Introducing A Game For Couples: A Fun, Engaging Relationship Tool Helping Committed Couples Ask The Important Questions

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New Card Game for Committed Couples Breaks Down Communication Barriers and Fosters Healthy Dialogue

Not enough couples are asking the tough questions before making major life decisions together. We hope A Game For Couples can help foster healthy dialogue about important topics that matter most.”

— Zainab Osazin

TACOMA, WASHINGTON, USA, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With a substantial percentage of marriages ending in divorce, entrepreneur Zainab Osazin devised a clever solution: a simple yet effective relationship card game to encourage committed couples to tackle the tough topics before embarking on the next stage in their relationships. Launched Oct. 1, 2021, A Game For Couples consists of 108 playing cards with questions covering numerous topics that help couples discuss their beliefs, lifestyles, values, and expectations. This unique, necessary couples questions game is now available for sale online.

A Game For Couples includes five topic categories: finances, health, family, intimacy & relationships, and ethics & values. Questions encourage couples to discuss their personal beliefs on monogamy, approach to joint or separate bank accounts, positions on cultural or societal issues, and much more. The game can be completed in one sitting or over several days, weeks, or months. Its intended audience includes serious couples who are considering making major life decisions together.

Osazin conceptualized A Game For Couples during a winter vacation in Ghana when her seven-year-old sister asked why she hadn’t married her boyfriend yet. Upon self-reflection, Osazin realized that she—like many people—was apprehensive about asking the hard questions that would determine if she and her boyfriend were aligned on important issues. Wondering why couples weren’t more transparent with each other, Osazin decided that there had to be an easier way to tackle these questions. A few months later, she created A Game For Couples.

A Game For Couples is available for purchase online. To learn more about A Game For Couples, visit http://www.agameforcouples.com.

About A Game For Couples
A Game For Couples isn't just a card game; it's a relationship tool. The game is a deck of 108 cards with over 150 questions related to some of the central issues that determine relationship success. There are five topic categories, in addition to warm-up cards to get the conversation started. Topics covered include; finances, health, family, intimacy & relationships, and ethics & values. The game was created by Zainab Osazin to help committed couples who are open to the idea of taking their relationship to the next stage. For more information, visit http://www.agameforcouples.com.

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‘New Money Twinz’ Releases Fascinating Autobiography, Shining a Light on the Opportunities for Creating New Wealth

‘New Money, New America,’ by renowned R&B duo New Money Twinz, is now available on Amazon.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bryan and Ryan Wood, of renowned R&B / Hip Hop duo New Money Twinz fame, are pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated autobiography New Money, New America, currently available on Amazon, Apple Books and bookmate.com. Offering a fascinating look at the lives of the Wood twins from childhood right up to their current successes in the industry, the story reveals the hard work and determination that became the foundation of their career.

But New Money, New America is more than just an autobiography. Being well acquainted with the struggles that African Americans face on a daily basis, the brothers have created important lessons out of their own experiences. The hope is that, by telling their own story, they can inspire others to create innovative ways to make money in a post-pandemic world.

“We’re proud of the achievements we’ve made, and happy to announce the release of our new book,” Bryan and Ryan state. “We hope that our story will offer hope and inspiration to those in need of some guidance. These are tough times – so many people have lost their jobs and their businesses. We wanted to show people that it’s quite possible to create new wealth by building a successful business. All you need are the right strategies and the right mindset.”
For more information about New Money, New America, or to download this inspirational book, visit Amazon.

About the Authors

Bryan and Ryan Wood, better known as the renowned R&B / Hip Hop duo New Money Twinz, were born in Takoma Park, Maryland. Having started their musical career right out of high school, the brothers worked hard to establish themselves in the industry and eventually moved to Hollywood, where they established their own music label, New Money Records.

Since then, New Money Twinz has produced a constant stream of highly regarded music videos, garnering a massive following on Google, YouTube and Instagram. The duo has also ventured into the Health and Wellness Industry and created the New Money Brand, an enormously successful global movement.

Ryan and Bryan’s most recent achievement is the release of their self-help book, New Money, New America, an autobiography offering solutions as to how to make money in a post-pandemic world.

