India needs more outspoken people like Naseeruddin Shah

India needs more outspoken people like Naseeruddin Shah

Sidharth Bhatia New Delhi, December 27, 2018 It was hardly surprising that right wingers would get outraged about Naseeruddin Shah’s recent comments about growing instances of mob violence and how the death of a cow was given more importance than the killing of a policeman. Hindutva warriors see, in every critical remark about what is happening in India at the moment, an…

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New Zealand managers must revisit tenets of good governance

New Zealand managers must revisit tenets of good governance

Bernie McKendrey Wellington, December 27, 2018 “Governance Board steps in to address cultural and ethical issues negatively affecting performance… They are concerned over the organisation’s reputation and performance.” Did you see this recent headline?  Me neither… Unfortunately, we are bereft of good examples where a governance body has acted proactively and stepped up.  Are there any?  Are openness, transparency and…

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Japan’s decision of Whaling ripples

Japan’s decision of Whaling ripples

RNZ, Wellington, December 26, 2018 Officials have been reacting to the news of Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) working on understanding the implications. A minke whale is landed from a research whaling vessel in Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture, in May 2011.  (AFP Picture by Yomiuri published by RNZ) Commercial…

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