It’s good to have goals and dreams, to aspire to create a better life for yourself. It makes you work harder – or rather, it used to do so. In these times of instant gratification, people can’t wait for life to get better. It has to be perfect now, right now. Continue reading
Trust is said to be key to a happy life and a good job performance. We function much better in high-trust environments than in low-trust ones, if research is to be believed – which is debatable. Continue reading
I wish there was a “just for you, just on time” form of democracy. There is clearly a market for one.
Democracy is a little like saving. It’s a slow process, you experience setbacks at times, and your ultimate goal may seem unreachable all too often. Continue reading
There are studies on pretty much everything from bicycling to climate change. And then there are those who misinterpret the findings of studies, whatever the topic. Continue reading
Fact or fiction; you name it, I’ll read it. I often wish I could read people too. Some say they can; I say dream on. People are such a complex mix of genes, life experiences and personality. Continue reading
There is the universe we used to live in. Then there is the one that Donald Trump is fast creating. The one where anything goes.
Where the president of the United States can set himself above the law and the basic principles of good governance and common decency with frightening ease.
There is often a silver lining to be found even in the darkest cloud; there is one here too. Continue reading
In June 2016, the European Union woke up to the news that Brexit was a reality. Even those, who had argued for Brexit, were surprised. Time moved on. In November 2016, the EU woke up stunned. Donald Trump had been elected President of the United States.
As if Brexit hadn’t been enough to contend with, Continue reading