Articles by: K Sahadevan

A Journey into the Unfamiliar Future

A Journey into the Unfamiliar Future

‘Runaway climate change (1) is not just a technical term in climatology, but a profound reflection of the catastrophic crisis we have reached. In recent years, India is experiencing a series of extreme weather events and finally the Ministry of Earth Sciences has released its first Climate Assessment report. Although hundreds of books and scientific articles published daily on the[Read More…]

by 09/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Book Review
‘Economic Man’ at the Crossroads

‘Economic Man’ at the Crossroads

“Anyone with a sense of history would have realized that the hubristic attempt to make the world into  a frontier- and culture- free single market would end in tears”;  this is how Robert Skidelsky, one of the leading economists of today, observes the present economic turmoil. The predictability of mathematical modeling of neoclassical economics began to be widely questioned with[Read More…]

by 27/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Book Review
Debunking the Myths

Debunking the Myths

Book Review – Economyths: 11 Ways Economics Gets it Wrong By David Orrel At the beginning of the year, Bloomberg.com predicted that 2008 would be a year of prosperity, based on forecasts by financial pundits. The growth rate for the year was forecast at 11 percent. No one had even a hint of the impending massive economic collapse. By the[Read More…]

by 28/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Book Review
Capitalist Philanthropy: A Means of Circumventing the State?

Capitalist Philanthropy: A Means of Circumventing the State?

On March 13, 2019, Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited and the third richest man in India (according to the Hurun India Rich List1) made an unusual announcement. The announcement was that he would set aside Rs 53,000 crore of his wealth for philanthropy. As a signatory to “Giving Pledge,” the philanthropic project started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet,[Read More…]

by 04/08/2020 Comments are Disabled World
The Bell is tolling; Are you listening, Growth maniacs?! Economy of Development Vs Economy of Permanence

The Bell is tolling; Are you listening, Growth maniacs?! Economy of Development Vs Economy of Permanence

Kenneth E Boulding, an English-American economist and an interdisciplinary philosopher once said;  “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” Further, he added, “unfortunately, we all are economists.” Boulding made this statement in 70’s. Sad to say that, we still adhere to the illusion implied by Boulding for[Read More…]

by 11/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Counter Solutions
Undeclared Ecological Warfare: The India-China dispute, a ‘biopsy’ analysis

Undeclared Ecological Warfare: The India-China dispute, a ‘biopsy’ analysis

We understand war through the sound of bullets and the sight of dead bodies of soldiers. If someone asks the people of the border areas, many facets of the war will be revealed, beyond media coverage, official reports, and hyped-up patriotism. War can sometimes take the form of a flash flood or that of a drought. These are not wars[Read More…]