Maps of Becoming [old]

Talk given at the Positive Economy Forum, San Patrignano, Italy – April 2015, on the new educational models that will create ‘positive people’ for a ‘positive economy’.

If we want to build a positive economy, we need thousands of ‘positive people’ to embrace and build this new world. What kind of new educational models are needed to create such ‘positive people’ at scale?

Talk given at the Positive Economy Forum, San Patrignano, Italy – April 2015

Education for Enablement [old]

Talk given at the National Seminar on Education organized by Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, February 2011, proposing a new model for the educational system, to create future contributors for the nation.

What is the purpose of education? Two diverse views currently exist of our educational system – a functional view (to build technical knowledge & become career-worthy) and a human view (to build character & values). Is it possible to integrate both these views into our educational system? A new integrative view proposed in ‘Education for Enablement’.

Talk given at the National Seminar on Education organized by Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary, February 2011

The enabling societal infrastructure for the awakening of individuals

This article outlines the 6 trends of the 21st Century (including ‘Localization & Tradition, “Ideas to Ideals, etc.) that herald a world where the individual is awakened to his or her own possibilities in the context of a dynamic environment. (2014)

Learning to Contribute – An approach to Karma Yoga

Published in the Vedanta Kesari, 2014, this article outlines a journey from selfishness to Karma Yoga – the highest ideal for work in the Indian tradition, with Contributorship as the achievable middle step; and provides a 4-step roadmap to becoming a contributor