Tag Archives: 2008

World Tapestry: From Mumbai 2008 to Las Vegas 2017

Mumbai, India Somewhere in the Sunday night blur of news on the October 1 Las Vegas attack, I heard a reporter make a one-time reference to the 2008 nights of terror in Mumbai. Perhaps the reference didn’t connect with others. For me, it stood out above all the rest even though I don’t even remember

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India – Don’t Blame Shiva For The Tragedy In Kolkata

Update! As of Monday, April 4, the following news headline came to my attention: Kolkata flyover collapse: Four more arrested. The article begins, “Kolkata: The city police on Monday arrested four more people in connection with the city’s flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives, taking the total number of arrests to eight.” I can’t even

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Pluto, Full On – Part 3

At last, we have reached the point where I began–Pluto’s shift in apparent motion to direct again. And with these shifts to retrograde and direct, back and forth like the pendulum swings–yes, a direct reference to Edgar Allen Poe for who better than he could describe the horror we often feel when Pluto makes its

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On Joy and Sorrow – Kalamji and Memon, the Shared Day of Farewells

Two days ago, on the heels of my article, Farewell to APJ Abdul Kalam, A Truly Great Man, one of my clients in India wrote to ask me an intriguing question: “Michelle, you are truly a global citizen. I wish we have larger majority of people like you. The world will be a better place

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