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

Bricolage, Jugaad, and Indianness Part 1

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.