Like every year, the "who's who" of the global elite have converged on Davos as part of their annual "problem-solving" talkfest. In a very ritualistic manner (as they have been doing all along), Davos 2023 kicked off with a new theme and a new word, Polycrisis, to describe a "problem" that they had created in … Continue reading The Davos Elite Have Coined This Word, Polycrisis, To Describe A “Problem” They Have Created!
Betting big on technology, India is attempting to "leapfrog" into the Digital Age, bypassing the need for an Industrial/Manufacturing "Renaissance." For a nation that prides itself on its technological prowess, this "ambitious" task seems within reach. However, doubts persist about the "reach" of technology, given the problems of "scale and speed" that a vast, diverse, … Continue reading Betting Big On Technology, India At 75 Aims To “Leapfrog” Into The Digital Age!
Haven't we seen this before? Charismatic leaders emerge with promises of "good days" that all of us fall for, only to see the Utopian "dreams" turn to dust as the "realities" of human nature and the daily "grind" set in. It doesn't matter much if the outcome was only "realpolitik" driven policies, as the status … Continue reading Welcome To The Age of False Dawns! Where Utopia Is Promised And Dystopia Is Delivered!
Is Millennial/Gen Zer angst with the status quo driving protests such as the anti-Hijab uprising in Iran and The Great Resignation in the United States? If so, what is that is making the Millennial/Gen Z age cohorts so angst-ridden? Is it due to the Pandemic upending their careers and otherwise taking a toll on their … Continue reading Is Millennial/Gen Zer “Angst” Driving The Anti-Hijab Protests In Iran And The Great Resignation In The United States?
What is The Great Reset? Is it a "last" chance to "save the world", or are we simply "clutching at straws" in the face of the approaching Perfect Storm? To put it plainly, The Great Reset is a complete "rebooting" of the global economic and financial systems, along with a holistic plan to remake what … Continue reading The Great Reset! Clutching At Straws Or The Last Chance To Save The World? Here’s Why We Need The Great Reset
Is India a "lone bright spot" amidst global turmoil and economic gloom, or is it too premature to announce its "arrival" on the world stage? Sure, the Indian Economy is the "world's fastest-growing major economy", and its geopolitical heft and influence have grown with the Ukraine war, where Modi can "hold its own" with Putin, … Continue reading False Dawn Or Bright Spot? Is India “Shining” Amidst Global Turmoil And Economic Gloom, Or, Is This A Mirage In The Desert Of The Unreal?
What's the matter with Millennials? First, they quit their jobs en masse, in what was dubbed The Great Resignation. Next, they refused to work over and beyond their basic expectations in what is now being termed as Quiet Quitting, or the practice of taking it easy at work. Moreover, Millennials are also at the forefront … Continue reading What’s With The Millennials? Quiet Quitting, The Great Resignation, And Now, Moonlighting! Slackers Or Pioneers Of A New Era Of Work And Life?
Is India@75 an aspiring economic powerhouse or a middling power "plodding along" and "muddling through" a steady stream of crises, unable to reach its potential? Well, one would undoubtedly believe the former if one were to go by the media spin and the propaganda unleashed almost hourly and amplified by the many "cheerleaders" in all … Continue reading India@75: An Aspiring Powerhouse Or A Middling Power, Plodding And Muddling Along?
India@75: We Have Come A Long Way, Yet, Miles To Go For The Indian Renaissance Indian Renaissance at India@75! I was born in 1975, during the time of The Emergency. Though I was too young to remember, the years after my birth presented the nation with political, economic, and social challenges. As I grew up … Continue reading Indian Renaissance? India@75 Has Discarded The Begging Bowl, Though, Challenges Remain To Achieve A $5 Trillion Economy!
The voluble ex-RBI (Reserve Bank of India) governor and now academic Raghuram Rajan believes that the "road to prosperity" runs through "strengthening liberal democracy". Speaking at an event yesterday, Rajan had some words of "advice" both for the Modi Sarkar and the legions of "experts" who often laud the Chinese growth miracle as having been … Continue reading Raghuram Rajan At It Again! Bats For Liberal Democracy If India Has To Realize Its “Dream” Of A $5 Trillion Economy!