Benefits of digitisation and fund-raising possibilities for small/medium NGOs

If the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be achieved by India, then it is imperative that civil society supplements the efforts/spends of the government in the manifold spheres of social development. For the social sector, the driving force is the ability to design and implement interventions that create high impact, both in qualitative and… Continue reading Benefits of digitisation and fund-raising possibilities for small/medium NGOs

Karma Yoga

Today is the 19th of June and happens to be my paternal grandfather’s birthday.  He passed on in 1993 at the ripe age of 88 years.  He was a professor at the Lyceum in Goa during the Portuguese rule.  I used to visit Goa during my summer vacations and stay with him as well as… Continue reading Karma Yoga

History and Wisdom

History is ultimately a method of thinking which relates past practice to today’s world. In this sense, history is an essential companion to wisdom, a method of applying abstract ideas to everyday human activities. Pedagogically, it strengthens our exploration and understanding of multiple dimensions of wisdom and wise leadership: Fundamentally, history is a cognitive tool,… Continue reading History and Wisdom

The 2013 RBI FCNR(B) Swap Window – Review & Takeaways

The 2013 RBI FCNR(B) Swap Window – Review & Takeaways In the wake of recent volatility in our currency markets, some commentators have – somewhat prematurely – recalled the extraordinary steps taken by RBI in 2013. To recap, post the taper tantrum of mid-2013, besides other steps, the RBI announced two special swap windows in… Continue reading The 2013 RBI FCNR(B) Swap Window – Review & Takeaways

Should the banking system “raise more deposits”?

Financial Markets and the Economy – Intersections My thoughts on markets across fixed income, currencies, commodities and equities, and their intersections with the economy – Ananth Narayan Should the banking system “raise more deposits”? August 10, 2022 (The following article appeared in Moneycontrol.com, link appended below: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/opinion/should-banks-raise-more-deposits-8990121.html ) Should the banking system “raise more deposits”?… Continue reading Should the banking system “raise more deposits”?

Are you a Mahakarta and a Mahabhokta ? – Part 2

We can now reflect upon what it takes to make the journey from an ordinary bhokta, an enjoyer or experiencer of pleasant, neutral or unpleasant situations, unfolding in our life moment after moment, and become a maha-bhokta, a Great Experiencer. The relationship between the karta and bhokta is that the karta is engaging in action… Continue reading Are you a Mahakarta and a Mahabhokta ? – Part 2

I am not OK, are you ok?

Imagine an office day, a Wednesday, you have just come back from your third tea break and it’s not even 3 pm yet.  Yes, it is one of those days! You feel an eerie silence on the office floor, and you know something is wrong.  And indeed, it is.  You learn that one of the… Continue reading I am not OK, are you ok?

The quest for the wise ones

The mosaic of leadership development theories has many interesting pieces and one of them that stands out is that of wisdom.  Our world today is characterized by uncertainties, complexities, unplanned changes, tectonic shifts in business, need for diversity and inclusivity, proliferation of technology, ethical infractions, dark leadership behaviours, social distancing, languishing, and ambiguities.  In such… Continue reading The quest for the wise ones

Become a Mahakarta and a Mahabhokta
(Part I)

After giving up all your doubts, cling to the truth, and  you will become a Great Doer, a Great Experiencer, a  Great Renouncer, O Rama! Yoga Vasistha VI Moment after moment, life puts us in various situations and calls on us to act. Vasistha teaches Rama to adopt the attitude of a Mahakarta a Great… Continue reading Become a Mahakarta and a Mahabhokta
(Part I)

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