This past year, on an October afternoon, we carefully secured the last piece of luggage to our truck, said a half-smiling, teary-eyed goodbye to our house, and drove away from our University home. We called that home Aurora, and my wife and I had lived in her dancing lights for...
Riane Eisler, a world-renowned Austrian-born American systems scientist, writer, and social activist, has proposed that we ought to understand human cultures and societies in terms of two fundamental categories: “dominator” and “partnership.”
As United Nations officials struggle to define the development priorities of the next 15 years, the UN Millennium Campaign, the World Bank, and many other organs of the development industry tell us that we are nearing the end of poverty.
Coalgate was stupefying enough for me to watch Kala Pathar – the Yash Chopra classic about coal miners again. In the film a catharsis seeking Amitabh Bachchan, tells Rakhee, the resident mining town doctor, “Pain is my destiny and I can’t avoid it.”