Kind words

Kind words from a stranger often touch and comfort you more than those from a friend. If you are on twitter or similar online forum, you’ve probably told your followers about your sorrows and joys. And if you are like me, you’ve been surprised at how deeply total strangers seem  happy for you when something…… Continue reading Kind words

The Eight Pillars of Innovation

Google's pillars of innovation are, as expected, great, but do they apply to the little man? A Mission that matters - Check Thinking big, starting small - Check Continual innovation, not instant perfection -check Look for ideas everywhere - check Share everything umm, everything? Spark with imagination, fuel with_data - Both important, depending on type… Continue reading The Eight Pillars of Innovation

P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

Pay-to-print”: How Media Corruption Undermines Indian Democracy   Was the title of P Sainath’s illuminating speech about the dangerous undermining of the 4th estate of india by corrupt practices. Maharaj Kaul (1940 – 2009), a UC Berkeley alum, was a tireless campaigner against injustice and for peace, founder of groups such as India Relief and…… Continue reading P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

Day of Awareness: Dec 17, Int’l Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The day was created by the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (www.swopusa.org) to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers. This day has empowered workers around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence. The assault,…… Continue reading Day of Awareness: Dec 17, Int’l Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers