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?
In a quest to earn a living over the past decade, especially the rather boisterous and fluid time since 2014, I look back at the birthdays of mine and loved ones that I have missed, the anniversaries and ofcourse the numerous weddings of friends I have missed which I dearly wanted to attend in Yangon, … More Time, a register of loss.
Predictive analytics and community level resilience have to couple up for climate adaptation to occur. Quantify impact of GHG emissions in Dollars and Cents, so that the impact is crystal clear. A lot of our impact assessment is qualitative bordering on vague as meaning making hinges many a time on the context.
For more than a library of research papers on low income migration from the global south, a community organisation with lawyers and doctors do more to help deliver aid, than an academic who writes on the lived experience with out helping out in any tangible manner. How many papers do labor policy bureaucrats read?
I am glad that the Migrant Culture scene in Singapore has evolved from being an opposition minded anti PAP theatre to one which is thoroughly mainstreamed. The poor migrant workers who are interested in aid and support primarily are spared from being used as a pawn by so called activists.
Big Fat Weddings are good for business and they create jobs in the events sector. MICE is a big urban employment generator from Davos to Singapore. Social theorists who are criticising the large spends would probably vie for an endowed chair in a university sponsored by them. Jobs are real, and jobs created support lives, … More Weddings Create Work