The case for closed loop innovation

An eye for an eye

A senior diplomat representing India at the UN once gave me the same argument that the Indian environment minister, Bhupender Yadav, was making at COP26 last month: high income countries have spent years using unclean fuels to develop their economies, but now they are…

I read (and more importantly, tracked or reviewed) at least 50 proper books between 2020 and 2021, which for me is a lot! It comes to a book every two weeks on average, which feels like a lot when there is an entire internet that could be trawled instead. I…

Yes, we know India is burning. Stop poverty/disaster porn, find a way to help instead.

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Dear World,

This is a call to stop poverty porn in the face of crisis. India is suffering from a Covid-19 situation of unspeakable proportions, but that’s not a reason for you to blindly share sensationalist videos about it to assuage your own guilt. …

On zooming in and zooming out in your practice

I grew up learning to experience my thoughts with distance, being taught that it was not me feeling the thought, it was my monkey mind. I mistook distance for numbness. If I could cultivate distance from my thoughts, I didn’t really have to feel them, process them. I could just…

Farmers in India are protesting new laws that will have a serious impact on global supply chains — and on your turmeric lattes.

In recent months, Indian farmers have walked hundreds of kilometres to the border of the capital in the middle of a pandemic, set up temporary shelters that have ballooned into cities, and huddled over scrap fires to survive the worst of a biting winter, just to quietly protest against new…

As a third culture WOC, I grew up thinking diversity was the default

I’ve been battling with sharing something on the echo chamber of social media for a long time. I’ve been thinking about my privilege for even longer, the opportunities I’ve had that I could just as easily not have had if I had been born differently. But I want to share…

Nanya Sudhir

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