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Sunday, 26 October 2014





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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Dylan McDermott in a scene from The Mistress of Spices

Chronicling the Indian emigrant experience

An interview with award-winning novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni:

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.

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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.

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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.

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