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 how SVYM was founded, the inspiration that I continually receive from Swami Vivekananda’s life and Message and my own life’s journey till now.
A development activist, public policy advocate, social innovator and leadership trainer
Governing for the last mile
Nations around the world are challenged on how to ensure the benefits of governance and development reach the last mile. When all things are said and done, what really matters is whether the person at the end of the road is feeling the impact of, and getting the benefits of good governance. ‘Antyodaya’ & ‘Janabhagidari’ are powerful concepts that India is keeping as the paradigms to ensure this. Prime Minister Modi refers to this repeatedly and exhorts all stakeholders to ensure that no one is left out and all are included in the growth journey of India. I wrote about
Laying the foundation for Amrit Kaal
Understanding Atmanirbhar Bharat
‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ – one must have heard this call for action several times over the last few years. When I interact with Civil servants and citizens, I find that each one has a perspective on what it means. Most of them relate it to economic independence, self-reliance or producing goods and services within India. This call given by Hon Prime Minister Modi includes all this and much more. Have tried to share some of my views and perspectives on this and this was published in Indian Express, Jan 17, 2023. You can read this at https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/atmanirbharta-for-new-india-8385703/ The article is also