Symbols are just that

Symbols created by historic, religious or cultural perceptions, events or experiences exist in every culture.  Traditions and language play an important role in developing, maintaining and over a period of time even transforming cultural symbolism.  These days it is not unusual to witness hard-hitting debates about cultural appropriation through the expropriation of “cultural symbols”.  The …

A child's Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and retail stores have gone into overdrive.  Research indicates that the convenience of shopping online is encouraging shoppers to check out the “sales” from the comfort of their home or office, while avoiding traffic, parking hassles and overcrowded malls.  Marketers offer enticements to online shoppers to track internet users’ proclivities …