A 200 year old work table

The work table also had a more personal purpose , as in this example which is fitted with an adjustable writing board. It is a reminder of the lost art of personal writing where, through letters, diaries and journals, women contributed greatly to the preservation of memories of the past

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Darwin’s dreamponds

The walk through the zoo brought back many memories and created new ones.


The cub will complete one year on Nov 9.


Adopting an animal adds connection


The cichlids of Lake Malawi


The Giant panda

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Ontario science centre

The rock music and science special exhibition gave many insights. This can be applied to any field..be it automobiles, medicine,

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Reading walking trails

Betty Sutherland trail

Many lovely hours reading on these trails. Later went to meet a friend

Last time we had discussed Munro’s -Runwaway. This time I went through Nadine Gordimer’s – Burger’s daughter

Can a white man have an ideology which
can make him support the cause of the blacks? Lionel Burger was viewed ad a misguided person who could have been prime minister had he not been a traitor and ended up in jail for his beliefs.


Sahmat is 25 years. Seeing this exhibition at art Gallery of Mississauga brought back many memories.

In India the caste – class question replaces the black unity and class question faced in South Africa.


The port Credit area has many rich histories

October 13, 2014 at 2:42 am Leave a comment

Of Letters and Prayers-On Gandhi Jayanti


Remembering Gandhi – ji, and reading the contours of the struggles in South Africa, where he first started.his.civil disobedience, through the work of Nadine Gardimer.

The rich complexity of the characters of Burger’s daughter, the many levels of meanings in the passages, make for the readings -reflection on this Gandhi jayanti

Originally posted on Prashantbhatt's Weblog:

Narsinh Mehta Prayer sung regularly at Gandhi-ji's prayer meetings..Inscribed at the Northern Gate of Lodhi Gardens -Delhi on occasion of Gandhi Birth Centenary

Narsinh Mehta Prayer sung regularly at Gandhi-ji’s prayer meetings..Inscribed at the Northern Gate of Lodhi Gardens -Delhi on occasion of Gandhi Birth Centenary

Collecting prayers and hymns is a part of many spiritual traditions.

On occassion of Gandhi Jayanti we look back at some of the influences on Gandhi and the prayers which made him weave communities.


Tolstoy’s “Letter to a Hindu” was written in 1908 to Taraknath Das and implored Indians to use love as the means to fight the British in India. Gandhi translated it into Gujarati.(1)

If we do not want the English in India we must pay the price. Tolstoy indicates it.

‘Do not resist evil, but also do not yourselves participate in evil–in the violent deeds of the administration of the law courts, the collection of taxes and, what is more important, of the soldiers, and no one in the world will enslave you’…

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October 2, 2014 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

My first 100 spent- Readings from Tolstoy

The strangeness and absurdity of these replies arise from the fact that modern history , like a deaf man, answers questions no one has asked.(Epilogue 2 of War and Peace) We read and discussed excerpts from Leo Tolstoy this week.
.On a lighter note- do you remember the first 100 dollars you spent. This question was sparked by the reflections of the character Levin of Anna Karenina.

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Intimate links

Father gave the example of a 300 feet high , 4000 years old tree. The roots are intertwined with each other, giving it the strength to stand tall. In conclusion he said we have to receive power from each other.That is the significance of the church.

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