Movses Karabajakian (Nicknamed “Qarbajak”) was my maternal grand father and I have fond memories of him. My paternal grand mother Martha, died before I was born, and I have very faint memory of my paternal grand father Nshan, who passed away when I was very young. Fortunately that loss was more than compensated by my… Continue reading Qarbajak Bebo (A memoir)
While writing my previous Monologue titled “Wall Between Kessab and Turkey”, many memories kept “popping up” in my mind. One of them was a meeting with a “mean” but legendary person by the name of Killain. (A nickname. Most Kessabtsis have nicknames, specially men). As a young boy I have heard that Killain was the… Continue reading “Killain” (A Memoir)
Recently it was reported that Turkey has built a wall between Syria and Turkey at Kessab area. Kessab is a village populated mainly by Armenians and Alevis. It is about half hour drive from the coastal city of Latakia. Kessab has a long border with Turkey and is surrounded on three sides with high mountains… Continue reading The Wall Between Kessab and Turkey
Since its establishment twenty five years ago, Republic of Armenia has not been able to ease the Russian hegemony that was imposed on it since Armenia became a Soviet Republic in 1920. We could argue that twenty five years is not enough to undue what Soviet Russia did for over seventy years. We could also… Continue reading Vertical Hegemony or Horizontal Cooperation.
I just learned that on February 27 Armenian National Institute (ANI) of Washington D.C. has launched “a Turkish Language version of its popular website documenting the facts and acknowledgements of the Armenian Genocide available at, http://www.turkish.armenian-genocde.org” (Ani was established in 1997 by the Armenian Assembly of America with initial funding of one million dollar donation… Continue reading A Much Needed Website.
While writing the two previous Monologues about the ARS Private School in Toronto, I remembered a meeting we had with Dr. Bette Stephenson in early eighties. At the time she was the Minster of Education in Premier Bill Davis’ Cabinet. Armenian Community Center (ACC) had very cordial relation with Premier Davis and also with few… Continue reading Meeting Dr.Bette Stephenson (A Memoir).
As the oldest chair of the School Board, together with few other old school board chairs, I was invited to a seminar to chart a course for the next five years for the improvement of the School’ curriculum. (I wrote a Monologue about that seminar titled A Seminar for ARS School dated March 10 2016).… Continue reading ARS School Telethon. (Part 2).