Sohan Roy is a well-known name in several fields,'Aries Group of Companies' a conglomerate he founded in 1998 has forayed into several industries from shipping, architecture, media production, television industry, event management, e-solutions and much more. However, he is best known as the director of 3D science fiction film 'Dam 999'.
A businessman who wears many hats, Roy agreed to sit down with us amidst his busy schedule. Here are excerpts from the power-packed conversation.
You started your career as a naval architect and then moved to build your own business. Tell us about your journey.
Yes, I started my career as a naval architect. My parents were teachers. So I did not have any business background. Even as a student, I would run a...
An acronym frequently used, but most of us not familiar with is VUCA. An understanding of VUCA world will help leaders and organizations understand the world in which their business operates.
The term VUCA, an acronym of Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous was originally used by the U.S. Army War College to describe extreme conditions during warfare. VUCA has more recently been adopted by an increasing number of entrepreneurs and organizations as a framework to approach different types of challenging situations bought about due to external factors such as economics , politics, society, advancing technology and the environment. To provide insight on the significance of VUCA for today’s leaders, and to high spot the importance of having the ability, skills and mindset to lead in VUCA
Dr Ajay Sekher.
The recent archeological excavations in Pattanam in Kerala and Kizhadi near Madurai in Tamil Nadu have revealed the extensive cultural presence of Buddhist missionaries in Kerala and Tamilakam. The abundance of the black and red ware or Indian roulette ware introduced in South India by these monks and nuns with the Brahmi script graffiti “Amana” on them testify the prolonged presence of Buddhism. It was the missionaries of Asoka who introduced the Dhamma or ethics along with the Brahmi script in South India way back in BC 3rd century. Accroding to historians Brahmanic Hindu religion was established only in AD 8th century in South India and Kerala in particular. Srimulavasam now known as Trikunnapuzha, Potiyil Malai now known as Agatiyarkudam and Sabarimalai were great Budd
DISCLAIMER: As the unofficial, unsupported , self appointed Queen of Kochi and the biggest fan of the Kochi Muziris Biennale, the following reportage will be totally biased.
After two incredibly successful iterations, the current Kochi Muziris 2016 Biennale is titled Forming in the Pupil of an Eye and curated by Sudarshan Shetty. Shetty explains that taking his cue from an old story of a sage and a young traveller, he has used the notion of the " eye as the only reflective organ of the body", and that his curatorial approach draws on the notion that the world "is not an image of one reality, but a reflection of multiple realities and of multiple possibilities in time. (....) As its own process, Forming in the Pupil of an Eye comes from that junction o f the physiological with...
In this article, Kalki Subramaniam writes how through encouraging creativity among transgender people, a change is being brought for the psycho social wellbeing of their future.
The majority of Indian transgender population (census of India 2011 survey says 4.88 lakhs, but it could be 5 times higher) is not educated, mostly ostracized by the family, thrown out of our homes and have lost the opportunity to study at school or college. This rejection makes us disqualified for well paid jobs and pushes us into the street for begging and sex work to make money to meet all their needs.
While food and shelter become a priority, education fades away as a distant dream for us, and art is something not in our priority and needy list at all, we see it only in films or occasio...
It required the sacrifice of a brave Avarna woman called Nangeli of Chertalai in the current Alapuzha district of Kerala to end the infamous breast-tax in Kerala instituted by the erstwhile Travancore kingdom. There were more than 100 types of caste taxes imposed on the Avarna people, especially Nadars and Ezhavas in Travancore. This casteist custom was a form of humiliation of the former Buddhist Bahujans in Kerala who never accepted and succumbed to Brahmanical Hindu religion and its priestly-militia patriarchy.
Caste and untouchability were punishments given to the broken Buddhist people who resisted the Brahmanic Varnasramadharma and caste as Ambedkar in his Who were the Sudras? or Who were the Untouchables? explains or Dr K Sugatan in his Buddhamatavum Jativy