It’s in the genes


Scrolling through my Instagram timeline last week I came across a funny meme with the caption: “Some people can eat five burgers and not gain a pound; I click ‘like’ on a picture of a Nutella jar and gain five pounds.” While the meme was hilarious and obviously untrue, I asked myself the question “Does genetics play a

Cumin-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Cumin-spiced Sweet Potatoes (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Cumin/geera and potatoes seem to have a natural affinity. Potatoes, being bland and porous, easily absorb the flavour of whatever they are cooked with (it is one of the reasons potatoes are added to foods while cooking to remove excess salt).

Grafting and budding

  Grafting and budding are horticultural techniques used to propagate cultivars which are more vigorous when grown on another plant. They involve using either the t-budding or wedge grafting method to join parts from 2 plants so that they appear to grow as a single plant.  


Shrimping Hubert Moshett Oil 1972 Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Art

In this their eleventh Conversation on Guyanese art Artists Stanley Greaves AA and Akima McPherson examine Hubert Moshett Shrimping. The oil painting was completed in 1972 and will be available for viewing from February 8 – 13 at the National Gallery of Art, Castellani House.

Human nature: Politics, position – and power

Black History – and ideas for black business

Basdeo questions Bharrat After completing twenty-three years within this ‘paper and column, regulars would appreciate that I am not given to – or can’t manage – the more academic, more analytical/philosophical reviews and assessments, whilst discussing or exploring issues.