“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 …

Celebrating belief

This weekend, Hindus around the world are celebrating “Krishna Janmashtami” (the birth of Lord Krishna, an incarnate of Vishnu, Supreme Being and a deity venerated as the “Preserver” in Hindu Trinity (“Trimurti”) that includes Brahma (Creator) and Shiva (Destroyer). Krishna was born during a period of chaos in the region around present day Mathura (Uttar …