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Can you see the signposts?

Can you see the signposts?

Patterns or life cycles that have been formed over long periods of time are helpful signposts for some folks, but obviously not everyone. Similar thoughts apply to culture, subcultures, heritages and traditions. It is useful to know what they are, otherwise we don’t...

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Quality control

Quality control

Most people I know are keen to be known for producing high quality work. Occasionally, I have been in situations where I’ve been required to do things of the “so bad that they’re good” variety, but these are few and far between. Since each person is likely to have a...

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Recognising changes

Recognising changes

Recent years have ushered in fundamental changes in the intellectual property sector. The dreams some of us had as youngsters about models of reaching out to audiences are no longer tenable. It takes conscious awareness to know that one needs to change one’s goals and...

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Conditioned image

Conditioned image

A yogi sleeping on a bed of nails was probably the first image that would come to my mind if anyone mentioned India to me in my childhood years. Similarly, there was a clichéd image of the Caribbean that I must have learnt from someone, somewhere, that involved limbo...

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Style, image and making a mark

Style, image and making a mark

Presentation is key, it seems. Influences from an era that was preoccupied with “style” and “image” have left their mark. The tools of the trade keep on developing, but the ideas behind the scenes remain more or less the same. One can choose to be a “picker” or wait...

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Lessons in homecoming

Lessons in homecoming

Whenever I have been present at, or seen footage of a homecoming festival in an African community, I noticed that these events included contributions from folks of almost all ages. Men, women and children were involved – as participants and observers in songs, dances,...

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