Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Gandhi's world of peace
By Balamurali Balaji
Over many centuries, world civilization has witnessed countless instances of warfare, battles, and conflicts duly capable of employing the power of transmuting the human kind into forms what the emperors and rulers had never thought of. There existed peerless and rarest men among the human species who preached and practiced theories of peace that made the human race to evolve into a more enlightened genre living of what he is today on this planet.
Mahatma Gandhi is the greatest apostle of peace the world has seen after Buddha and Christ. His notion of peace is centered on nonviolence, individualism, soul force and forgiveness. At first glance, global peace initiatives might be perceived as far-flung methodologies that have wholly diverged from his ideologies. Many modern researchers and philosophers feel that today's conflicts are far more complex, so as their solutions. Global peace, global citizen, neo-modern trends and global issues have placed Gandhi at the backseat of the global forum.
But, there exists a fundamental correlation of what Gandhi had said and what the world is doing these days to combat violence and bring peace. This paper tries to find the relevance of Gandhi's dictum and how his ideologies can be put in current day’s global peace initiatives. It also traverses through various dimensions of peace one could think of in upholding global peace at micro, individualistic levels.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Management minus Jargon
Learning Management & Leadership from the Mahatma's "The Story of My Experiments with Truth"
Mahatma Gandhi is an icon! Business and political leaders have marveled at his monumental achievements in South Africa, India and the world at large.
Mahatma Gandhi exemplifies leadership and managerial capabilities in the most myriad and trying situations. One can take various lessons in Self Management, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Negotiation, Strategy, Economics, Communication, Rural Development, Social Inclusion, Education, Entrepreneurship, Women Empowerment, Law, Ethics and Corporate Governance from his work and methods.
This article explores some incidents from the autobiography. Being a bestseller, it is readily available in over 40 Indian and foreign languages. This book provides a strong base for the lessons that can be derived from practices of Gandhiji. His life, practices and work of course go way beyond the autobiography.