What started out as an ambitious diary of the history of Indentured East Indians and their descendants in Guyana has evolved into so much more. Horizons captures the footsteps of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the Indentured Immigrants as they moved from Guyana further afield breaking new grounds, scaling horizons and leaving indelible imprints on the world stage- Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Eshri Singh, Dr. Suresh Narine, Judge Majeed bound by humble origins, Guyanese parentage and laudable achievements.
Who doesn’t want to know the whereabouts of people who created history in their country? Indian women who made life changing decisions to step into male dominated preserves will forever be etched in our minds as the firsts in diverse fields – Ena Luckhoo, Savitri Balbahadur, Seeta Boodhoo, Jean Ramkhellawan….In these exciting times when so many things are changing at a rapid pace, I say to my sisters- ‘Take a page out of these women’s lives and become the unrepentant trendsetters of today!
Sonu Nigam!!! One of God’s gifted children, the charismatic Sonu and his compelling performance in Guyana will forever remain appealing memories embedded in our minds perhaps only to be bettered by him in the years ahead – An unforgettable rapport between audience and artiste which accentuated the synergy between an outstanding singer and his music.
No country progresses without the positive input and energies of every one linked to and living in it. Guyana is in an enviable position because Guyanese in and out of Guyana care enough to help where the need arises. I have always felt that therein lies true spirituality. We all share a common history of struggle. Armed with the resolve to conquer the vicissitudes and tear down barriers which divide I can say that without a doubt we are poised on the brink of a brilliant future.
As I put this issue together, I learnt how to accessorize, about the challenges of parenting, care and compassion for babies and abused children, that our foreparents had implicit faith in the Supreme, and why young people make their choices as they do but more importantly I learnt the true meaning of ‘Kabhi alvida na kehna (never saying goodbye) when I look at each tangible reminder of our ancestor; their clothing, food, temple or mosque, and each one of us…..