And finally the Peace Prize
Awarding a ‘Peace Prize‘ in a world full of conflict may sound like a twisted irony to the cynical mind like mine – but it is tough to argue against this year’s awardee. Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh has been fighting poverty where it really matters – on the ground, at the source – not at rock concerts or meetings at five star hotels over a gourment dinner. Help the poor by providing an opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty through their own will (as opposed to welfare handouts) – that is a credo I strongly believe in and one that the Grameen Bank strives for.
There will of course be some detractors , but in my mind it is a worthy choice.
For the last two weeks, the blog has been obsessed with the Nobel Prize (previous posts here, here and here). Blame that on a busier than usual schedule at my day job and not much in terms of other news that interest me.
Regular irrevence will resume shortly.