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INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY: a bilingual (French/English) program of excellence presented in an international environment

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — For more than two years, OPEN MIND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY has distinguished itself in the online school environment. Present on several continents — Europe, America (USA and CANADA), Asia, and Africa — the academy’s accelerated program has demonstrated true excellence.

Created by highly qualified teachers, OPEN MIND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY offers children from CP to Terminale the opportunity to follow the French national education program as well as the American or English program and more recently the international program (IP), in the form of modules. This structure allows each child to complete his or her education as desired and to prepare for important exams such as the brevet des collèges, the French baccalaureate, the OIB, and the IB. The teachers who deliver the course content are certified and agrégés, and they have proven experience in their programs, having taught in France and abroad.

Because its mission is to help each child reach his or her full potential, OPEN MIND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY has created small class sizes in which individualized instruction is possible. Its mission is also to train enlightened citizens capable of thinking, creating, and innovating in a globalized environment; therefore, OPEN MIND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY has developed unique and innovative modules with active and transdisciplinary pedagogies based on projects such as digital music, creative writing, code, or entrepreneurship. Our students have written several books, programmed video games, and created various companies which have won prizes in international competitions.

OPEN MIND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY members also have the opportunity to access webinars and workshops with leading professors (ENS, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, etc.), experts, Google engineers, theater directors, renowned artists, and digital and technological resources and tools that will prepare them to face the future with confidence.

If you're looking for an outstanding education for your children that will enable them to become the visionary leaders of tomorrow, OPEN MIND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY is the place to be.

To find out about the latest courses at OPEN MIND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY, please visit its official website: www.openmindvirtualschool.com

Jean Arnaud
Open Mind Accelerated International Academy
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aha! inaugurates nonstop flights from Medford, Oregon to Reno-Tahoe hub

aha! ERJ145 aircraft

MEDFORD, OREGON, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — aha! powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines is excited to become part of the Medford/southern Oregon community with its nonstop flight to Reno starting Oct. 31. The inaugural flight begins aha! service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport three times weekly.

“We’re looking forward to providing travelers throughout southern Oregon with the opportunity to take short trips to Reno and Lake Tahoe without the hassle of a long drive or multiple airport layovers,” said ExpressJet’s CEO Subodh Karnik. “aha!’s nonstop flight from Reno to Medford will also be a boon to incoming tourists, who will have more time to enjoy hiking, rafting, boating and fishing along the Rogue and Klamath Rivers and the beautiful Crater Lake.”

Convenient Nonstop Flights + Less Travel Time = More Trips and Vacations
Flights will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday departing Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport at 11:55 a.m. PT arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 1:05 p.m. PT. The quick 1 hour and 10 minute nonstop flight eliminates the need for time consuming connections at crowded hubs or a long drive. Nonstop flights give travelers more time for adventure and less time traveling making short, spontaneous vacations possible. Return flights will operate on the same days, departing Reno-Tahoe at 10 a.m. PT and arriving in Medford at 11:10 a.m. PT.

Special Introductory $49* Fares
aha! is offering an introductory, limited-time launch fare of $49 each way* until Nov. 15. Book at www.flyaha.com or through the aha! contact center 775-439-0888. ###

About aha!
aha! is a leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines. aha! seeks to provide travelers in smaller communities, many who have seen air service reduced over the past decade through airline mergers, with convenient, short, nonstop flights to high-quality destinations like the Reno-Lake Tahoe region. In addition to offering value-priced, nonstop flights, aha! will soon partner with resorts, casinos and attractions to “bundle” value-priced vacation packages.

Media Contact: (404-856-1601), corpcomm@flyaha.com
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About ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines is the union of Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Continental Express and operates Embraer ERJ145 regional jet aircraft. Over its 35-year history, ExpressJet has operated most Embraer and Bombardier airplanes from bases across the continental United States to cities in North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. ExpressJet is majority owned by KAir Enterprises with United Airlines holding a minority interest.

Corporate Communications contact: 404-856-1600, corpcomm@expressjet.com.
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Introductory Fare Sale
*Introductory, limited time airfare prices are one-way and include taxes, carrier charges & government fees. Must be purchased by November 15, 2021 and travel completed by December 23, 2021. Travel dates and fares are limited. Note that additional fees apply for call center bookings, baggage, etc. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. Not valid on previously purchased itineraries. See www.flyaha.com for full details of fare, restrictions, and charges.

