I wonder whether these are just the outliers or whether there is a systemic problem which prevents young people from continuing to work towards creating social impact.
In the typical teenage world I live in, it's so easy to worry about things like my appearance, my social activities and the way people think of me. While teaching in India, I found happiness in going to a village with no makeup on, clothes that didn't match and a huge language barrier.
Imagine the unimaginable. Think for a moment of a world without pictures. Assume that cameras were no more, that humanity had lost the power to document reality with images.
(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...
Indian women are probably hassled, groped and attacked far more than westerners and violence against women is hardly a new thing in India, but the fact that the world is suddenly focused on the problem may signify a sea change.
The last weeks of summer have been marked by renewed pressure of capital outflows and exchange rate devaluations in several systemically relevant emerging markets. This is just the latest round of a global portfolio rebalancing that has been in motion since May 22.
Anna Hazare's activism and his stature have put corruption on the national agenda. I am not sure if his solutions will work, but the awareness and urgency that he is generating could inspire others to come up with more realistic solutions.
This vicious cycle of poverty is one of the biggest issues in development, and necessitates significant creativity to problem solving.
I recently found out Amm (Uncle) Salah, Cairo's famous tentmaker artisan, died some years ago, and that his daughter Mona carried on the tradition pri...
Growing up in India, my summer holidays as a child were all about staying indoors. Curtains were tightly drawn and homes were turned into cool and dark recesses. So, for me the greatest challenge at this time of the year is how to celebrate summer and all its bountiful offerings when I have been raised to shun the sun?
"What the hell am I doing? Thirty years of photographic ethics hit me in the stomach. I'm sitting in a taxi with the window open, searching intuitivel...
Three years ago I blogged "Is Financial Inclusion Imminent in India?" I have just returned from India after observing the progress India has made towards financial inclusion. Yes, there has been progress, but much remains to be done.
His dreams of a successful business career and studying in the United States were bigger than the tiny Indian village he was born in.
In these turbulent times, waking up day after day to news of war and strife, death, despair and disaster - not a corner of the globe untouched - it is more important yet harder than ever to find a sense of peace within.
Though preceding him by over 1,800 years, Chanakya is often called the "Indian Machiavelli" for his political assertions. Maybe his statecraft was motivated by the very nascent beginnings of economics. Maybe war elephants aren't so different from financial derivatives after all.
The sound of horse hoofs is ingrained in the mind of every Hindu child while still in its mother's womb. It is a sound that is passed on from generation to generation.