Mai Bhago was the first Sikh woman to fight on a battlefield as part of the Khalsa army. In 1704, the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his Khalsa army were taking refuge at a fortress in the city of Anandpur. The city had been laid under siege by Emperor Aurangzeb’s Mughal army … More Inspirational Sikh Women: Part 1 – Mai Bhago
Recently I became aware of the global Ban Bossy campaign that’s been going on. It seems to be spreading like wildfire over all social media platforms, (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, there’s even a website dedicated to the cause) and so I thought that I might as well throw in my two cents. Facebook chief operating … More Banning Bossy? How Bossy!
Set in 1965 America, Morrison’s fiction novel touches upon various serious issues such as: racism, paedophilia and rape. Most poignant, however, is the author’s exploration of perceptions of beauty amongst Black Americans. The reader is enlightened with the way in which the terms ‘black’, ‘ugly’ and ‘poor’ are intrinsically linked; whilst ‘white’, ‘wealthy’ and ‘beautiful’ … More Book Review Of The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison