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Vikas Tyagi IE Essay


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If all of the world´s cultural heritage (sports, music, fashion, architecture, literature, painting, etc..) was contained in a time capsule, what would you include to demonstrate the legacy of your country?

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Vikas Tyagi IE Essay

  1. 1. Vikas Tyagi
  2. 2.    India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world Vast geographical diversity ◦ Fertile plains, arid deserts, beautiful coastlines and lofty mountains India is also a land of linguistic diversity ◦ Government recognizes18 Official Languages  The Mahabharata has always been a cultural centerpiece ◦ It is pervasive in India‟s daily life
  3. 3. It is about the rivalry between two cousins Pandavas Kauravas It culminates in an 18 day war involving all the kingdoms of India At the end of the war there is destruction - no winners
  4. 4.     Has given India its identity Has been influential in shaping the History of India The Capital of India - Delhi was established in the era described in the book Influences Indian social and political thought to this day 4
  5. 5. The Mahabharata establishes the geographical boundaries of India. It is the story of the dynasty of Bharat (the king after whom India has been named Bharata) This geographical boundary has never been united under one rule in known history. Even the British were unable to control large portions of what is today Northwestern Pakistan and Afghanistan According to Indian Mythology anyone who unites this „Undivided India‟ would be bestowed the Title „Samrat‟. Ashoka, in ancient times almost achieved this task, but gave up the quest once he adopted Buddhism and eschewed war. His symbols have been adopted by the Indian State.
  6. 6. Delhi was first established during the Mahabharata as the new capital of the protagonists This has resulted in many Empires setting up capitals in the region (City of 7 Cities) Over time it has become the spiritual capital of India and a symbol of „Undivided India‟ New Delhi (1934) was established as India‟s Capital by the British
  7. 7. Mahabharata is brilliant because it recognizes the real dilemmas and contradictions in human nature It is the story of a war between good and evil. However, the good had to use trickery to win and the evil also had some good within them There are four life goals – Artha („material well-being‟), Kama („pleasure‟), Dharma („righteousness‟) and Moksha („spiritual liberation‟). We need a balance of all four to lead a balanced life The Mahabharata urges “Be intent on the action, not on the fruits of actions”
  8. 8. Kaurvas had a few allies; while Pandavas, worked to garner more allies so that they can gain more support. They established various relationships with kings who would support their cause While working on a big project, it is good to extend to other people who can contribute in whatever way or portion. The more allies you have working for the achievement of your target, the more chances you have All the great generals of Kauravas including were fighting individual fights. However, Pandavas had only one team bound by one goal. All participated in decision making process Put right people at right places. If the managers or team leaders are not able to inspire or provide directions, the team won't function effectively. This is surely one of the most important aspect of any management team
  9. 9. Kauravas had individual motives but they could not help the group motive. Only Duryodhna wanted the war. While Pandavas had their individual vows and oaths to keep, they worked towards the common goal Align individual goals and skills to the group. It will help you get maximum output because every individual is pumped to fulfill his/her personal goal, which in turn is fulfilling the common goal Kauravas had a one-man leadership hierarchy. The whole of the army was under one person's command. On the other hand, Pandavas had different generals directing the operations Share your responsibilities when you have a huge target. It is good to have different people looking after different departments and answerable for their own tasks. If you have only one person making all the decision, things could turn messy
  10. 10.      Gives an Indian perspective towards universal concerns Provides a framework for leading a content and virtuous life Gives a framework on how a just state should function for the betterment of its citizens Provides lessons of management that are relevant to business in any era Gives guidance on the art of war 10