“Maid”en service

Our neighborhood is a microcosm of Canada.  A predominantly Portuguese and Italian locality just over a decade ago, it is now home to newcomers from India, the Philippines, China, Romania, South Africa, Pakistan, Jamaica, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Sudan and several other countries.  Each time my wife and I set out for a stroll, it gives …

Mulligatawny

Dusk is a very special time for me and the Urdu word “Udaasi” comes to mind as it best describes the mood I associate with dusk.  A literal meaning of Udaasi is melancholy or sadness; however, in the Sikh’s Guru Granth Sahib it also denotes a contemplative state of mind. As another crisp Fall day comes …