The inaugural poem by 22 year old Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. She read it during the swearing in ceremony of the President Joe Biden of USA. Mr. President, Dr. Biden, Madame Vice-President, Mr. Emhoff, Americans and the world, When day comes we ask ourselves,Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?The loss we carry,a… Continue reading Poem By Amanda Gorman.
An abridged version of the inaugural poem by 22 year old Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. She read it during the swearing in ceremony of President Biden of USA. (Abrdged by Zohrab Baibo Sarkissian. zohrabbebo.com). And yes we are far from polished far from pristineBut that doesn’t mean that we arestriving to form a union… Continue reading Poem by Amanda Gorman
Since the humiliating “44-day war” ended, demonstrations started in Armenia demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan. The demonstrations were initiated by the so-called Homeland Salvation Movement. The movement is a loosely formed association of 16! political parties of which only one, the Prosperous Armenia Party, (“owned” by oligarch Gagig Zarukyan)… Continue reading Does Pashinyan Have Legitimacy to Govern?
Levon Ter Petrosyan, the first president of Armenia, in an article dated Dec. 6. 2020 (See Lousapatz Dec. 12 #1157) quotes the following from Vazken Manugyan’s very irresponsible speech at the Dec. 5 protest rally in Yerevan. Here is in part what Vazken Manugyan said. «Նիկոլ Փաշինյանը մի բան էլ պէտք է հասկանայ, որ այս… Continue reading We are Responsible.
This is the title of a book written by Dr. Fridtjof Nansen (1861 – 1930). He is a Norwegian, and as per the introduction of the book “a man of many facets: scientist, orientalist, diplomat, author, humanitarian, explorer, oceanographer, and laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize”. Emphasis mine.(A quick Google search shows not only the… Continue reading ARMENIA and THE NEAR EAST.
I just finished reading a book titled “THE ANTIOCHIANS”. It is a 312 pages long novel, written by Dr. Albert. S. Apelian (1893- 1986) and published by Vintage Press New York. 1960. (I managed to get a used copy of the book through Amazon). The book is dedicated to his daughter “Karen, who, like a… Continue reading ANTIOCHIANS
Here is what Pashinyan says about war and peace in a conversation with the … Serb ultra-nationalist smuggler and gun dealer Marco. Pages 20 and 21 Գիտե՞ս ինչ Մարկո, ես քեզ հասկանում եմ, լաւ եմ հասկանում, շատ լաւ հսասկանում եմ նաեւ իմ այն հարենակիցներին, որոնց կարգախոսը համընկնում է սերբականի հետ. Մահ կամ ազատություն: Հավատա, որ… Continue reading “Բռնեք Ինձ, Եթէ Կարող Եք” Catch Me If You Can. Part 3.
Let me start this part 2 by saying that it will be too long to present the quotations within the full context setting. But I will try to remain true to the intent and the meaning of the quotations. I will try also to be as clear and true when I loosely translate the text.… Continue reading “Բռնեք Ինձ, Եթէ Կարող Եք” Catch Me If You Can. Part 2.
The Title of this Monologue is from a book, titled “Երկրի Հակառակ Կողմը” Loosely translated “The Country From The Opposite Side”, written by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan. It is a Novel. It was published in 2018 by Antares Publishing House in Yerevan. At the time it was a best seller in Armenia.… Continue reading “Բռնեք Ինձ, Եթէ Կարող Եք” Catch Me If You Can. Part 1.
“A new chief prosecutor shows promise.” The above is the title of an article in the December 14th- 20th issue of The Economist The article is all about fighting the corruption in South Africa. It sounded so familiar to the situation in Armenia that I could not resist the temptation to highlight and make comparisons.… Continue reading CORRUPTION IN SOUTH AFRICA