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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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The Values Sermon: Pause and Reflect

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”

― Turcois Ominek

From her book “Masquerade”

The incessant sermons on values made me risk writing this article. Political, Social & Business leaders, TV anchors, columnists and activists of all ilk, tell us about how they are the upholders of values and those they badger are eroding values.

Let us pause and ask the basic question: What are values? I doubt if many of us do this reflection before we hold forth on its virtues or lament its decline. In very simple construct; Values are strongly held beliefs. Values are complex mix of all the beliefs that we accept as universal and those that are specific to certain religion, ethnicity, nationality and social groups. Read more »

Marginalisation of Women – Historic Perspective (Audio)

This is the audio form of the post, Marginalisation of Women – Historic Perspective . The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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Marginalisation of Women – Historic Perspective

Most of us get caught up in passionate and sometimes shrill debates on why there are so few women in leadership positions in our social and commercial institutions. Very few of us pause and want to examine it with a non-partisan and clinical lens.

That women have been systematically marginalised is an incontrovertible fact. Examining what has led to it is important to correct it. As is the case with any illness, prescribing medication presumptively will only frustrate the parties involved with no cure in sight. At best it will be a placebo. Medical science tells us that the cure to chronic illness is different from the one for acute illness. The marginalisation of women is a hyper-chronic illness, which has 13,000 years of socio-political history behind it. It is imperative that we understand the roots — psychological and sociological, before we attempt to fix it. Read more »

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About the Author

K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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