Perhaps “Slowbalization” Is Exactly What the World Needs

Aug 16, 2019

A group of Italians started the Slow Food movement back in the 1980s. Stay away from fast-food restaurants, they urged: Eat local, focus on traditional recipes, relax and enjoy your meal.  The Slow Food movement began as a protest against McDonald’s, which opened a new franchise near...

Understanding Digital Hate Culture
Aug 14, 2019

Understanding Digital Hate Culture

Saudi Arabia Eases Male Guardianship System
Aug 02, 2019

Saudi Arabia Eases Male Guardianship System

Romance Novels Are a Weapon Against Misogyny
Jul 26, 2019

Romance Novels Are a Weapon Against Misogyny

Trust Your Children If You Want Them To Be Successful

Trust Your Children If You Want Them To Be Successful

Esther Wojcicki is widely known as the mastermind behind Palo Alto High School’s successful media arts program, which has produced alumni like the actor James Franco. A fact hidden from the public eye is that Wojcicki is also a successful mother of three incredible women: Anne Wojcicki, founder...

Consulting Scandals: Holding the Accountants Accountable

Consulting Scandals: Holding the Accountants Accountable

Jul 23, 2019

International business consultancy and accounting firms have reached an unchartered phase in the business life cycle. These behemoths of commerce, often tasked with keeping both public and private sector players in check, have now grown powerful enough to pose a threat to entire countries, if not...

Purity and Pollution: From Shoes and Sex to Food and Caste

Purity and Pollution: From Shoes and Sex to Food and Caste

Jun 25, 2019

The notion of purity and pollution underpins personal habits, social mores, public health challenges and India’s resilient caste system. This is the last of a three-part series.  This final piece of a three-part series examines the Indian psyche and how it effects society and everyday lives....

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

Jun 17, 2019

A dismissed case of sexual harassment in Bollywood shows just how behind India is in its journey toward gender equality. The past days have seen a whirlwind of accusations and emotions surrounding the #MeToo movement in India that are truly representative of the abysmal state of women’s...

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

Jun 14, 2019

Earlier this year, the Trump administration cut funding to the Organization for American States for protecting reproductive rights. While America’s attention has turned to the restrictive abortion bans across numerous states, the Trump administration has continued its relentless attacks on...

Cleaning India with the Indian Notion of Hygiene

Cleaning India with the Indian Notion of Hygiene

Jun 14, 2019

More than constructing toilets, India needs to change the way its people think, behave and act when it comes to personal and public hygiene. This is the second of a three-part series. Indians have some of the most elaborate cleaning rituals in the world. It has roots in a peculiarly Indian sense...

How Do We Tackle the Urban Job Crisis?

How Do We Tackle the Urban Job Crisis?

Jun 06, 2019

What can governments do to improve peoples’ preparation for the new labor market in a “glocal,” or global, economy? The concept of work is as old as civilization. Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher, used the expression praxis for doing something for its own purpose, and poiesis to...

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

In 2012, Ashweetha Shetty left a remote village in Tamil Nadu to join the Young India Fellowship, a one-year post-graduate diploma program at Ashoka University in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Shetty was the first among her family members to finish college, breaking many social barriers to...

Kuwait Is Risking a Catastrophic Drop in Foreign Investment

Kuwait Is Risking a Catastrophic Drop in Foreign Investment

May 30, 2019

Marsha Lazareva’s case raises red flags for foreign investors and could send them fleeing Kuwait. Kuwait has a high-profile international case on its hands that threatens to harm the country’s foreign investment climate. The case, which has now been brought to the UN Working Group on...

Why Is a Prominent Female Business Exec in Prison in Kuwait?

Why Is a Prominent Female Business Exec in Prison in Kuwait?

May 29, 2019

Allegations made against Marsha Lazareva suggest that sexism and racism may have played a role in her incarceration. To quote Amnesty International, 2018 was a “particularly brutal year” for human rights activists, journalists and dissidents in the Gulf. The killing of Jamal Khashoggi in...

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