October 17, 2008
I’m working through all my unopened email, and came across this. Pass it on to those interested. Is there something you think readers should know about this group? Do tell!
Art Competition on Hinduism in Trinidad
Radio Jaagriti and the Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) are inviting visual artists to submit their work for an art competition on the theme of Hinduism in Trinidad.
The prize for the 1st place is $TT1500, 2nd place is $TT1000, and 3rd place is $TT500.
All contestants will be given certificates of participation. All acceptable works will be displayed in an art exhibition and featured in a Divali magazine in October 2009.
The competition is open to enthusiasts, amateurs, beginners, students and professionals. There is no fee for participation. Children under the age of 18 years must have the written consent of their parent or guardian.
Paintings must be on paper, poster-board or canvas and must have mounts to hang on a wall. They must not be laminated or covered with glass.
Paintings must be done in colour in any medium except crayons, pens, pencils and markers. These two-dimensional pieces must either be in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, paint or oil.
Each entry must be submitted with a 250-300 word description of the painting which must include a two-sentence biography of the artist. Submissions must not be smaller than a letter-size page.
Entries must be entirely the original work of the artist. Adaptations or reproductions must not be submitted. Each artist must send no more than one entry.
Entries must be delivered to Radio Jaagriti, Corner Pasea Main Road Ext. and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago, between the hours of 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. from November 24th to 28th 2008.
Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, authenticity, interest and style. Decisions of the panel will be final, and no communication will be entertained about the results.
Every attempt will be made to secure these paintings but Radio Jaagriti and ICC cannot accept any responsibility for lost or damaged entries.
All efforts will be made to return works to their owners after the art exhibition.
Results of the competition will be announced by December 12th 2008.
Entry implies acceptance of all the terms and conditions stated above.
Questions about the rules of the competition should be sent to Kumar Mahabir, email@example.com
Dr Kumar Mahabir
Coordinator of Competition
*Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council*
10 Swami Avenue,
Don Miguel Road,
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: (868) 674-6008
Tel/fax: (868) 675-7707
*Radio Jaagriti 102.7 FM
Corner Pasea Main Road Ext. and
Churchill Roosevelt Highway,
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: (868) 645-0613
October 17, 2008
For the past few weeks, I have been suffering from a malady recently diagnosed as sooncomeitis. More than a disease, its a syndrome, whose symptoms are pretty recognizable and, individually, are often taken for granted. That is, until you realize they are connected to and reinforce each other. Major symptoms (although not the only ones) include:
1. completing tasks in your head and convincing yourself that you actually did them;
2. beginning another task before you even complete the first one, and then forgetting which direction you were headed;
3. remembering to do something only to forget again the minute you get up to do it;
4. remembering that you left someone on hold or didn’t respond to an email several hours ago, just at the point where you are about to fall asleep.
I cannot tell you how many posts I have completed while driving, eating, and taking a shower, always on my way to somewhere. Lately, I barely have an hour to spare to sit down and write something down. While there may be several remedies for this situation, I am convinced that the one that is most amenable to my situation, is to get a wife. That way, I can stay focused on what I love to do, and don’t have to juggle so many other seemingly equally important things at the same time.
Serious applications and inquiries only. If applicants do not fulfill all the criteria for eligibility, don’t bother to contact me.