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General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

August 24, 2016
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‘Prostitution’ as a second job: Stories of ‘Laila’ and ‘Chandra‘ – garment workers from Bangladesh

Things went not so well for Laila, a divorced 28-year-old mother of one who is now a garment worker in a factory located in Savar area, the apparel industry hub of Bangladesh and not far away from the Dhaka city’s … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
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Besser spät als nie

Die Reederei Hapag-Lloyd will auf Billigverschrottung ihrer Altschiffe verzichten und sie in spezialisierten Werften abwracken. Eine längst überfällige Maßnahme. Jährlich werden mehrere hundert Hochseeschiffe verschrottet. Sie enthalten noch Tonnen an Sondermüll: 1000 Liter Altöl, dutzende Tonnen Asbest und weitere Giftstoffe. … Continue reading

July 6, 2014
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Anna Troupe, Creative Designer and Social Thinker

Anna Marie Troupe was born in Mississippi in 1977 and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. The fifth daughter of a mechanical engineer and an administrative assistant, Anna made a point of pushing the boundaries of her creativity. She studied furniture … Continue reading

April 12, 2014
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Surviving and thriving under climate change in the world’s deltas

Researchers from the University of Exeter are investigating the effect of climate change on deltas in South Asia and Africa to understand how people will respond and adapt. Deltas are economic and environmental hotspots, with many large deltas in South, … Continue reading

February 5, 2014
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A world of art at the Watson Institute

As a student in the Brown/RISD Dual Degree Program, senior Youbin Kang uses textiles to bring attention to global issues. Her work hangs in the Watson Institute as part of a new initiative to showcase art by students, faculty, and … Continue reading

July 28, 2013
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Global study stresses importance of public Internet access

Millions of people in low-income countries still depend on public computer and Internet access venues despite the global proliferation of mobile phones and home computers. However, interest in providing such public access has waned in recent years, especially among development … Continue reading