Trinidad stories, books, poems, and more

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Trinidad and Tobago is a beautiful, diverse twin islands, the last of the Caribbean archipelago located just above Venezuela near South America, It's beauty is in it's melting pot of cultures and peoples living in harmony in a tropical paradise. Read More
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is a beautiful cultural parade of people dancing merrily in the streets with creative costumes to the loud, musical vibrations of giant speakers on mobile trucks. Read More
Ryan and Ashton go to a bar in Trinidad. Read More
Trinidadians celebrate Arrival Day to celebrate the arrival of the first batch of farm immigrants from India to land on the British colony of Trinidad on May 30, 1845 to work in the sugarcane plantations. Now, each year the island celebrates Arrival Day on May 30. Juggernaut celebrates his own… Read More
Juggernaut's friend Belal got into a jam by dating a woman from department store 'Kirpalani's' in Trinidad. Read More
yet another unfinished piece. I typically add a page a week depending on inspiration, mood, and commentary. If you like it let me know I'm a novice so any tips or 'useful' insight is appreciated. Read More

Short Story / Memoir

April 26, 2013

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The first play book on wrestling was written in ancient India, it was a simple plan, create a hero and a villain. To date same formula is used in wrestling. Read More

Short Story / Travel

February 24, 2013

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Juggernaut learned first hand that feeding wild birds could be troublesome if not hazardous. Read More

Article / Memoir

February 08, 2013

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If one travels like Juggernaut from one culture to an another, again and again, the chances of being treated as an outsider is always there but as long as it wont affect making a living it is OK. Read More
Mango is beleived to be native to India. Mangoes outside India too have superb quality; Hawaii is one of those places where one can get top quality mangoes. Read More

Article / Memoir

July 23, 2012

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Juggernut landed in Biloxi,MI, to attend a conference and hopinbg to get leads to get a job only to face serious disppointment when he met an old cquiantance Dr. Guthrie. Read More
Colacasia leaves and underground corms are edible if cooked properly to remove toxins that cause intense mouth rash. Boiled and sometimes fermented corms or Taro is Gods food in Hawaii as Poi.Juggernaut learned the hard way about Dasheen bush in India growing up but then later he enjoyed eating Callalo… Read More

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“To feel at ease or enjoy a particular type of music or a tune, your brain has to be formatted to accept that particular tune,” “When you listen to a new tune or alien music for the very first time, you don’t enjoy as much as your favorite tunes because… Read More

Article / Memoir

November 22, 2011

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Sorrel is a popular drink particularly during Christmas time in Trinidad. Juggernaut learns for the first time how to make Sorrel drink from Sorrel flower petals from his friend Daddy a budding Calypsonian. Read More
A short biographical travel sketch describing efforts to get a passport to travel. Read More

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“Juggernaut was taking a stroll on Collins Avenue in North Miami Beach; the Sun was slowly setting and the breeze was cold, it can get cold in Miami in January, thought Juggernaut, then suddenly he heard a voice shouting his name “Hey Juggernaut, is it you,” Juggernaut looked back to… Read More

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“Longtime nah see you,” said Daddy. “Yeah man almost 35 years,” Juggernaut shook Daddy’s shoulders as if he was shaking Indian Goose Berry tree to drop the fruits to the ground. Daddy appeared happy to Juggernaut’s gesture. “So you came back to the island for good nah.” “Yeah man, there… Read More

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The storefront doors of Roti shop were painted green The countertops were painted yellow to match One Roti please Chicken, goat, shrimp or beef? Asked the East Indian woman at the counter Umm, chicken no, goat Roti please Anything to drink A Carib Coming up. Read More
The Steel pan is a beautiful creation originated in Trinidad & Tobago in the late 19.30's and is the only orchestral family of acoustic musical instruments to be invented in the 20th century. With instruments ranging from low bass to high sopranos, all made out of the same raw material… Read More

Script / Memoir

December 30, 2010

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Here comes the Doubles man, Its lunch time already? Two Doubles please. Hot pepper? Little bit. Weak stomach? Yeah man. Read More
15 year-old Evelyn is still struggling to come to terms with her mother's death that took place three years ago.But after the incident Evelyn is reluctantly being sucked into random episodes of her past, remembering every touch, sound and step that took place years ago.Before she leaves her birth country… Read More

Short Story / Other

January 15, 2010

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A woman gets a needed surgery to help her fight her battle against breast cancer Read More

Article / Memoir

December 26, 2009

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Juggernaut was waiting for his turn to face the professors as part of evaluation of thesis he submitted as part of his graduate studies. It was ironic, the examiner, a distinguished professor in the field was the teacher of Juggernaut’s professor in the past. As he waited, he felt light… Read More

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“I am taking a sabbatical during this summer if you are interested you can stay in our house,” Dr. Dayal sounded very kind, at least that was what Juggernaut thought. “Sure, thank you,” “while looking for a new place to live, I can stay at your house for the summer,… Read More

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“The dance routine for Calypsonians is not complicated.” “One step forward, one step backward, and a step sideways, then make a 360 degree roundabout on your heels with your arm stretched forward as if explaining something, that’s about it,” born in Trinidad, Mahabir understood the routine good. In between conducting… Read More

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As folklore goes, an eccentric Hindu mystic fed up with bacchanal during carnival events, year after year, put a curse that people on the island shall fall victim to their bacchanalia and it is only way for them to attain salvation. Some Hindu theologians even went so far to equate… Read More

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SOCA or soul calypso is a true musical invention of Trinidad. In Jamaica, SOCA (Socialism & Capitalism combo) was an economic experiment for two decades begining in earlyt 70's that ruined the country. Members of 5H club (hype, hoopla, hot air, hogwash and hypocrisy)ran the SOCA proram to ground. Read More
Mr. Sastry’s full name was so long, it was abbreviated to M.V.S.S.R. Sastry. Each initial letter represented the name of a major Hindu God, as if his parents were in some bind to name their son after them. Juggernaut met Mr. Sastry on the university campus when he was a… Read More
If there is any country in the world with so many races living in harmony, it is Trinidad. And yet there are hidden tensions that come out particularly during elections and cricket matches when Indians (from India) come to play with West Indies. Read More
There is nothing like life experiences. What goes around, comes around. Read More

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