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Links 1 through 4 of 4 by Just Mohit tagged connection

headmaster further explained how he tries to make sure the schoolchildren take the “RO water” back home for drinking, for themselves and their families...the children all come from the surrounding hutments...have no access to clean drinking water. Inevitably, that causes diseases which affect, among other things, the children’s attendance at school.
It’s a simple initiative. Yet, in the current Indian context, as in the past, where most children lug water bottles to school or struggle with poor quality water or even thirst, this is certainly a wondrous reversal. This simple act can be called leadership...
Education cannot be viewed in glorious isolation, cut off from what happens in the family and the local community...
The second and related issue is one of ownership: The school must own the community and the community must own the school...

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As readers, we hunger for clear, useful, insightful and inspiring words.
As writers, we long to speak the truth and say something relevant and important.
But somehow in our professional lives, we are taught to convolute, complicate and butcher perfectly good language when communicating with users, clients, customers, employees and partners.
How can we clean up our writing so that we evoke the spirit of a well-written children’s book?
...Use your superpowers for good.

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what I am claiming to do is, probably, just to represent the typical visitor’s point of view. And, Paul Theroux is very good in suggesting that there is a dishonesty in claiming we don’t have judgments. We all make very unfair judgments about the places we go, and when a Chinese person comes to Iowa City, he or she makes unfair judgments about us, as we do about him, and that’s part of the process of how a dialogue begins and evolves. And I think I have one small advantage over some people, which is that when I am traveling around Asia, looking at how it took in western stuff, I am partly an Asian and partly Western, so I can claim a small acquaintance with both sides of the dialogue.
Deeper than that, though, I never really worry about the issue, because every writer is an outsider on the subject he is writing about. Even if he is writing about his mother or his hometown, he has to be, to some degree, a foreigner to speak to the reader, who is, almost by definition, a foreigner, too.

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tied down nowhere, we can pick and choose among locations...At a superficial level, this new internationalism means that I can meet, in the Hilton coffee shop, an Indonesian businessman who is as conversant as I am with Magic Johnson and Madonna. At a deeper level, it means that I need never feel estranged. If all the world is alien to us, all the world is home.
I have learned to love foreignness. In any place I visit, I have the privileges of an outsider: I am an object of interest, and even fascination; I am a person set apart, able to enjoy the benefits of the place without paying the taxes. And the places themselves seem glamorous to me-romantic-as seen through foreign eyes: distance on both sides lends enchantment...Perpetual foreigners in the transit lounge, we enjoy a kind of diplomatic immunity; and, living off room service in our hotel rooms, we are never obliged to grow up, or even...to be ourselves...
Home is the place of which one has memories but no expectations.

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