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Reservations and Flights Open for My XO Adventures Trips to Cuba

Vinales Valley Tobacco Farm

My XO Adventures Excursion to Vinales Valley

My XO Adventures Guest on an included excursion to Vinales

Our Cuban Horse Riding Tour in Vinales Valley

Cuban Classic Car Ride by My XO Adventures

Cuban Classic Car Ride by My XO Adventures

Flight schedules have been released for Havana Cuba by select airlines, and travelers are snapping up the deals.

We do what we do for the Love of Travel”

— Daniel Milks

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA, USA, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rapid City, South Dakota My XO Adventures today announced that its filling reservations and flights to Havana Cuba on its Havana Heartbeat series. This is a major milestone for Cuba on its mission to restart its tourism sector. Havana Heartbeat is the best way to see Cuba and a deeply immersive, cultural experience. With a small group of 10, we’re able to do and see quite a bit.

International Travel to Cuba is back, and My XO Adventures is on the front line to take guests to one of the most unique places in the world” says Daniel Milks, Owner at My XO Adventures. “Cuba is the Paris of the Caribbean, and Americans are allowed to travel under the OFAC category of “Support of the Cuban People.” We’re here to make this experience happen in an incredible way. In celebration of this moment, we are offering $150 off per person on our Havana Heartbeat Series using the PROMO Code HAV150 when making a reservation.

This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including:

• Relocation to the Black Hills of South Dakota
• Reopening much loved international destinations such as Cuba, Costa Rica and Peru
• The development of incredible tours of the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota.

“The heartbeat of travel is coming back to life, and we’re offering intimate, small group experiences for the curious, adventurous and even the beginner explorers.” All of our tours are custom made, and created from personal experience. Daniel Milks has traveled to Cuba since 2016 taking groups of all kinds.

Often people ask, can US citizens travel to Cuba? The simple answer is yes you can. It's relatively easy. Guests also ask, is Cuba Travel Safe? It's actually one of the safest countries to travel, according to the 2014 Madrid Travel Fair. Most recently, Cuba was awarded the Best Cultural Destination in the Caribbean, and it truly is.

There's no place in the Caribbean I'd rather go than Cuba. I also understand it's going to be a cold, long winter here in the US, so why not come down and bask in the sun during January, February or March. We take private groups as well and a maximum size of 10 persons, keeping it the best experience possible.

The Big Box Travel Companies have entered the market and experienced mixed results. I believe it's because they can be cost prohibitive, reaching 3,4 and 5 thousand dollars per person. We start at $2199 and in my opinion provide more amenities, more experiences and a higher quality tour.

About My XO Adventures: We believe our travel experiences are for those with curiosity, adventure and culture at front of mind. We’re based in the Black Hills of South Dakota and operate in the United States, Caribbean, Central and South America as well as European destinations. If you’re seeking more out of your travel experience, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Introducing Top Portable Reviews a New Online Store Of Portable Products

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Top portable reviews

Top portable reviews is an online store that sells and provides all sorts of information about portable products.

I needed to find a laptop and I was overwhelmed because there were so many options. Top portable reviews helped me narrow it down to just one laptop that was perfect for me. Thank you!”

— Emma Taylor

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA , UNITED STATES, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Top Portable Reviews is an online store that provides portable products ranging from furniture to electronic devices. "Everyone wants a reliable and affordable product but it's nearly impossible to find the right one, now a days," said Engr. Zulkifal Azhar, owner of Top Portable Products. "Top portable reviews is created to help people choose the best."

https://topportablereviews.com/ lists the portable products available in the market and provides buying guides and reviews to help customers choose according to their requirements.

Top Portable Reviews has laptops, tablets, portable ac, portable furniture, and other portable household appliances, among other products. This website aims to guide people through the process of purchasing portable products so that they don't have to depend on specific stores for their research.

The site is well-organized with category-wise product listing, which allows easy access to the desired article. The additional information about each product includes price, specifications & brands, along with customer reviews which help make an informed decision before the purchase.

"The website also provides cons and pros for each product to ensure that the customer makes an informed decision. With buyers guide and detailed description about all these products' specs helps readers in finding perfect products based on their purchasing requirements/budget/usage etc." said Zulkifal.

