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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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My Tryst With Writing

My blog, theotherview.in completes a year on 12th August 2014. During this year we have posted 39 articles, on an average one article every 9 days. There has been the odd long gap like this June. There are a few colleagues to whom I owe a big thank you.

The first in my list is my friend Indrajit Gupta, who conceived and built Forbes India as its Editor. He first gave me a platform to write on a regular basis on Forbes India’s blog space. I was an unknown & untested writer with no track record of writing anything on a regular basis, when IG reposed faith in me. This was not the only contribution of IG. He gifted me with a mentor. I had met Charles only once, before IG had suggested to me that I will benefit a lot if I were to be edited by him. I did not think twice, because I knew that without a mentor I will go nowhere with my amateur writing skills. Read more »

The Thinking Challenge – Part 2 (Audio)

This is the audio form of the post, The Thinking Challenge: Trapped inside, with only a key hole view to the world – Part 2. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

Feel free to download and use as you see fit. Please credit theotherview.in as the source if you are sharing this with others, and do come back to post your own views and feedback in the form of comments.

The Thinking Challenge: Trapped Inside with Only a Keyhole View to the World – Part 2

In part 1, I had proposed that we are caught in a few thinking traps and fail to comprehend that we have at least 2 views to our world.

  • Analytical thinking is dealing with the world as it is: Comprehending reality.
  • Conceptual thinking is the world as it can be : Visualising the world with its myriad connects; both the apparent and the hazy.

In this part, I want to counterpose the consequences of overly being in the analytical mode and ignoring the conceptual faculty of our thinking (Click to tweet). Let us tease this proposition a little bit further and see what we come up with. 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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