Why Bhutan Offers Hope

Here is my COVER STORY in EXOTICA Magazine (April 2020 issue) 8 page, double spread with text and photos. “By upholding their culture and tradition, the Bhutanese have cultivated a sense of exotica, a perfect antidote to the fleeting post-modern culture we all live in. The country has perfected the science and art of “controlled contact” with the outside world for its own benefit”

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Truly A Happy Place!

#Bhutan’s modernist frugality reaps a golden harvest for its people and there is much the world can emulate from it. Pack your bags and relish this last and hidden Shangri-la of the world and make some wrinkles smiling back at some of the happy people on earth. Read my full page travelouge “Truely a happy place!” along with the pixs, published today in The Sunday Statesman, March 22, 2020. #tourismbhutan #lonelyplanetindia

Building India’s Technological Edifice

My review of the book “Midnight’s Machines: A Political History of Technology in India” by Arun Mohan Sukumar. Building India’s technological edifice – With compelling arguments drawn from archival public records and open-source reportage, the author unearths the reasons why India embraced or rejected new technologies, giving us a new way to understand and appreciate the individual moments that brought the country into the 21st century; elaborates VV Sundar #technology, #bookreview #science #R&D #india #innovationsystems #policymakers #Technocrats #politics #japan https://lnkd.in/fxnnf4u

BRIDGITAL NATION

Read my #bookreview BRIDGITALNATION” authored by #NChandrasekaran and #RoopaPurushothaman, #tatagroup #published today. The book proposes an ingenious solution where India is perfectly positioned to pave a unique path from the rest of the world – instead of accepting technology as an inevitable replacement for human labour, we can use it as an aid. #AI #JOBS #ECONOMY #SERVICES #INFORMALSECTOR #TECHNOLOGY #PEOPLESPROBLEM https://lnkd.in/fFaAnSq