The website also provides information on using the products correctly to increase the life & effectiveness of these products, which is helpful for people who are unaware about specific common problems with one getting from reading manuals after purchasing a product.

Portable Tools

"Choosing the right tools for the job is important. The tools should deliver what they promise, be durable and convenient to use. Keeping all these facts in mind https://topportablereviews.com/ has put together a list of the most popular products available today." said Zulkifal.

https://topportablereviews.com/ rates products based on their quality, value for money & how well they work. Other important factors like durability, ease of usage, etc., are also considered before awarding any product with a rating.

"Not only do people look out for cheap appliances brands but there are brands that stand ahead than others when it comes to overall satisfaction among customers so the website also focuses on providing information about those top-rated brands as well as select models from them along with their features/benefits/specs etc so readers can make a better and informed decision when they go shopping for portable appliances in the future." said Zulkifal.

Portable Outdoor And Garden Products

Most outdoor products are now available in a wide range of sizes and capacities for different purposes. They are also available in different power sources, technology types, and more. Hence finding the right one can be a tedious task. Top Portable Reviews has come up with an innovative solution to help users find the perfect outdoor product that matches their needs by utilizing search filters and reviews, which narrow down results based on various criteria such as price, size, brand, etc. Hence, customers get the best possible deal within their limited budget.

"For example when looking for lawn mowers we recommend our readers consider factors like dimensions (especially height), weight capacity if they have young kids who'd play around while mowing or if there's any slope on the yard where they want to use it etc," said Zulkifal

"We have done research on various outdoor appliances and came up with a list that contains only best products because we thought these were best ones according to our test criteria," says Zulkifal.

"We update our website daily and try to review different types of products every month. We also sell all of the reviewed products on our website and we make a profit from them."

He says this is how he makes his living as he considers it an investment since he has been doing it for over six years now.

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COP26: SF AQUARIUM LEADS GLOBAL AWARENESS TO ACTION

Designs Ecosystem of Living Museum Initiatives on Climate Resilience and Ocean Conservation

mātā bhūmiḥ putro’haṃ pṛthivyāḥ
Earth is my mother and I am her child.”

— Atharvaveda 12.1.12

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 26th “Conference of the Parties” scheduled from October 31-November 12 in Glasgow, at the Scottish Events Campus by the river Clyde, often referred to as COP26 will be held under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). What began in 1992, has since gathered momentum, visibility and voice to break the environmental policy paralysis and urge governments to take decisive, tangible action.

The withdrawal of the United States from the historic COP 21 Paris Climate Accord under the Trump Administration and the re-joining of the Agreement by the present Biden Administration, will undoubtedly be backed with bold initiatives to cut carbon emissions, among others. While negotiations for the Paris Agreement started in Durban, South Africa at the COP17 with the establishment of the Ad Hoc Working Group, the UNFCCC agreed to establish a working group to negotiate enforceable legal instruments by 2015 at COP21 to come into effect by 2020. Interestingly, 55 parties responsible for 55 percent of global greenhouse emissions ratified the instruments and gave their acceptance to the principles of the Paris Accord to prevent a temperature rise above 1.5 degree Celsius by 2030. The Covid crises has impacted and deferred much of the discourse to the upcoming meeting of the minds in Glasgow. It is therefore becoming abundantly clear that more and more people need to be made aware of the impending juggernaut of climate change to then start thinking about resiliency. That is where new museums and exhibit experiences are stepping up to bridge the communication gap in different parts of the world.

