In Search of Organisational Soul – I (Part 2)

Authors: Suhas Mehra and Beloo Mehra. Published in the August 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 106-120. CONTINUED FROM PART 1 Machine versus Living Being The organisational arrangement of a collective or a group may find itself somewhere on a spectrum which has on its one end the view of fully structured and mechanised “machine”... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul – I (Part 1)

Regular visitors to Matriwords are familiar with our ongoing research and study that explores Sri Aurobindo's social philosophy to understand the deeper psychological foundations of some of the emerging theories and practices in the field of Business Management Studies. The three academic essays written as a result of this study, under the title "The Organisational Cycle" have been published over... Continue Reading →

Wealth and Society, an Indian Perspective (by R Y Deshpande) – Part 2

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 REGULATED ACTION AND FOURFOLD ORDER OF SOCIETY Man is a fourfold being. In him operates the fourfold force of the soul. He is a worker and a skilled craftsman; he is engaged in commerce; he is a warrior and a conqueror; he is also a seeker of knowledge and a savant.... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Conclusion)

CONTINUED FROM PART 4 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146. An Inwardly Guided Decision-Making Approach What does this all mean for how we should make a decision? Or how we should resolve the crisis within when we don’t know what is the right thing to do? Again, this... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Part 4)

CONTINUED FROM PART 3 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146. Becoming Conscious For the purpose of our ongoing analysis, it is important to emphasise that a process of becoming self-conscious requires us to not only be aware of these different parts of our being, but more importantly to gradually... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Part 3)

CONTINUED FROM PART 2 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146.   Looking Within This need to discover new powers and means within oneself opens the path to knowing oneself. The well-known management thinker, Steven Covey stressed the importance of this knowledge when he speaks of the second of... Continue Reading →

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Conclusion

  CONTINUED FROM PART 2 Cosmology of the Sacred Kolam Why do Tamil women draw Kolams daily at the threshold of their homes? Why not do something else? Such questions and an explanation from a western universal perspective may be found elsewhere. In this article, I present an alternative point of view from my Indian perspective. Menon's article also has... Continue Reading →

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Part 2

  CONTINUED FROM PART 1 History of Kolam Creating paintings on a natural surface has a really ancient history in India, as evidenced by the Bhimbetka frescoes that are at least 15, 000 years old.  This news article [2] talks about the use of Rangoli in the Mahabharata, while another forum mentions the design in the Ramayana. Other floor designs, such as the endearing floor... Continue Reading →

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Part 1

  An attempt, a drawing half-done is the world's life; Its lines doubt their concealed significance, Its curves join not their high intended close. Yet some first image of greatness trembles there, And when the ambiguous crowded parts have met The many-toned unity to which they moved, The Artist's joy shall laugh at reason's rules;... Continue Reading →

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