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The Interruption by Chandran Nair
21 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Why Working from Home is a Form of Apartheid
"Those of us who are privileged to take up the option of working from home so easily forget that the streets are kept clean, markets are run, healthcare is provided by people who don't have that option...so why don't people don't talk about it? Why don't they say it's a kind of apartheid?" GIFT Founder Chandran Nair answers the 'Is WFH the future?' question on everyone's lips - and discusses how the WFH narrative deliberately forgets and devalues the majority of workers who do not have the option to work from home. Listen in to find out more!
33 minutes | May 16, 2020
Racism and World Order: The Geopolitical Tensions of the Pandemic
Historical racism via imperialism casts a long shadow. Racist mindsets and behaviours that characterised the colonial period are alive and well now, from micro-expressions of racism in the day-to-day lived experience of non-White people, to macro-manifestations in geopolitical relations and foreign policy. Being so ubiquitous, this begs the question: what is the impact of racism on the future of international world order?
25 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Gluttony is Feeding Climate Change
Americans waste up to 60% of their food when it's on their plates. In Sub-Saharan Africa, it's 5%. So we don't have a food shortage issue, we have a wastage and distribution problem.
25 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
The Vanishing Public Intellectual
One of the scarcest commodities of our time is intellectual honesty.
19 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
COVID-19 and the Future of Asian Conservation
This was a huge decision - in the space of the last 2 months, 20,000 wildlife farms have been closed down across China.
23 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Asia Reshaped: COVID-19 and the Future
A country that can't feed its own people in this new era is essentially exposed to the greatest possible risk
19 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
The Commonality of COVID-19 Containment
The social contract with the state needs to be observed during crises if the collective welfare of the nation is to be protected
20 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
Keeping The Moral Compass
The fault comes when people believe the law is a tradeable commodity, that it can be bought and sold for personal or commercial gains.
22 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
Not Investing in Denial
Investment conference on climate change has a silent contract between the audience and speaker: that neither party will suggest anyone in the room is to blame. They're prisoners to an existing mantra that sugar-coats climate change with "win-win" scenarios. Frankly, this is an abdication of responsibility and denial.
16 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
How natural disasters should be approached
Cyclone Fani affected 10 million people in India, but only 89 were killed. The 1999 Odisha cyclone killed over 10 thousand.
18 minutes | May 9, 2019
The Future of Tourism
No more buffets, three-minute showers and strict air conditioning controls. Find out more on Tourism and Sustainability.
22 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
IR4.0 And Basic Needs
We Interrupt the tech-obsession to make the case for prioritising the fulfilment of basic needs - food, water, sanitation, housing
22 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
US & Canada: Separated By More Than A Border
We Interrupt the status quo of approaches to sustainability in the US and Canada
22 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
Culture Divisions: "I Beg Your Pardon"
We Interrupt the nature of contemporary cultural dominance through a short story by Chandran
21 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
Can India's democracy address climate change
15 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
We Interrupt the surface-level view of China to give you an insider's view during Chinese New Year
18 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
The Art of Communication
We Interrupt the forms of communication that have become globally dominant: the Tyranny of English
20 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
These Cities Have No Future
We Interrupt the concept of urbanisation in Asian cities as a safehaven for progress from Indonesia's 30+ million strong capital, Jakarta.
22 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Why We Do What We Do
We Interrupt the standard definition of sustainability, and introduce the work of Gift
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