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...

Cleaning India with the Indian Notion of Hygiene
Jun 14, 2019

Cleaning India with the Indian Notion of Hygiene

How Do We Tackle the Urban Job Crisis?
Jun 06, 2019

How Do We Tackle the Urban Job Crisis?

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

It’s Time to Start Treating Family Separation as a Global Catastrophe

It’s Time to Start Treating Family Separation as a Global Catastrophe

May 15, 2019

While the US continues to uphold many of the world’s standards in democratic leadership, in the area of family separation it has too much in common with some of the most brutal regimes. The US secretary of homeland security, Kirstjen Nielsen, resigned her post in April this year under a cloud...

Why Does Happiness Elude India?

Why Does Happiness Elude India?

May 08, 2019

India needs to introspect as to why it has fared so miserably when it comes to being happy. The UN's 2019 World Happiness Report released in March shows that India is on a declining trend when it comes to happiness. The county ranked 117 in 2015, 118 in 2016, 122 in 2017, 133 in 2018 and is now...

A Rich River of Life: The Importance of Free Movement

A Rich River of Life: The Importance of Free Movement

Apr 08, 2019

In a fair world, freedom of international movement would be a fundamental human right, and the obstacles put in its way removed. The complex river of human movement brings with it creativity, resilience and, sometimes, challenges. But its fertile depths are the source of many of our gains if...

A Progressive Roadmap for Post-Trump America

A Progressive Roadmap for Post-Trump America

Mar 22, 2019

The US is ready for something new. Progressives now have an opportunity to remake America and its place in the world. Donald Trump has shaken up US foreign policy. Most of what he has done has been disastrous, like pulling America out of the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. He has...

Green New Deal: Go Big or Go Home, America

Green New Deal: Go Big or Go Home, America

Feb 22, 2019

Critics dismiss the Green New Deal as a dream. But that’s precisely what it is: visionary. It’s become a common trope of the Trump era for columnists and commentators to attack the lunacy of the far right at the same time as castigating the “loony left.” These pundits, who usually place...

Donald Trump Is the Real National Emergency

Donald Trump Is the Real National Emergency

Feb 18, 2019

America’s national emergency is not on its southern border, but rather in the White House in the form of its inept president. On February 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to appropriate the funds needed to build a wall on America’s southern border with...

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

Feb 15, 2019

A decade until 2030 looks like a long time, but not when the world is faced with crises on multiple fronts that require sustained action. The world was intended to be a better place when the international community pledged commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after the...

Davos Has Turned Duplicitous and Diabolical

Davos Has Turned Duplicitous and Diabolical

Feb 08, 2019

The record number of corporate jets landing in Davos are testimony to a toxic ideology that must be replaced by a more humane zeitgeist. This author has been in touch with some of the Davos jet set. He can attest that the people who gather every year in Switzerland at the World Economic Forum do...

Davos Is Losing Its Shine

Davos Is Losing Its Shine

Jan 28, 2019

Davos is essentially a symbol of crony capitalism camouflaging as a pro-globalization voice. This year is already witnessing a profound global political instability. Britain’s confusion over the Brexit deal continues, and so do the weekend protests by the gilets jaunes, or the yellow vests, in...

Audrey Hepburn’s Humanitarian Star

Audrey Hepburn's Humanitarian Star

Jan 21, 2019

Audrey Hepburn’s life, which came to an untimely end on January 20, 1993, was much more than a brilliant film career. Audrey Hepburn’s philosophy of life was direct: never in flight before contemporary difficulties. Her vision was straight and simple — that of a humble utopia that began...

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