The connections that bind

“The poor people living near the coast in Bangladesh hardly consume any resources. They do not have a polluting car or even any gadget. They live in small shelters. Yet, they are the ones who are suffering the most because of rise in sea levels caused by global warming,” reflected Dr Atiq Rahman from Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies at a recent UN summit in Singapore. Continue reading

A Raw Deal for Vegetarians


It is the same story at every conference I attend. At lunchtime, I move towards the food-laden tables hoping to find something that I can eat, but end up being thoroughly disappointed. The only items on offer for vegetarians are salads; all very good to look at, but not at all filling. On the other hand, meat-eaters have a variety of dishes to choose from. Why are vegetarians given a raw deal? Continue reading