‘Uncle’ Nehru’s Legacy

Jawaharlal Nehru is better known for his role in the independence movement and as independent India’s first Prime Minister. However, his love for children – which is less known outside the country – is the reason why India celebrates November 14, his birth anniversary, as Children’s Day “I like being …

The Karma Factor

Belief in the adage of ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’ is strongly embedded in Indians’ minds – and overlaid by multiple beliefs and superstitions that influence their behaviour and decisions on a daily basis Indians are disposed to believe in supernatural influences, particularly with regard to life’s successes …

Mark of a Leader

What does a person need to take charge and lead effectively? How are some people able to command respect so effortlessly? We look at five Indian movers and shakers from different industries, and the top qualities they bring to the table What makes for a good leader? This question may …

Will. Power.

Dhriti, which can be translated as ‘determination’ is a quality that the Bhagavad Gita holds up as admirable in women. The ability to endure adversity and tenaciously pursue a goal is something that most women seem to be born with. It is a quality that helps them overcome grating, everyday …

Spiritually Yours

The idea that all living things are interconnected is the basis behind India’s many values and practices, which Indians follow even today. These practices reveal a deeper layer of interpersonal bonding, and are essential to establishing understanding and empathy in the larger society The sense of a connection to something …

Include, Involve, Inspire

The desire to help create a space that treats the specially abled just the same as everyone else led V.R. Ferose to institute the India Inclusion Summit (IIS). We look back at the IIS’s key legacies and the way forward V.R. Ferose’s son, Vivaan, was 18 months old when he …