Venice by rail

An American gentleman in Venice I hopped on a train, and asked the fellow next to me if it was the correct train for my destination, he asked if I spoke English, I replied yes, and repeated my question in English. Read More …

 

Ave Maria

There is certain stillness in the air, the moon attends, beaming brightly through obscurity. Mary gasps, taking deep breaths as she struggles to remain a viable part of a cold and cruel world. A world in which she gave everything, Read More …

 

The yoga of tango

Yoga, is a sanskrit word meaning discipline; contrary to popular belief, it does not mean practising exercises that twist your body like a pretzel, that maybe a consequence of a form of yoga. I am not a yogini, and will Read More …

 

The Tango Scoop – BA

La Catedral  is sleepy every night, except Tuesday, when it looks like a beehive during pollination. Feet are flying, bodies are twirling, smoke is swirling, and the chat and charm is sweeter than a honeycomb. Well-dressed dancers expertly execute gaunchos Read More …

 

Lines from a cartman

“Oh,  East is east, and west is west, and never the twain shall meet, til earth and sky stand presently at God’s great judgement seat” Rudyard Kipling But meet it surely did, everyday, right here, in the heart of Georgetown. Read More …

 

The darkness of the light

The Port of Tacoma – Milwaukee Way It was after midnight and the rain had slowed to a drizzle. In the bright lights, against a backdrop of darkness, the needle-like drizzle looked like tiny slivers of light attacking the darkness. Read More …

 

Capitalism or parasitism?

Children of the street En route to my private dance class one early afternoon in the middle of the work week, I observed three girls, the oldest being perhaps 12 years and the youngest, having the benefit of 2 years. Read More …

 

City life: Living in Buenos Aires

Things you should know Don’t pre-pay anything, no one returns money here The train tickets are defective, buy them when you are about to use them, don’t buy a card of many, the last ones won’t work. Then if you Read More …

 

Negotiating space

Kamathipura – Mumbai’s infamous Red Light District The homes in the slums are rows and rows of lean-to with tattered, dusty, discolored plastic laid across the top for shelter. The tattered remains of a tarp is secured by rotten, discarded Read More …

 

Deference reflects the same hue on any landscape

I have always been fascinated by the interplay of power in gender politics. What is more fascinating however is the various ways that these normalised images of disparity manifest in societies in ways that are so benign that they are Read More …