Offbeat Goa became an umbrella for all these activities and is now one of the most sought-after platforms in Goa for curated information. “I mainly promote small, local, sustainable businesses, offbeat experiences and events,” says Vijaya, adding, “The platform basically supports the local community and responsible tourism. We also collaborate with clean-up drives organised by other groups.” Clearly all this is what happens when people connect people. … [Read more...] about The Offbeat Journey of Vijaya Pais, the Firebrand Founder of Offbeat Goa
How tourism destroys local culture
Highlights:- Over the past few months, the Centre has been focusing on the mining sector to revive the country’s economy but it is feared that it could mean a troubled time ahead for communities involved and environment.- However, the major question is whether such a push is in line with the National Mineral Policy 2019 of India which talks about the concept of inter-generational equity as far as mineral wealth is concerned.- The organisations involved with the communities that are impacted by the mining believe that protection and welfare of tribal people and poor are rarely the focus area of mining plans which are heavily focused on higher revenues.------------------------------------------------- … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?
So the decision to file its IPO paperwork and potentially list in 2020 was surprising to some. Critics point to the ongoing pandemic and the many issues it continues to throw up: the hosts and guests that have been angered by changing cancellation policies, new laws and regulations in cities seeking to reclaim housing for locals, as well as the falling revenue and ongoing losses. Others point to the lackluster IPOs from sharing economy bedfellows Uber and Lyft in 2019, not to mention WeWork’s fall from grace. … [Read more...] about How Airbnb got its IPO plans back on track
It is important to highlight that it is not a Sunni versus Shia conflict. It is a proxy war among local powers and two regional powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran. We stand against the war as principle and against its horrible human-rights violations that are committed by all parties to the conflict. We are documenting these violations through our field investigative research methodology all over Yemen. We publish all our reports and other publications in Arabic and English on our website Mwatana.org because we believe that information is power and it is our responsibility to build a human-rights memory that can be used for advocacy and accountability. … [Read more...] about Financial interests are valued more than blood of innocents in Yemen: Activist Radhya Almutawakel
“I love my Foodtown brothers,” he said. “You realize what a crucial link of the chain these guys are. There are a bunch of people creating this thing that we are deeply dependent on for something so intimate, for what we put in our bodies. It has completely changed how I think about grocery shopping.” … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impact | Seven ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food