We The North

Our individual and collective history is made up of moments.  But, there are some moments that are historic.  These are snapshots in time whose parameters can best be framed by “Where were you, when ….?”  Around 11.50 pm on June 13, 2019 was one such moment. Once considered underdogs, the Toronto Raptors dethroned the Golden …

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 …

Dead right.

Arundhati Roy used the character of an inquisitive little girl in her Man Booker Prize winner 1997 novel The God of Small Things to pose a question that resurfaced again two decades later in her novel The Ministry of Untold Happiness, wherein the central character inquires “Where do old birds go to die?  Why don’t …