1999 is an unforgettable year for me. One reason is Shrine that was released by World University Press. Even in 2008, after nine years, Shrine resurrects the traumatic feelings, touching the spots of deep pain from the days of the partition of India. This collection is the turning point in my pilgrimage as a poet, because it received encouraging reviews and is still receiving encouraging. Because of this, and also because poems of this collection have appeared in more than one hundred publications and several have been translated in other languages, I am also proud of Shrine as I am proud of The Flame, the longest poem in English on modern terrorism. 1999 is an unforgettable year also because of my visit to India after a long absence and my return to Canada with weird experiences. For nine years I carried these experiences in the womb of my soul, debating whether to share or not to share, and when and how to share. Enlightened coexistence, that embodies tolerance, provides the strength to manage a nation of diversity. This is an Eastern thought that has been successfully adopted by the West. This strength opens the steel doors to peace and peace is the way to prosperity. Globalization needs it. I mused in the boat of this strength when I wrote the poems of Shrine. I am musing more securely, and with more confidence, in the same boat when I revise Shrine after nine years.