Discovering Altamash Gaziyani

There’s something strange about the world we live in. On the face of it, individuals today are connected to more of the global population than at any other time in the last 500 years. But delving beyond the surface, we are less likely to discover new things in the world because while the world is […]

Across The Sea, Water

Across The Sea, Water

You cross the Sea And need a drop of Water to Live If You are Child of God And I am Child of God Can a Religion Separate Us? If You are Child of God And I am Child of God But I am Black or Brown Am I less of a Child of God? […]

Waiter, Waiter!

In 1993, I woke up one fine afternoon and found myself wearing a Navy Blue suit, standing in a 200-seater restaurant in Mumbai … apparently I had taken a job as the Restaurant Manager and so there I was supervising 17 people segregated as follows: one accountant cum cashier, seven waiters, two captains, one… via Waiter! […]

The Mirror

When you look into my eyes Is it me your seeing Or a reflection of your own self? When you listen to my voice Is it my mood you hear Or a resonance of your own feelings? When you hear my words Is it my thinking you recognise Or a vibration of your own thoughts? […]

“Equality is about the quality of education, not just any education”

“Equality is about the quality of education, not just any education”

Last week, I met an author. And a social entrepreneur. And an educator. And social activist. His name is Basu Rai, apparently a name he gave himself while he was growing up on the streets of Kathmandu. I learned several important lessons and this is an account of that interaction with Basu. I was at […]

It Could Happen To Anybody: Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking

It Could Happen To Anybody: Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking

It would have been an uncomfortable topic to present in a training symposium. It was a challenging task to get an audience to engage. It was an important core issue, though an age-old one. But Sherry Saehlenou not only made the presentation with class, she not only got the audience engaged in style, she also achieved […]

Conflict

When I see news of armed conflicts or movies of historical war, and I see people dying, I do not cry and feel for an Indian, American, European, Chinese or Arab- I cry for the pain of the people, I cry because I know that common people give up their rights in the hope that […]

Meet #SamanthaGash of #RunIndia

Meet #SamanthaGash of #RunIndia

On August 22, 2016, Samantha Gash, a young Australian endurance athlete, will begin running her biggest ultra-marathon yet: #RunIndia, a 3800 kilometres run across several states in India from Rajasthan to Meghalaya. The run is expected to take 76 days at a planned pace of 50 kilometres a day and during the journey, Samantha and […]

The Illusion of Control (Or the Belief in Immortality)

Some recent events and experiences – unrelated for others – helped complete an important part of my learning that had been incomplete for the past four decades. The most recent event was Brexit in June 2016. The reactions to the Brexit Referendum result brought home to me (as an internalised understanding) that a particular type […]

“Fear has no place in success anywhere”

“Fear has no place in success anywhere”

Jaisurya Das (@jaisurya_das) is a media professional, who is considered a marketing guru, especially strategies centred around the concepts of #Neuromarketing (strategies based on market research that study audience behaviour including cognitive and affective response to stimuli). His illustrious media career spanned very successful stints with Bennett Coleman & Company’s #TimesofIndia brand and #TheSakalGroup. In 2003, he founded […]