Emergence and failure of societies: first take

How do societies fail? Not just average, but also successful ones? Historically, there are a number of complex, developed and highly-civilized societies that rose, became very successful and the, just as magnificently/incredibly fell, leaving behind testimonies of their greatness. Jared Diamond outlines few glaring examples in his excellent book “Collapse.” Let’s take Easter Island. Its … Continue reading Emergence and failure of societies: first take

China’s environmental crisis

China, China, China... All global issues of concern as well as hopes and aspirations for "next big thing" find themselves to one extent or another expressed, influenced by or influencing this country. Environmental awareness has been steadily gaining prominence ever since we have started exploring the outer space, and thus gaining a bird's eye view … Continue reading China’s environmental crisis

Musings on scarcity of resources and political strifes

The most important prerequisite of social stability and economic development in a country or region is political stability and good governance. In times of strives, conflicts and wars, the only priority for the society and its people is a day-to-day survival and struggle for achievement of piece. Every other matter has a lesser priority... Maslow's … Continue reading Musings on scarcity of resources and political strifes