Leading with Grace

I met Haakon, the Crown Prince of Norway at a summit last year that changed my vision of leadership forever. He was perhaps one of the most poised, gentle and kind human beings I have ever come across, but the one word that followed me in my recollections of him is ‘grace’. He dreams, promises … Continue reading Leading with Grace

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I Want to be a Cricket

The debate over quality and quantity is perhaps one of the oldest and most overdone issues of the universe. Whether you want to have five Igloos or one Movenpick is a constant feud, though the choice comes naturally for those who have little money and a big appetite. In the development sphere where our donors … Continue reading I Want to be a Cricket

Why I Am Excited about the City Mayoral Elections And ultimately, does my vote matter

April 17, 2015 / The Daily Star (link to article) I'm a lousy utopist. I daydream about waiting behind a line of people to enter polling centres – homemakers, teachers, middle-aged medical officers, rickshawpullers, third year university students, artists, activists – and a social entrepreneur. Are we finally voting for a city mayor we believe … Continue reading Why I Am Excited about the City Mayoral Elections And ultimately, does my vote matter

This is Not the Bangladesh I Grew Up In

March 01, 2015 / Youth Ki Awaaz (link to article) I am in shock since Avijit’s murder. A Bangladeshi engineer, writer and blogger, Avijit Roy was best known for his outspoken religious discourse, atheism and science. He founded the online platform Muktomona to encourage others to engage in liberal thinking and religious questioning. He lived in the … Continue reading This is Not the Bangladesh I Grew Up In