… Locked down…

Even before it started, this New year was celebrated like never before. many gave reason to this jubilation that it was the start of a new decade, the beginning of a new era, the  to emergence of novelty, advancement of the human race, the promise of happiness, sustainable development and momentous progress. 2020 was seen [...]

The legend of Goddess Mazu

Hailing from a multicultural heritage, I grew up listening to all kinds of stories about legendary heroes and Goddesses. Over the years, my love for legends never ceased. I was always curious to discover new heroes and heroines who gave a sense of hope to millions of people through barriers of time and geography. Six [...]

Teachers

Many of us know that learning is an on-going process in life but most of us fail to realize that even teaching is a kind of never ending process. Yes! Teaching. We tend to be so focused in assigning specific roles to ourselves and to all those surrounding us that, in the end, we end [...]

If Hope Was…

Life, I suppose, is the best teacher anyone could possibly ask for, because at every turn and every point, life teaches us something, something new, something tough, something beautiful, something strange, something powerful... The most valuable lesson that life has imparted me with was about Hope. Yes! Hope! While Hope did seem like just any [...]

A relic that stands the test of time

20.3484° S, 57.5522° E 18th Century Lost in the never-ending peaceful blue waters lay a land that seemed to dwell on its own terms. A land that withheld tremendous amounts of treasures safely guarded by the dense green vegetation that fiercely withstood the forceful invasion of mankind and the perils of nature. Through the lush [...]

THE FACES

A couple of years ago, when I was still small and wrapped in the belief that fairies were for real, that Santa Claus really came to drop in gifts on the eve of Christmas, that monsters lived under my bed, I came across a word, simple at first sight but quite complex to understand because [...]