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Category Archives: Miscellaneous
Needing a break from pandemic thoughts this weekend, I re-read my 2019 journal and excavated these 3 little insights that I hope you find interesting. You can read them here as an article published on LinkedIn.
As in 2017 and 2018, here are my top book recommendations from 2019. Paradoxically, even though I read many more books in 2019 (35 in all), I actually have fewer ones to recommend than previous years. Partly that’s because a lot of my … Continue reading
I read 23 books in 2018. With some exceptions, my reading had a conscious theme. I wanted to explore, in both fiction and non-fiction, the question posed by Yuval Noah Harari in his book on this list: “What is happening … Continue reading
In 2018, I was honoured to be selected as one of Asia Society’s Young Leaders of the 21st Century, and inducted into a wonderful and accomplished community of leaders across the continent. Click here to read more about the announcement!
I read 24 books in 2017. On LinkedIn, I shared the best 12, sorted in 3 genres, with a short review of each. Some are very popular today, and some are obscure. I would recommend every one of them.
My essay on rootlessness, global citizenship, and a fluid sense of identity in the Business Standard. ——————– No Place is Home Some months ago, a long-time family friend sat me down on the lawn in Bangalore Club and told me … Continue reading
Colombia is extraordinarily proud of its women. Before I arrived, every person who had been here (and several who hadn’t), whether male or female, would emit a quiet whistle and say “Colombia! Oh boy, the women there!” What’s the best … Continue reading
Stripping Off the Straightjacket: How Complexity Theory Provides a Whole New Approach to Making Policy
An essay/book-review in the 2007 edition of the Kennedy School Review. ——————————————– Stripping Off the Straightjacket: How Complexity Theory Provides a Whole New Approach to Making Policy Fritjof Capra, The Hidden Connections, Harper Collins, 2002, 272 pages Mark Buchanan, Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen, Three Rivers … Continue reading
“A model”, I first thought when I walked in at 10pm after a long day at the office and found him sharing a beer and a cigarette with my host. He had that deadly combination so carefully cultivated by models … Continue reading
An op-ed for Rediff.com on what might happen geo-politically if the Tamils in Sri Lanka are successful in creating their own state.