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Origin and significance of Mala Beads which are sacred to Hindus – Veda Nath Mohabir

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Why the Mala Beads are Sacred for Hindus?

Veda Nath Mohabir

Indian forebears – the over one-half million Indian indentured labourers, pejoratively called “Bound Coolies” – between1838 to 1917, were carried across the oceans (Kala Pani or dark waters) holed up in ships in a journey of over three months from India with few earthly possessions. Yet, they took to the Caribbean –Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, the Windward Islands, St. Croix (Danish) and Guadeloupe and Martinique (French) – Belize, Surinam, French Guiana and British Guiana traditions which preserved their ultra-rich ancient heritage. One such intriguing tradition is embedded in the unassuming mala (Sanskrit: maalaa, for garland) or loosely called, ‘Hindu beads’. Thus, the mala is widely known as a garland or necklace – of 108 beads.
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When a dear friend dies – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

When a dear friend dies…

Wine shared to hail the New Year
turns tepid water.

Springs of poetic wisdom
lost down a sinkhole.

Summer strolls along the beach
end at the ocean’s edge.

Mementos stoke nostalgia
amid falling leaves.

Rain erases footprints carved
along pathways uncharted.

For Angela Consolo Mankiewicz

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The Advanced Pre Ice Age Civilizations that Vanished From Earth – By Graham Hancock – video

The Advanced Pre Ice Age Civilizations that Vanished From Earth

Published on Jan 28, 2017   By Graham Hancock is one of the leading scholars in this area of study. Talk given sometime in 2012.

A physical and intellectual journey, a worldwide exploration looking for the ancient ruins of a lost civilization, this video follows clues in ancient scriptures and mythology and in the scientific evidence of the flood that swept the Earth at the end of the last Ice Age. This video explores the question of early humans swept away by the catastrophe. Who were these populations – pre-civilised hunter-gatherers or more sophisticated peoples altogether?      Continue reading

The Netherlands: Moving away from Globalization – By Afshin Molavi

The Netherlands was once a liberal force for globalization. Has the country lost its way?

By Afshin Molavi Global Opinions  – March 12 at 8:08 AM

Photo: Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom, in Schiphol, Netherlands, last year. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)

AMSTERDAM — Tucked away in a side street across from a hip clothing store, a Surinamese restaurant and a marijuana shop selling bongs and cannabis-infused tea, a monument to our global, interconnected economy and our modern way of life is largely ignored by passing tourists, students and locals. It’s no exaggeration to say that modern market capitalism was born on this spot on this month, exactly 415 years ago, when a trading company known as the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie — the United East India Company — was born.      Continue reading

If Guyana cannot confront people like Ryhaan Shah and Ravi Dev, it will explode – By Freddie Kissoon

If Guyana cannot confront people like Ryhaan Shah and Ravi Dev, it will explode

Mar 07, 2017  Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon

Guyana is seeing dangerous waters coming right onto its doorsteps but if it doesn’t act, it will face horrible consequences. A group named the Guyana Indian Indentureship Abolition Association (GIIAA), founded by some of the worst rabid minds existing in this world and funded by some businessmen who accumulated vast wealth from Bharrat Jagdeo’s oligarchic rule, put on a presentation at the National Cultural Centre to commemorate the hundred years of the abolition of indentureship last Friday.

Some of the presenters were the usual suspects – people who ideologically believe in ethnic superiority in Guyana and people who see the fall of the PPP in May 2015 as a defeat for the permanent rule of the PPP and the collapse of a labyrinthine, ethnic web of money, politics and power that characterized Guyana under the domination of Jagdeo from 1999 to 2015. I put the date to 2015 because a mediocre, jejune leader like Donald Ramotar was a mere front for Jagdeo when Ramotar held the presidency.   Continue reading

GUYDA Gospel Concert – Brooklyn NY – April 23. 2017

Guyana Youth Development Association of New York Inc (GUYDA)

Gospel Concert – Brooklyn New York – April 23, 2017

Will Muslim refugees change the face of Canadian society? – By Yvonne Sam

Will Muslim refugees change the face of Canadian society?

yvonne-sam– By Yvonne Sam

Is the influx of Muslim refugees the changing face of Canadian society in more ways than one?

Canada once boasted of a firm sense of its own identity— that of being morally conservative compared to its giant neighbor to the south. The land was rooted in biblically based morals and high standards, and an obligation to set an example of civility and uprightness for the rest of the world. That has all changed, with Canada joining the moral decline of North America, vitiating its citizens’ sense of identity and history.  By trampling on its own sense of “Canadianness”, the nation has created openings that are going to be filled up eventually with dogmas of its own.   Continue reading






Lord Shiva Drinking Poison

The Night of Shiva





Lord Shiva Linga

worship with devotion for love

throw ignorance and negativity to the wind

let spring of joy and prosperity unfurl with regal pomp for peace and happiness.

Submitted by Leonard Dabydeen

Opinion: Netanyahu Fantasized About a GOP President, Our Cruel God Gave Him Trump

Opinion:  Netanyahu Fantasized About a GOP President, Our Cruel God Gave Him Trump 

In place of the deep discussions on history and philosophy he dreamt of, Netanyahu should keep it short and simple.

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz – Alternative Views NOT Alternative Facts

This week, Benjamin

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

will round out his 4000th day as prime minister. He spent most, if not all of them, fending off a Democratic president who, he believed, was out to do him harm. Which is why Wednesday was to be one of the happiest in his life, the day he would be received royally at the White House, make himself comfortable in an Oval Office armchair, smile at the cameras, silently thank God and finally have the time of his life.

Netanyahu must have fantasized about his first meeting with a Republican president like Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and even Newt Gingrich. There would be great chemistry between the two leaders, as well as deep understanding and wall-to-wall agreement. The American would gaze at Netanyahu with admiration, and might seek his counsel about the war on terror or reviving the economy.   Continue reading

Ziggy Marley Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy – 2017 + Music Video

Ziggy Marley Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 2017 — Ziggy Marley a short while ago won the Best Reggae Album Grammy for his album “Ziggy Marley”.  [Listen to Album below]

This is his seventh Grammy, having previously won three from his work as part of The Melody Makers and three from solo projects.      Continue reading

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