Civil society groups all over India are coming together to campaign for a green Diwali. This Diwali could be the harbinger of a movement against the noise pollution and air contamination unleashed by ear shattering firecrackers and reducing sweets and sugar intake. Diwali, in the traditional sense, has little to do with myriad fireworks.
I was a good girl, but deep inside, I was quite a rebel. In front of my parents, I always behaved well. I went to the school they wanted me to go; did the courses they wanted me to do; worked hard to get the grades they expected me to get. But what I really wanted was just to draw.
When I watch football I often chuckle to myself when an announcer says, “they’re the most underrated player in football.” The sentiment of the comment is nice; they are congratulating a player who does not often get attention-even if announcers say this three times every game.
The idea behind Food At Heart had been bubbling up for a while. I’d always enjoyed my previous work. This included a few different industries: music, market research, the public sector and then e-commerce. Things were going quite well, but it just wasn’t giving me the fulfilment I was looking for.
There’s no exact science for dealing with people who comment just knowing that you are somewhere squirming in your chair as you read it. But there is a need to discuss this topic because when we are on the web we are all susceptible to the sway of these bullies.
A coworker of mine used this acronym (EFA - Experts From Afar) to describe a situation, where a decision was made and was being carried out without the input of anyone affected by the decision being consulted.
I first picked up a brush at an arts school in Moscow when I was 10 and in a few months, I won some competition. 17 years passed until the day I felt I must paint again. In the meantime I started working in the arts and moved from Russia to the UK to do my master's degree.