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Buddhism & Spirituality, Science

The Science of Empathy And Buddhism

Jeremy Rifkin - The Empathic Civilisation

All about compassion and why I believe in it and have been a proponent of all my life! . . . → Read More: The Science of Empathy And Buddhism

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: 121212

The details of everything that happened during the 11 nights and 12 days I spent in a Qatari jail for allegedly insulting Islam! . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: 121212

Travel

Travel: You Know You…

You know you have lived abroad for too long when…

you have spent more time abroad than in your own home country. you have acquired a foreign accent. you have lost the fluency you once had in your two mother tongues (Nepali and Seke, referred to as a dialect in the Wikipedia entry) and have . . . → Read More: Travel: You Know You…

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: Mayday Mayday May Day

The fateful day I show up at the police station when I find out what I was supposedly to have said to be accused of insulting Islam and the subsequent incarceration. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Mayday Mayday May Day

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: The (Un)expected

All about that which happened, which I really didn’t expect to happen, but had feared might happen! . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: The (Un)expected

Education is Freedom, Fundraising

EdufreeNepal Campaign: Days 28-35

We crossed the tipping point on June 25, with ten more days to go. Over the course of the remaining days, almost ten thousand was added to the contribution! The contributions averaged an impressive 1K per day!!

Here’s the how it looked in the end.

Fig. 1. Education is Freedom-Nepal Campaign Status as of . . . → Read More: EdufreeNepal Campaign: Days 28-35

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: Uncommon Courage

Mohanad's reason for signing the petition.

In this post, I would like to share two communications that we all can learn from.

The first is a comment left on the change.org petition by a former student of mine, and the second a response to that comment.

A number of individuals took great risks and displayed great courage participating in the campaign . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Uncommon Courage

Education is Freedom, Fundraising, Migrant Laborer, Qatar

EdufreeNepal Campaign: Final Plea and Challenge.

What lack of education can mean to a Nepalese migrant laborer jailed in Qatar on trumped up charges. . . . → Read More: EdufreeNepal Campaign: Final Plea and Challenge.

Education is Freedom, Fundraising

Education Is Freedom: Campaign in Nepal

As the international fundraising campaign Education is Freedom – Nepal winds down, the long-awaited fundraising campaign in Nepal for fellow Nepalese either residing in the country and/or unable to pledge through the startsomegood.com page, for one reason or another, is live.

Here’s the link to the pledge page:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1czZzu59A5wk1O8MbnbTmuwDIOxj0RTwo6pBhVSLwV2o/viewform

Pledge away!

Thank you.

. . . → Read More: Education Is Freedom: Campaign in Nepal

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: The Timeline

The timeline of my ordeal in Qatar following a complaint logged by the parent of a twelve-year old student based on the child’s version of an incident in the cafeteria of Qatar Academy. I was fired and subsequently jailed but freed following an international campaign. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: The Timeline

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