There was a frog in a well, living a happy and content life. He felt like “I am the monarch of all I survey” (Poet P.B. Shelly), thinking the well was the whole world. During one monsoon season, another frog from a nearby ocean came floating and fell into this well. He narrated to the resident frog about the ocean, its vast expanse and all the creatures -big and small – that lived there. The resident frog could not believe him, until another flood, this time carrying him to his new found friend’s ocean. What a surprise! His little world changed! He became a Believer. Continue reading
The article from Reader’s Digest is called “Justin: The second coming of Trudeau”. The son of late Pierre Elliot Trudeau (PET), the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, has entered the political race to become the next Prime Minister.
In October 1970, at the height of terror, when militant FLQ members tried to wrench Quebec from Canada, journalists asked him what he was going to do. PET gave his famous response – “Just watch me”. He called in the army and settled the matter in a rare display of statesmanship. Though some Quebecers never forgave him for that, the nation as a whole lauded him as a politician with guts. Click here for more on this famous event. Continue reading
Weird connection? I wrote this post following an article “One High School, Six Top Students”.
Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton. It is one of the largest public high schools in Ontario; not a private, chartered or Christian institution. These six students scored one hundred percent in all their subjects. They seem to come from immigrant background. Their names confirmed my hunch, resembling the ones from nationwide Spelling Bee competitions. They are no different from anyone else. So, how come? Continue reading