I am Spartacus…

In their book, Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn tell the story of an Indian neighbourhood – Kasturba Nagar – a place where the inhabitants are Dalits (Untouchables) and the lanes run with sewage and desperation. For almost fifteen years, Akku Yadav and his gang ruled the slum with…

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Change

One of the problems we face even when we want to improve things is that, as human beings, we aren’t fond of change. We tell ourselves we welcome it but mostly that isn’t actually true. The truth about our attitude to change is – we don’t like it and we…

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Patience

Being patient is an active state.  It isn’t resignation or admission of defeat.  It isn’t giving up on the things you hope to change. It is a condition of sure and certain knowledge that the only inevitability in life is change. Sometimes, however, the change takes a while to manifest…

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