MasterChef Australia and the reality of reality TV

I have been watching MasterChef Australia for some time. One part of me is drawn to the idea of watching ordinary dishes turned into something so remarkable simply through the art of plating. Another part of me enjoys the competitive tasks and people’s creativity. It’s hard to not like a show where ordinary people are … More MasterChef Australia and the reality of reality TV

International education, coronavirus, and the myths of the market

International education was the first sector in Australia that felt the economic impacts of coronavirus. The problem related to Australia’s travel ban that have kept Chinese international students from coming to Australia. For days, the media headlined the crisis, emphasising the significance of international education as third largest export in Australia and revenue source for … More International education, coronavirus, and the myths of the market

Love, respect, reason: The world I want

We are approaching another decade with much confusion, insecurity, hostility and violence. Let’s reimagine the world that we could have. For me, that world is a coming together of three things: love, respect and reason. Love I am talking about benevolent love. It requires a cultivation of kindness and compassion as a practice of everything … More Love, respect, reason: The world I want