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 […]
This blog is about 6 unconscious processes that threaten coaching highlighting critical consequences that otherwise do not get acknowledged or worked with in a coaching assignment.
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 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
Let me begin with a caveat – Udta Punjab is not a Hindi movie – nor is it meant for general audience in India for it cannot be understood lest appreciated by all. It is a dark and intense narrative and yet incredibly funny, that had me chuckling at times or weeping a tear, […]
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.
Context 10 Cloverfield Lane is a psychlogical thriller embedded in a science fiction context that follows the narrative of a young woman trapped in an underground bomb-shelter with two men who subscribe to the possibility of Earth attacked by aliens and that it has now become inhospitable for life on the surface. The narrative begins […]