Market Reality

News and developments in, about and impacting the (financial) world we live in today.

Migration of Nurses amidst the Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, the demand for healthcare and care workers is increasing everywhere in the world. With the demand for ...
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An Era of Mass Extinction

An alarming message came out loud in July from scientists, warning us of something as dire as a mass extinction. From the common barn swallow ...
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Fake News

​Catchy headline, famous, powerful people, popular themes, sensational story – excited to read further? Cashing in on exactly this interest from readers to read and ...
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Making Choices

Awareness of factors influencing our choices. A reminder to reclaim our (our own) choices. Tips to stay true to making (our own) choices.

Time to ‘hold on and not eat that marshmallow now.’​

Way back in the 1960s, a researcher and his students setup an experiment. Their lab was called 'Surprise Room' in Stanford University's Bing Nursery. Their ...
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Overview – Needs and Wants

Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they ...
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Mind and Money – Why lose one over the other when you can have both?

The biggest problem with money is that it is never enough - too little or too much, never just right. After spending years with this ...
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Money Manangement

Basics to manage money to live a life we plan and deserve.

Some Henry Ford Wisdom on Money

Who was Henry Ford? Founder of Ford Motors, Henry Ford was also the main developer of assembly line technique of mass production which helped reduce ...
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Give Your Child Money Sense. NOW!

Have you ever been nagged by your 3-year-old into going to a fast food joint because a special toy comes free with the meal? Has ...
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Why ‘Needs and Wants’ is a crucial lesson for privileged kids?

“Learning to choose is hard. Learning to choose well is harder. And learning to choose well in a world of unlimited possibilities is harder still, ...
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Beyond Money

The power of money that can go beyond money itself

Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana

Two best friends. One lady love. Talking dolls. Mute kid. Cursed horse-man in search of completeness. Goddess Kali. Elements of folk theatre - Nata - ...
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Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala

I was amused by the beginning of the script. Having read, studied and performed A K Ramunajan’s A Story and A Song as a storyteller, ...
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Peter Brook’s Mahabharata

The massive 1980's experiment and production was 9 hours long, with 30 performers from 18 different countries. The nine-month rehearsal was largely based at the ...
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Money is an abstract concept today.  Shopping, banking, investing happens with no pause button among wide choice, media frenzy at markets that are open round the clock. 

Kids are getting older younger or KGOY is a marketing term that describes the influence of youngest children these days on family’s purchasing decisions and their knowledge of brands.

Our world today is characterized by these market realities and their resulting social realities - peer pressure, social currency, status, FOMO and the likes.

Market Literacy includes Financial Literacy, Media Awareness and understanding of one's own mind and market forces that influence it for profit motives.

Money and commerce is dictating the kind of life 'we' (as one mass, with same interest and ideas) should lead or aspire for, through the heavy influence of mass media advertising and pop culture. But we can use the same money to reclaim the life each of us wants for ourselves.

Let us be conscious with our relation to money.

Let us spend the money we have towards building the kind of life we want for us and in creating an environment and society we want to live in happily ever after.

We will have different ideas of the life of 'your' and 'my' dreams, as each of us is different. But even these very different ideas from different people will have one thing in common - each of the ideas will not have a single element of the heavily promoted, advertised kind of living - the one with more stuff in life and less time to live.