Snippets


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.





How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there's another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, epidemiologist Kristie Ebi explores the potentially massive health consequences of this growing nutrition crisis -- and explores the steps we can take to ensure all people have access to safe, healthy food.

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What streaming means for the future of entertainment | Emmett Shear

In a talk and demo, Twitch cofounder Emmett Shear shares his vision for the future of interactive entertainment -- and explains how video game streaming is helping people build communities online. "I am excited for a world where our entertainment could connect us instead of isolating us -- a world where we can bond with each other over our shared interests and create real, strong communities," Shear says.

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The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward | Nick Hanauer

Rising inequality and growing political instability are the direct result of decades of bad economic theory, says entrepreneur Nick Hanauer. In a visionary talk, he dismantles the mantra that "greed is good" -- an idea he describes as not only morally corrosive, but also scientifically wrong -- and lays out a new theory of economics powered by reciprocity and cooperation.

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Community-powered criminal justice reform | Raj Jayadev

Community organizer Raj Jayadev wants to transform the US court system through "participatory defense" -- a growing movement that empowers families and community members to impact their loved ones' court cases. He shares the remarkable results of their work -- including more than 4,000 years of "time saved" from incarceration -- and shows how this new model could shift the landscape of power in the courts.

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For recipes discoveries trends & secret suppers

Introducing my #Indian #vegan menu with @Elior_UK @Elior_Group it’s the CHILLA series, inspired by North Indian chi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Introducing my #Indian #vegan menu with @elioruk elior_group it’s the CHILLA series, inspired by North Indian chick… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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A glorious few days in North Norfolk @bliss_blakeney has given birth to my #samphire #bhaji the taste of the coasta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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My #Chicken #tikka and grilled peach salad plus a helping of wild rice sabzi...rather good with a glass rosé in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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