Growth always comes from the deep side of the pool, the sense of incomprehension, the chaos and the discomfort. There is a significant dark side to the positive toxicity cult. CV is always the best selection portfolio.
Re-watched Kahaani with fellow friends and colleagues from five countries and it remains a favorite after a decade, having watched it at Bombay Talkies here. Kolkata is a character in the film especially the cha and the street corner fare. Subtitles transcend language.
Good to meet my septuagenarian grand aunt after a decade and my uncle and niece for an elaborate bong lunch in Singapore today.Transnational families are hybrid spaces as my aunt joined in on a discussion on creative writing from Bombay on a call.My uncle not in the picture, is someone i have always met overseas, the last time at Burjuman in Bur Dubai couple of years back.
Writing is hard as original thinking is hard work, and an attention to language is not easy in any place.
Scholars see their world in disciplinary literature reviews and reading lists, in gaps rather than working to solve wicked problems that mandate a broader pedagogy of thinking and tinkering.
Singaporean Excellence on full display in its vaccination campaign.
I have been coaching talented individuals since i was 18, and one thing i can say with certainty is that one learns a lot more than the person by coaching (from their mistakes for instance) and that our education systems have failed to prepare the mind (and for life), and that we have a mental health crisis on our hands in this pandemic.
Rote learning prepares you for exams based on a template, rather than for black swans such as the pandemic.
Suppose you have been trained for the hospitality, aviation or retail sectors, and one has to now do things which are deeply uncomfortable which one is not ready. How do our labour geographies intersect with the mega trends of the day?