Rice is the most important grain in terms of human consumption. It is consumed largely in South Asia, Africa, Middle East, West Indies and Latin America. However, due to globalisation of various cuisines, everyone has...
The amazing comic series created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez follows the story of the Locke family and their house of mysteries.
Writing under his own name and under the pseudonym of 'Carter Dickson', Carr was a prolific writer. His mysteries were celebrated as the cream of the Golden Age detective stories. Carr excelled in the locked-room...
The sands of time, they do not chime They just silently run out It's made that way not to run astray But trickles down the spout Wandering minds, you often find Forget to turn the clocks Out of your dreams,...
The December chill was infiltrating my coat as I walked down Baker Street. I involuntarily looked up hoping to see that fictional window and the eagle nosed silhouette of my favourite detective. I could almost hear the...
I write this for you As I lie on the field The enemy front is across These trees are my shield * I hope this finds you In good health and peace My love to the kids and all my kisses please
Been chasing dreams Down mountain seams Haven’t found my gold I’ve wasted reams of paper themes unsure what I’ve told
“White male, third degree burns, it’s ugly. BP ninety over seventy, pulse sixty, irregular, hardly palpable, GCT five. All veins collapsed to buggery, I had to do a brachial cut down. I have pushed in a litre of...
Some of us think we are sicker than we really are. We may misread natural symptoms as indicative of disease. It can be a frustrating journey, resulting in multiple Doctor visits and no resolution.
I was fifteen that summer I fell in love with a dead woman. It all started innocently enough, on a bright day at the seaside under a clear sky. It ended in a damp cave with shadows and strange sounds, the cave that...
My eyes search the sky on another spring day I spend in my cabin of solitude. The blue of the sky overwhelms; wispy clouds float lazily across the horizon. The air is fresh with scents of the flowers that embrace the...
It is because of the Tree that I am spending this scorching summer noon waiting outside a courtroom. Justice is being dispensed from the once white, crumbling colonial building that serves as the Magistrates court in...
The man who wrote many brilliant mysteries that were set mostly in the English country side, Scottish Castles and London Museums - whose most famous creations were an English Lexicographer, a knighted Foreign Office...
Pieces of my life lay scattered on the floor Bright ones, dull ones, some happy some dour Putting them together is a Herculean task Is it worth the effort, I myself ask
'Tis the little things That I remember From the times that we spent in sweet surrender 'Tis the minutiae That makes me hunger For you and the love that we shared together
I can read those thoughts That cruise through your mind I can see the hurt That I have left behind
We have all had pain, admittedly some more than others. (I put that in for the women readers muttering, ‘you men have no idea’). Sometimes it is mild, sometimes it is unbearable. Some are short lived and others...
Step carefully, the cobblestones are slippery. I don’t want you falling over and hurting yourself. Here, let me light this torch. The fumes are acrid, but the flame is bright.
The boy listened to the wind with his head cocked to one side. His eyes were wide with rapt attention and his little tongue peeked from the corner of his mouth. He nodded his head ever so slightly as if he agreed to...
In most western countries, women are now living long enough to spend half their adult life after the menopause. In this era of information overload, it is surprising how little reliable information women get to deal...
Going to see a Doctor can be an intimidating experience. You hope that the Doctor listens, clarifies and extracts useful information to make an accurate diagnosis. How can you, as a patient, help?
Some journeys take forever. Not because of the distances travelled or the forces that hinder the traveller. God knows the distances have been long and the hindrances formidable. Some journeys take forever because you...
As we’ve evolved the dangers we face are no longer the same, although our capacity to produce adrenaline remains. In most of us, the stresses and shocks of modern living can cause an adrenaline burst. When this...
There's something about a river, a babbling brook or a stream that captures our imagination. Artists have attempted to capture the essence of rivers in their paintings, poetry and songs.