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Instilling Hope: First Step in Effective Development

Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Most of us agree that Pol Pot’s despotic regime in Cambodia marked one of the darkest periods of the 20th century, with a death toll of some two million victims between 1975- 1979.   The  Khmer Rouge, a communist party government that took power in 1975 following a civil war, tried to convert Cambodia to […]

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The Two Krishnas: A Novel You Can’t Ignore

New York, N.Y.  When I was a freshman in college I moved into the international dorm and was faced with people from around the world who spoke English better than I. Many of them frequently used vocabulary twice the size of my own. As I began the novel The Two Krishnas, I was reminded of […]

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Togo Women Push Sex Strike to Unseat President

Lome, Togo.  The female wing of a civil rights group is urging women in Togo to stage a week-long sex strike to demand the resignation of the country’s president.  Women are being asked to start withholding sex from their husbands or partners as of Monday, said Isabelle Ameganvi, leader of the women’s wing of the […]

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Slow Food at Sprig Fights Fast-Food Culture

New York, N.Y.  In a sea of steaks, burritos and grab-and-go food in busy Midtown East, there is a beacon of the Slow Food movement, serving healthful food in an elegant, inviting environment. For nearly two years, Sprig Restaurant has served consistently superb New American cuisine that celebrates artisanal goods, seasonal produce and local distributors. […]

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Eyewitness: A Fresh Start at Rikers Island

New York, N.Y.  A group of recent graduates beam with pride as they accept congratulations from assorted friends, teachers and strangers.  Wearing flowing green robes they sit with loved ones, many of them clutching tiny babies who in a few years will have vague yet colourful memories of this wonderful day. Father and son at a […]

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Eyewitness: New Dawn in Philippines thru PREDA Boys’ Home

Olongapo, Philippines. The Jeepney’s engine is roaring up the streets that tie up the hills of Olongapo.  I am commuting to the PREDA Boys’ Home – a Social and Human Development Center.  PREDA is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that has been active in the Philippines for 38 years. The Boys’ Home, also known as Bukang Liwayway […]

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Global Indians Illuminate Taj Pierre Hotel at Light of India Awards

New York, N.Y.  More than 300 of New York’s crème de la crème from the business, finance, and entertainment communities converged at the second annual The Light of India Awards, an initiative created by Remit2India and presented by The Amrapali Group. I was excited to attend the first at the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue […]

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Henry Buhl’s 20-Year Help to Homeless Celebrated at Sotheby’s

New York, N.Y.  Twenty years ago, a man begged Henry Buhl for $20 on the streets of New York. Henry recognized the man as a former street sweeper who had worked near his office. Henry discovered the man had been fired for sleeping on the job and decided to look into the situation. Local stores […]

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Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

Chicago Furniture Bank Founder on Young Global Leadership

As World Continues to Divide, Young Global Leadership Critical

Young Global Leadership Needed to Combat Threat of Climate Change

On the Emergence of New, Young, Global and Ethnic Leadership

My Experience: Why I Will Be A Torchbearer To Future Generations