Brief thoughts on the use of petitions and the Indian legal system

Do petitions work? That totally depends on what they are for and in what legal system they seek to operate. Today, I sent around a petition to my Indian friends, which asks to sign in order to bring charges for a politician who apparently incited violence at the recent Delhi protests. Many of my friends … Continue reading Brief thoughts on the use of petitions and the Indian legal system

Why Seek Inner Peace? The Concept of Transformative Sprituality

This is a transcript of a lecture by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of the concept of Non-Violent Communication. Find the exact passage at 33:25. When have this transformative spirituality, we need to integrate it with political consciousness. We need to really understand how the structures are working that are oppressing us. We have to … Continue reading Why Seek Inner Peace? The Concept of Transformative Sprituality

Snap Out of It, You’re Not Actually Thinking Outside of the Box

Climate change, poverty and inequality are not symptoms of humanity – instead, they are symptoms of our current system of organizing ourselves. For decades, economists could only think in terms of “GDP growth” – strategies regarding improving human livelihoods may have differed vastly across political camps, but all groups agreed: Growth is a must and cannot be compromised. Today, economists are slowly starting to imagine economic prosperity to be possible without GDP growth. At this point, the whole underpinnings of society might have to be overturned, everything we think must be taken for granted. But how does one even learn how to think outside of the outside of the box? That is the question.