We need to talk about this

Shubho Noboborsho everyone! Much love from the land of the Bengals! 🙂   On this day of new beginnings, I want to talk about the other side of “new beginnings”that no one talks about- the pain, the endless pondering in the dark and lonely self journeys that finally give rise to “new beginnings” My surrounding…

Its not about the sexual pleasure, is it?

If you live in a jungle, learn to fight with the animals. Don’t cry over why the animals can’t be kinder, more civilized or nicer. An animal’s job is to hunt and prey. When you co-exist with them, you either have to become an animal yourself, or learn to fight with them. If you are…

MAKING OVER THE MULTI-BILLION MICROFINANCE INDUSTRY

Originally posted on Micro Finance Around the world:
Microfinance around the world, 12th January 2012 Making over the multi-billion microfinance industry Thousands of rickshaw drivers cram into the city streets of Bangladesh every day. But at least one driver escaped this urban nightmare to pursue his rural dream of becoming an entrepreneur back in his…

Breaking the barriers: keeping up the volunteer-pulse

I looked at my watch and checked the time. It’s 12 30 at midnight and I still have a 30-minute Skype meeting to attend to, one proposal to complete and two letters to write.  The biggest climate change conference, UNFCCC  Conference of Parties 18 is about to start in Doha this year and I, as…

Rio+20: Twenty years into sustainability, or just a new way of ecocide?

As I settled myself comfortably into one of the chairs at the back of the plenary hall in the high level segment meeting, Claudia Salerno, the lead negotiator of Venezuela, walked past me. Last year, at the 17th session of the United Nations climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, she had taken the international…

The silence After the storm

Almost 12 hours have passed after arriving in Dhaka, and still I can’t hold my head up straight. The 20 hours non-stop flight has definitely taken a toll on this poor me! Now sitting before my computer screen with my usual confused state, thinking about what I should write In fact there isn’t much to…

United Nations Climate Change Negotiations: From the eyes of a Youth

November 16th 2011. I opened my yahoo inbox and gawked in utter disbelief. A mail from a stranger said that I had been selected to receive a grant called “The Global South Youth fund”, for attending the “Conference of Parties” in Durban, South Africa. I held my breath for a long time. And then, I…