Glimpses of Calcutta (Kolkata) heritage

Calcutta, once the city of palaces, so beloved of the British, has various  interesting theories regarding its name and origin. The name Kolikata first appeared in the 15th century writings of the …

Source: Glimpses of Calcutta (Kolkata) heritage


infinite storms: dancing about migraine

Brain Storm

Because a migraine attack is such a solitary experience by necessity, because it is so very hard to explain in words, because it can seemingly take over our entire being, and because it is invisible, it can be such an isolating force. Reading about other people’s experiences helps me. Having knowledgeable and caring doctors acknowledge my struggle helps me. Being believed and supported by my friends and family helps me.

But even all of that is sometimes not enough. I want to bear witness to the fact that I am not alone in a tangible way. I want to see it expressed in more than words. Which is why I am so very excited to see choreographer Nova Bhattacharya’s new show “infinite storms.”


Infinite Storms finds ways of making peace with pain

Infinite Storms, January 26-29, 2017 at The Theatre Centre (115 Queen Street West Toronto) featuring award-winning…

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The Secret Life of the Aga Khan

The Secret Life of the Aga Khan

Ismaili Gnosis

Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has founded and encouraged and nourished, he has become a light in much of the world’s conflicting darkness.

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson

Watch: Five Minute Video by Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson (Former Governor General of Canada) on the Aga Khan’s Life and Work:

His Highness Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. This article looks at the Aga Khan’s life and mission, in which the Imam has worked quietly and tirelessly to serve and bring hope to millions of people worldwide, in the name of Islam. The Aga Khan has been widely recognized for his efforts in providing spiritual guidance and material assistance to the Ismaili Muslims, who are today spread over 25 countries, and for his…

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