Author

Dr Fahim Chand
  • Something was different

    While I gazed at the solid hemlock front door, which also looked the same, the smells of summer tantalized seductively. Some lucky neighbour would be savouring a tender steak tonight.The unmistakable fragrance of mesquite wood smoking the meat...

  • Our collective African faces

    For without this structure, none of our governing principles would have materialised. It is only with these as yet unnamed laws, that we would predictably anticipate the sunrise appearing in the east everyday. And only then could the history of...

  • A beautiful life awaits

    It is this mystic moment that transforms the inner workings of the human body. From one of survival in the global jungle to one in pursuit of a more hedonistic nature. Earth's tilt axis is 23.5 degrees and it is this lean of our blue and green...

  • Once upon a time

    It allows you to see the humour in almost everything. Given the current state of the world, surely this is a valuable talent. As I relate my story, I won’t go back to the genesis of time since there is some contention on how we came to be. If...

  • Treacherous journey forward

    This never ending war began 200,000 to 300,000 years ago as Homo sapiens began populating earth and it still rages on today. Eight billion people are enveloped in this conflict everyday, a war against ourselves. Humankind’s greatest ally and...

  • Explodes into life

    As the radiant heat awakens my dreaming neurons, I realise it is Saturday. I know we all live for weekends and that simple fact stimulates a smile on my face. A sleepy little sliver of sunlight creeps through a tiny crack in the curtains. It...

  • No time to waste

    A cool infusion permeated the warm summer day and promised a perfect summer night. The northern summer provided the briefest of stops in the midst of the North American year. And hence there was no time to waste. Every solitary summer second was...

  • Magic will not create itself

    And yet in these blemishes, it’s beauty shone even brighter. It’s light illuminated since the beginning of time, to reveal the way for the most intrepid of explorers and to fuel mankind’s ambitions and dreams. It’s incandescent beams seemed...

  • Big hand 12 little hand 3

    As I glanced about, I saw two wooden walls enclose on one side. What kind of feeble prison was this? I could easily escape from the other side. I looked down and I saw this carrier bag emblazoned with a logo that at any given moment had the immense...

  • The journey of life

    That sparkling gaze seemed to foreshadow a radiant smile that never came. But when the planets aligned that smile shone briefly, revealing small teeth worn by the mastication of yesterday’s stale bread. The broad El Matador shoulders at once...

  • Need not fear the evil’s eye

    And furthermore, stoking his imagination. Such is the allure of Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty, the third most expensive fragrance in the world. In case you’re wondering, noted British perfumer Roja Dove’s masterpiece will set you back...

  • As I gazed upon

    The artists in this performance were all clad in green. As I gazed upon my own regalia, I realised it was the same. Who was I in this production and while everybody performed the well choreographed moves, I remained rooted to the ground. Judging by...

  • Glamour and infinite riches

    He could not only hear the ocean but could feel the water bath his Louis Vuitton clad feet. His eyes slowly cleared the dense fog to allow the palm tree’s seductive dance to enter. This was some sort of island paradise.His hand scanned his...

  • Get it over with

    If one were to gather passports, a fair amount of the United Nation's members would be represented. The northern winter dictates that thick Gore-Tex jackets protect the fragile skin but as the night breeze kisses the exposed cheeks of all...

  • Moment of recognition

    Those blooming vocal cords innately performing the most mesmerising aria. A song requiring no words and yet timeless and elegant. The little hand reaching for the sky, urging my own to intercept it.As the introduction commences, its little digits...

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