sometimes i pee on the side of the toilet so it makes less noise– some weirdo You-Tuber, commenting on Jason Mraz’s video. lol
Mira Nair and her filmmaking →
Quite an interesting old article, an interview piece actually, on one of India’s best filmmakers, Mira Nair, director of such movies as Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay, etc … Mira Nair has the biggest eyes you’ve ever seen. At once flirtatious and hypnotic, they flash as she laughs, “Why don’t you keep it as a hobby?” That’s what bright Indian girls are advised when they...
Ode to Asnakech Worku
One of my favorite Ethiopian songstresses, Asnakech Worku, passed away two days ago. And this Haiku is dedicated to her. May she rest in Peace!!
Yes, Ethiopia yet shall stretch Her bleeding hands abroad; Her cry of agony...– Ethiopia (1845) by Frances Harper, an African American abolitionist and poet … :)
The Ethiopian calendar is made up of 12 months, each lasting 30 days, and then...– About.com
Top 7 September Festivals and Events in Africa →
1. Ethiopian New Year - Enkutatash Getty Images/Tim Boyle September 11 will mark New Year’s Eve (Enkutatash) and Ethiopia will celebrate the year 2004. Just four years ago the millennium was welcomed in style. Where: Ethiopia When: 12 September (2011) … Read the rest here.
Paul Simon — The Sound of Silence ……………………………….. If I Knew ~ Dr. H Solomon If I knew it would be the last time That I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss...
Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition … Investing in women can unlock infinite potential around the globe. But how can women walk the line between Western-style empowerment and traditional culture? Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women talks about three encounters with powerful women who fight to make the world better — while preserving the traditions that sustain...
WIKILEAKS | ‘TIME TO STOP HATING ETHIOPIA’ →
In the Cable, dated Nov. 11, 2006 and classified as ‘Confidential’, Amb. Huddleston wrote: As I prepare to turn over my responsibilities to my good friend and respected colleague, Ambassador Don Yamamoto, I urge the USG to maintain and strengthen our partnership with Ethiopia. Ethiopia is neither — as its critics like to claim — a Marxist-Leninist dictatorship, nor is it a multi-party...
Ethiopia uncorks a new export with French... →
Ethiopia is not just made up of arid land, but has a diversified environment of high plateaux, lush valleys, and dozens of lakes and volcanoes. It has six different climatic zones. Nor is winemaking in Ethiopia a new idea. It took seven months of research to select the area for the new vineyards. Dire Dawa, in the east of the country, was the first choice, but it was relatively inaccessible...
Art of Ethiopia 2011 →
[…] The transformed ballroom of the Sheraton for Art of Ethiopia 2011 safely reached the standard of an international art auction. And international it was. A melting-pot of faces and languages mingled against the backdrop of the black-cloaked walls. …It was difficult to know where to begin. With over forty artists contributing from six to ten paintings each, and with the artists’...