Monthly Archives: March 2013

World Water Day 2013: Celebrations in The Hague

The World Water Day 2013 was celebrated in The Hague on March 22, 2013. Two events marked the meeting. One was the retirement of the Prince of Orange, William Aleksander from his position of the patron of water. He is … Continue reading

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Water Events in Amsterdam and Delft

The Netherlands has always been active in water engineering and governance and the Dutch government has earlier pronounced water its ‘top-sector’ — the priority area for funding. Last week there was celebration of the World Water Day in The Hague, … Continue reading

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Chess as War and Meditation

I had a nice childhood — full of happiness, joy and drive. Chess took a large part of my childhood and I had great people to share it with having grown in Baku. In this little essay I recount on … Continue reading

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The Art of Translation: My Visit to Guggenheim Museum

Recently I went to the Deutsche-Guggenheim Museum in Berlin (yes, they also have a subsidiary there) to see an exhibition that inspired the name to this blog and bore the title ‘Found in Translation’. My favourite piece is the video … Continue reading

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Working from home: freedom or luxury?

Copyright of the picture: The Economist. You must have heard of the recent ban by ‘Yahoo’ to work from home…Now, as in the picture, workers are chained to their workplace, either they want it or not. I must say, in … Continue reading

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Interview with Professor Martin de Jong on “Institutional Transplantation”

An interview with Prof. Martin de Jong of Delft University of Technology on ‘Institutional Transplantation’. Prof. de Jong is one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the policy transfer school in public policy. The book he has co-edited in 2002 and … Continue reading

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