Posts Tagged with: "society"

A True Hero

A True Hero

A tribal man with raging fever is carried on a stretcher over a long distance to the only doctor available […]

Stress Management: A Different Approach

Stress Management: A Different Approach

Sheikh Saadi was passing across a wasteland when he saw someone sitting under a solitary tree. ”Who is he?” enquired […]

The Duryodhana Syndrome: Causes and Remedies

The Duryodhana Syndrome: Causes and Remedies

After a spate of scams and a strong popular uprising against corruption, we feel the pressing and urgent need for […]

Human-management — the Key to Social Health

Human-management — the Key to Social Health

Society and human relationships can be a source of stress to an individual, just as it can be a source […]

Social Service, Philanthropy and Spirituality

Social Service, Philanthropy and Spirituality

Social service and philanthropy are normally considered as great altruistic activities which lead to moral and spiritual development. But Sri […]

The Secret of Good Governance

The Secret of Good Governance

(Review of the book, Lee KuanYew: The Man and His Ideas by Han Fook Kwang, Warren Fernandes, Sumiko Tan, Singapore […]

The Vision that made the Nation – IV

The Vision that made the Nation – IV

The Vedic Social Ideal The other important question regarding the Vedic vision is whether the Vedic ideal is purely individualistic […]

Sulabh – A Revolution like No Other

Sulabh – A Revolution like No Other

In 1967, 25 year old Bindeshwar Pathak had missed getting a First Class that would have landed him a lecturer’s […]

A Task for Everyone

A Task for Everyone

It is common for Indian businessmen to complain of the slowness of procedures in India. Equally, most citizens complain of […]

Piecing the Puzzle

Piecing the Puzzle

In an article in the Deccan Chronicle (6th January, 2010), the author M.S. Swaminathan expressed his view that “only science […]

The Busy, Busy Bus

The Busy, Busy Bus

“Doorstep” is the story of how a small individual initiative has blossomed into a mini movement. Begun in Mumbai in […]

Pearls before Breakfast

Pearls before Breakfast

A man sat in a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold […]

A Learning Place as Home

A Learning Place as Home

Every evening between 4 and 8 o’clock, Kamalam, Kannan and their little son surrender their house to 150 children who […]

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Frequently, when we despair of where India is at the moment we do one of these three things: first we […]

A Man of Honor

A Man of Honor

It was probably the April of 1974. Bangalore was getting warm and gulmohars were blooming at the IISc campus. I […]

Designing Cities for People

Designing Cities for People

Many of us discuss about the future of our cities, and about the direction that personal transport needs to take. […]

The Republic of Dreams

The Republic of Dreams

(Mahasweta Devi had people in tears at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2006. Delivered with passionate heart, her inaugural speech […]

Social Relations & Complications

Social Relations & Complications

There is one situation we all face very often in our lives and social relations, which gives rise to a […]

Indigenous Peoples and the Quest for Wholeness

Indigenous Peoples and the Quest for Wholeness

Early in February, news reached the western press of a brutal double killing in the Andaman Islands, an Indian-ruled archipelago […]

A Battle Worth Fighting

A Battle Worth Fighting

Slavery and bondage exists in today’s world as much as it did in the centuries gone by, prevalent in every […]

A Land of Children Dancing in the Rain

A Land of Children Dancing in the Rain

One often hears of the high prevalence of child labour in our country. Of the many reports I have read, […]

Man and Society: Human Relationships

Man and Society: Human Relationships

Human relationships can be a source of stress, as much as support and succour.  Often this goes quite unrecognised because […]

What does Society Expect of Us?

What does Society Expect of Us?

That’s a question that will take most of us a lifetime to answer! Are we socially more acceptable if we […]

A Pilgrimage with a Difference

A Pilgrimage with a Difference

Great men undertake works of gigantic proportions, accomplished by the call of their inner voice.  Their pure consciousness makes them […]

History and the Future – IV

History and the Future – IV

One of the major defects which pursues the study of history is the lack of a proper perspective. The subject […]

Parivartan

Parivartan

For a democracy to amount to more than a mere ceremony of elections, it must have dynamic media, courts and […]

An Aspect of Identity

An Aspect of Identity

Readers may pardon me for beginning with an anecdote that is probably known to some of them. Once an Englishman […]

Are Indians Corrupt?

Are Indians Corrupt?

Are Indians Immoral or is it the System? Firstly, let us examine the question of morality. If it is indeed […]

The Case of a Fatal Fascination

The Case of a Fatal Fascination

Once again the largest democracy in the world is going to elect a new government. That brings back into this […]

Where is the Youth?

Where is the Youth?

Where is the youth? May be there isn’t one. As the world becomes increasingly complex, it has become difficult to […]