Politicians are the same everywhere

READ, WEEP, PRINT AND KEEP! This should be on the front page of every newspaper. Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel… He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter…

Governance – A Commitment

In spite of the many definitions of governance, probably the best is ‘a framework of people processes and rules that enables and fosters manifestation of political intentions’. The word political intentions, is important here, and it speaks not much about citizens’ concerns. And political thought, it is the culmination of a number of changing equations…

International Trade or Mercantilism

Call it mercantilism or international trade, the rules of engagement always tilt in the favour of the powerful lobbies. The world today operates as a global village, where individuals and establishments are connected by communications and travel. This has intriguing implications on the world economy; it no longer is the question of ‘wealth of nations’…

The New Paradigms of Politics

While political ideologies of the past had some sobriety associated with them, today’s world is aggressive and selfish that needs renewed doctrines. The crux of today’s interest is sustenance of power, empires, regime and dynasties. Whatever doctrine helps in this pursuit is acceptable and followed. Do the citizens exist or matter? Crony Capitalism  [1] Historically,…

Mindset – I could not change mine, So I will change yours

What is mindset, how it builds up and how it affects our lives Mindset is an important term that refers to the cumulative experience of an individual, which guides him for future decisions. At all times, the mind is recording lifetime experiences, good and bad. ‘I was mistreated, I suffered, I overcame him, I failed,…

Green Buildings – Will These Help ?

Buildings, being a major cause of energy consumption, should be the prime concern of people and the authorities. Only then, the concrete jungles of today will become attractive. With growing awareness in the recent few years, a term eco-friendly or green buildings has emerged. Green buildings are energy-efficient implying that both heating and cooling is…