Emotions have a bigger impact on physical health, and a strong mind can help heal the body.
Amit Dasgupta is the author of Lessons from Ruslana: In Search of Transformative Thinking; Harper Collins; 2015
They lead to fail, and fail to lead.
14/09/2017 8:39 AM IST
The trap of information overload.
10/08/2017 8:35 AM IST
The tragic lure of illusion.
07/07/2017 9:36 AM IST
The self-deception trap.
28/06/2017 8:48 AM IST
It starts with “why?”
03/04/2017 11:51 AM IST
In a recent post, I had written about the fear of failure and how it has the power to overwhelm us. Indeed, it manipulates our thinking and determines our behaviour. We start believing that it is our...
15/03/2017 12:13 PM IST
There is just one way out...
20/02/2017 11:10 AM IST
The ultimate disconnect: me from myself.
16/01/2017 11:15 AM IST
'Talks succeed only when you talk with the puppeteer and not the puppet.'
12/01/2017 12:07 PM IST
Innovation worries us. At one level, many perceive it as a threat to their jobs and, in fact, to their way of thinking and behaving. It challenges what they are used to. At another and more profound level, there is genuine fear of failure. After all, not all innovations succeed. Indeed, most fail. A combination of the above is often the reason why governments and institutions are usually averse to innovation and thus, change.
29/08/2016 3:54 PM IST
The government is tasked not only with the right to education of its citizens but, more importantly, the right to quality education. To navigate this terrain requires a dramatic shift in mindsets and the introduction of substantive policy interventions that are innovative, disruptive and immediate.
17/08/2016 4:34 PM IST
In January this year, the ‘Guardian’ profiled Professor Veena Sahajwalla as “the woman who loves garbage.” Ever since her growing up days in Mumbai, Veena was fascinated by waste because she saw it as a hidden resource waiting to be tapped into. Today, her pioneering work completely transformed the way the properties of carbon-bearing materials are understood, including discarded graphites, plastics and rubber tyres. She has received international acclaim for inventing “green steel”.
11/08/2016 1:12 PM IST
The platform for a transformational change in bilateral relations was laid when Prime Minister Modi visited Australia in November 2014. Deviating from script, he spoke of India-Australia relations as...
11/07/2016 1:48 PM IST
David Cameron's extraordinary inability to read the electorate is seen as a blunder that will cost both the UK and Europe dear. In short, it was a significant leadership failure, principally for the following reasons.
01/07/2016 8:31 AM IST
David Cameron's exit speech, with his quivering lower lip, won some praise on social media. Very quickly, however, sentiments changed with the recognition that it was his disastrous decision, coupled with bad timing and strategic misreading of sentiment that plunged global markets in turmoil and uncertainty. Across the globe, the reaction quickly moved from shock and horror to ridicule and contempt.
28/06/2016 8:34 AM IST
A foreign policy assessment based on a two-year report card might be tempting but it can also be hugely challenging. Assessments of achievement are based essentially on three criteria: Has there been a foreign policy gain? Has a crisis been handled successfully? Has a long-standing conflict been resolved? Let us consider each of these.
21/06/2016 8:29 AM IST
A study carried out by scientists at Newcastle University demonstrated that by giving a cow a name and treating her as an individual, farmers could increase their annual milk production yield by almost 500 pints. Happy cows produce more milk! Individuals, companies came to gradually realize, were no different.
03/06/2016 7:56 AM IST
One of the diplomatic puzzles that intrigue most foreign policy analysts is the significant lack of depth in India-Australia relations. For years, geography and history were seen as the main culprits. For New Delhi, Australia was simply too far away and for Canberra, India was simply not like-minded. Finance Minister Jaitley's visit to Australia offers a genuine platform to lift the game and to take forward the strategic partnership that both governments committed themselves to when PM Modi visited Australia.
02/04/2016 8:25 AM IST
Will Central government spending for the financial year utilize fund allocations or will funds lapse, as has been the case on innumerable occasions in the past with successive governments? Utilization and, thus, implementation will be the litmus test of the government's resolve to match its aspirations with achievement.
17/03/2016 8:24 AM IST
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