Chronicling the Indian emigrant experience
An interview with award-winning novelist Chitra
Born in 1957 to a traditional Bengali Hindu
family in Calcutta, India; Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has become a
prolific voice which gives insight into the Indian experience as
immigrants in the USA, through her writing, which includes poetry,
short fiction and novels.
Que Sera, a cinematic ‘Koan’
When Zen Buddhist teachers train their pupils in
spiritual discipline, they saddle each of them, with an intricate
riddle. These spiritual puzzles are so knotty, that, normal levels
of thinking cannot unravel them. The pupils have to strain their
minds hard, pushing their thought-processes, beyond usual limits.
Segarism : The artistic genres
Segar's paintings highlight an innovative
approach to colour and composition. He developed its potent the
moment he realised that's where his notion of beauty lay. He
explored ranges of responses that he was to incorporate in the
future as his brush became stronger and powerful.