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Stories by Amitabh Sharma

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...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

It was a serene Friday morning at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) headquarters on Old Hope Road, Kingston, as law enforcers held back their emotions at the monthly prayer meeting, where they also paid homage to their colleagues, slain, injured...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 1:44 AMAmitabh Sharma, Staff Reporter

“I am like a child on Christmas morning when I open my kiln,” said Wazari Johnson, his shirt dotted with spots, and hands caked in clay, ready to shape the docile, earthy mass of mud into statement pieces. It's love, he said, that...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Music is the food of love, it is said, and if that is the case, love does transcend any physical or metaphysical barrier and flows seamlessly, unequivocally and unconditionally. A phenomenon born in Jamaica, is spreading that love of music in the...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

There are landscapes, and then there are landscapes. The latter capture lives, emotions, encapsulated by the richness of the flora and fauna. The viewer will be transported into that scene, feeling the breeze and participating in the conversations...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

A group of tiny tots gathered beneath a tree, sat down and started singing devotion, no octet, synchronised chorus effects, or bass in play, but resonating purity of thought, raising their prayers to a divine level that filled the room.A tree...

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"The rhythm is in your blood" goes an African proverb, resonating from the beats of the drums, which are not merely musical instruments in that part of the world; their rhythm is embedded in the society's DNA.

Published:Sunday | November 16, 2014 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Sake - The divine brew

Published:Sunday | October 26, 2014 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

"We sing happy songs - songs that bring hope and talk about goodness in life," says Kinzaburo Abe, founder of Abeya, one of Japan's best

Published:Sunday | October 19, 2014 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma

Shamisen ? strings of tradition

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