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  • Still Keen On Kenya

    Has the Westgate Mall attack given a new image to Kenya? Will breath taking images of Serengeti now ...

  • INDIAN CUSTOMS AND RITUALS

    rituals and tradition INDIAN CUSTOMS & RITUALS   HINDU MUSLIM CHRISTIANITY SIKH ZOROASTRIAN     ...

  • FAQ – Zulu Weddings

    10 QUESTIONS TO EXPLAIN ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT A ZULU WEDDING 1. What is Lobola? “Lobola” or d...

  • Why Do We…

    WHY DO WE…. IN HINDUISM Light a Lamp In almost every hindu home a lamp is lit daily before the...

  • IMPORTANCE OF RITUALS

    WHY RITUALS & TRADITIONS? It’s summer time in India – a time when the country is in a season of ...

Still Keen On Kenya

Has the Westgate Mall attack given a new image to Kenya? Will breath taking images of Serengeti now get juxtaposed replaced with those of collapsing shopping mall with fireworks of a diffrent sort ? Will video clips of stampede of hundreds of migrating wildebeest and zebra trying to escape from predators get interspersed with those of frantic people stampeding similarly ... Read More »

INDIAN CUSTOMS AND RITUALS

rituals and tradition INDIAN CUSTOMS & RITUALS   HINDU MUSLIM CHRISTIANITY SIKH ZOROASTRIAN     Hindu Customs and Rituals The Hindus celebrate their festivities with their standard ritual of inviting the Brahmin priests to their homes to officiate the rituals with Yagnas and recitation of mantras. A detailed series of life-cycle rituals marks the major transitions in the life of ... Read More »

FAQ – Zulu Weddings

10 QUESTIONS TO EXPLAIN ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT A ZULU WEDDING 1. What is Lobola? “Lobola” or dowry is a combination of items given to the family of the bride as a token of appreciation from the groom. 2. Why is Lobola paid? It is there to ensure brides fidelity – if she runs off Lobola can be ... Read More »

Why Do We…

WHY DO WE…. IN HINDUISM Light a Lamp In almost every hindu home a lamp is lit daily before the altar of the Lord. Light symbolizes knowledge and darkness symbolizes ignorance. The Lord is the Knowledge Principle who is the source and the illuminator of all knowledge. Hence Light is worshipped as Lord Himself. Although a bulb and tube light ... Read More »

IMPORTANCE OF RITUALS

WHY RITUALS & TRADITIONS? It’s summer time in India – a time when the country is in a season of marriages. Bridegroom’s can be seen everywhere, resembling prince of yesteryears, sweating profusely as much with heat as fear of falling off the horse they are required to ride to meet the bride. The bride herself is also sweating inside those ... Read More »

Seven trends likely to shape African agriculture in the coming years

Seven trends likely to shape African agriculture in the coming years

In a recent research report, titled African Agriculture: This other Eden, Renaissance Capital identified a number of factors that are likely to influence African agriculture in the years ahead. A summary below: Rising urbanisation could mean that cheap farm labour will disappear from the countryside. 1. Increasing demand from China China’s meat consumption has increased significantly over the past decades. ... Read More »

Children Who Won’t Go To School (separation Anxiety)

The timing of separation anxiety can vary widely from child to child. Some kids may experience it later, between 18 months and 2-1/2 years of age.  Some may never experience it…  And for others, there are certain life stresses that can trigger feelings of anxiety about being separated from a parent (e.g., a new child care situation or caregiver, a ... Read More »

2012 – A YEAR TO FALL IN LOVE

2011 has been  a remarkable year for many a reasons, but primarily for the amazing role youth have played. Crowning a decade that saw Youth take centre stage in every facet of our lives. From Silicon Valley to the dusty streets of Tunisia.  Creating revolution in politics, technology, lifestyles and changing the world over and over again.  It’s as if ... Read More »

SPECIAL GUEST COLUMN: Diwali in South Africa by Devi Rajab

Our guest writer for the Inaugural issue of this News Letter - Devi Rajab, is internationally known and a high profile woman in South Africa. She is a recipient of numerous Awards, Human Rights Activist, Academic, Journalist, Psychologist, an all round astounding woman. In this article Devi explores important issues pertaining to Diwali… If it were not for a growing controversy around fireworks ... Read More »

Celebrating the Festival of Triumph of Goodness

DIWALI is a bit of Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July all rolled in one. This article gives you all the details you would like to read about…. If you rolled a bit of Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July all into one, then catered the affair with mountains of sweets and savory snacks, you would ... Read More »

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