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The Search Conference Fred Emery

In The rest by tony1 Comment

Featured Image: Merrelyn Emery Ed. Searching: for new directions, in new ways for new times, Centre for Continuing Education, Australian National University 1976. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 August 2022 The Search Conference Fred Emery Fred Emery, was an amazingly perceptive and prescient systems scientist, who was, without a shadow of a doubt, the father of the systems movement …

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The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe

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Featured Image: WC Piguenit Flood in the Darling 1890, Oil on Canvas, 1895, 123 x 199 cm  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 November 2019 The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe Don’t sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight. (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969) It is long past time for sugarcoating. We should be sick of the obfuscation and …

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What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Travel, Thailand by tony6 Comments

Featured photo: Meat Stall, Muang Mai Markets    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 April 2016 What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand (& Hyderabad, India) The main purpose of my trip was to go to India to undertake a promised visit to my friend Rukmini to catch up. I chose to fly via Bangkok rather than take a cheaper trip with …

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The Colour of India

In Travel, Art, India by tony6 Comments

Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, …

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Rukmini Rao Woman of the Year 2014

In The rest, India by tony3 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  22 June 2015    Rukmini Rao has been my friend for a very long time. I have been travelling to India on and off for many years. Since 2004 I have worked with Rukmini and Gramya for up to two months each year as a volunteer.

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In praise of Indian mangoes

In Travel, Food, India by tony3 Comments

Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …