By Amar Yumnam Let me start this time with a long quotation from the first chapter of a 2010 book on Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steve Johnson: “………. as imagination bodies forth The
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By Amar Yumnam Culture – in the sense we understand as to how the general population and the community behave, interact and react to people, events and issues – have both fast moving and slow components. In right circumstances, the
By Amar Yumnam Change and development do not happen in a vacuum. The UPA II period was a vacuum. There was no authority, no accountability, no assuring space for functioning and hence no facilitation for change and development to occur.
By Amar Yumnam Charles Dickens wrote the Bleak House where: “Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside
By Amar Yumnam I am post-1947 child. So I am not aware of what happened to the elections in this country till the 1960s. But since the 1970s, I have either seen extensively myself or, in cases where I was
Diversity and Convergence `“ Good; Diversity and Non-convergence `“ Unstable: Manipur in the latter category
By Amar Yumnam In early and non-complex environments, people generally prefer a non-diversified society. It makes management of society easier and make early breakthrough possible. But it usually slows down after a point and breakthroughs become increasingly difficult. But the
India definitely is not a peaceful country, peace being understood in the negative sense of absence of violence. Rapes are definitely on the rise and there is no sign of any respite. During the last ten years abduction cases have
By Amar Yumnam Two recent stories are of tremendous significance for us. One is the robust development strength of China. The second is the Japanese leaving the lost decade behind. China has grown so fast and so well today that,
By Amar Yumnam Development history of the world teaches us one fundamental lesson of progress. This is about the role of knowledge and technology. Sustained rise of population has been made possible by the evolution of agriculture ten thousand years
By Amar Yumnam Every individual and every society goes through phases of transformation. This is however never a continuous process nor a linear progression. It could happen that a single phase may continue for long like hormonal problems in individuals.