Becoming wild…

We may think culture is strictly a human accomplishment. This book looks into 3 non-human cultures in some of Earth’s remaining wild places. Shows how a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, a chimpanzee experience life with the understanding it’s an individual within a community. We aren’t who we are by genes alone. Our culture is a second form of inheritance received from thousands of individuals as pools of knowledge passing through generations. Cultures grow & evolve, so does collective learning. As situations shift, so does our community’s capacity to learn, especially social learning which allows behaviours to adjust much faster than genes alone could adapt.

Becoming Wild – Amazon

Becoming Wild brings us close to the lives of animals to show how they teach, evolve & learn. With reporting from deep in nature, Carl Safina offers a fresh understanding of what is constantly going on beyond humanity.


The story of more…

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits & our imperilled planet. Takes us through the science behind key inventions, from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles. Even as these help us, they release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before.

The Story of More – Amazon

She explains the current & projected consequences of global warming, from super-storms to rising sea levels & the immediate actions we can take to save our planet. A lively, personal narrative, an essential primer on climate change.


Mission Mangal…

Email: Impossible to be a team leader in the current Covid work environment. Want to quit. (India)

Empathetic. Recommend watching the movie ‘Mission Mangal.’ India’s 1st successful mission to Mars. The 1st in the world to reach Mars on it’s maiden attempt. The film is loosely based on the life of scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, India’s 1st inter-planetary expedition. Total cost of the mission was just US$ 73 million, making it the least expensive Mars mission to date.

Mission Mangal – Hotstar

Hugely inspiring, motivating & stimulating with great management lessons. An incredible tribute to the spirit, team-work & belief of 17,000 scientists that the sky is not the limit…