San Francisco- a city that spawned the birth of United Nations- is now leading the way towards ‘united nature’ with the unveiling of the vision for the world’s first comprehensive living museum dedicated to climate resilience and ocean conservation. The $260 million transformation of the existing 25 year old Smithsonian affiliated Aquarium, was hailed by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden as an important generational step in the right direction for educating and inspiring us to act. The 160,000 sq.ft iridescent bio-mimetic architecture is inspired by fish scales, Ohlone shell-mounds and rippling ocean waves. Situated a mile away from the historic Alcatraz prison, the climate ecotarium sits on a 3 acre green complex embedded with exhibits and powered with batteries, photo-bioreactors, wind and waves. Even as meta-narrative engages native American voices as the pioneers in environmental stewardship, the living museum engages the silicon valley tech talent in a string of learning platforms, machine learning and artificial intelligence tools, which has gained momentum in the post-covid contactless learning environments. At the heart of the climate museum is an enhanced salt-water aquarium that offers the ocean as a lens to a living lab. Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, a national $132 million oceanarium is in the works. Inspired by ocean geometry, organic forms of coral reefs and sea urchins, this incredible facility sits on the edge of the stunning ocean shoreline of Montego Bay in Jamaica. With direct sight-lines to the Cruise Ship terminal, three volumetric shells grow out of the ocean drawing with it a tidal rise of a kinetic waterfall, cascading down the panoramic sky-view of the “Blue Hope” restaurant. The mystic waterfall beckons the visitors arriving from the oceanside via water taxies, inviting a magical ride up the glass-pod elevators leading into the massive aquarium and living museum.

The 2.2 million gallon aquarium will hold about 30,000 animals and 300 species in immersive salt-water cones juxtaposed with fresh water jewel tanks, girded with engaging exhibits, with a solar-powered roof-top belvedere. A more spectacular project is unfolding in the Ocean City of Bergen in Norway that will pay homage to Ocean Conservation, Climate Resilience and future technologies ranging from Green Shipping practices to purging ocean debris.

On the eve of COP 26 as 166 world leaders gather with 30,000 delegates and an estimated 100,000 protesters, a unifying pledge to a lifestyle that minimizes, the use of plastics, pesticides, polluting the air with disregard to industrial standards, and other consumer habits, burning fossil fuels, discharging chemicals and solid waste into rivers, waterways, lagoons and the oceans- is the only path forward. With collective resolve, the tides can be turned to nurture nature for a better tomorrow. It is in our DNA.

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Dominica’s Tourism Minister Invites Families in Asia and the Arab World to Seek Citizenship in Dominica

Commonwealth of Dominica Citizen by Investment

Commonwealth of Dominica Citizen by Investment

‘Be a Part of Something Great and Transformative’

Now, as a nation, we are undertaking the single most transformative project in our history under the CBI Programme: the construction of an international airport”

— Minister Charles

DUBAI, UAE, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — LONDON — (ARAB NEWSWIRE) — The Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme is an instrumental tool transforming the socio-economic landscape of the Commonwealth of Dominica. This is according to the island’s Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Hon. Denise Charles, who attributes the nation’s thriving tourism industry to the CBI Programme and welcomes investors from Asia and the Middle East to Dominica.

As the world rapidly changes, invaluable and intangible resources like health, safety and security have become non-negotiable for business people and their families with weak passports. Dominica, nestled in the beautiful eastern Caribbean, prides itself as a nature-prioritising destination in which one can feel safe. Aside from a second home, Dominica’s CBI grants new citizens full living, studying and working rights, business expansion opportunities, and visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 140 destinations.

Becoming a citizen is not just advantageous for personal security and travel, Minister Charles said, it allows one to help build a more modern, dynamic Dominica for all its citizens and residents. “I want to encourage anyone who is seeking a second citizenship to consider Dominica and be a part of something great and transformative,” she added.

“Now, as a nation, we are undertaking the single most transformative project in our history under the CBI Programme: the construction of an international airport,” said Minister Charles. The airport, scheduled for completion in 2025, will “serve as a major gateway to key countries like the United Arab Emirates, the UK, China, other parts of Asia and Africa for trade and travel.”

Through the CBI Programme, Dominica has expanded its tourism product to include luxury eco-friendly accommodations like the recently opened 5-star Kempinski resort. The initiative has funded the expansion of globally recognised boutique hotels like the Secret Bay Residences, which recently celebrated its 100th ROI payment to its CBI clientele, and rebuilt the famous Jungle Bay resort, damaged by tropical storm Erica. Other projects accepting investments through CBI include the Hilton Tranquility Beach resort, the Marriott Anichi Resort and the Sanctuary Rainforest Eco Resort & Spa.

Vetted applicants to Dominica’s CBI Programme can choose between investing in one of these trusted hotel brands for return on investment or contributing to the government fund. The second option supports youth educational advancement, climate-resilient housing projects, sustainable job certation and economic growth.

