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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Sarojini Singh is a different species of woman. She is an exceptional woman who refuses to stereotype anyone; quite rare in an era when whole communities are judged and neatly placed in a certain category because of the criminal activities of a few undesirable characters. Read more »

  • Sarojini Singh

    Laventille... The place feared by a few and stereotyped by many ... A hotspot, they call it, a breeding ground for crime, the streets are never crowded and the business places are never packed. And so with Divali, a major event in the Hindu calendar, a mere week away, there are no deya vendors on the sidewalks or any anticipatory fervour for the festival of lights. Read More »


    Thousands scurried around in the early afternoon heat, and as Neha Dawar settled down for the interview, she exclaimed, “Oh gooosh! I’m feeling as if I’m going through menopause with this heat!” Her older sister, Sonia just chuckled and remarked, “Hmm! This Neha, eh!” Seemingly, one sister is more outspoken while the other is more reserved. Read More »

  • ‘One Evening Only’ and The Man Behind the Style

    One Evening Only, the greatly anticipated fashion event from 212 Location and Blaanix is nearly upon us. Awe-inspiring looks, expertly conjured by creative director Yosiaha Fletcher will shoot down the runway leaving a trail of fashion spectacle. Read More »

  • About that Anaconda

    Look, if you’re over a certain age little of this will make sense to you. But I’m not so far removed from my scrawny, insecure adolescence to have forgotten how the combination of popular culture, a burning desire for male attention and our region’s unique take on body-shaming can do a number on a bony girl’s self-esteem. Read More »

  • Sharing your man

    It happens more often than you know, married women or women in committed relationships are sharing their men unwilling with another woman or women. That I have stated the sharing occurs unwilling implies that the women (wives and committed girlfriends) are not in agreement with the situation but they know about it. If this sounds confusing, let me explain. Read More »

  • The industrious women of DASS Doubles Factory

    “Doubles Factory? Where is that?” I was amazed at the term. A doubles connoisseur for all my life, I have never even fathomed the thought of a “factory” much less one opened late in the night and early in the morning. And so it was the wee hours (3 a.m.) on a quiet Thursday morning and my visiting cousins from New Jersey- Priya and Kyron- were telling me about this culinary phenomenon. Read More »

  • Strategies to help keep you on top form throughout the day!

    Make a to-do list Want to make the most of your day? Of course you do! Write a to-do list. It’s simple, but ridiculously effective. ‘Most people are more efficient when they know what they’re doing, what’s expected and what the deadline is,’ says life coach Louise Presley-Turner (thegameoflife.co.uk). Read More »

  • Philanthropist: Big heart Big Plan

    “Being a doctor is not my profession it is my vocation. A vocation is different to a profession, you don’t just give of your skills and intelligence, you give more that, you give of your life. You make a difference in the lives of others. I want to make that difference.” Dr Gordon Narayansingh, gynaecological oncologist, recipient of The Public Service Medal of Merit Gold for Medicine. Read More »

  • You may be wearing the perfect sports-kit on the outside

    You’ve got the new moisture-wicking tee, the form-fitting capris and the latest trainers, but you might be missing something vital. Whilst many of us spend loads on new sports-kit, there’s a tendency to forget that we should be investing in a good sports bra too. And if your training plan means you’re pounding the pavement or hitting the gym four or five times a week, you need to make sure you’re taking care of your breasts – before you do any damage. Read More »

  • Keep a casual jacket in your car at all times

    Recently I visited the immigration office at Chaguanas to renew my passport. On my arrival on the compound, the security guard mentioned to me that I would not be allowed access to the building as I was not appropriately dressed. This statement stunned me as I was wearing a sleeveless blouse, no cleavage exposed, and a proper fitting pair of jeans. Read More »

  • Trending & trending HOTT!!

