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October 11, 2016

Atman is Distinct from the Pancha Koshas

August 2, 2016

Thanks to Dr. D. Samarender Reddy for sending this piece.

Daniel Erway (aka Nirmala) on Identity Formation

 

July 9, 2016

 
First published at http://m.greaterkashmir.com/news/editorial-page/fdi-and-the-politics-of-economics/2

Interestingly, the pro-foreign capital adaptation of the BJP-led government aims to open floodgates for FDI in sectors that were otherwise opposed by the same party while in opposition. Crossing 49% barricade to almost 100% FDI in many sectors may be a positive move forward, but the problem of the present regime is its radical dependence on FDI-driven growth model to make India a manufacturing superpower. 

June 12, 2016

The ideas expressed in this article are those of the author only and this website in no way agrees or promotes the ideas. It is being published since the website stands for freedom of expression and leaves the readers to  come to their own conclusions.

The ideology which restricts democratic debates is no more working in disguise, it is coming out as recent incidents show
This question may be answered both in terms of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. But what is certain is the shrinking space for ‘democratic contestations’ and ‘rational argumentations’. The reasons are conspicuous and rooted in the schematic design of Brahminical arrogance.
The ideology is no more working in disguise. It is rather undergoing through ‘coming out’ phase.

June 7, 2016

Group Decision Making
Since two heads might be better than one
Decisions are now being made increasingly
More by groups, teams, or committees
Leading to higher-quality decisions
That are more accurate and creative
As there is increased diversity of views
With more complete info and knowledge
On pooling the strengths of the individuals.
 
The downsides of group decision making
Are that they may consume more time,
Pressures may be there to conform,

June 7, 2016

Vision
Every company needs to spell out its vision
To guide every department and division.
It won’t do if the message is dull and drab
That does not imagination and attention grab.
Spell it out in dramatic and memorable fashion
To mobilize every employee in the organization
In the direction of your dream of the future
Making the company in every way richer.
If the company’s aims and goals you know
Only then towards them you can slowly go.
 
Mission Statement

June 7, 2016

Acknowledgements

These poems were written with the inputs, encouragement, support and feedback of:

Prof. G. Surender Reddy, Director, MC Gupta College of Business Management, Hyderabad

And 

Dr. R. Kondal Reddy, Principal, Krishna Murthy Institute of Management, Hyderabad

Communication
If what you seek to communicate
Should not suffer an unwanted fate
Make sure that you the sender
The message clear and accurate render
And propagate it to who you intend
Making sure to the channel you attend
And send the message encoded
So that it is by the receiver decoded
Hopefully as you wanted to convey
And not attenuated along the way
For which the channel you must choose
Which you can for the purpose use
And what a variety of channels are there –

June 7, 2016

Acknowledgements

These poems were written with the inputs, encouragement, support and feedback of:

Prof. G. Surender Reddy, Director, MC Gupta College of Business Management, Hyderabad

And 

Dr. R. Kondal Reddy, Principal, Krishna Murthy Institute of Management, Hyderabad

Management
Managers at work are a busy lot
Planning, organizing, leading, controlling
Human and other scarce resources
Toward well-defined organizational ends
In effective and efficient ways.
 
Resources include in their range
People and their skills and knowledge,
Raw materials, machinery lying around
How can one forget nowadays computers
All acquired and maintained by finances.
 
Resources should be used productively

June 7, 2016

Span of Control
Number of workers a manager oversees
Is what span of control really speaking is.
In 1800s Eli Whitney was experimenting
How much span of control to be giving
To managers working in his gun factory
And could not on a number readily agree.
 
Span of control is still a thorny issue
Over which a lot of debate can ensue,

April 24, 2016

This article was first published by the author in 23 April, 2016
Countercurrents.org

“What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister? Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her. Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn. And tied her with fences and dragged her down” ~ Jim Morrison

April 24, 2016

First published by the author in 21 April, 2016
Countercurrents.org

It is a wonderful world we live in. Or it was. Or it could have been. And it still could be.

April 24, 2016

First published by the author in 22 April, 2016
Countercurrents.org

We humans have been in existence for less than 1% of life on Earth – In the short time of our existence, we have impacted everything; every part of our small blue planet. Our home!

March 26, 2016

This article was published by the author in Countercurrents.org             
23 March, 2016

“Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.” Arthur Schopenhauer - the artist’s philosopher - 1788—1860

December 9, 2015

 Article first published by the author in 29 November, 2015
Countercurrents.org

"Magical language is adept at constructing metaphors that establish symbols and link magical rituals to the world "

Development is a magic word that seems to be really working in India for the last year or two!
We love to believe in magic. And even if we don’t, we want to!

December 9, 2015

First published by the author on 03 December, 2015 in
Countercurrents.org


Image Credit: Sundaytimes.lk

November 26, 2015

This article was first published by Pratap Antony in the countercurrents.org on 20th November, 2015
You can read more of Pratap Antony's diverse writings at Pratap Antony: Passive activist/Active pacifist writer on ecology and environment, compassion and humanity, dogs, social justice, music and dance - http://pratapantony.blogspot.in/. Management Ideas and Issues - http://reformcommunications.blogspot.in/

It is amazing how we take sides in a conflict between politicians and people of conscience!

October 27, 2015

This article was published in Countercurrents on 22nd October, 2015. Thanks to both Pratap Antony and Countercurrents for allowing to republish it here.

“It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen”. George E. MacDonald

October 27, 2015

Thanks to Dr. Samarender Reddy for sending this

Ramana Maharshi: ‘Advaita should not be practised in ordinary activities. It is sufficient if there is no differentiation in the mind. If one keeps cartloads of discriminating thoughts within, one should not pretend that all is one on the outside.

October 27, 2015

First published in Countercurrents on the 12th of October, 2015 and is being republished here with the permission of the author.

Excuses to Ourselves - Learned helplessness, Willful blindness and Amor fati

October 23, 2015

Thanks to Dr. Samarender Reddy for making this available

Narayana Guru on Ramana Maharshi

October 2, 2015

Thanks to Dr. Samarender Reddy for sending this piece.

"Happiness is the very nature of the Self; happiness and the Self are not different. There is no happiness in any object of the world. We imagine through our ignorance that we derive happiness from objects. When the mind goes out, it experiences misery. In truth, when its desires are fulfilled, it returns to its own place and enjoys the happiness that is the Self.

September 24, 2015

Thanks to Dr. D. Samarender for sending this piece.

"The present difficulty is that the man thinks that he is the doer. But it is a mistake. It is the Higher Power which does everything and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position he is free from troubles; otherwise he courts them. Take for instance, the figure in a gopuram (temple tower), where it is made to appear to bear the burden of the tower on its shoulders.

September 24, 2015

"Breathing goes on by itself and the person thinks he is breathing. Thoughts come from outside – every fresh thought after a mental event is a spontaneous event – and he thinks it is he who is thinking. Thoughts get transformed into action, and he thinks it is he who is acting!

September 7, 2015

Keep quiet! (by Papaji)