Like most foreign visitors, he wanted to visit Cameron Highlands. Somehow, despite fairly regularly returning to Malaysia, my new friend still had not been. I thought about it. Cameron Highlands today has changed since...
“Why don’t you ask the shaman directly? He’s at ease now, since we’re waiting for low tide,” the organiser said. He led me over to the rough wooden platform, bedecked in nipah frond origami decorations,...
“You said you would help me think of a sustainability project. You haven’t done anything; I still don’t have one,” complained my friend from his habitual stretched-out position on my sofa. “I said I’d...
Some people hike to reach high points, for the view. But what makes a cool hike for me is discovering surprise weird things, like this insect with a house of sticks, climbing onto a rock!#weirdinsect #hiking #coolinsect #TidbitThursday
Since I began to dabble in a social enterprise myself (i.e. EthicalCashmere), I got to learn a lot more about it than the general knowledge I had before. So what is a 'social enterprise'?
It's essentially business - but with a different attitude than dominance. It's business that's about more than just an exchange of things at the most monetary profit. It's business that is human, and recognises that trade is ultimately about exchange between *humans*.
I think we who are from the age of standardised schooling and history textbooks, grew up to simplified narratives of history. A day spent walking around the Red Fort of Delhi and the area around it, reminded me of how people and life, are actually a lot more complicated.
TheBetterIndia Here's a mind-blowing perspective on how we need look at our forests! Watch this video as Sushmita Sen narrates #TheStoryOfAllOfUs.
TheBetterIndia along with with Wildlife Conservation Trust - WCT and Social Access is celebrating #InternationalDayOfForests to help further the cause of protecting India's forests & wildlife and empowering local communities living in remote forest areas. You too can make a difference by contributing here : www.wildlifeconservationtrust.org/donate.php... See MoreSee Less
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