A few years ago, when I was losing interest in MRA, a young friend brought me back into its fold. He is Bhanu Kale. His healthy criticism of our work did the magic. I saw him work full blast day and night to fulfill the objectives of our Trust. I would therefore like to begin this article by applauding Bhanu.
With pleasure we present this special issue of Disha on Globalization in conjunction with the conference Embracing Opportunity — Creating Synergy. This issue may additionally be treated as a substitute for the souvenir that was proposed. This may also explain the first ever appearance of advertisements in Disha.