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Arabian Tales

Arabian Tales

  Generations in India have grown listening to the “The Arabian Tales” (“One Thousand and One Nights”). The story of Aladdin, Sindbad, and of course, the story of Alibaba and the Forty Thieves; all of them carried a universal appeal. Each fable read aloud to young children before bedtime always had a moral to it. […]

Woes of the Third Generation Asian

Woes of the Third Generation Asian

As traditional Asian societies prepared to venture into the New Year, it may be pertinent to introspect on how family units fared socially and financially thus far. How societies evolved and to which direction future generations are headed. In most countries, much has happened politically in the past seventy years. Many have come out of […]

Military standoff between India and China at Doklam Plateau

Military standoff between India and China at Doklam Plateau

On July 2015, Indian member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor, speaking at the Oxford Union Debate, made pertinent comments regarding the British. Making references to a common phrase used to illustrate the sheer extent of Britain’s power in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, he said, “No wonder that the sun never set on the British […]

Climate change: India and Donald Trump

Climate change: India and Donald Trump

Folk tales in any culture of the world provide wisdom. It is always wise to give heed to them. One story in the Indian folktales, “Panchatantra”, goes like this… Once there was a king, who had a pet monkey. This monkey was a fool, but was treated royally and moved freely in the king’s palace. […]

Korean presidential scandal: Dynamics of Corruption

Korean presidential scandal: Dynamics of Corruption

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” However, Indian politicians are bent upon proving Gandhi wrong. They continue to vie with each other in amassing wealth by using every tool in the rule book. Throughout human history, the rich and powerful have succumbed to greed and […]

Demonetisation of Currency in India

Demonetisation of Currency in India

Last year, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gave an unscheduled live televised address to the nation on November 8 at 8.15 pm. He suddenly announced that high denomination currency notes, all of 86% currency in current circulation, will no longer be legal tenders after midnight. The political circles and media went into a spin. […]

From Confucius to Gandhi

From Confucius to Gandhi

What makes the South Korean industry and economy robust? Hard work…sincerity…honesty or simply the righteous character of each and every citizen? The first thing that strikes a visitor is the calm demeanor and smiling face of the host. Aggression of any kind is missing…in the body language of a common Korean walking on the street […]

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

The 33-year old Kim Jong-un is an insulated, unfettered ruler of North Korea. He has very successfully isolated his country, globally and politically, by flaunting nuclear arsenal and instilling the fear of god in the population he commands. Just four years into his reign, young Kim wants to take on the world by making his […]

Disgruntled Employess Lead to Change

Disgruntled Employess Lead to Change

Reports have been trickling into newspapers about disgruntled employees of Samsung India. Their complaints about the punishing work culture and exacting overtime rules have rung alarm bells in the top management of Samsung Electronics. According to a recent report, Samsung has announced big changes. It has taken nearly three years for Samsung to re-think about […]

Impact of Indian Budget 2016 on Global Industry and Economy

Impact of Indian Budget 2016 on Global Industry and Economy

Indian media does not tire of analyzing the Economic Survey and the Budget proposal 2016 announced by Mr. Arun Jaitely, the Finance Minister of Prime Minister Modi. “Make in India”, “Ease of Doing Business” and “Skilling India” are three most important thrust areas that are close to the heart of Prime Minister Modi. Clearly, Prime […]

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