“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
That’s me.” – Maya Angelou
Goodbye lady! You had been celebrating womanhood when many of your friends were held up in a quandary. You encountered many defeats, but not got defeated. When you wrote your life and shared with us, you were blinking back your tears. The war you started never ends. You would certainly be able to watch from somewhere, someone carries your torch. Now, rest in peace!
Rain, like cold tears
Evanesced from a hot face,
Stopped for a while.
We have an estimated number of around 105000 bears live with us in Ontario, which is a bit ‘alarming’ as far as the protection of the public is concerned. So we’re planning a spring bear hunt very shortly. It’s not a new thing but could be traced if required if you turn the pages of our animal love back. And someone said that it would even boost the tourism also if we do so. Great idea to go along whoever had transmitted that! What an idea!
According to Bill Mauro, our minister for forestry and natural resources, here are the highlights of the project.
1. You can hunt only bears who bear black colour.
2. Hunt cannot be carried out before May 01, 2016 or later Jun 15, 2016.
3. The hunt will be repeated for the next 4 years for the same duration.
4. The bears who are fond of blueberry would get preferences to get shot
first. Also, the guys who ate up last years blue harvests!
5. It’ll be illegal to hunt cubs.
6. It’ll be illegal to hunt mother bears with cubs. (Wait for mother bears
coming out without their kids, if you are so particular!)
7. Father bears have no exemption – except that you stand cleared in
your consanguinity or phylogenetic relationships as per Canadian
8. ‘One bear a year per hunter’ will be strictly followed. (Better get licensed
with the whole of the family so that a family day out would be worth-
9. No complaints will be entertained from animal activists with the effect that
the project is cruel or untimely due to winter hibernation or resulting in
orphaned cubs. (Cubs should take care not to leave their moms at any
dire straits lest they lose their maternal endearment forever)
10. The bears who are human-friendly would be exempted from getting shot
if they can prove so till April 30, 2016.
We are liberal by all means -to rural residents as well as rural hunters!
Harjit Singh Sajjan
Harjit Singh Sajjan is undoubtedly a paradigmatic impression of Canadian diversity that came to power yesterday. He is the newly sworn in defence minister of Canda, reporting to Justin Trudeau, the new prime minister.
Born in India and moved to Canada at the age of five, Harjit Sajjan has too many turn points in life to his credit. This retired lieutenant colonel is the recipient of Order of Military Merit, from the Governor General of Canada. Despite the initial rejection to get enlisted, Sajjan’s hard work has really paid off to become one of the top brasses of Canadian defence force. He had served in Afghanistan and Bosnia in three deployments, for Canadian army. He represents South Vancouver riding where he grew up and served the Police Department as a detective earlier. History has its wit that he is the first Sikh to command the British Columbia Regiment, a one-time unit involved in turning their back to the ship Komagata Maru, filled with, by and large, Punjabis and other South Asians. That was a century ago.
Sajjan’s elevation to this post is notable when you come to know that he has been chosen over another MP, an ex Lt. General, Andrew Leslie.
Story of Judas (Histoire De Judas)- French film
Director-Screenwriter & lead actor
When ideologies conflict along with new revelations and thoughts, characters are deconstructed with more insights and plausibility. History always stands with those who won the battles. And the losses, whatever it may be, are not counted at all. Winners do not like their victories being tied up with a host of events which could be looked up with scornful pity. Pathetic tones of the voices, at any cost, are taken out from the luminous pagination. That’s where the relevance of reexamining the roles played by the legendary characters. Here, Judas is not greedy or a betrayer. He’s Jesus’ closest friend and prepared to die to protect his master. It’s a different read and version from the usual canonical narrative. The film focuses on the relationship of Judas with Jesus. Every scene is narrated in a different way and quite unlike what we have learnt so far, without being anti-Christian or blasphemous, if anyone deems to say so. The relationships, entry to the temple court, trial, crucifixion, resurrection are all different from what we’ve learnt so far. In this movie, Jesus is a revolutionary and trying for liberation through knowledge. He stands against animal sacrifice and revolts against all types of confinements. This may well be an apocryphal story for some who firmly believe in the history we had learnt. But absolutely no signs of impiousness, but a different angle altogether to stand and look at things.
A great visual treat within the Pasolini tradition and a must-see for serious film-goers and students. The shots, dialogues and overall script construction is a matter to be gone through for creating an ambiance of a different perspective.
Reminded me the treatment of Aravindan’s Kanchana Sita!