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9/11 is the anniversary date of a significant terrorist attack on American soil on September 11, 2001. 9/11s have happened … More
Things get created; things get destroyed. In other words, what seems to be created is a step towards its destruction, … More
They are the perfect landing pads for birds to take a break from their flying activities or relieve themselves. That … More
by Promod Puri I am not enthusiastic to celebrate Canada Day this year, but I am not in favour of … More
There is an argument with a stereotyped conception that ethnic communities create ghetto formations and bring along old baggage while … More
I heard our neighbours south of the border are now going to public places and leaving their masks at home. … More
Hosting summer or winter Olympics is not worth the trouble or the cost and the risks involved for a hosting … More
He could never go back to his place of birth, the home of his childhood and youth years in the … More
There has been a remarkable shift from the traditional reading channels. Reading printed books or magazines can be a nostalgic pleasure. Most of the information, knowledge, or wisdom we receive on a day-to-day basis is through the internet.
About April 1, he remarks, “this is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” Another quote from him, “Ah, well, I am a great and sublime fool. But then I am God’s fool, and all His work must be contemplated with respect.”
Albert Einstein asserts: “before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish.”
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Lisa Hajjar, University of California Santa Barbara “The Mauritanian,” directed by Kevin Macdonald, is the first feature film to dramatize … More
Anthropogenic changes cover human activities related to biophysical environments, natural resources, global warming, environmental degradation, ocean acidification and ecological collapse.
Does consciousness or ‘Atma’ die too after bodily death? Or it survives to re-enter a new body. A Los Vegas … More
History tells us there have been many wise people, especially saints with divine attribution, who did not go through a voluminous reading of books. But their minds did the reading.
Nathan Ahlgren, Clark University Editor’s note: Nathan Ahlgren is an assistant professor of biology at Clark University. In this interview, … More
As the year 2020 departs just at the moment clock hits midnight, we welcome the arrival of 2021. Two images … More
The toy of her joy disappeared from her tender arms somewhere at the hotel while on vacation with her family. … More
Corona invasion has disciplined our lives, from masking to six feet distancing and restricting travels, socials and shopping.
Joys, engagements and ease of life navigated new options. A circadian lifestyle is one where a daily routine is possible with the least of disturbances and distractions.
In simple words, poet Shailendra wrote great poetry with deepest thoughts, feelings, and emotions. His ‘shikva’ meaning complaint to God … More
I was sitting by myself in the neighbourhood community centre’s Sauna room when a man walked in. “Good morning, how … More
Conceived opinions and judgments influence our mindset viewpoint. And most of the time, our actions and reactions are based on retrieving the intellect from the installed position.
Maintenance, maintenance, and maintenance are the mantra that sustains us practically in most aspects of our lives. From personal health … More
I have strong feelings for pumpkin, mostly when left out in the chill of autumn nights during the Halloween season. … More
How often we use the dishwasher? Quite regularly, frequently, occasionally, or very rarely. Perhaps never. Is the dishwasher use a cultural thing, or do we want to exercise some water and energy saving? Some of us in the immigrant communities prefer washing dishes by hand and then letting them dry out with natural air or wipe with a kitchen towel.
Enjoy Jalebi, the queen of Indian confection, straight or with milk, anytime, including midnight all alone and guilt-free craving for something sweet
The word ‘behaviour’ or ‘behavior’ behaves the same way no matter how one spells it.
Boredom is a very commonly expressed feeling even in this age when we have 24-hour entertainment at our convenience. There … More
September 5 is celebrated in India as Teachers’ Day synonymous with its second president, Dr. Sarvepilli Radhakrishnan, who also was … More
“conservation will succeed only if it can support the goal of a dignified life for all humans and nonhuman species.” … More
Uncles and aunty’s designations have become popular among the younger generation of South Asians to address their parents’ friends or … More
Handcrafted from a solid dry twig, with one end slightly chiselled and shaped like a nib. And the stem was smoothed to hold the Kalam.
