International Women's Day celebrated on March 8th world wide. Mentioned here are a few women of Asian origin who have made a mark on the Kenyan scene and continue to inspire many women.
The Asian weekly is a weekly paperzine published in Nairobi, Kenya. Sikiladi has been a contributor to the paperzine with news coverage, thoughtful write ups and poems.
The strangeness fortified Our habitats all toxified The potbellied man walks ahead with his loads On the awesomely crooked potholed roads We could do with reducing the bulge from his affair Balance out by adding that size of bulge elsewhere The smoke and smog causing illness The gaseous nature causing distress Being cured by … Continue reading HABITS TOXIFIED
We often complain about rape and abuse in the society but we forget to give a voice to our daughters and sisters. Incest is a major crime going on through ages thanks to the sick mentality that makes some men feel manly enough at committing these crimes. We have failed to inculcate the moral and ethic values in our boys and over instilled the same in our girls. We cannot blame anyone but ourselves for remaining mute, deaf and blind.
December’s unique celebration Hearts full of worship and jubilation A family time for the entire clan Their celebratory customs need a plan Involving heightened economic activity Christmas celebrated as per one’s Nativity The songs pre-Christmas get played plenty Origins of customs and themed music gaiety The bringing in of the Christmas Tree Adornment with … Continue reading CHRISTMAS : Celebrating the birth of Christ
Plastic bags are banned in KENYA since September 2017. This is a brave step towards conservation of our planet by reducing the usage of at least one of the pollutants. Although people have mixed opinions ref the ban, they have no option but to observe it. I personally feel the masses must be first educated on the ill-effects of plastic usage and advised on alternatives which were prevalent in the plastic-less days.
Losing a parent is never an easy scenario. The very parent whom one takes for granted at most times leaves behind a gaping vacuum in one's heart . Acceptance! yes of course! one does accept the death of a parent and moves on in life having no other option. Grief! yes that too. Grief plays … Continue reading MEMORIES: A Father’s exit
Prayers thine keep you going strong Abandon them not for time so long In distress and in thy times great Its prayers that help you pull along. A silent conversation with head bent Communication of your heart strand Needs no words outwardly heard When in prayers you firmly do stand. A story of the ultimate … Continue reading PRAYERS