The Good Fight – Hard lessons from Searchlight to Washington

While it is never a good idea to review a book before fully reading it, I will make an exception – only this time. I am reading “The Good Fight: Hard lessons from Searchlight to Washington,” by Senator Harry Reid, the Senate Minority Leader.  It is a book written plainly, told passionately and shows a… Continue reading The Good Fight – Hard lessons from Searchlight to Washington

Top American leaders…

In a discussion on the role of leadership in the US, hosted by Washington Post yesterday; Nick Kristoff, NY Times columnist and Dr  Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Laureate in physics discuss leadership and how they got to be leaders themselves . Here are some key points :  Nick Kristoff :  _ How did the inner fire awaken… Continue reading Top American leaders…

Saudi Arabia considers plan to restrain expat remittances

Akbar Ponani | Nov 26, 2011, 07.05PM IST JEDDAH (SAUDI ARABIA): Saudi Arabia is seriously thinking of imposing some kind of curbs on the huge amount flowing out through expatriate employees in the country. It may suggest a limit in foreign workers’ remittance out of the country in which they constitute nearly one third of population. Concern over expats’… Continue reading Saudi Arabia considers plan to restrain expat remittances

“What the whole world wants is a good job. That is one of the single biggest discoveries Gallup has ever made” – Jim Clifton, Gallup Chairman and CEO

Are we witnessing a shift in global migration patterns ? “What the whole world wants is a good job. That is one of the single biggest discoveries Gallup has ever made” – Jim Clifton, Gallup Chairman and CEO Here is a  completely subjective observation: I think global migration patterns are shifting. In a BIG WAY.… Continue reading “What the whole world wants is a good job. That is one of the single biggest discoveries Gallup has ever made” – Jim Clifton, Gallup Chairman and CEO

“Mysticism can be the common factor which makes dialogue between religions possible” – Prof. Shafa Elmirzana and Prof. John Esposito discuss Christian-Muslim dialogue at Rumi Forum

Nose-diving straight into the intricacies of  Christian and Muslim religious traditions, theologies, Prof. Shafa Elmirzana,  of the Alwaleed bin Talal center for Muslim-Christian understanding at Georgetown university explained the historical origins of Christian-Muslim dialogue from the time of Meister Eckhart and Ibn Al-Arabi. She was speaking at an event organized by the Rumi Forum in… Continue reading “Mysticism can be the common factor which makes dialogue between religions possible” – Prof. Shafa Elmirzana and Prof. John Esposito discuss Christian-Muslim dialogue at Rumi Forum

“The boundary of political discourse, unfortunately, is around 4.6% taxes”

“The  boundary of political discourse today unfortunately is around  4.6% taxes “ – Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to UN Secretary General  and Professor of Economics at Columbia Uni. In a talk which offered a crash-course in  economic history of the modern US, and gave a glimpse into the  implications of the current administration’s policies in… Continue reading “The boundary of political discourse, unfortunately, is around 4.6% taxes”

Nonprofit outlook : Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel ?

Nonprofit outlook : Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel ? Is there a new normal for nonprofits ?  What is the role of government in regulating and working with non-profits ? What does a movement such as Anti-wall Street represent to us as a society ? These and other questions formed part… Continue reading Nonprofit outlook : Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel ?