Jasmine Laila Sirkar

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How to Meet People Who Are Smarter Than You: 16 Marketing & Tech Events to Attend in 2016

These 16 conferences are a great place for marketers and creatives to meet really smart people this …

‘I was terribly wrong’ - writers look back at the Arab spring five years on

In January 2011, days after the first uprising in Tunisia and the protests in Tahrir Square, the Guardian invited leading writers from across the Arab world to reflect on the revolutionary fervour sweeping the region. Then, they expressed great optimism for the future. Here, they revisit their …

Arab Spring

Building Norway: a critique of Slavoj Žižek

Most of us are now grimly aware of the pernicious hydraulic metaphor for migration – the tendency in newspapers or opinion columns for movements of …

Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius<p>In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, …

Science Fiction

This Women's Group In Myanmar Is Fighting Extremism With Education

"I try to push them, to encourage them, to get education, education, education."<p>On Sunday, the people of Myanmar, also known as Burma, will go to the ballot and vote in the country's parliamentary election. However the situation will look different for the members of Myanmar's minorities, …

How Sanitary Pads Can Help Women Improve Their Health and Education

When Arunachalam Muruganantham went to purchase disposable napkins for his wife, the only ones available were imported and quite expensive. So he figured out how to make them.<p>The business logic is quite simple: Find an unmet need, and then fill it. Even better: Find an unmet need that returns on a …

India is right to resist the west’s carbon imperialism | Financial Times

A decade or two from now, the world should be able to look back at next week’s UN climate conference in Paris and say with the wistfulness of the …

We're damming up every last big river on Earth. Is that really a good idea?

Solar and wind power get all the attention these days, but the global hydropower frenzy that's currently underway could end up being just as consequential for the planet — for better or for worse.<p>Hydropower can provide a source of renewable energy — but also wreak havoc on river …

Decade of drought: a global tour of seven recent water crises

Global development professionals network,Water,Access to water,Drought,Flooding,Natural disasters and extreme weather,California drought,India,Australia news,China,Spain,Syria,Brazil,California<p>With a chronic overuse of resources, it only takes a few bad rainfalls or poor management decisions to …

Meet the ecomodernists: ignorant of history and paradoxically old-fashioned

The people behind a manifesto for solving environmental problems through science and technology are intelligent but wrong on their assumptions about farming and urbanisation<p>Beware of simple solutions to complex problems. That is a crucial lesson from history; a lesson that intelligent people in …

Urbanization

There’s a population crisis all right. But probably not the one you think | George Monbiot

While all eyes are on human numbers, it’s the rise in farm animals that is laying the planet waste<p>This column is about the population crisis. About the breeding that’s laying waste the world’s living systems. But it’s probably not the population crisis you’re thinking of. This is about another one, …

MDG Progress Report of Africa in 2015

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era has seen significant transformation in the African development context. The prospects of Africa in 2015 …