On Writing well

Work the world, stories will flow. Travel, speak to communities, eat diverse fare, read a book per week. Curate communities of practice and invest in learning. Most importantly, create a unique value proposition in your writing. Simple, yet very sophisticated.

Langkawi Diaries: Nasi Lemak, Nepal and Migration

It was lovely speaking  earlier in the day to a Nepalese chef and staff from Pokhara in a restaurant in Langkawi who have worked in Mainland China/Punjabi by Nature in Cyber Hub\New Friends Colony in the National Capital Region, India. They spoke about remittances, fluctuating exchange rates and below par work with respect to their … More Langkawi Diaries: Nasi Lemak, Nepal and Migration

The Speciality of Nothingness

In this age of platforms and pipelines, of scale and splendor, with modernity’s elaborate invisible structures making us their unwilling subjects, it’s time to reclaim the quietness, calmness, disconnectedness, the beauty of being oneself sans pretenses and appreciating the non universality of being small, special and having a voice which cannot be commoditized on an … More The Speciality of Nothingness

Small Voices Matter: Social Change at the Margins

Small Voices aka Soloprenuers are an important pivot in making our communities more vibrant as group think is avoided and their risk appetite in curating a world towards normative ends is greater. Scale as a narrative is over hyped. We, in the private sector are driven by the animal spirits of growth ensconced in the … More Small Voices Matter: Social Change at the Margins

Bhatt on Bollywood

Mahesh Bhatt to Karan Thapar in an India Today TV Interview: ‘We make two kinds of films; to comfort the jolted, and to jolt the comforted- for the jolted it is an ice pack and painkiller, and for the rich, pain is an aphrodisiac’ in response to a question on whether cinema is for changing … More Bhatt on Bollywood

Scale or Intellectual Independence: the funding holy grail for non profits

It is a well known fact that non profits and policy thinks alike generate funding from corporate sources to influence the discourse on ideas rather than the normative objective of independent research, which is often spewed about with zero conviction. Nothing is independent if the staffer bills are not paid and the rentals are due. … More Scale or Intellectual Independence: the funding holy grail for non profits