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Related links:

Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme
https://cbiu.gov.dm/investment-options/approved-real-estate-projects/

Government Fund
https://cbiu.gov.dm/investment-options/economic-diversification-fund/

Trusted hotel brands
https://cbiu.gov.dm/investment-options/approved-real-estate-projects/

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This press release is issued through Arab Newswire (www.arabnewswire.com) – a newswire service with press release distribution to media in the Arab World, Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Jane Gordon
CS Global Partners
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Leading artist and socio-political activist, Pritika Chowdhry creates an anti-memorial for the anti-Sikh riots of 1984

Memory Leaks by Pritika Chowdhry

Memory Leaks installation view by Pritika Chowdhry

"dharapatra" for Anti-Sikh Pogrom, in "Memory Leaks" by Pritika Chowdhry

Anti-Sikh Pogrom, Delhi, Punjab, 1984 “dharapatra”

Viewer pouring water into the Anti-Sikh Pogrom "dharapatra" in Memory Leaks by Pritika Chowdhry

Viewer pouring water into the Anti-Sikh Pogrom “dharapatra”

“Memory Leaks” anti-memorial by artist Pritika Chowdhry pays homage to the innocent lives lost and ruined in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India.

Pritika Chowdhry’s artwork is a powder keg of emotionality, raw talent, and visceral grit. Her Partition Memorial Project is the stuff of truth-telling, trauma-healing, and narrative-forging!”

— Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Communal riots have been a brutal reality in India since the Partition of 1947, and still seem to occur with regularity in various parts of the country. While most of the communal riots in the country have targeted the Muslim minority population, the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were retaliation against Sikhs, in the immediate aftermath of Mrs. Indira Gandhi's assassination by her Sikh bodyguards, on October 31st, 1984.

One of the darkest chapters of Indian history, the anti-Sikh riots in the Sikh neighborhoods in Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana, led to over 17,000 deaths, tens of thousands of injuries, and displacement of over 50,000 Sikhs. To commemorate this tragic incident, socio-political artist and activist Pritika Chowdhry has created an anti-memorial art project, “Memory Leaks”, to help us remember the Sikhs that were massacred in the 1984 riot.

The “Memory Leaks” anti-memorial project presents a series of seventeen ritual copper vessels used in Hindu temples for cleansing through water and fire. These are called “dharapatras” (copper pots with a spouted bottom) and “havans” (copper containers used for lighting the holy fire and making offerings to fire).

Each "dharapatra" represents a significant episode of sectarian violence. Each "dharapatra" in the Memory Leaks project has been etched with unending tally marks that signify the unknowable number of deaths in each episode. The official sources under-report the deaths and independent sources usually put the death tally as much higher.

In the 1984 riots, according to official sources, around 8,000 Sikhs lost their lives, but independent sources claim that over 17,000 lives were lost. In addition, there were tens of thousands of Sikhs who were injured and displaced. The tally marks on the "dharapatra" titled “Anti-Sikh Pogrom, Delhi, Punjab, 1984” signify the uncounted dead in the anti-Sikh riots that started on November 1st and lasted till November 4th, in 1984.

“Also, numerous Sikh girls and women were gang-raped and killed. But the official numbers were never published. The rioters torched Sikh houses and even tracked each Sikh household with voter lists to ensure they had killed every single member of the family. It was utter mayhem, to say the least'', stated the artist while discussing the project.

Unfortunately, none of these things have been acknowledged in the official history of 1984. As per the official account, there was a spontaneous eruption of sectarian violence in the aftermath of the assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi. However, international human rights activists have established that this was a planned and deliberate act by Congress workers and the Hindu right. Therefore, they have labeled the 1984 anti-Sikh riot as a pogrom and genocide.

“And these are the counter-memories of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. One has to excavate the counter-memories of a traumatic geopolitical event from the official narrative because they are usually silenced and elided from official accounts of history. I make anti-memorials that fully acknowledge the counter-memories of traumatic events and bring them into public knowledge and open conversation,” the artist states.

The Memory Leaks anti-memorial has been arrayed as a durational installation. Viewers will find water dripping out from the spouted bottom of the "dharapatras" and flowing into the havans placed below each of the pots. These havans carry partially burnt books written in Gurmukhi and Punjabi, the language spoken by Sikhs in India and Pakistan.

