A very special moment

What started off as a “work” assignment last weekend turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Though my Arab colleagues were unable to explain to me fully what the assignment was all about, I could gather it was something important for having me be at work on the regular day off. While it was important…

Junk Plastic

When I came across this trash bin full of plastic bottles in Riffa yesterday, I remembered of how the state government in India’s most picturesque Himachal Pradesh state has banned the use of plastic bags. Since they took the small but extremely significant step several years ago, plastic bags have disappeared, and replaced by paper…