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Stories by Amitabh Sharma

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

India grows into you, and the reasons could be varying - from the physical attributes to the metaphysical manifestations - then there is intrigue, the paradox of fast-paced chaotic lifestyle juxtaposed with the serenity...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Dreadlocks Story, the documentary which explores Indian influence on Rastafari culture, is being showcased in the United Kingdom (UK) as a part of Black History Month.The documentary, which is intertwined with a common thread of a belief systems...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 1:56 AMAmitabh Sharma

Most Jamaicans would remember, and perhaps swear by Lada, the no-frills, no-nonsense car from the erstwhile USSR. That was in the 80’s – a time and era that seems as far distant as that icon on four wheels. The world has changed in...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:14 AMAmitabh Sharma

Freedom — this word is as powerful as the emotions and feelings it exudes, and for a nation, when the day dawns, a fresh breath of air, that of new hopes, dreams and the will to make those dreams come to reality. Jamaica in 1962 was a nation...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

It was an evening highlighting Indian finery. From the costumes to the rendition of dance and music, Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts came alive to the beats of the land of mysticism, holy Ganges and, of course, Bollywood.The Indian...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Life, for some of us, as we have come to experience it, has all the ingredients of a journey, which at every step unravels the unknown, intertwined with twists and turns and unexpectedness.The story of Amanda delves into some of those mysteries,...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Sean Hamilton is not your average artist. He is a farmer, taxi driver and a man of the soil. Hamilton is creating art in harmony with nature and its elements."Basically, they call me the artist," he said in an interview with The Gleaner's Multimedia...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Matsushima, Japan March 11, 2011 is clearly etched in Yuasa Tsunoda's mind: she was on a cruise boat on the seas off Matshushima Bay, eastern Japan, sharing with visitors the beauty of the islands in the bay area, when the crew were information that...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

TOKYO, Japan:WITH GIGANTIC monitors displaying data, together with a battery of analysts to decipher the statistics, the weather monitoring rooms at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) appears to take a cue from the deck of Starship Enterprise.An...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Having spent his life working for a real-estate company, Mineo Yahata is adding value as the superintendent of the three-apartment complex he manages in the city of Kawasaki, Japan.But he is not the security in charge, as his title might suggest....

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:51 AMAmitabh Sharma

For Alesha McIntosh, the journey of life is climbing a cliff face, which requires agility, stamina, negotiating skills, and the presence of mind to find a grip to support and move up. One key word of advice, do not look down. The drop is sheer....

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Hands of a group of 20-odd grade 1 students of Port Antonio Primary School went up in unison. Everyone was eager to get a chance to be called by their teacher. No calls to go for the next school outing or a picnic, nor is it free period. These...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"When you draw the string to shoot an arrow, you are not merely drawing the string, you are looking at discipline, balance, and control," said Jonathan Greenland, director, National Museum Jamaica (NMJ). "That is the best way to look at life from...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Higashimatsushima, JAPAN:An underpass cuts into a mountain in Higashimatsushima, leading to a flurry of construction activities, but it's not the usual dust-billowing, heavy-equipment-whirring-type scene.It is more like Lego blocks going up...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:14 AMAmitabh Sharma

It is a labour of love, expanding the horizons of learning, taking the flight of imagination beyond the confines of the four walls, yet being on the terra firma much. Three young volunteers of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Higashimatsushima, Japan:THE MARCH 11, 2011 tsunami in Japan left in its wake a trail of death and destruction, but it also united a community."The wall of water was 10.5 metres high and it surged, leaving the city inundated," recalled Shuya...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

TOKYO, Japan:Imagine needing to refuel your car, but instead of popping the tank open to a petrol pump, you are doing so to a generator that produces energy from water.Yes, you read correctly; the universal thirst quencher is the new fuel in town.In...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Along the banks of Arakawa River in Tokyo, a group of people are huddled together as they listen to Minoru Igarashi's instructions on colour coding for garbage separation and safety.The group, employees of a local company, gathered to clean up the...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Matsushima, Japan:There is something about Zuigan-ji temple that touches the soul. Serenity permeates in the temple compound - the cedar-tree-lined dirt path, rows of caves carved on the rocky cliff with some moss-covered...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

When Kristina Newman-Scott and her husband, Gordon, emigrated to the United States, it was clear that she wanted to work in the arts.She was a graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and a painter a growing reputation...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

History, it is said, lies buried in the annals of time, faded in the yellowing pages of books and oft forgotten; if one were to chart the history of The Dadhikar Fort, it has risen...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

The grey concrete and rocky entrance to Rock Garden is unassuming, but like all treasures, which are buried under unpretentious facades, this marvel unfolds, revealing the awe-inspiring creations that are a result of one man's dream.The narrow...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

What is the similarity between rainbows, rays of a sunrise emanating from the skies, the suppleness of a flower in bloom and a latte ... sounds confounded and unrelated ... but the similarity is their beauty and that 'wow' moment, which pleases the...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 9:25 AMAmitabh Sharma

“The earth laughs in flowers,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson, for Rowanne Taylor, the flowers are manifestation of labour of love and their bloom evolves from scissors and glue. Taylor’s journey began at an early age,...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 11:13 PMAmitabh Sharma

A QR Code on the wall welcomes visitors, whip out your smartphone, scan, and voila! Transfer of information is initiated, not a web check-in this time around, though - it's art which goes beyond traditional media.'Digital: Exploring creative...

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