Migrant eateries are fragments of home or Bari/Basha/Ghar in the Khaleej/Gulf. A cramped coffee shop turned rotir dokan or a bread shop which offers murgir jhol, daal, cholaar buut and the sujir halwa, is like a panacea for the migrant looking for a pocket friendly but a sumptuous bite. The chicken curry was like for … More Chicken Curry for the Migrant Soul
I encounter Bangladeshis everyday here in the Gulf from the office to supermarkets to restaurants, watching poll related videos and the discussions can be rather heated. People are subconsciously connected to their notion of Desh, Gram and Bari through watsapp, the digital wonder kid and Facebook. For Bangladeshis, the poll is really vital. Usually they … More The Probashi on the Gono Vote
Everyday is a mini celebration Not a litany of Instagram events Embrace the little things Surrender to the whims Be a sailor Tailor to the winds of change Be ready to burn the present As ashes can grow plants The beauty Is to be alive In the moment
‘The Best of XYZ/The Next Generation’ lists are a reflection of an ingrained bias or a selection preferences of the editorial team of an organisation. But let’s look at any list from the prism of potential, rather than purely through the lens of analytical metric of social justice, or is it unfair even to exclude … More Celebrate Scholarship
In triple bottom line reporting, there is an absence of natural capital price data sets to compute the value of substitutes such as virtual water in a process. When we determine impacts in ESIA for the various environmental damages, we do not assign a number to it. Putting a number helps manage risks better.
Submit to life With all it’s delicious vagaries All the surprises, shocks Life happens outside the box Embrace it Whether to thrive or shrink Is a choice Life will happen inspite us We are too trivial Life is a journey
The Economic Skilled Migrant Diaspora is an entity, where it is connected on the margins of two homes, the old and the adopted. Never at peace, wants the money of the new home, and the familial feeling of the old craving for importance in both. They need to become CEOs of tech firms while attending … More Opportunism as Analytical Category
It’s been an incredible year in writing with yours truly scribbling for the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore with Dr Nisha in a follow up to my talk in May this year. It was a pleasure to catch up with the dynamic Wade Shepard in Muscat in February and be extensively quoted in … More A Year in Writing 2018
I am not a tree hugger, but I fundamentally believe that Sustainability is a serious enabler for enhancing liveability and resilience across communities with hard science at the best cost with the optimal social licence. The entire climate change argument, seems to have turned in to the seminar and conference circuit. The engineers and the … More My Sustainability Compass
Defines market economy Dependent upon market headwinds Depends upon egos Precarious as hell Two nonpayments to be thrown out Waiting to be jobless For some chat bot to take over Jobless growth is the norm Where will the normal graduate go?