CWIL Readings

Picture Credit: Akshay Sriram, PGDM, 2021.



September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Mind & Life Institute

6 Days, 28 Speakers, 1 Powerful Message: The Climate Crisis, It’s a Relationship Problem

The current climate change crisis is not just caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases… but by breakdowns in kinship relationships,” said Indigenous scholar Kyle Whyte, pointing to the moral bond between people, plants, animals, and habitats.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Mind & Life Institute

Evolution of the Heart

Mind & Life honored the Dalai Lama’s birthday with the release of “Evolution of the Heart.” The 37-minute film chronicles conversations between the Dalai Lama, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, and social scientist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : YouTube

The Art Of Personality: A Sufi Perspective

What human qualities do we really seek in our colleagues, friends, family, and even more so, in our own selves? Could personality-building be the purest art form, and if so, what human qualities represent its essence? How can we engage in personality-building and learn to fully express all dimensions of our personality in our everyday thoughts, speech and actions? This webcast offers a soul-stirring escape into the world of Indian Sufism (also known as Universal Sufism), as taught by the legendary Hazrat Inayat Khan, who started "The Sufi Order in the West" in the early part of the 20th century.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Money Control

The Relationship between Tata and the state was always difficult

An interesting interview with author historian Mircea Raianu, on his latest book "Tata: The Global Corporation that Built Indian Capitalism". It captures his journey of writing the book, his challenges and the findings which took him by surprise. The interview also delves into what he discovered about the Tatas and their impact on Indian society and economy, and why he feels they have stood the test of time.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : YouTube

Where was Bapu on The Eve of Independence & Where Would He Have Been Today, 75 Years Later

On 14th August 2021, "Where Was Bapu on the Eve of Independence and Where Would He Have Been Today?" This question was the subject of a thought provoking discussion hosted by Indian Diaspora Washington DC Metro, on 14th August, with Tushar Arun Gandhi, Director of Gandhi Research Foundation; also the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. The discussion had opening remarks by Rohit Tripathi and Mr. Tushar Gandhi went on to share insights of Mahatma Gandhi's vision for India, on the eve of Independence.

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September 23, 2021

Article Published In : Harvard Business Review

Why Breathing is so Effective at Reducing Stress

By looking into two significant research studies conducted in Yale and University of Arizona, this article discusses the various scientifically proven ways in which breathing effectively can reduce stress significantly. It suggests that by incorporating simple changes in one's breathing technique, one can improve not only their productivity at the workplace, but also their overall well being.

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August 05, 2021

Article Published In : The Conversation

A Delicate Weave: Folk Singers from Western India Celebrate Diversity in the face of intolerance

A Delicate Weave is a documentary based in Gujarat, which charts four musical traditions, each dealing with compassion, and respecting each other. This article discusses each tradition in detail, and its role in promoting diversity and tolerance among various communities.

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August 05, 2021

Article Published In : The Conversation

Does Being Religious or Spiritual Make You More Ethical At Work?

An interesting study conducted with 40 top Indian executives, showed that a majority felt that being religious and/or spiritual, helps in promoting ethical decision making at the workplace. This article reflects on these issues, along with addressing the topic of ethical dilemmas.

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August 05, 2021

Article Published In : Insead Knowledge

Leadership is a Journey, Not a Destination

A thought provoking article about the dynamic nature of leadership, and the need to understand and adapt to change, in a world where challenges differ at every step. It delves into the need for leaders to be insightful in their leadership journey, to truly be effective.

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May 31, 2021

Article Published In : Wisdom Center

A New Big Book on Wisdom

A new book on wisdom in business and management which also gives space for non western perspectives.

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