Born to Sapphire

September is a special month. For starters, it is the ninth month of the year even though its name comes from the word ‘Septem’ which is latin for ‘seven’. It is the month whose birthstone is Sapphire, which symbolises wisdom and purity, and whose birth flowers are forget-me-not, morning glory and aster. They say people who are born in this […]

Weep not, ‘child’

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” Mark Twain Politics is a dirty game. I hate dirt. Therefore it follows that I hate politics. But once in a while, I roll in the ‘mad’ just to confuse my enemies. Just like at times I watch Tom & Jerry cartoon or […]

She shall be called Woman

A female human being, an adult female person. Aristotle called her an incomplete or mutilated man – “The female is as it were, a defective male”, he wrote. Idiot! Aside from these scholarly definitions, what does it really mean to be a woman? It means that you are damned if you do, damned if you don’t. That you will always […]