Health / Humanitarian / Innovation / International / Leaders & People

Muhammed Yunus Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Washington, D.C. Today, Professor Muhammed Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and Grameen Foundation is honored by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom alongside fifteen other individuals being honored for their work as “agents of change.” Speaking at the National Press Club, Dr. Yunus, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in … Continue reading

Books / Health / Leaders & People / Politics

Health Care – Fresh and Honest: A Letter from Carla and Barbara of Politics and Prose

This morning I received an e-mail from Politics and Prose a very popular bookstore in Washington, DC. It is owned by two women who have created a successful business model in a fragile world of book selling. In their event publicity e-mail they included this letter on the current national discussion on health care. It … Continue reading

India / International / Truth / Yoga

Bapuji Wisdom – Listen to Yourself

Bapuji, a gentle 86 year old yogi, sat peacefully on a folded chair sharing life’s lessons with twenty yoga students. With respect each student leaned forward not wanting to miss a word.  But, Bapuji said loudly and clearly, “Don’t listen to me. Listen to yourself.” With shocking honesty – Bapuji reminded everyone that they each … Continue reading

HIV/AIDS / International / Truth

If you know the Reality … You know the Answers

African truths and African realities drive countless people to change the dynamics on the ground to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  With more than 12 million orphans in Africa and 2.3 million orphans alone in Kenya, selfless people faithfully keep sending messages out for help though sometimes like mute SOS machines desperately hoping someone will understand the … Continue reading

HIV/AIDS / Travel

Condoms in Nepal

I arrived in Nepal after a couple of weeks in Tibet.  Contrary to the peaceful meditative lifestyle in Tibet, I was greeted by intense chaos, colors and noise.  Children fluttered around insisting on carrying my luggage. A welcomed voice broke through the motion of people, “Hello, my name is Probin. Welcome to Nepal.  Come this way to … Continue reading