Culture

Spiral Dynamics through an Indic Lens

Raghu Ananthanarayanan speaks with Abhishek Thakore: understanding the developmental model of Spiral Dynamics through an Indic lens. Raghu Ananthanarayanan has a Postgraduate Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering from IIT Madras. He spent a decade of intense study of Yoga with Yogaachaarya T Krishnamaachaarya and Desikachar, and extended time with J Krishnamurti and Sri Dharampal. He has considerable experience in transforming organisational

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Is the Future Black and Brown?

Confronting the reality of Western global dominance In the second of our ‘Beyond Boundaries’ global discussions, 3rd Space continues the conversation with Mumbaikers, Abhishek Thakore of the Blue Ribbon Movement, and actress Suruchi Aulakh. We discuss the question – is the future black and brown? And explore in real time the raw reality of what it takes to confront Western

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Beyond Boundaries – global discussions on a new cosmopolitanism

Exploring the potential of a true global citizenry In the first of a series of global discussions, Steve Brett of 3rd Space in London talks with Abhishek Thakore, co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Movement in Mumbai, on the potential of intercultural awareness and dialogue to transform global culture. It traces the pathway to a new citizenry, that is contemporarily global,

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In search of wisdom: Awakening from the Meaning Crisis with John Vervaeke

Introduction This past summer, a colleague from the US sent me a video featuring John Vervaeke in conversation with Nora Bateson. “Do you know him? He seems to be talking about exactly what you are most interested in,” she wrote. I watched, and thanks to the algorithms of Youtube, I found more—a lot more—from this cognitive scientist. Soon, I was

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David Choquehuanca – A New Pachakuti in Bolivia

December 1st, 2020 After a decade as Chancellor of Evo Morales, David Choquehuanca was the leader chosen by the Pacto de Unidad to represent indigenous, native and peasant peoples in the Movimiento al Socialism’s (MAS) binomial. Following the victory by 55% of the votes, in his speech, the Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia called for reconciliation and

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A Civilisational Pause – What Will Follow ‘Normal’?

No one could have imagined the behemoth of neoliberal capitalism – the god and engine of modern life – brought to its knees literally within a mere blink in Time. Life as we knew as ‘normal’ will never be that. Too much has been exposed, rendered uncertain as the illusory bulwarks of modernity crumble beneath the glaring spotlight of a

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Gandhi in the 21st Century

“I hope the fragrance of the non-violence of India would permeate the whole world. I often wonder if that hope will materialize.” Mohandas Gandhi For all of us, there are times when events of the modern world can lead us to a state of deep despair. This is happening more often these days, with alarming reports of pollution, climate change,

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A Question of Progress (One)

Part One: Positive Disintegration – are we willing?   “Something ancient asks us to give account of our centrality. To heed is to die. And there in lies our deepest hope for potentially wiser worlds. The space for optimism in this picture comes from the opportunities within the creative foreclosure of the old World.” – Bayo Akomolafe   Between 24/7

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A Question of Progress (2)

Part Two: Breaking the Cycle – conscious uncivilising “Its very difficult to ask people to give up the assumptions by which they have always lived, and yet that is the demand the world has got to make now of everybody.” – James Baldwin    History doesn’t have much currency in our 21stcentury thinking. It’s seen as belonging to the past,

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Spiral Dynamics through an Indic Lens

Raghu Ananthanarayanan speaks with Abhishek Thakore: understanding the developmental model of Spiral Dynamics through an Indic lens. Raghu Ananthanarayanan has a Postgraduate Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering from IIT Madras. He spent a decade of intense study of Yoga with Yogaachaarya T Krishnamaachaarya and Desikachar, and extended time with J Krishnamurti and Sri Dharampal. He has considerable experience in transforming organisational

Read More

Is the Future Black and Brown?

Confronting the reality of Western global dominance In the second of our ‘Beyond Boundaries’ global discussions, 3rd Space continues the conversation with Mumbaikers, Abhishek Thakore of the Blue Ribbon Movement, and actress Suruchi Aulakh. We discuss the question – is the future black and brown? And explore in real time the raw reality of what it takes to confront Western

Read More

Beyond Boundaries – global discussions on a new cosmopolitanism

Exploring the potential of a true global citizenry In the first of a series of global discussions, Steve Brett of 3rd Space in London talks with Abhishek Thakore, co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Movement in Mumbai, on the potential of intercultural awareness and dialogue to transform global culture. It traces the pathway to a new citizenry, that is contemporarily global,

Read More

In search of wisdom: Awakening from the Meaning Crisis with John Vervaeke

Introduction This past summer, a colleague from the US sent me a video featuring John Vervaeke in conversation with Nora Bateson. “Do you know him? He seems to be talking about exactly what you are most interested in,” she wrote. I watched, and thanks to the algorithms of Youtube, I found more—a lot more—from this cognitive scientist. Soon, I was

Read More

David Choquehuanca – A New Pachakuti in Bolivia

December 1st, 2020 After a decade as Chancellor of Evo Morales, David Choquehuanca was the leader chosen by the Pacto de Unidad to represent indigenous, native and peasant peoples in the Movimiento al Socialism’s (MAS) binomial. Following the victory by 55% of the votes, in his speech, the Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia called for reconciliation and

Read More

A Civilisational Pause – What Will Follow ‘Normal’?

No one could have imagined the behemoth of neoliberal capitalism – the god and engine of modern life – brought to its knees literally within a mere blink in Time. Life as we knew as ‘normal’ will never be that. Too much has been exposed, rendered uncertain as the illusory bulwarks of modernity crumble beneath the glaring spotlight of a

Read More

Gandhi in the 21st Century

“I hope the fragrance of the non-violence of India would permeate the whole world. I often wonder if that hope will materialize.” Mohandas Gandhi For all of us, there are times when events of the modern world can lead us to a state of deep despair. This is happening more often these days, with alarming reports of pollution, climate change,

Read More

A Question of Progress (One)

Part One: Positive Disintegration – are we willing?   “Something ancient asks us to give account of our centrality. To heed is to die. And there in lies our deepest hope for potentially wiser worlds. The space for optimism in this picture comes from the opportunities within the creative foreclosure of the old World.” – Bayo Akomolafe   Between 24/7

Read More

A Question of Progress (2)

Part Two: Breaking the Cycle – conscious uncivilising “Its very difficult to ask people to give up the assumptions by which they have always lived, and yet that is the demand the world has got to make now of everybody.” – James Baldwin    History doesn’t have much currency in our 21stcentury thinking. It’s seen as belonging to the past,

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