5 Lessons for Norway from India’s model of multi-culturalism

What can Norway learn from India ? Well, not much, some would argue. Norway is among the richest countries in the world while India is home to more poor people ( 421 million poor people)  than the entire continent of Africa put together[i] (400 million). Despite the obvious and glaring differences, there are similar challenges… Continue reading 5 Lessons for Norway from India’s model of multi-culturalism

A heady week ahead for Middle East peace – time for the US to act ?

With President’s speeches  out of  the way, there seems to be much to look forward to this coming week in the realm of Middle East peace. The first speech on thursday, which failed to live up to the expectations of Cairo speech, is seen by most analysts as damp, weak and ineffectual. The second speech… Continue reading A heady week ahead for Middle East peace – time for the US to act ?

Q and A with Riz Khan, Anchor at Al –Jazeera English

It is not everyday that you get to meet your childhood hero. To me, Riz Khan has always been a role-model and continues to do the kind of work that I would love to do, though in a different format. Even though I am a bit star-struck by him, I managed an  interview about an… Continue reading Q and A with Riz Khan, Anchor at Al –Jazeera English

Non-hierarchical news gathering the new wave sweeping journalism ?

In an interesting discussion, which brought together the stalwarts of journalism in Washington DC, as well as some member of other new media, several issues were discussed – including, but not limited to the Arab “social media revolutions”, the democratisation of news across the Middle East and also questions of access. The keynote speaker at… Continue reading Non-hierarchical news gathering the new wave sweeping journalism ?

Discussion with Daniel Bar Tal, Middle East peace talks and the Israeli public

Dr Daneil Bar Tal, Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development and Education at School of Education, Tel Aviv University visited Maxwell School of Syracuse university last week for a  two day lecture tour, during which he spoke with us, during a moderated panel discussion.I got to spend quality time with him, talking to… Continue reading Discussion with Daniel Bar Tal, Middle East peace talks and the Israeli public

Hello world!

Hello All, This is my second  attempt at serious blogging, the first one resulted in a failure. Well, not really. I do write at www.riseofpr.blogspot.com, but not with the seriousness and regularity that i would like to. Signing up for Digital Democracy, a course at Syracuse University has pushed me to start this blog, which… Continue reading Hello world!