Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Kiran Gandhi speaking in Nairobi

The Dalai Lama has frequently expressed the vision that if the 20th century was a century of conflict and war, the 21st century could be a century of dialogue and peace. What we see happening now, however, is quite the opposite. Television channels feed us with a daily dose of scenes of violent acts and outraged responses. The world is becoming more and more fear-filled and polarised, fueled by anger, hatred and acts of terror.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Zooni Dash

Zooni Dash wrote this letter to the Naga newspapers, following a visit to the north east of India, and it was published in March 2014.

Monday, September 12, 2011
Dr A S Ravindra Rao

After the shame of high-level corruption around the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the remarkable success of Gandhian anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare means that Indians can once again be proud, writes Ravindra Rao.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Education – preparing you for life?

The perspectives and prejudices acquired during childhood get carried over to adult life, often needing great efforts to learn new paradigms or to unlearn what has become part of your personality.

Friday, July 1, 2011
Dr A S Ravindra Rao

‘Initiatives of Change’ (IofC) has no borders, boundaries nor barriers.

Friday, April 29, 2011
K Haridas Nair

Every religion has its rituals, rites and regulations. But there is also a spiritual essence - the inner journey. Without understanding ‘oneself’ how are we going to understand the ‘other’ and also God? says K Haridas Nair.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Ravindra Rao

India perhaps has the highest number of TV news channels in the world! It is a tribute to the Indian democracy that our news channels can expose corruption and misdeeds of our leadership fearlessly. It is also remarkable that as one scam is barely exposed, the next one – even bigger – is waiting in the wings. These exposés clearly had no effect in reducing the rot, as admitted by a director of a popular multi channel TV.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Ravindra Rao

Ancient or resurgent, in India, extremes co-exist, mostly peacefully, but of late patience appears to be running out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Kiran Gandhi

Sandeep Jadhav, a 27-year-old professional in India’s outsourcing industry had only seen the good times. He worked hard in the local subsidiary of an American software company and took home an annual salary of about Rs 5 lakh.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Five decades ago Peter Drucker said religion and politics have had their day; now business would shape society. The religious leaders were accountable to their gods and their scriptures; the politicians have their electorate to face. Who would business be accountable to?