Daily Archives: September 6, 2015

“What My Father Believed” – Poem by John Guzlowski – By Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog

Three Worlds One Vision

Syrian Refugees at Railway Station in Budapest - Hungary - September 2015

Syrian Refugees at Railway Station in Budapest – Hungary – September 2015
Photo Credit: Daily Mail UK / Reuters

My Poetry Corner September 2015 features the poem “What My Father Believed” by Polish-American poet John Guzlowski. Born in a refugee camp in Germany after World War II, he was three years old when he came with his parents and five-year-old sister to the United States in 1951 as Displaced Persons (DPs).

In his poem, “I Dream of My Father as He Was When He First Came Here Looking for Work,” Guzlowski writes:

I woke up at the Greyhound Station
in Chicago, and my father stands there,
strong and brave, the young man of my poems,
a man who can eat bark and take a blow
to the head and ask you if you have more.

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Marriage in India – Love (and money) conquer caste

Marriage in India – Love (and money) conquer caste

More and more young Indians are choosing their own spouses

Indian weddings

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Sep 5th 2015 | MUMBAI | The Economist

HALF a dozen young technology workers are gathered around a table in south Mumbai. In between checking their smartphones, they describe an Indian social revolution of which they are in the vanguard. Marriage, one woman explains, is becoming freer and easier—“less stiff-necked”, as she puts it.

All have far more choice when it comes to picking a marriage partner than their parents knew: two of the women have even married men from another religion. The old-fashioned marriages that they see on television and in films seem deeply peculiar. “It’s a different world,” one says.   Continue reading

Inside Story – Desperate journeys – Europe’s refugee crisis – video

Inside Story – Desperate journeys – – Europe’s refugee crisis

Published on Sep 5, 2015 – Al Jazeera

Europe’s refugee crisis is the story gripping the world.We have seen incredible pictures showing tens of thousands of refugees in Greece – all the way to Germany – risking everything to escape war and persecution. A deeply disturbing yet now iconic photo of a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned on a Turkish beach, has become a symbol of their plight.   Continue reading

Ramayana in the Park 2015 Was The Biggest and Happiest Ever! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + pictures

Ramayana in the Park 2015 Was The Biggest and Happiest Ever!  [See pictures below]

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine    

What the Lord wants He gets! How else can one explain why He granted permission for a bunch of penniless sinners in Lanka to hold one of the biggest events in His name?

The event was of course Ramayana in the Park 2015. It was held at the Arya Spiritual Center Ground in Richmond Hill, the home of Lord Rama’s leelas. And verily hundreds came out, young and old, rich and poor and from far and near to sing the praises of Lord Rama. The Ramayana in the Park Inc. Committee faced great odds to make the event happen. But when doors appeared closed the Lord worked miracles to open them. Our community came through and we thank them for their support.  [See pictures below]

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