Towards a Citizen’s Democracy – M.S. Srinivasan

Most of us may know the famous oft-quoted words of a former American president that democracy is “for the people, by the people, of the people.” But later, another American president, hampered and frustrated by the corporate clout and power over the Government, said in helpless despair that in America, democracy is “for the corporation,…

Beyond Goodwill – M.S. Srinivasan

But she was quite a wonderful person! In the beginning she had taken an attitude of benevolence and goodwill towards everything and everybody, even the worst scamp; she saw only the good side. Then as she stayed on, her consciousness developed; after a time, she began to see people as they were. So, one day…

Looking Within – M.S. Srinivasan

(This is an imaginative recreation of vedantic stories, which describe the path of self-knowledge discovered by ancient Indian seers.) Aruni is a great sage of upanishadic age in India.  He had four sons.  One day his eldest son, Anna came to Aruni and asked, “Father, teach me the Truth.”  Aruni said, “Look within.”    Anna tried…

The Inner Roots of Terror – M.S. Srinivasan

You are the World J.Krishnamurthy (Terrorism has become a haunting menace looming large over our life, constantly striking at innocent lives. Much has been said and written on this subject. But very few of the discussions or analyses address the psychological roots of the problem. What makes an “educated” young man into a terrorist and…