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Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.


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How to find a wonderful idea | OK Go

Where does OK Go come up with ideas like dancing in zero gravity, performing in ultra slow motion or constructing a warehouse-sized Rube Goldberg machine for their music videos? In between live performances of "This Too Shall Pass" and "The One Moment," lead singer and guitarist Damian Kulash takes us inside the band's creative process, showing us how to look for wonder and surprise.

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A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff

Where did Zika come from, and what can we do about it? Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff takes us around the world to understand Zika's origins and how it spread, proposing a controversial way to stop the virus -- and other deadly diseases -- by preventing infected mosquitoes from multiplying.

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This is what democracy looks like | Anthony D. Romero

In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place -- a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti. What could a 700-year-old painting possibly teach us about life today? Turns out, a lot. Romero explains all in a talk that's as striking as the painting itself.

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Why I speak up about living with epilepsy | Sitawa Wafula

Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to find their voices, cutting through stigma and exclusion to talk about what it's like to live with the condition.

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This is how to capture sunshine in a bowl it's #lemon rice touched by India's Deep South urbanrajah.com/how-to-make-In… pe… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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Ever heard of a K.I.S.S. curry? It's a straightforward smacker of a dish done in a jiffy (no lipstick required)… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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I'm absolutely stoked to preview my summer #Indianstreetkitchen menu for @elioruk putting the sun in our summer! twitter.com/elioruk/status…
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