The election season in India has begun and the decibel levels are getting louder and shriller. Amidst all the din & noise and the drama that is getting played out in states like Karnataka and West Bengal, one tends to ignore issues centered around Governance. While one takes a bird’s view of the evolution of Governance & Democracy in India since independence, one feels both proud and impressed. I have tried to summarize this in line with the Governance Indicators developed by the World Bank and the same can be heard in the recent speech that I gave at the Tagore Center, Embassy of India, Berlin. This talk was organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi and was held on the 16th of January, 2019.
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This is the talk that I gave on the occasion of Vivekananda Jayanthi at the Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies on January 11, 2021. Swami Vivekananda never ceases to inspire and one feels that one has only scratched the surface in trying to understand his message. Watch on…
Over time, I have given several interviews and have spoken at several forums. Each one has been different and taught me several lessons. They have also given me the time and space to reflect on the questions that had been asked and my own life too. This recent interview as part of the MASTER CLASS series of Dr Kamini Rao, the renowned Obstetrician & Gynaecologist of Bengaluru was one that brought out several nuances of my own life. She has this grounded way of bringing out what is hidden inside you. Please do watch this two-part video, where i recollect
The last couple of weeks has seen discussions around the vaccine for COVID and whether they are safe and effective. While each person is entitled to his/her own view, it can indeed be confusing listening to the several experts and political commentators about this issue. From calling it the BJP vaccine, to expressing concerns on one of the vaccines being hastily approved for emergency use, one is unsure how the citizens of the country will respond. Most of the people alive today have grown up in times when vaccines have become an inseparable part of our life. From the tetanus