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From the Web: Global Awareness

Good stuff happening out there

Penny Jarrett

In this video, business developer, youth mentor and blogger Penny Jarrett says having ADHD definitely has a positive side – if you know how to manage it. Published on BBC Ideas on November 21, 2018.

Uralkali Potash Feat

Edward Burtynsky’s images show ‘the indelible marks left by humankind on the geological face of our planet’. They are surreal and glorious at first sight, writes Cameron Laux. Published on BBC, October 17, 2018.

Kholoud Nassar

What is usually reported about the Gaza Strip, the self-governing Palestinian territory on the east coast of the Mediterranean, is war and death, general mayhem and destruction. Published on BBC on December 30, 2018.

Increased tourism is overwhelming Venice, Italy. Bruno Boelpaep’s video shows the alarming trend that forces much of the native population to move away. Published on BBC on October 15, 2018.

Inspiring and illuminating presentation of how to bypass the conservative funeral industry and how to come to terms with the reality of having one’s dead body disposed of. Bhagawati has the latest on body recycling.

Kerala

Always long-awaited, a collective sigh is heard once monsoon starts in India. The rains are an annual blessing yet often resulting in floods, hardship and death.

Airplanes over Guam

Following the increasing political war speeches on this planet, it is obvious that we, the people, are forgotten in all those grand schemes and threats. Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero, an inhabitant of long-suffering but little-known Guam, writes an open letter, expressing her take on the events. Published in the Boston Review on August 11, 2017.

People

Examining the role that stories play in how we think about ourselves and each other, offering a glimpse at a new emerging story that can help bring about a more sustainable world. (video)

Refugees

Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari is the creator of the ‘Vulnerability Series’, that brings awareness to the plight of five million refugees that fled from Syria. A number that compares to more or less the entire population of Singapore or New Zealand. (video)

Pope Francis

In our present time, rife with conflict, war, political madness, increasing poverty, health issues and hardship for so many on our planet, we haven’t been blessed being exposed to many positive newscasts. (video)

Sheetal More

Every afternoon, the grandmothers of Phangane village wrap pink saris around themselves and slip abacuses and chalkboard into their backpacks. They are going to school. Satyaki Ghosh documented their journey. Published by BBC on March 8, 2017