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An inside view on a city of a million dreams and as many nightmares

An inside view on a city of a million dreams and as many nightmares — -by “The Metal Head Economist”   I had recently gone back to Mumbai for a short while, and did a little summer job there. Not much of a vacation really. Once you’re used to the slow, lazy and rather incompetent lifestyle of any other Indian city, Mumbai is a mountainous challenge. I had developed the mental strength required to survive the “Maximum City” and its transport system during my days in one of the town colleges out of sheer compulsion. Being a resident of a suburb, I had to travel quite a bit to get to college during my intermediate. However, you need to be habituated to Mumbai. You can’t just show up two years later and expect … Read entire article »

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“ Yaathum Oore, Yaavarum Kelir” – no matter the place, all people are the same

“ Yaathum Oore, Yaavarum Kelir” – no matter the place, all people are the same-Yogambikai Vijaykumar Malaysia or formerly known as Malaya is actually a multi-racial country situated in the south east of Asia. The population here stands at about 28 million. With the major ethnic group being Malays which makes about 54% of the total population, 25% are Chinese, 7.5% are Indians, 11.8% are natives of Borneo and 1.7% are other ethnic groups.Malaysian Indians largely consists of those who migrated from  Southern India during the British colonization of Malaya. Prior to British Colonization, Tamils had been conspicuous in the archipalego much earlier, especially since the period of the powerful South Indian kingdom of the Cholas in the 11th century. The Indians here are made up mainly of Tamils, Malayalees, Telugus and the … Read entire article »

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Verses from Burma

My Dear Guest Golden crows were crying loud When my dear guest called me out, Crossing mounds to reach my house. Smiled, but it seemed to pretend, Bringing nothing in the hands, And left something in return. Couldn’t notice or prevent Something you left in my heart. Is that so called attachment? Rush out to gate when dogs bark, Wishing my guest in the dark. Found none but my broken heart.– By Wai Yan Phone … Read entire article »

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My Carribean

My Carribean

Nothing is as it once was. The immense melting pot now known as the Caribbean has become a place where identities clash and new ones are formed. East Indians and Africans alike have come to put aside their differences and now live together. From the Lesser Antilles to the Greater, this exquisite chain of islands has had mystified travelers for centuries. Holding treasures that man could not have comprehended or begin to fathom and a history … Read entire article »

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Reiki: a laying on of hands and more

Reiki:  a laying on of hands and more From the beginning of time, we humans have relied on the healing power of touch.  Both Buddha and Christ were said to heal by laying on hands. Studies show that infants and babies need touch to survive, thrive and develop proper emotional attachments.  So it is no surprise that in our modern world, when we search for answers outside of traditional medicine we return to the old remedy of touch.  The ability to practice  reiki (pronounced ray-key) was rediscovered by Mikao Usui on Mt. Kurayama in Japan. At its simplest level, Reiki is a laying on of hands approach to relaxation and stress reduction.  During a reiki treatment, the client lies on a massage table, a bed or the floor, while the practitioner uses … Read entire article »

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Africa’s Unsolved Problems

Africa is endowed with plenty of natural resources, a pleasant climate, cultural diversity, and a rich historical past, yet it remains marginalized in the economic development process and global political scene. Although Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to developing countries has been increasing in the last decade, Africa accounted for only about one percent of that investment in 1998. Africa presents a paradox. Recent positive changes in Africa have brought hope for an African renaissance, evidenced by impressive real growth rates in some countries. Examples of recent positive developments include the end of the civil war and a turn-around in economic development in Mozambique, the promise of a democratically elected government in Nigeria after a long period of military rule, and growing regional cooperation and integration of African economies. On the … Read entire article »

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The Edit

its here that The Edit opines on the issues that The Arachneed features at every interval. A place for readers  to also pose questions to the Editor of The Arachneed through their comments. – Arnav Anjaria, Editor-in-Chief, The Arachneed. … Read entire article »

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