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Travel

Books

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

Gripping history of humanity’s path from East to West and back

What is China? Two perspectives

What is China? Two perspectives

Fascinating accounts of what is China, its multiple meanings and crucial role of perspective in telling different stories.

The Narrow Corridor

The Narrow Corridor

To what do we owe our freedom? Acemoğlu’s answer is in the balance between society’s participation in governance and state capacity to govern.

Hacks

How to eat

How to eat

What I’ve learned about diet vs. exercise and the myth of calories in, calories out

Blog

Meeting Kid

Meeting Kid

A teenager ran to me to offer help in finding lost sunglasses. From this fortuitous encounter led a beautiful moment of sharing and learning about him and his cousins and their responsibilities in Lalibela.