The Tyranny of Positive Thinking in Indian Corporations … Manipulating Optimism within, but without Faith

This blog explores and critiques the impact of positive thinking and its many derivatives on leaders and managers in India. I believe that the ideological stances and axioms behind positive thinking, positivist psychology, and its cruder interpretations by consultants, management gurus and coaches, create a set of complex defense process that not just isolate and alienate the human being, but obfuscate various ways in which corporate capitalism manipulates, and oppresses all its stakeholders.

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The Grand Experiment at Antelope

INTRODUCTION Wild Wild Country is a remarkable and beautifully narrated documentary on Netflix, covering six episodes, each episode covering a milestone of a surreal tale across four years in Antelope, Orlando, USA. The narrative begins in a small nondescript town of 75 odd denizens, living in Orlando USA, who one day discover that a large […]

Ferdinand: A Manna of Hope and Love today …

Ferdinand: A Manna of Hope and Love today …   The Context Last night, I saw the 4-D version of Ferdinand – an animated film adaption of a classic story that refuses to die down in a world that is besotted with achievement, success, greed and masculinity. On one hand, there have been a series […]

Self Help & Actualization Movement (SHAM): Uneasy Speculations!

The Trigger A distant relative has recently decided to attend one of those “Self Help” seminars in New York, an event anchored and designed by a ‘self-help guru’ known as Tony Robbins, who is white, male, extremely rich, charismatic, successful, and appears to have many celebrities as parts of his clientele or so his website […]

Anomalisa – A tragicomic search for Intimacy & Meaningfulness

Anomalisa – A tragicomic search for Intimacy & Meaningfulness   Shadows within the Self Obsessed Networked World        Introduction This blog explores the dark shadows that lurk within the self obsessed networked world that we may discern around ourselves – comprising of successful, well connected, yet perhaps delusional, paranoid  and immensely lonely individuals, […]

Anticipating TransformAction 2017

  Historically, in the month of March each year, in the Riviera, just a few miles away from Nice, International Forum for Social Innovation (IFSI) – a not for profit body founded in 1976 in France, holds its annual group relations conference titled TransformAction – a seminar on Authority, Leadership, and Transformation.   Over the […]