The first 72 hour ceasefire in Gaza felt like the time after a heavy down pour, when the sun starts to peep out between the grey clouds and the sky slowly becomes brighter, bluer, and the air fresher. As the pictures flashed on the TV screen, my mind caught on one. Continue Reading »
I believe this a worthy cause and hope that readers will support it. Burmese human rights activist, Aung Myo Ming returns to Burma, now Myanmar, after 24 years in exile, bearing a gift to his homeland, that, hopefully, its current rulers will appreciate. Continue Reading »
News reports of the carnage in Gaza and Occupied Territories is horrifying. Everyday, children, fathers, mothers, grandparents, teenagers, anyone we can think of, dies. In these places, they live with war, it’s an everyday hazard that one doesn’t get used to. Continue Reading »
The idea of indecency is often narrowly interpreted, restricted to indecent exposure or flashing, sexual indecency, vulgarity and pornographic literature, films etc. Yet, thinking about it, indecency covers a whole range of actions, especially when the cowardly powerful think it necessary to treat the marginalized, weak and vulnerable like dirt. That the Devil is alive and well in the world today is true. Continue Reading »
The plight of the Rohingya People is urgent! Persecution and statelessness are not the only oppression they face. As undocumented asylum seekers and refugees fleeing virtual ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State,which they call ‘Arakan State,’ in Myanmar, they face intense suffering in places where they hope to find safety and to live peacefully in freedom. Continue Reading »
I felt I had to share this with the world. Coca-cola thought that it was doing migrant workers in Singapore a favour by sponsoring a public gesture of appreciation for their hard work in building Singapore. Whether this could be seen as Corporate Social Responsibility or a mere advertising gimmick, is up to the viewer. In contrast, a Singapore journalist with Al-Jazeera documented the real living and working conditions of migrant construction workers in Singapore. Use this link to decide for yourself, if Coca-cola is being kind or cruel to the usually anonymous foreign worker.
It brought tears to my eyes.