Archive for November, 2016

Relationship is a Not Dependency

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Now, for most of us, relationship with another is based on dependence, economically or psychologically. This dependence creates fear, breeds in us possessiveness, results in friction, suspicion, and frustration. Economic dependence on another can perhaps be eliminated through legislation and proper organization, but I am referring especially to that psychological dependence on another which is the outcome of craving for personal satisfaction, happiness, etc.

One feels, in a possessive relationship, enriched, creative, and active; one feels one’s own little flame of being is increased by another and so in order not to lose this source of completeness, one fears the loss of the other, and so possessive fears come into being with all their resulting problems.

Thus, in this relationship of psychological dependence, there must always be conscious or unconscious fear, suspicion, which often lies hidden in pleasant-sounding words. The reaction of this fear leads one ever to search for security and enrichment through various channels, or to isolate oneself in ideas and ideals, or to seek substitutes for satisfaction.

Though one is dependent on another, there is yet the desire to be inviolate, to be whole. The complex problem in relationship is how to love without dependence, without friction and conflict; how to conquer the desire to isolate oneself, to withdraw from the cause of conflict. If we depend for our happiness on another, on society, or on environment, they become essential to us; we cling to them and in case of any alteration in each of these, we violently oppose because we depend upon them for our psychological security and comfort. Though, intellectually, we may perceive that life is a continual process of flux, mutation, necessitating constant change, yet emotionally or sentimentally we cling to the established and comforting values; hence, there is a constant battle between change and the desire for permanency. Is it possible to put an end to this conflict?

– By J Krishnamurti

 

My Diary – Earning while learning – New Education Pedagogy

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

We had a two-day Mission Samriddhi Summit 4 at Chennai where we spent time listening to various initiatives that are driving the social impact.

Here, I am sharing Project Agrindus – Integration of AGRIculture and INDUStries that was initiated by Dr. T. Karunakaran at MIGRI, Wardha to educate children of deceased farmers’ families in the district of Yavatmal, Maharashtra. He selected 35 children of the deceased and designed a great programme based on the principles of Nai Talim.

A few observations from the programme are listed below:

1. He designed an integrated programme on Personal Development, Knowledge Imparting and Skills Development (4 hours each).

2. The 35 students were divided into groups (pair each) and were asked to form virtual companies.

3. Every student pair would be given two acres of land where they would be guided to cultivate crops as per their choice.

4. The profit from their cultivated land would be sold by the students and 60% of the proceeds would be given as income of the students.

6. There is a computer centre where all the students would be given basic training on computer programming.

7. Experts from Scientific Agriculture and Industry were called in to voice their experiences and provide students ‘Hands-on’ techniques that improve productivity of the land.

8. The students were familiar with the company’s nuances and every student were named as Directors of the company.

9. In last 5 months, there was a case of M&A among 2 out of 10 companies.

10. The students have grown the agriculture land so well that they will take back between Rs. 30,000 and 50,000 on completing the course.

This is the first time in an education system where students are being paid (earning) formally while learning.

Kudos to the new model of education which can be absolutely relevant in Rural development context. These 35 students will be the next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders of ‘Self Empowered Units’ (Rural India) like what the IIMs have produced for managing a corporate structure.

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‘Just ideas’ to ‘Implementation of ideas’ – Unmukt

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

I will be conducting a full-day programme on Design Thinking named ‘Unmukt‘ on 26th Nov 2016, Saturday at Hotel Sofitel, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A lot of people who visited FinTech 8012 Design Center, wanted to attend the programme. And fortunately, this time we’ve decided to allot 40 seats for the external participants.

The programme covers powers of boundary-less thinking (Unmukt) and how Design Thinking helps in moving from Mystery of Business to Heuristics and then to Algorithm. It also talks about the role of emotional elements in moving Design Thinking from ‘Just ideas’ to the ‘Implementation of ideas’.

I am attaching a cost of Rs.10,000 per participant. This is to demonstrate serious interest in the principle of Design Thinking and Unmukt. This fee will not be collected by anyone in my office. The participant has to donate Rs.10,000 to charity of their choice and communicate to the programme coordinator.

Dr. Anbu Rathinavel from School of Design Thinking is coordinating the programme. Those who are interested can write to anbu.rathinavel@intellectdesign.com.