ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT FORGING PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE IS IGNITED

Tzipi Livni And Saeb Erakat Addressing Journalists Once again, we come to the threshold of another Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, after a lengthy hiatus (more than 5 years) which has seen several bouts of escalations and quiet and again subsequent eruptions. Negotiators from Israel (led by Justice Minister, Tzipi Livni)and Palestine (led by Chief Negotiator, Dr. […]

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THE GHOST OF ’67

Chinwetel Ejiofor in ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ (The Movie) I came upon the trailer of the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘HALF OF A YELLOW SUN’, of the same title last week, and I was amazed as to how a crucial aspect of Nigeria’s history has refused to remain buried despite all ‘official’ efforts […]

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WHY ARE WE HERE?

This question, amongst many inundates me when I’m away from the usual hustle and bustle of what is currently today’s lifestyle, when I meditate in the midst of nature as I rarely do these days, seeing that one now has to travel (sometimes) far to be one with nature, away from the concrete jungle of […]

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IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY

Remember all the dreams we nursed while we were much younger? How we would like to be this or that, and have the best things in life, and then have all things work together for our good. There were no pangs in getting the things we wanted or even dreamt of having in some cases. […]

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THE TORTOISE, HIS FATHER-IN-LAW AND AL-MUSTAPHA

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha After One Of The Court Hearings Once upon a time in a town of folklore, the Tortoise fell in love with the daughter of a rich merchant. She loved him too. It took only a while for the Tortoise to present his marriage proposal to the girls parents, and though her father […]

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OLD HABITS DIE HARD?

Our habits make us happy. It’s why we take (great) pleasure in indulging in them, regardless of their moral status. It is also the pleasure we derive from them that makes it difficult for us to let go of them when our morality begins to take hold, or we come to the discovery of their […]

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AS MANDELA TURNS 95

A Picture Taken By Eli Weinberg Of A Much Younger Mandela in 1961 Today will mark another milestone in the life of an Icon and Legendary Freedom Fighter, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Madiba* was born 95 years ago to the Thembu royal family of the Xhosa stock in South Africa. He grew up in a South […]

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