All creatures great and small during COVID19

Dogs have loved it. Cats have hated it. Fish may not have noticed. But many humans have relied on their pets to get them through the last months.[1] Around the world people reported the healing effects of having pet or wild animals around them. I can certainly vouch for this. My two rescue beagles, BonnieContinue reading “All creatures great and small during COVID19”

Cross-Cultural Capers: Divinities and the Corona Demon

‘The epidemic is a demon and we cannot let this demon hide’ Chinese president Xi Jinping, January 28, 2020. I am not religious but have always been fascinated by the myths and legend that proponents of every religion have created to depict the fight between good and evil. I read with equal avidity the storiesContinue reading “Cross-Cultural Capers: Divinities and the Corona Demon”

‘Twas the Christmas before COVID

Christmas 2019 has become an extra special memory as we spent it in the beautiful Indian city of Bengaluru, often called the air-conditioned city because of its superb temperate climate. While some of this has been eroded due to urban growth and deforestation, we found the weather in December dry and cool with day temperaturesContinue reading “‘Twas the Christmas before COVID”

Our Pawfect Christmas Party

The Christmas season for 2020 started on a very different note for us with Beagle Rescues’ Annual Christmas party for beagles on 8 November at Alexander Clark Park in Loganholme. It was held early this year due to some unavoidable factors including the forecast of a bad cyclone season. I was keen for our twoContinue reading “Our Pawfect Christmas Party”

Poppies, Marigolds or Hibiscus? How should India remember its forgotten soldiers?

Remembrance Day is commemorated on November 11th each year and marks the end of World War I in 1918. The intention of the day is to remember the fallen on both sides in the ‘Great War’. Remembrance Day has evolved in different ways around the world. Depending on where you are in the world, itContinue reading “Poppies, Marigolds or Hibiscus? How should India remember its forgotten soldiers?”