India can be a scary place. Especially when you book a flight without doing your research.
Whether through new infrastructure work, transportation initiatives or training programs, efforts to link informal settlements with the infrastructure of the formal city are well underway in cities across the globe.
While establishing a gratitude practice requires intention and persistence, it is relatively easy to do. If you have a journal, you can start writing down three good things that happened every day and what made them special.
Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.
Even if the Philippines is not another bubble waiting to burst at any moment, the recent economic uptick is inherently hollow -- for it is unlikely to trickle down to the greater impoverished masses anytime soon.
I'm not a rabid steak chaser either, but I definitely do not disdain meat. Yet I did not miss it at all during my stay in Bangalore. I was aware that vegetarianism was not uncommon in India, but I was not aware of the actual impact of such a dietary choice in both domestic and commercial environments.
Photo courtesy of Greenpeace India Co-authored by Bob Burton The global coal industry thinks hundreds of thousands of deaths every year caused by ...
As a young graduate student from India, attending North Carolina State University was as much an education in psychology (my chosen field of study) as it was a life lesson about cultural differences in how knowledge is imparted and acquired in the United States
One of most gorgeous women on the planet, Priyanka Chopra, for the longest time, aspired to become either a criminal psychologist, or a software engineer. The other day, I sat down with her, and talked to her about Lady Gaga, UNICEF, Solar Power, and Rape.
Born in bloodshed, Bangladesh seeks a justice long overdue. Regrettably, the very judicial body responsible for delivering that justice instead threatens to further deny it.
I had put off my trip to India twice. The first time, I blamed it on my job at NYU. The second time, I blamed it on a dying relative who did not exist. On both occasions I lied. When my boss asked me to go, I was out of excuses. As a freelancer for an online Hindu magazine who had written dozens of profiles of prestigious yogis, Swamis, and the nuances of Indian culture, it was my professional duty. Still, I was terrified.
What would our life be like without the caring love of our friends and families, the opportunity to have learned from and be loved by those who are wi...
A narrative and diplomacy of opportunity and hope needs to replace the dismal mood that dominated Warsaw. Conscious focus on how to revitalize solidarity is global climate challenge number one.
A few of weeks ago in New York, I met Saeed Mirza the thoughtful globalist and secularist film maker at his book reading in an Indian art gallery, ho...
"Train in India Hits Elephants Crossing Track" (NYT, 11/15/13) may be the saddest story reported this year. There have been many terrible stories. Cer...
India is a country exceedingly rich in culture -- overflowing with the smells, sights and sounds of life. It is both a rewarding and a challenging place to travel.