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Friday, November 11, 2011

Today, thousands of Hindus in T&T will join their counterparts across the world in their annual pilgrimage and puja (wor- ship) to observe Kartik Snaan. The eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar is known as Kartik and this year it began on October 13.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,/ Humpty Dumpty had a great fall./ All the king’s horses and all the king’s men/ Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.” There are many stories surrounding the creation of the nursery rhyme; the one that seems to fit the circumstance of this...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

 In the writing business, you get used to often-brutal rejection. You comfort yourself that for creative writing, opinions are wildly subjective. Everyone knows about the book rejected by 50 publishers going on to win every award known. So you grimace and keep submitting, or give up and sulk.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In the field of religious liberty we have come to very critical, delicate and dangerous times.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Manholes are holes, usually with a cover, through which a person may enter a sewer, boiler, drain, or similar structure. They seem to be called manholes because you really couldn’t call them womanholes, could you?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sometime ago, one David Mason of La Romaine wrote the editor thus, “The political analysts, journalists and misguided politicians seem hell-bent on perpetuating the categories of ‘Indo’ and ‘Afro’ Trinidadians.” He asked, “Why are they continuing to slavishly ape our North...

Monday, November 7, 2011

I felt too frightened and too embarrassed to go back to YTC to teach CXC English language. My students weren’t the problem. If they had misbehaved or wasted a minute of my time, the decision to leave YTC would have been easy. But they were the perfect class.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I count myself among those that spend many hours online every day. The political groups that I follow include those of all the main local political parties. My membership does not mean that I am blindly loyal to any one particular political party.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago is roughly the size of Surrey, a county in England. This week, we look at our tiny islands from the outside in, through the eyes of the youngest diplomat in this country.

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