Recent Blog Entries: Happiness
How great it is when morning exercise is not only healthy and enjoyable, but a way to reconnect with others in our busy lives!
Who says rural villages in Nepal can’t have great, love stories? And that I can’t write about them?
It is too easy to believe that only those of us with "respectable" professions make a contribution in the world, and to believe that we should be entitled to all the respect...
The streets were full of life: thriving sidewalk cafes with diners watching the activity on the streets, children cycling, musicians playing, traditional actors performing, and a sense of enjoyment of the city.
We can create better cities. We can invite and celebrate diversity. Watch the video below.
Having grown up enjoying the beauty of Western Ghats in a small town of South India, moving to a highly dense city like Dhaka was a huge challenge. In contrast to the morning fog, roads meandering between the hills, coffee orchards and chirping birds, in the city lives were constrained and controlled by technology and machines.
The more space we give to cars, the more we demand. Instead let's return some space to people!
People make cities great, but what if people have grown hopelessly boring?
I often blog about what I would like to see happen...today I write about sharing of some of our successful programs to return street spaces to more important uses than just traffic jams for cars.
We take very seriously people's desire to own a car or motorbike...why do we pay so little attention to people's demands for affordable housing, quality education and health care, and attractive, usable public spaces? Would people value car ownership less if they realized what the ownership means in terms of other choices...?