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Sharad Joshi - Four Decades of Farmer Agitation and Politics

Sharad Joshi, the thinker economist, who led historic farmers’ agitations in the eighties turned  eighty this year.  An ardent votary of globalization and free market economy, it is interesting to read his unsparing and candid commentary on the farmers’ issue, the state of affairs, the current crop of farmer leaders, Modi and Sharad Pawar. 

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How to become a Master

Having returned from a volunteer trip to Central America recently, my blogging has been pretty lax and behind. It was basically a trip where 12 Canadians traveled to Nicaragua to help construct a classroom. 831 more words

Self Development

A Weekend of Sugar Cane

The weekend after our camping trip we attended our friends wedding in the town of Moshi. It was a beautiful ceremony and great reception. Moshi is about an hour away from Arusha and resides at the base of… 823 more words

My Everyday "normal" Life In Africa

Tropical Storm Erika: construction firms, farmers, prepare just in case

Despite Tropical Storm Erika’s uncertain path, businesses from construction to farming were preparing in case the storm arrives in Palm Beach County.

With the possibility of wind and rain over the weekend, companies need to do what they can today. 288 more words


Ocean Vodka Tour, Maui

Setting out for a day of exploration on Maui, we stumbled upon Ocean Vodka. Our guide at the Surfing Goat Dairy tour informed us that Ocean Vodka Distillery was located next door. 425 more words


Historic Photo of the Day: Loading the Sugar Train

By 1935, US banking syndicates owned 80% of the cultivated land in Puerto Rico.

Most of this land was concentrated into sugar cane centrales. 78 more words


Historic Photo of the day: Child’s Funeral in Ponce

During the Great Depression, sugar cane wages were very low in Puerto Rico, and many people – though hard-working – could not afford proper health care. 127 more words