Dangal – gently grappling with contradictions and double-binds

Using the film as a resource, this blog raises three crucial double-binds and contradictions that we face today.

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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 […]

Wasting away in the VUCA World

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 […]

The Hero’s Journey in the clutches of Market Capitalism: Where has the magic gone?

  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 […]

Bye Bye Wholesomeness, Hello Homo economicus, I think I gonna be ‘linked-in’ now …

This blog is about transactional and extractive networks that are encouraged in lieu of human connects and networks. It explores how Homo economicus contributes to this trend in Indian society, as well as hides many evil and shadows including instrumentality, xenophobia, and racism