“The Memory Leaks project is designed to be a reminder that the memories of the riots are continually ‘leaking’ into the present day and creating the same emotional reactions of blame, violence, and fear. I believe that this leaking memory of violent incidents plays a role in the cycle of communal riots that have been occurring in the country since 1947,” explained the artist.

The artist also invites viewers to participate in the project. Viewers are requested to pour water into the "dharapatras" as the act symbolizes a “shraddhanjali” or “homage” in India. Speaking on the gesture, the artist said that it would be a very respectful way to memorialize the thousands of Sikhs who lost their lives and experienced inhuman sufferings in the 1984 Sikh riot.

“'Havans' are traditionally used to light the holy fire, and in the context of riots, the fire symbolizes the heinous acts of arson. So, as the water drips into the "havans," it symbolizes the dousing of the fire of genocides and pogroms,” concludes the artist.

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Memory Leaks by Pritika Chowdhry, part of Partition Memorial Project


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Chula’s Newest School Becomes Thailand's First Educational Institute to Achieve ISO 56002 Certification

From left: Ms. Punnee Angsusingha, Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, and Assoc Prof. Dr. Natcha Thawesaengskulthai

BANGKOK, THAILAND, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (ScII) has achieved the prestigious ISO 56002 Certification, the first institution to do so in Thailand and perhaps the whole region. ISO’s elusive certification effectively recognizes our Innovation Management system along with the practices introduced by ScII, of which the Bachelor’s Degree of Arts and Science in Integrated Innovation (BAScii) has been the talk of the town since its inception three years ago as an academy for the future.

ScII was officially conferred this status on October 23, 2021, when Ms. Punnee Angsusingha, President of the Management System Certification Institute (MASCI), handed over the ISO 56002–2019 certificate to Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, Executive Director of ScII at a ceremony witnessed by Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, President of Chulalongkorn University.

“The ISO aligns flawlessly with our recently established School of Integrated Innovation as it sees a gap in the current education system and aims to be disruptive towards the traditional categories of disciplines by availing itself of its professors’ expertise and creativity and constantly seeking the attainment of collaborative partnerships with the growing community of ScII industry Partners,” Prof. Bundhit noted. “The ISO certificate recognizes the School’s accomplishment in fulfilling the requisite measures and acknowledges that we have progressed in the right direction, with the right approach and the right people,” he added.

Tracing ScII’s Journey to Achieving ISO 56002 Certification, Professor Worsak said: “ScII deployed five strategies to achieve this goal: creating market-ready innovations, focusing on digital technology and entrepreneurship as the core areas of its curriculum, equipping students with 21st-century skills, emphasizing internationality, and creating an open-platform ecosystem for collaborations.

An evaluation of our Information Management began more than a year ago, with the first evaluation being conducted in June 2020. Following this was the development of a Document Management System, culminating in its implementation in November 2021. The audit process began in December 2020 and concluded with verification by MASCI and finally the official award of the ISO 56002– 2019 certificate on 6th October 2021.

Dr. Natcha Thawesaengskulthai, Vice President for Strategic Planning, Innovation and Global Engagement at Chulalongkorn University, and Associate Professor Damron Thawesaengkulthai, who advised ScII during the entire ISO process attended the ceremony along with ScII staff and representatives of MASCI.

Despite this success, ScII's certification does not mean that its activities have been limited to the Innovation Management System since it also encompasses quality management, risk management, auditing management, and a collaboration with the Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute.

“Its success in achieving this landmark can be attributed in part to the fact that ScII focuses on providing its students with entrepreneurial mindsets and innovation development skills as well as digital and technological knowledge,” said Dr. Ronnakorn Vaiyavuth and Dr. Pakjira Leelertphan, who together managed the process on behalf of ScII.

“By establishing an innovation management system in accordance with ISO 56002–2019, ScII has demonstrated to its stakeholders that it has implemented a strategy for its sustainable long-term growth through innovation,” Prof. Worsak said. “By implementing this innovative management system, the School aims to achieve its goals in line with the University’s slogan Innovations for Society,” he added.

Bajinder Pal Singh
Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation
+66 2218 3137
bajinderait@gmail.com


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