Last-minute rush, imperfect closures – why are Indians unable to plan?

It is said that planning is the foundation of growth and success and while India is looking at taking big leaps on both aspects, does the foundation – Planning – become a deterrent? Our Outstanding Speaker, Author, Mythologist and Leadership Coach, Dr Devdutt Pattanaik explains the Indian psyche behind the art of ‘Planning’.Here’s an excerptIn a society with many variables – economics, political, social, education, caste, religion – creating a blue print that satisfies all is especially difficult. We forget that planning demands violent enforcement and suppression of voices of dissent once the plan is agreed upon. But in a country with so many minorities, it is tough to get consensus.

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Devdutt Pattanaik


Devdutt Pattanaik writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times.
Known for his innovative ideas, and simple explanations, he defines myth as cultural truths, that map the human mind. In the last 25 years, he has written and illustrated over 50 books on the subject.

He is a reputed columnist with Economic Times, Times of India, the Hindu, Dainik Bhaskar and Dainik Jagran's Sunday Midday. His TV shows such as Business Sutra and Devlok have been much admired by young and old alike.
Former advisor to companies such as Jio, and Disney, he is much-sought after speaker on leadership, culture, change and governance.

He decodes ancient stories, symbols and rituals so that we can appreciate the complexity of human cultures, and human emotions.
This knowledge, he believes, will help us be better, smarter and wiser in work as well as life.
Currently, his focus area is Dharmic Leadership and Ahimsa Management.

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