Corruption Perceptions Index, and Jesus and Mo

The 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Transparency International ranked Pakistan at 117 out of 180 countries. India was ranked 81, worse than China at 77. The top spots are (in order)  New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore. US comes in at 16, Japan at 20, Bhutan at 26. The correlation between poverty and … Continue reading Corruption Perceptions Index, and Jesus and Mo

Sabarimala

It may seem odd to begin a piece regarding the on-going struggle surrounding the centuries-old Sabarimala temple in Kerala with the first lines of a book, published relatively recently in 1974 by an American, which deals primarily with the rights of people and what the state can do. But it is actually quite relevant. The … Continue reading Sabarimala

Webinar on “The Path to Prosperity” Today

Today, Saturday 20th October, Rajesh Jain and I will be hosting a webinar titled "How to Walk the Path to Prosperity". It starts at 8:30 PM India time (8 AM Pacific, 11 AM Eastern.) Register here for the event. To join the webinar, click on this zoom link at 8:30 PM India time (8 AM … Continue reading Webinar on “The Path to Prosperity” Today

Modi Needs You to Transform India

Here we go again. Now that India's 2019 general elections are just a few months away, Mr Modi wants you to help him "transform India." Here's an opportunity for India's best brains to work for PM Modi's campaign in 2019.  Take a sabbatical from your current job and work with Nation with NaMo till May … Continue reading Modi Needs You to Transform India

Curing a disease by intensifying its causes

"War is a judgement that overtakes societies when they have been living upon ideas that conflict too violently with the laws governing the universe ... Never think that wars are irrational catastrophes: they happen when wrong ways of thinking and living bring about intolerable situations." -- Dorothy L Sayers.[1] That quote is from E. F. Schumacher's book Small is … Continue reading Curing a disease by intensifying its causes