For each word or few words to write, the Kalam received its ink while dipped into an inkpot. Together the pair was called “Kalam-dawaat,” that I used to carry with me to primary school. Often my school bag and my clothing got stains of the black ink.
Seeking the meaning and purpose of human life is a behaviour issue at the individual level.
Meaning of life and purpose of life, I think, are two related terms.
It is under one medical term, called circadian rhythm. And Mr. Singh has kept it well under control with his disciplined daily regime.
A real understanding of the circadian rhythm is that all our body organs, down to their cellular levels, have body clocks working along with the brain.
A recent example of denialism is when President Trump refuted the pandemic of COVID-19 in its early stage. And when most of India’s upper and wealthy class refused to accept the plight of migrant workers in their agonizing walks back to the villages during the peak Coronavirus lockdown.
Economists and historians have examined detailed aspects of the enslaved experience for as long as slavery existed. My own work enters this conversation by looking at the value of individual slaves and the ways enslaved people responded to being treated as a commodity.
The moment I sat, the teacher, addressed as Masterji, called me up and asked why I was late. Before I could gather words to express myself, he gave me a hefty slap on my tender little face.
By Promod Puri Do we have to blame a nation or nations in their respective involvement and stake in initiating … More
Since these crunchy cookies were contained in a ‘pipa,’ that is the reason they are called ‘Peepaewale’ biscuits here in Canada. Perhaps, it is a marketing approach by the manufacturers to draw the nostalgic feel and taste of the sweet goodies.
Our kitchen was very elementary but a conspicuous place in the house. Prominently featured was the built-in wall cabinet that … More
“guloñ meñ rañg bhare bād-e-nau-bahār chale chale bhī aao ki gulshan kā kārobār chale.” Spring blossom in Queen Elizabeth Park, … More
Cuba exports very few items that contribute to its economy. These are cigars, sugar, rum, pharmaceutical products, and medical services, … More
By Promod Puri Perhaps the least revealed an aspect of Khushwant Singh’s colorful and long active life, was the fact … More
It may sound sweet that our fruits and vegetables are getting sweeter. While the bitterness in some of the known … More
By Promod Puri I have been an anti-national ever since I understood the nature of its allegiance to the country … More
By Promod Puri Ever since it was first introduced in the kitchen accessories section of departmental stores I am still … More
By Promod Puri I don’t know if she belongs to the class of housemaid, aka “bai”. If so, then her … More
By Promod Puri This Cherry never blossomed to the changing realities of diverse and culturally rich Canadian society. Don Cherry’s … More
(This is an update to the article written a few years ago) By Promod Puri The fun in life includes … More
By Promod Puri It was the early ‘50s, and I still remember going to the Hari Theatre in Jammu. There … More
By Promod Puri It is said, “Words are the tools of writing.” But not quite so! Words are the bricks … More
I was 10-year-old when one day I severely broke my right arm. A local pehlwan, as the practice or custom … More
by Promod Puri Back in 1972, when I immigrated to Canada and made my first home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that … More
When trying to find a romantic match, we’re often overwhelmed with options. Reddit/WittyRepost Thomas Saltsman, University at Buffalo, The State … More
While space scientists can continue their exploration of the moon and establish more communication links with the cool-light planet, I … More
Centuries ago, people used to migrate from one place to another for reasons which were natural calamities, local violence, or … More
“Inhumanity, it seems, is contagious. In Italy, babies and children have been repeatedly kept at sea for days by a … More
1. “Be Positive.” What is wrong being negative? Rather Keep the balance, and be rational. 2. “Forget the past…..” … More
By Promod Puri The sign on the front door read, “please remove your shoes.” It was not a Hindu temple, … More
By Promod Puri I confess a feeling of guilt erupted within me after buying a pair of pant the other … More
People worked for healthy teeth long before nylon brushes hit the market. Mila Davidovic/Shutterstock.com Jane Cotter, Texas A&M University Dental … More
An atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, an island nation in the South Pacific that’s in danger of disappearing due … More
(This article is an approach to get into the praxis of simple living and to realize its efficacy. The article … More
Megan Bradley, McGill University Record-breaking years for refugee flows have become the norm. UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, just … More
Why? That is a big question mark Rabba Hun Kee Kariye does not answer. Nor does it intend to answer. … More
By Promod Puri The grey stucco building at the south-east corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue in Vancouver was … More
Statement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, May 23, 2019 “One hundred and five years ago the Komagata Maru steamship arrived … More
by Promod Puri Countries worldwide seem to be facing an escalating problem as to where to dump their daily accumulation … More
Recently I read an interesting article on 7-Eleven stores and their worldwide growth in 17 countries besides the ones in … More
Every time I notice these in the Indian grocery stores, even at the Walmart, my recurring memories fly me back … More
by Promod Puri An objective parallel can be drawn between the racial caste system, known as Jim Crow in the … More
By Promod Puri Ever since the car manufacturers introduced the Cruise Control feature, I have rarely used it. And I … More
By Promod Puri In my school days as the bell ring, all the kids assembled for the morning prayer which … More
This story is not an attempt to downgrade his personality, but it reveals how Gandhi became from ordinary to an … More
Nepal’s menstrual huts: what can be done about this practice of confining women to cow sheds? Sara Parker, Liverpool John … More
Audibly residing forever in the hearts of Hindi filmy music lovers is Noor Jehan’s renditions of Aawaz de kahan hai … More
I have company in my lonely abode Arriving and departing, the door is open and revolving The guests come, … More
It is the case of old wine in new bottles. And a lot of new bottles are needed by some … More
Convert us, We’re adaptable But we’re poor. We’re hungry too. Passing by a temple, a man of god advised “come … More
“Adarsh Bahu,” that is not the title of an old Hindi movie or a forthcoming Bollywood release. But it is … More
Have we lost our grip on the truth? Shutterstock Arie Kruglanski, University of Maryland The concept of truth is under … More
(Looking at the growing worldwide popularity of the game of football, this article is about the importance of the sport, … More
Part 1: Life In Cuba Rather than the politics of communism or socialism, the face of Cuba is much … More
NY Times April 9, 2018 By Jeff Seb, director of the animal studies program at New York University. You might … More
By Promod Puri Hyped, and promoted by the controversy, I got induced to view Padmaavat on the big screen. Besides, … More
By Akshat Rathi Most of us don’t change our minds. Whether the issue at hand is the repeal of net neutrality in … More
By Promod Puri I don’t know if she belongs to the class of housemaid, aka “bai”. If so, then her … More
By Promod Puri Living in Canada for the past 45 years, my nostalgic window often opens to the blissful sounds … More
By Promod Puri In split second, rather much sooner, memories can take us to revisit some interesting spots in our … More
In recent weeks, there has been one major terrorist attack in Afghanistan where over 150 people died, and two such … More
CREATION, CULTIVATION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THOUGHT By Promod Puri Simple Thought: Infuse purity and ethics in thoughts, base karmas on … More
Jagessar Das M. D. President Kabir Association of Canada People all over the world talk about tolerance, such as racial … More
By Shyami V. Ramani In 2013, India became the fourth country in the world (after Russia, the United States and … More
LIFE IS A GAME OF SOCCER By Promod Puri All our thoughts and actions are influenced and regulated by the … More
1. To all the volunteers who strive for dedication and devotion preparing the divine langar and washing dishes in Gurdwaras … More
By Promod Puri “Agree to disagree” is a declaration of face saving justification. It happens when two or more parties … More
(Wamiq Misbahi in NY Times)Trump is a man with a vision for America, not a specific vision, a great … More
Grouse Grind Meditation/ as posted in Tripadvisor Climbing the 2.9 km steep Grouse Grind mountainous hike in North Vancouver, … More
By Promod Puri This brief article is inspired by widely acclaimed Vancouver-based spiritual writer Eckhart Tolle’s “Power of Now”. It … More