For more than a decade, the Sumedhas offering of ‘Gender & Identity Lab’ (G&I) has been a pioneering series of experiential learning spaces that focus on the notion of ‘gender’, and its deep linkages with identity processes, sexuality, relatedness and systems thinking. Over the years, this annual offering in the shape of a behavioral lab […]
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, […]
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.
It is getting increasingly difficult these days to co-hold two contrasting pulls – that of the Self and that of the System – including families, work systems, communities etc. Often we find ourselves narcissistic and self absorbed in our own little worlds, quite clueless about our membership in systems and our dharma in nurturing and maintaining such […]
Preamble If there is one acronym that has proliferated at a nauseating pace and at an evergrand scale, revitalizing management and strategy text, as well as nonsensical jargon across the last decade, and catching the attention of analysts, academicians, consultants, and senior managers globally – it is VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). The […]
In the past few weeks, I have been mulling over the sheer paucity of mono-myths or the hero’s quest that used to energize people – the old, the young, the men and women around me. It is almost as if the inner realm of magical unfolding has dried up, leaving us, at best, feeling […]
This blog, in two parts, explores the process of bricolage and the identity of the Bricoleur from an Indian context. The insights from Levi-Strauss’s work are offered in part 1 to enable the reader to distinguish and value traditional knowledge systems of India from a pre-industrial perspective. Part 2 offers insights on Jugaad – an Indian lens of innovation – how creativity can be meaningfully sustained.