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A Harvest of Festivals

The Punjabis celebrate this festival as Baisakhi. The Assamese call this festival Bohag Bihu. In Kerala they usher in the new year with Vishu. For Tamilians it is Varasha Porupu, while Gudi Padva is important for Maharashtrians. But what are they celebrating in the first half of April? The start of a new year according to the indigenous calendar...

Bill Clinton

Born on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas, to Virginia Blythe and named for his father, who had recently died in an auto accident, William Jefferson Blythe was reared from the age of seven in Hot Springs, Ark.. He took his stepfather’s last name Clinton, after the birth of a stepbrother. After high school he went to Georgetown University,...

Christmas Favourites

A Christmas Carol Written by Charles DickensThe Forgotten Helper Written by Lorrie MooreAn evergreen classic, 'A Christmas Carol' is a must read for all children. Ghost stories are abundant in all cultures and in all literature, but perhaps Dicken's book is the best known.'A Christmas Carol' is the story of Scrooge, a miser, who reforms after the spirit of his friend,...