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The story of Flour

Blog Adda's tangy tuesday pickOnce a guru and his followers were having a discussion on god. The guru declared that god is one and he is shape less without a body. One of his disciple raised his hand and asked 'why are there so many gods and religion...
by rotten view on Feb 13, 2014

Beer Store blues…

I read this morning that the president of The Beer Store is warning Ontario beer drinkers of higher prices if the province allows convenience stores to sell beer, breaking his company’s long-held monopoly. Ted Moroz on Monday was apparently respond...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Feb 11, 2014

Is Muslim condo complex in Thornhill start of something sinister?

A story in the Toronto Star tells us there is a proposal to build a Muslim complex of two 17-storey residential towers, retail space and 61 townhouses. This is on an 11-hectare property near the Jaffari Centre mosque in a low-density neighbourhood. I...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Feb 5, 2014

Fantino disses veterans

The Minister of Veterans Affairs, Julian Fantino, did little to endear himself to Canadian veterans when he showed up “very late” for a scheduled appointment with a group of them who had gone to Ottawa to discuss their concerns with the minister.
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jan 30, 2014

How does Wynne’s loading of social costs onto businesses bring jobs back to Ontario?

The Liberal premier of Ontario seems determined to load social costs onto the backs of our job creators. Ontario has shed jobs in the tens of thousands in recent years, but still the premier insists on making it more expensive for businesses to opera...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jan 29, 2014

Religious Texts and Leaping Beyond

We make the mistake of believing that intellectual content of spiritual texts linearly lead us to a spiritual state and therefore if the texts are casteist/misogynist/communal, it consequently reflects on the quality of spiritual life. But it is not...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Jan 22, 2014

Mayor Rob Ford at it again—this time he thinks he’s Jamaican

Toront’s Mayor Rob Ford is at it again, providing late-night talk show hosts material for their monologues and news media outlets something to say, mostly of the tut-tut variety. The mayor, apparently, had too much to drink and used his version of...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jan 22, 2014

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. – Special Guest Post

Today I have the special honor of welcoming guest writer, Sweet Bug, to my blog. Yep, on this day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., it’s a privilege to share her tribute to Dr. King, which comes in the form of … Continue reading →...
by The Art of an Improbable Life on Jan 20, 2014

Indian People - We And Our Internal Flaws Or Fault Lines

In this article, I have attempted to analyse our fall from the heights of the past to where we are today, and identify the most critical failings of us as a people - our fault linesPOINT 1 - THE CONCEPT OF INDIAThere is a massive difference between a...
by Reflections on Jan 16, 2014

A mugful of water

From Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex to Janaki Nagaraj’s Memoirs of a Homemaker we have come a long way. There is this sweet tinge of happiness to be able to write a guest post on such a blog. What is this post … Continue reading...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Jan 16, 2014

Acceptance

  [This post is dedicated to Maitri, an organization working with and working for the families of individuals with mental illness] We never gave up. You gave us up. Too soon. Too easily. Yes, we are the tough-to-be-around people of … Conti...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Jan 10, 2014

Journalism and its two “R”s; Roles and Responsibilities

Journalism plays an important role, both in the affairs of the nation and the lives of the people. They can make or mar the fortunes of a political party or an individual politician. The power of the press is no less than that of the Parliament and t...
by Socially Fabulous on Jan 9, 2014

INDIA: TIME TO FACE THE REALITY - 1

In many ways, as a nation, we are living in a never-never land, and dreaming of a situation that is untenable in reality. As a nation, it is high time we faced upto some uncomfortable truths about ourselves, our attitudes, our motives and that of the...
by Reflections on Jan 7, 2014

A look back at 2013, Part I: the Rob Ford story

The Canadian mainstream media’s attention was pretty well fixated on the various antics (and there were some dillies) of Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, for much of the last half of 2013. The public has a right to know and all that. It was clearly May...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jan 6, 2014

On playing fair

Growing up, I was regularly told to play fair, be fair, deal fairly with others, and so on. I was British so was expected to have a “sense of fair play.” One never cheated nor did one “run up the score” or be too vocal in a victory celebratio...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jan 4, 2014

My Year 2013 in Review

I'm currently reviewing the goals I had made for 2013 and seeing if I had met each of them or if there had been better alternatives. I will still make goals for 2014 but perhaps not as specific as I used to make them. Let's see... 10. YEARLY GOAL: T...

Shrinking Women by Lily Myers

I am not into poetry but this winning piece by Lily Myers made me feel otherwise. This poem so profoundly explained how men and women differ in their views about personal image.Read on...Across from me at the kitchen table, my mother smiles over red...
by Random Thoughts on Dec 18, 2013

Social Networking has completely taken over Live Interaction

There was a time when people used to gather together to discuss the smallest of their problems and share the littlest of things that made them happy, when people waited for Saturdays and Sundays to come so that they could sit with their friends and f...
by Socially Fabulous on Dec 17, 2013

Social Networking has completely taking over Live Interaction

There was a time when people used to gather together to discuss the smallest of their problems and share the littlest of things that made them happy, when people waited for Saturdays and Sundays to come so that they could sit with their friends and f...
by Socially Fabulous on Dec 17, 2013

The Teen Question, ‘Why’?

Every morning provides a new day, and every new day is a new challenge for a teen in his/her life. Getting up from the bed with an angry mood (as nobody wants to get up early in the morning), then taking a bath you realizing that the breakfast you ar...
by Socially Fabulous on Dec 14, 2013


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