6 Growth Opportunities that Shaped my Watson Year (part 1)

For 11 months  I have been travelling solo,  on the Watson Fellowship, a unique one-year grant for purposeful, independent study outside the United States. This is the year to explore the world, to find the edges of what I deem exciting, boring, engaging, horrifying, tedious, exhilarating and what matters to me the most. My mission…

12 things I wish I had known before 22

Lesson learnt and observation about relationship, work, and life.

Ammu!

Ammu is the first Bengali word I know. Lia, my host sister in Dhaka always starts her day by calling her mom, who is living 2-hour away in a small district called Munshiganj. “Ammu!”, Lia exclaimed once she heard her mom’s voice on the phone. Ammu means “mother” in Bengali. It has been a week since…

First Vlog: Highlights & takeaways of Edventure Residential Trip

Where is Jaz? A bit life update: I just moved to Kigali, Rwanda! I am working with African Leadership University on their entrepreneurship curriculum, very exciting. It has been truly a blessing to be back to the Africa continent – I love the sun, the boundless energy and the superb hospitality of people here!  …

Offline Festival: I Found My Tribe

Embarking on a year travelling the world solo, pursuing my passion for Social Entrepreneurship, has been the most exciting challenge in my life so far. My main goal is to build connections with like-minded people around the globe and pick their brains for my future social venture. Conferences could be a great way to accomplish…

3 lessons I learnt in my first Watson month

A month ago, I was at Noi Bai airport, tearing up (just a bit) when saying goodbye to mom and dad. Here I am in London, a month into my Watson journey. For those who may not know, Watson Fellowship is a year-long grant for purposeful, independent travels around the world. It is a rare…

HelloImpact: Supply Yoga – yoga for you and for your community

There are many benefits why people gravitate towards a yoga practice. Yoga helps strengthen the body and mind, builds community, and even reframes one’s thought process on how they should approach life. The benefits are endless and should be experienced by everyone! In London, there is almost one yoga studio in every neighborhood. If you want to try…

HelloImpact: Meet Fredie, London’s first people’s fridge!

Welcome to the first post of HelloImpact series! Here I will feature innovative social enterprises, which I constantly came across in my learning tour around the world. HelloImpact blog posts will be published in an easily accessible Q&A format, bite-sized, showcasing inspiring change-makers tackling most pressing problem in our world today. Let’s kick-off HelloImpact with Fredie! Who…

The Start of a New Journey

August 1, 2017 – a day to remember The day I left home for my year-long independent exploration around the globe. Compared to the many times I left home before, this felt different. My brain felt like a swirl of conflicting thoughts and mixed emotion. As much as I was excited about the new journey,…