You know Serena Williams, right? Almost everyone from this generation, irrespective of their affinity for tennis, must have heard the name at least once in their lifetime. In an essay released for CNN Opinion today, Williams fazed her fans with some shocking news. She almost died after giving birth to her six months old daughter… Continue reading Serena Williams’ Post-Partum Struggle and How She Inspires Her Own Feminine Ilk
The Hindu revivalists in the 1920s and 30s believed that the idea of democracy should not be appropriated by the West, rather ancient India had its share of experience with the concept. There were many democratic institutions in India of the yore, such as those found amongst the Buddhists (The Buddhist Samghas). The Atharvaveda says… Continue reading A Hindu Nationalist View of Democracy
I love The Big Bang Theory. My lingo is at times interspersed with references from the sitcom, notably the “inappropriate humour” by the Great Sheldon Cooper. The socially inept genius once said, “Change is never fine, they say it is. But……. it is not.” This, however, is one of the few remarks by Dr Cooper… Continue reading Revamping the Blog
A lot of narratives are dominating the current discourse (you can read this in a Foucaultian sense as well as in layman terms) Consider the varying accounts that I read today: *Hullabaloo over demonetisation is in full swing, both in the Houses and on the streets. *Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader is dead – after… Continue reading Be open to alternatives
Random Facebook post. Thought of sharing it with the blog readers. Hope you find it interesting. 🙂 If you believe some, altruism or selflessness is a rare quality, not just in today’s world but almost since humankind existed. Machiavelli, known for his genius work “The Prince” (for layman understanding, he is the Western Chanakya) described… Continue reading On Selflessness
Neo-liberalism, an ideology that places the individual and his interests ahead of general welfare,social justice and common good. A regression to the Adam Smith model of a free market economy, where ‘human economic activity is driven by the invisible hand of the market and not by some government institution.‘ In layman’s terms, a neo-liberal economic… Continue reading Is the new Aadhar Bill a step towards neo-liberal economic policy?
Not just pay hikes, Indian administration requires a restructuring based on a strong competency framework. The Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations will be implemented from January 2016. While there is much hullaballoo about the dent on the finances of Union and State governments as a consequence of a 23.55% hike in emoluments, there also exist legit… Continue reading Administrative Competency for an efficient bureaucracy