Pretending to be asleep …

There is a saying in almost every culture that says “you can wake up the one who is sleeping, but never the one who is pretending to be asleep”… I find several examples of this in the corporate world and it’s actually a demotivating and disengaging behaviour. An example of how this behaviour is displayed … Read more

New age feudalism

The India government in a rather unpopular move abolished the privy purse in 1971. Basically it was free money being given to the erstwhile royal families who agreed to merge with the Indian Union in 1947. Then there was the Zamindari system which was also about land owners (aristocrats) and land users (commoners). There were … Read more

Diversity … Do we really want it ?

Our recent trip to Cambodia made us realise that the whole world only talks of “diversity” and how wonderful it is to have diverse cultures, customs and people. We actually crave for “similarity”. Just think of the genocides that have happened in the concentration camps and during the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, both in … Read more

Pradhan Sewak – Servant Leadership

Our Prime Minister started his speech yesterday by calling himself “Pradhan Sewak” not “Pradhan Mantri”. “Pradhan Sewak” means Prime Servant and “Pradhan Mantri” means Prime Minister. Now, this man is a politician and some may just call this a clever use of words. But there is a ring of sincerity when he utters the words. … Read more