Category Archives: Philosophy

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese – Harry Hergash

The Linguistic Legacy of Indian-Guyanese

Stabroek News - On April 21, 2014 - In In The Diaspora

By Harry T. Hergash

 Harry Hergash, a graduate of the University of Guyana, taught at the Annandale Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969.  He immigrated to Canada in 1974.

20131028diaspora Indian-Guyanese, the descendants of Indian immigrants, comprise about 43.5% of the population of Guyana. The everyday speech of the majority of this segment of the population, especially those living in rural communities, is peppered with words of Indic origin. Most of these words relate to items of food, kitchen utensils, terminology identifying family members and other relatives, names and terminology associated with religious holidays and worship, and names of vegetables and plants.   Continue reading

Oprah Winfrey talks with Thich Nhat Hanh – Powerful video

Oprah Winfrey talks with Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt – Powerful

Published on May 12, 2013

Overview: Truly insightful, deep and powerful. Oprah Winfrey via her incredible OWN network, talks to Thich Nhat Hanh about becoming a monk, meeting Martin Luther King Jr; The powers of mindfulness, insight, concentration and compassion, How to transform warring parties and how to deeply transform relationships.

 

THE SUITCASE – a meeting with GOD!

THE SUITCASE

 A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.

God said: Alright son its time to go.

Surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…

I’m sorry but its time to go.

 

What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.

God answered: Your belongings.

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How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie

How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie 

Published on Sep 7, 2013 - Eugene Hennie describes himself as an ambitious, norm challenging, knowledge seeking, young professional. Born in New York City, he grew up in a fast paced environment. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in business management, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in telecom.   Continue reading

“Unsung Hero” – happiness in helping others – video

“Unsung Hero” – He witnesses happiness

 

CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition – Brooklyn, NY

CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition – Brooklyn, NY

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean life – March 21, 2014.

A trip to Guyana on assignment as a private investigator led New Yorker Margaret Clemons to the country’s culture of violence, and the youth she would later inspire to tell their tale through photography in “Rebecca’s Story,” a short film which premiered to rave reviews at the recent CAFA Film Nights, Guyanese edition in Brooklyn.

Clemons, who started Witness Project International — a foundation to engage youth communities in arts-based programs, spoke passionately about using this medium to address violence because of the way art appeals to people.

“We are affected by what we see, and awareness makes us want to do, and change things,” Clemons said.  Continue reading

Of Marriageable Age – by Sharon Maas: e-Book released

Of Marriageable Age

Sharon Maas’ captivating Novel, Of Marriageable Age, set in Guyana, has now been published in Digital Format, was released for sale on March 14.

The Novel is one of her bestsellers which include Peacocks Dancing, The Speech of Angels and The Sons of Gods. Sharon is the daughter of David Westmaas and Eileen Cox. She was born in Guyana and now lives in Germany.

Attached is a Press Release about the new edition of the Novel and a bio sketch of Sharon.

The e-book can be purchased on www.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.uk

Of Marriageable Age – Sharon Maas – e-Book released  Continue reading

GIFT — Singapore Drama Short Film

GIFT — Singapore Drama Short Film

Boy Doesn’t See His Father As An Inspiration Until He Discovers His Dad’s Secret.

 Published on Mar 6, 2014 - A son confronts the resentment towards his father only to realise his true intentions…. that of philanthropy … helping others.
Very touching video!
“To be rich is not about what you have, but it’s about what you can give!”

Pavi Mehta: Being Compassionate and Giving – 2 videos

A great presentation by Pavi Mehta on Giving:  Video #1

Pavi Mehta: The Compassionate Company – video #2

The Story  and Philosophy of Aravind Eye Hospital in Southern India. THE WORLD’S GREATEST BUSINESS CASE FOR COMPASSION.  Talk by Pavi Mehta, Author of ‘Infinite Vision’, at Wisdom 2.0 Business 2013.    Continue reading

Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures – TED video

Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures – video <click to view

With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.

 Wade Davis - Anthropologist, ethnobotanist

A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” Full speaker bio

More on this talk   View transcript  (34 languages)

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