Monthly Archives: June 2013

Land of Amazon, Samba and Carnival – l

In a very horrific sense, they were the lucky ones, for every two out of five captives died while being herded overland to the African coast for shipment to Brazil. A further 15% met their deaths in the dangerous crossing … Continue reading

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Wondrous South America

If Brazil has the Amazon River and Amazon jungle, which has been called the lung of the world, Argentina has the lofty Andes, including the highest peak in South America, and the rugged Patagonia, which some regard as the most … Continue reading

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The evocative “I” word

The huge middle ground is occupied by the rest of Muslims, the vast majority who love to sing, dance and make merry, whose homes are adorned with pictures of people and places, and who mind their own business while practicing … Continue reading

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Genesis of a Frankenstein

All the core Muslim countries gained their independence after the Second World War and were ruled by non-fundamentalist, liberal-minded Muslim leaders, who abysmally failed to meet the expectations of their people.  Apart from socio-economic and political failures, they presided over … Continue reading

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Charms and challenges of “rainbow nation” – III

South of Cape Town, Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular drives in the world.  This 9-kilometre road with 114 curveswinds along the Atlantic Coast, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, near the south-western tip of South Africa. Rising … Continue reading

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