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
Paper published by the Institute of Culture, Kolkata, February 2014, in the book “Swami Vivekananda’s Vision of Future Society”, in which Srinivas discusses how society’s relationship with knowledge has evolved over time, and proposes a shift in the way we see knowledge itself.
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
Article published by the Positive Economy Forum, in ‘Positive Post’, May 2015, outlining the outcomes of an education system in an ever-changing world, and proposing a ‘human possibilities’ vision as a foundation of the new educational system.
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)
This article proposes “Atma Shraddha” (self-esteem) as the fundamental human right (even beyond political freedoms or social/ cultural identities), and conceives a model for education with self-esteem at the center. (2013)
Mankind has long ‘recognized’ or ‘felt’ the need for a bridge between the world of sensory knowledge and the world of trans-sensory experience. How do we create this bridge? This article outlines the 5 major pathways that are emerging in the modern world. (2015)
This 2016 article, discusses why real change requires one to go beyond the ‘sensory’ level, and outlines the three pathways to transmuting one’s consciousness – perception, practice, and that of Vedanta.
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
This 2017 article proposes a new view of culture – based on ‘core ideals’ and ‘contexted manifestations’, which is both – past and future facing, and where preservation is not of artifacts, but of a collective consciousness.
This 2014 article proposes that it is our (India’s) “failure to mobilize” ourselves as a people is the fundamental reason for the inability to realize our potential, and articulates the ‘pyramid’ of the units of transformation needed for this mobilization.
This note (2005) introduces the concept of “inadequate transformative capacity” as the subtle form of ‘fear of change’ that incapacitates organizations and individuals in times of change, and how to build transformative capacity.