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I Am An Export

I am an export,
I have been exported by a nation which is over spilling with beings wanting to reach out
An import into a nation which once needed me to recover its economic stance
But now rejects me for being aloof to its cultural demands.

By Mabrur Ahmed | 08 November 2010 | Blog

Sweet Nothings

A lot has happened, the weather is menopausal, Ken and Borris are in the heat of lovers tiffs and scientists must still be spending another billion on a ‘new’ brand spanking way to immortality. I on the other hand have returned from a stress loaded time zone of preparing for the launching, attending a gazzilion events to network for restlessbeings (as any self proclaimed eager, overwhelmingly overwhelming tree hugging humanitarian would), trying to be a dutiful daughter to my mum who is fed of rarely seeing me and also squeezing in the odd bit of gardening (a trajectory of therapy for me).

By Rahima Begum | 08 November 2010 | Blog

Weekly Update

We held a board meeting a week ago to decide upon how we plan to launch officially and how we plan to go about raising awareness and funds for project 1.

By Rahima Begum | 08 November 2010 | Blog

Whats Going On???!!

Ok so where to start.... so much has happened over the past 8 weeks or so. We had our first meeting which was open to all at the Idea Store in Whitechapel and it went really well. We discussed the ideas of the first event and also of project 1, Dhaka street children.

By Mabrur Ahmed | 08 November 2010 | Blog

Organic Chickens on a Free Range planet

Apologies, I have been very busy with work and have not had the chance to blog away. I was wondering if everyone has noticed the sudden (once again) emergence of food and health related programmes on terrestrial television? Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver alongside a handful of other chefs seem to have gone on this passionate journey of the great organic and free range (Food Fight, Channel 4) and others are discovering ways in which we can lose weight or change our life by starting at the gut… its all quite timely considering the creeping obesity epidemic in the UK.

By Rahima Begum | 08 November 2010 | Blog

Update from one of the Restlessbeings

Firstly, I need a detox. I need to find myself a machine that will wake me up with a prune juice and remind me to drink lemon water before bedtime and drink three litres of water during the day and get rid of all chocolate, caffeine and cake from my diet…

By Rahima Begum | 08 November 2010 | Blog

food glorious food...

Eid Mubarak to those who are celebrating today and to those who already did yesterday, how’s the stomach?
Mine was, as always another family, samosa and syrup coated almond flaked affair and quiet nice at that too.

By Rahima Begum | 08 November 2010 | Blog

what do we want? JUSTICE, when do we want it? NOOOWWWW!!!

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Afternoon all merry holly mistletoe reindeer red nose Santa loving people, tis the season to give, eat and give and for everyone not celebrating Christmas or Yule or Eid or anything, there’s always buy one get one free festive chocolates to devour whilst watching trash tv and the fireworks well into the new year.

By Rahima Begum | 08 November 2010 | Blog

Money, Money Money

I’m just about to leave work. Its Saturday tomorrow and I am working from 7 in the morning till 10pm and again on Sunday. The joys of events management and the not so much -joys of bags under my eyes, stress lines, clinical exhaustion and an undying desire to OD on Prozac.

By Rahima Begum | 08 November 2010 | Blog

Update....

We started our meeting shortly after 7pm and firstly introduced ourselves (the founders) and talked briefly about why we wanted to embark on this journey. We asked all of our attendees to introduce themselves too. With all the formalities out of the way, the vision, in terms of strategy was discussed. We shared with our guests our passion for why we felt we should be giving voices to pockets of marginalised communities across the globe, across creeds, across races, and across religions.

By Mabrur Ahmed | 08 November 2010 | Blog