Starting afresh

New to Canada in March 1996, we were unsure of just about everything.  Among others, two very special couples helped to familiarize us with life in this country.  These four wonderful souls made us feel welcome here.  Suspending pre-judgment and accepting us for who we were, they patiently offered advise and guidance every step of …

"Independent" minds

The legendary philosopher-poet Mirza Ghalib was disheartened by the sad plight of his beloved “Dilli” (Delhi) as it slowly disintegrated during the last days of the Mughal empire, expedited by the ascendant power of the East India Company.  His verse and letters to friends from this period reflect his angst and pain arising from the cavalier …