Halloween – Samhain Teach Us To Overcome Fear

At its core, Samhain is about the night when the old God dies and the crone Goddess mourns him deeply for the next six weeks. The popular image of her as the old Halloween hag stirring her cauldron comes from the Celtic belief that all dead souls return to her cauldron of life, death and […]

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A Culture of Trust

One of my favorite authors, Warren Bennis, teamed with James O’Toole to write a powerful commentary on the subject of candor and trust. It can be found in the June 2009 issue of the Harvard Business Review (p. 54). It is primarily directed toward business and is fueled by increasingly vile breaches of ethics over […]

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Book Review of CARDINAL MAHONY – Pub 2007 by Robert Blair Kaiser

This novel begins with the transformation of a fictionalized American cardinal after he realizes he has conducted himself more like the chief executive officer of a big business rather than as a pastor whose life reflects Christ’s teachings to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, etc. At the outset, many readers […]

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Cyclone Aila and Its Aftermath – A Discussion on Subjective Media Coverage

Sitting distanced from Bengal and going through the sui generis coverage of the Cyclone Aila after effects in the Bengali TV channels is a fascinating experience. The tragic incidence has emerged as the prime media story of the moment, promptly filling the void created by the just concluded Lok Sabha polls. The cyclone had hit […]

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