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Tom Scovel: linguist, author, Third Culture Kid

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In this very personal Tidings, Tom Scovel and I swap stories about our boarding school days in India and what growing up as Third Culture Kids meant to each of us: for Tom born and raised in China (which he’s … View full post

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Very old film: refugees during 1947 India-Pakistan partition

Rare video showing refugees reaching Lahore’s  Wagha border on trains, bullocks and Lahore Omnibus Service during the  1947 partition war.  These were Muslims forced to flee India because what was formerly India had now been partitioned by the British into primarily Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, … View full post

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Jen Marlowe: activist, author, filmmaker

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Coming to us from Jerusalem via Skype is Jen Marlowe,, a tireless and imaginative social justice activist, with a lifelong commitment to fight for human rights wherever in the world she sees them abused, using whatever medium, device or initiatives … View full post

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Hirsh Sawhney: author, professor, editor

Harsh Sawhney, author

Hirsh Sawhney talks about his new novel South Haven, set in an imagined suburb of Connecticut and published by Akashic Books. The conversation ranges from this very local story to the immigrant, Indian and transnational cultures that Sawhney and his writings … View full post

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Tom Rawinski, botanist and conservationist

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Tom Rawinski is a botanist with the USDA Forest Service in Durham, New Hampshire. Specializing in the impact of the overabundant white-tailed deer population on native vegetation in America’s northeast region, he is committed to protecting our ecosystem through wildlife … View full post

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Why isn’t healthcare a human right?

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India’s Dr. Sara Bhattacharji is talking about the philosophy and principles behind the community health clinic she runs in Vellore, Tamil Nadu and where I visited her in 2009.  Her belief in healthcare as a human right seems to me as … View full post

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