Category Archives: Life and all that stuff

Toronto Street Art

The other day, I was walking down Queen Street with my sister, who insisted on playing Pokémon Go the whole time. It was mildly annoying – I can’t abide games myself, and refuse to buy a smartphone (I know, I … Continue reading

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Talking of School

August! Another couple of weeks and schools will open, and I shall (hopefully) get back to a more writerly routine. Hello, alarm clock. I have not missed you. Talking of school, I came across an old photograph a few days … Continue reading

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Komagata Maru – an apology at last

Have you all heard of the 1914 Komagata Maru ‘incident’? A Japanese steamship called Komagata Maru, full of hopeful immigrants from Punjab, India, sailed from Hong Kong to Vancouver, Canada. At the time, India was still under the yoke of … Continue reading

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Celebrating non-violence in a violent world

Today is Gandhi Jayanti, the 144th birth anniversary of a man who is variously called Bapu, the Father of the Indian nation, and ‘Mahatma’, or Great Soul. No matter what epithet we give to him, he remains one of the … Continue reading

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The Columbia mission: Dreams, life and the magic of hard work

A few days ago I visited the Seattle Museum of Flight. Just outside the museum, I paused, and there was this moment that made the entire trip west worthwhile – the ghastly little propeller plane from Calgary, the nauseating three … Continue reading

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A brush with real estate

The voice on the phone is female, crackling with confidence. “Hi! I’m Sophia and I’m calling to set up a viewing time with you for the Burns Road property.” “But,” I say, confused, “I thought someone called Leonard was showing … Continue reading

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