This blog looks at the works of Boltanski and Ashok Malhotra as one grapples with the near impossibility of taking political stances in today’s world
The Tale of Two Speeches and Two Americas
The Tale of Two Speeches and Two Americas Is Democracy being reduced to meaningless hyperreality – a simulacrum for the monkey mind of the common man entrapped within a world that is increasingly virtual, untrustworthy, unsafe, lonely, and ambivalent? The Context & the Divide This blog leverages textual analyses of two speeches given by […]
The Microcosm of RWAs in Gated Communities – Middle class angst, schadenfreude, and narcissism
This blog explores the microcosm of gated communities of privileged elite in India and offers an understanding of dysfunctional processes as well as opportunities for transformation within.
Inter-generational Conflict in the Modern Corporation: The Unconscious Politics of Yayati & Puru
Introduction There are so many occasions when one comes across a powerful creative leader or a band of leaders straddling organizations, and who relentlessly lament that the next generation of managers has not lived up to expectations, and let the system down. The next generation of managers are accused of being cowardly, over-compliant, cynical, and […]
The Meeting as Equals … ?! A Surreal yet Grand Comedown for American Leadership
As I write this BLOG today … The Donald Trump – Kim Jong Un meeting is being heralded as a world changer by some sections of media, in an attempt to erase the recent turbulent and dysfunctional role of USA in the recent G-7 summit. There have been staunch supporters who have been loudly and […]
The Phantasy of the Asexual Workplace: What lies beneath?
The Phantasy of the Asexual Workplace: What lies beneath? Introduction One of the oft repeated lines I get to hear from my clients is – “We don’t allow the firm to be influenced and or affected by sexuality – we are a professional organization that endorses values, norms, boundaries, and with a working culture […]
Identity: In Search for a Narrative
This long read explores identity as a process by linking it with emergent narratives as well as mythologies.
The AVATAR Dharamasankata: Colonization, Modernity, and Pope Francis – Barefoot@Niyamagiri
This blog looks at choices ahead of the human race in terms of its very existence and living with nature. It questions the very intent of our survival including how we interpret our scriptures.
A look at the Second of the Four Princes and Donald Trump – Reinforcing the Identity of the Warrior Prince and new Possibilities
This blog looks at the identity of Donald Trump and raises a question on what lies beneath his bluster.
The losing cause of Masculinity vis-a-vis rampant Authoritarianism
This blog speaks of erosion in masculinity and a rise in authoritarianism in organizations and systems.