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Stories by Amitabh Sharma

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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