man made healthcare scare and has had severe economic implications for the City State … More It’s a ‘Dammed’ affair: Energy, Politics and Development in Uttaranchal
The benefit of hindsight is that it has a perfect 20-20 vision. The neo-con and the conservative lobby who claimed that an invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan in 2003 shall ensure a tsunami of democracy have got it terribly incorrect with huge costs: Trillions down the drain, thousands of soldiers dead and millions displaced and … More Arab Spring is dead
Recently, two of the progressive culturally contrasting Muslim States of Bangladesh and Turkey have seen counter revolutions in a sense to bring back the secular voice in the political discourse. Shahbhag and now Teksim Square have become metaphors for the non religious actors to act up for their rightful space. Every country has a fundamentalist … More Is Teksim Another Tahrir?
A few days back, Mr. L K Advani praised Shivraj Chouhan for his exemplarily efforts in transforming his ‘BIMARU’ state into a development hotbed. The locus of comparison was centered upon the notion that Narendra Bhai’s Gujarat was already progressive as Gujaratis have been culturally entrepreneurial by character. There is a grain of truth certainly … More Infrastructure, Welfare & the Rhetoric of Development