    We are a fashion concious society and the international world has nothing on us when it comes to dressing and dressing well. And the rage these days are all about pants and skirts and boy do we turn it out. Read More »

  • Editor's Note

    As I type this my last editorial before editor Angela Martin returns next week from a well-deserved month of rest, next week, Etta James’s “At Last” is the sound bite that’s playing on repeat in my heat. The song was the one that accompanied the US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle’s first dance and also seems to be the soundtrack for newly weds Ann Marie Ganness, a former local television personality and new author celebrated singer and actor Michael Amante. Read More »

  • The view from the top

    FAR away in the heart of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, stands Africa’s tallest mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s still unclear what the name ‘Kilimanjaro’ actually means but every year climbers from all around the world trek to the top of this mountain which is also a dormant volcano. For some die-hard climbers a hike to its summit is a rite of passage, while others may liken it to somewhat of a pilgrimage - the pathway of which is paved with mixed emotions ranging from exhilaration to frustration. Read More »

  • The Amantes find love….At last

    As a television entertainment reporter, Ann Marie Ganness often got the opportunity to mingle backstage with well-known international singers whenever they came to town. It was a perk of the job, yes, but it was also how Ganness got her exclusive interviews with the visiting artistes. Even more than getting up-close and personal with the famous male singers, Ganness was always curious about their wives and girlfriends. Read More »

  • 'Hipster hijabi'

    Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf known as the hijab, have had to get creative. By fusing both their sense of fashion with their faith, this growing group, some of whom have dubbed themselves hipster hijabis, is reinterpreting traditional notions of what it means to dress conservatively. Read More »

  • Artist Sandra Dopson shows new work

    The new collection of paintings done by local artist Sandra Dobson is currently on show at the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT), Federation Park. The exhibition, which opened on October 9 will run through Saturday Ocrober 18. For Dopson, who Read More »

  • Minced beef recipes

    Method Combine mince, onion, basil, egg and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Shape one tablespoon mixture into a flat round. Place one cheese cube in centre of round. Shape mixture around cheese to form a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture and cheese. Read More »

  • That’s what friends are for...

    BERNADETTE Thornhill and Brenda Glean’s story will, at best, make you rethink everything you thought you knew about friendships. It may even make you seriously consider what lengths you are prepared to go to for a friend. The circumstances which prompted Glean to literally risk her life on behalf of her best friend are deeply moving and profound, to say the least. Theirs is a story of love and sacrifice. Read More »

  • 4 Who Knew Beauty Uses for Coffee Grounds

    It’s a great morning pick-me-up; but did you know that coffee also does your beauty regimen a lot of good. According to Good Housekeeping magazine, coffee grounds can be used for the following: Read More »

  • Applauding the men who do right by their women

    Unfortunately, we live in a world of sensationalism. If a story is not scandalous, most news or media outlets drop or don’t run with it. As a result, good (relative term here) stories are almost non-existent. For example, if a media outlet has a choice of stories between a woman who cheated on her husband and a married couple who have been together for 20 years, it’s most likely they would run with the cheating story because it has the potential for juicy tidbits. Read More »

  • Survey says: Sleeping in the buff makes for happy relationship

    Sleeping naked and keeping food out of the bedroom are two of the secrets to a happy relationship, according to a survey. A poll of 1,000 people across Britain showed that those who sleep together in the nude are most content in their marriage or relationship. Less than half of people who wear pyjamas or nighties said they were “extremely happy”, compared to 57 per cent of those who went without. Read More »

  • 4 easy ways to bring fun back to your workout

    Even a workout can get boring — as hectic as it is supposed to be and it doesn’t matter if you are a dedicated gym rat. Stress, a busy work schedule and even too much of a routine can all contribute to a loss in workout enthusiasm. Here are some tips we found at today.com to make your workout fun again. Read More »

  • American website

    Trinidad and Tobago is known for its beautiful women. It’s something we always boast as citizens. Recently the Atlanta Black Star.com recognised the18 stunningly beautiful black women of Trinidadian descent. Making the list were former Miss Universe winners Janelle “Penny” Commissiong, Wendy Fizwilliam, rapper Foxy Brown, Read More »

  • A lot of questions on her mind

    Below is a précised version of a very long conversation with a most articulate lady who promised to put pen to paper (or rather fingers on keyboard), so that I could reproduce her letter. Alas, she has not done so, so I am giving her questions and my answers. Now, this lady said she reads my columns every Sunday. If this is really so - and I have no reason to doubt her - then she will realise that I had to edit her questions (and some of her responses she informed me she gave), for obvious reasons. The nom de plume I have given my caller is “Ms Blunt Lady”, and will refer to her as Ms BL. Read More »

  • Hair extensions ...trending now

    Hair extensions, in case you missed the memo, are what’s trending now in the world of hair. From wigs to weaves, hair extensions have become like accessories for women. Hair extensions can be used to amp up your glam volume a la Beyonce, transform your look a la Lady Gaga or simply add length and body to your own natural hair a la Khloe Kardashian Read More »

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