Budding game changers

This week I was delighted to learn that my eight-year old granddaughter and her best friend had produced their first-ever school newsletter.  Well researched, the contents covered diversity and inclusion, nature and ecology, acceptance of others, school decorum and punctuality and yes, humor!  Enough to cause any (grand-)parent’s heart to swell with pride. The item …

Faraz …. uplifted

The Indian subcontinent has produced many poets, shāyars, authors, playwrights and performing artistes, all masters of their craft.  But, as is usually the case in societies colonized by external powers, it is the latter’s “culture” and other achievements that overshadow the accomplishments of the subdued peoples.  It is therefore not surprising that Pax Romana, Pax …

We are One

My wife and I recently went for lunch to a favourite café in our neighbourhood.  It was relatively quiet and we had a table all to ourselves in the private dining area.  A short while later our grandson who is not quite one yet, made a grand appearance riding on his father’s shoulder.  Initially a little …