No one looks good on Phagwah

Yesterday was Phagwah, known to the rest of the world as Holi, the Hindu festival of colours to celebrate, as usual, the triumph of good over evil. In the Caribbean, we call it Phagwah after the Bhojpuri month of “Phagun” because it is also a celebration of the beginning of Spring. Phagwah/Holi is also a love story between Lord Krishna and Radha. Getting into the spirit, President Granger said that the nation needs to refocus on love for our fellow men and women. We headed out to the Stadium for seven curry and then to the Everest Cricket Ground for some … Continue reading No one looks good on Phagwah

Of Love and Other Demographics

“Any discussion of demographics is about race, and it’s about migration — but if not stifled by taboo, it’s also about that most unpredictable of variables, for the political scientist or anyone else: love, which causes people to cross in their daily lives the fault lines that history has created and that elections here enunciate. With the May 2015 contest decided by only 4,500 votes, it may have hinged on an elusive, hard-to-map group: interracial couples and their mixed-race children.” More of this thought provoking piece by Gaiutra Bahadur here. Continue reading Of Love and Other Demographics