Bharat, has Clean India But, people who clear the sewers are dying We can send satellites to space Win spelling bee Have billionaires Dream of Smart Cities But can’t remove manual scavenging Bezwada gets Magsayay But, still sanitation workers choke to death What happens to the Clean India Tax? The conundrum of caste does not … More Caste, Cleanliness and Criminal Negligence
Innovation can be inoculated by a diversity of experiences gained by travel, interacting with interesting people and reading extensively. The operative keyword is ‘diversity’. Even Times of India is encouraging reading with its latest campaign.
The various, multifarious manifestations of the universe of the Digital, with the capital D, indicating privilege is surprisingly not changing anything fundamental. Livelihoods access, public health and political power remains unchanged. Oxygen would have saved seventy kids earlier this week. Smart phones cannot change that, although sensors could have helped. Train travel in India still … More The Digital Delusion
Complex Adaptive Systems and Ecosystem Thinking have synergies. Sustainability needs them as it is as complex as ever. Linear thinking is for kindergarten.
Yesterday, an initiative about encouraging reading in Muscat was kicked off by a non profit group, and the event focused on why people read and what motivates them to do so. The responses ranged from reading as understanding other people’s perspectives to improving attention spans. While all of them scratched on the surface, reading is … More Reading as a post truth narrative
We all have our own journeysThe terrain of narratives is a flux Some collide, some negateAll stories need a earSome need to be spoken to be heard
On this Independence Day eveI have a prayerLet's not make a media spectacle out of itLet's respect the 'peripheral' rather than the centre National identity is a mosaic Rather than a monolith Save new born babies Not cowsIndia, a tapestry of colorsCan do better then 'Gerua'Gerua suits a SRK song betterAnd in Iceland not ImphalThe … More Independence Day Poem
Airports are interstitial spacesStructured as MallsPositioned as institutional valves The Passport Control line is a terrific equaliser The labor and the C Suite Every one rushing towards the departure gateFor work or leisure This act, is more deeper than it seems A privileged terrainMore accessible as time passesHas a un necessary snob value to itAfter … More Airports, a Poem
The Cooperatives were the original social enterprises before the basket of fancy conceptual categories were conceived. Think Amul and Seva. Why are today's social enterprises not able to scale? It's about founder vanity rather than community at the heart of the business models. Servant Leadership is an alien concept.
There are ways to process rejectionsEither take it as the dead end Or the spark of a new beginning Vulnerability, ought to be embraced The market treats it as a loser But the human growsVulnerability is the path of winning