Seminar room is sacred, a site of intellectual production, a space of and for discourse, whether the conversation moves ahead or not is rather not the objective, but the sheer space where the breath of neoliberal drivers, have not convoluted the conversation.
Response to New Technology Dude Bro: Great idea, can this tech get actualisation through Block chain now and monetised through an early stage investment. How many early users can we get? Artsy Dude: What is the community implication of this technology intervention in the receiving community? Is this tech even needed? How many jobs will … More Different Responses
Environmental permitting spends are mandatory spends for business continuity, however there is hardly any effort to extract more strategic value from them by the procurement folks of industries. It can rejigged to obtain insights for resilience building, extend an ESIA into a flood risk assessment to understand your insurance premiums in a climate unequal world. … More Permit to Performance
Writing which connects to the soul, is the essence which remains as a residue somewhere. That writing articulates unlocked/unsaid emotions about a place or a feeling of a place. Normally exceptional writing is simple, and self organises a vocabulary which is not present in discourse, such as how do you write about a city which … More Writing Spaces
Tell your younger self It’s ok to be slow It’s alright to fail And fail again Parents,Teachers and Friends Are not the finale They are after all Waiting for you to get off Their laundry lists Chart your own journey No one waits for you It’s you To tell your story Life will be your … More Fail Forward
Non profit and business start up founders often sabotage their vision of the organisation by turning into to mutual admiration club rather than a mission driven organisation. Having worked with a committed Mohsin Malhar Da and a few others and also a award winning tent maker who did not bother to remunerate, the activist and … More Walk the Talk
Ultimately it is the everyday politics with a small p that is the proof of the seewaiyaan, the grand theories of Geopolitics, Race, Faith and Class does not cut any sand if it’s translation to the institutions such as family, workplace and the retail sphere is half cooked. Too much grand theoretical noise. The activists … More Curb the noise.
I am just looking back at the detritus of dreams The scars are not seen Gleaned by fancy restaurant selfies The delta of unrealised dreams Is Deep The Question However is whether to fight on Or change course But those are the dreams which shaped the inside of me The fights, the joys The meals, … More The Shape of Dreams
Today at a cooked food counter at a supermarket in Muscat, this Malayali spread reminds me of Indian Restaurants/Restoran in Singapore and Malaysia where cooked food is displayed. The cultural commonalities are obvious, southern India. #migrantscholars
Life is strange One leaves being Middle Class In Kanyakumari and Komilla To be marginal, in Karama Positions vary, material reality dominates Life is then expressed in exchange rates Meaning is searched in the falling rupee As the hurt ego, is soothed by jumping values