Among the evils that strike women and children, sex slavery is probably the worst. Experts estimate that human traffic has become the main mafias income provider, even before drugs and weapons businesses.
Sunitha Krishnan talks about her experiences with children and women sold for pornography, prostitution, forced labor… She witnesses every day torture and exploitation.
Her testimony is hard to hear. Imagine, how much more it is to experience that situation in your own life…
She’s asking us our support and, above all, to break “this culture of silence” that surrounds these problems.
Posted in Project Safety Net, Projects
Tagged child, children, domestic violence, exploitation, family, forced labour, India, man/woman, pornography, prostitution, safety, Safety Net, sex, sex slavery, violence, woman, women
A young genius
His name is Pranav Mistry and he is the perfect model of new stunningly brilliant Asian students who are busy reshaping our future. He is currently studying in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab. Before joining MIT he worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. He received his Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay.
But, above all, he is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the digital world.
And now, he is developing an unbelievable number of new projects like a programming language for children or sticky notes that are understood by your computer… You can find all this on his website : www.pranavmistry.com
In this jaw-dropping video, he tells us how we use objects in the real world and how we can create bridges between the real world and objects and/or data from the numeric realms. And how he was led to create his strange but true invention…
Posted in East/West
Tagged America, Asia, China, developing countries, East/West, future, India, innovation, learning, new technology, Pranav Mistry, Science, South Korea, Student, technology, University
Devdutt Pattanaik is a self-taught mythologist. He is currently Chief Belief Officer at Future Group in Mumbai.
In this video of a TED India Conference 2009, he is explaining how myths can shape our vision of THE World and My World and how we can understand each other. Through the story of Alexander the Great and a gymnosophist, 326 years before Christ, he analyzes how their beliefs about life and death shaped their thoughts and feelings. This is a great intercultural lesson with loads of humor…
But ancient myths can also provide resources to understand our modern world and the cultural conflicts that prevent business people around the world to work together…
Find more on Devdutt Pattanaik’s home page.
Posted in communication, Cultural diversity, East/West
Tagged America, business, Cultural diversity, Devdutt Pattanaik, diversity, East/West, Europe, India, mythology, storytelling