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Venice, the City of Water

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25 March 2021: A post about a little poem by the Italian poet Chiara Carminati about Venice, which celebrates its 1600th anniversary of foundation this year. Read More »»

Importance of Alternative Medicine

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22 February 2021: Doctors often present alternative systems of medicines as charlatans trying to swindle unwary people, or as superstitions and hogwash. I feel that alternative medicine has a role in our well-being. Read More »»

River to River Festival 2020

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10 February 2021: River to River (RtoR) is festival of Indian films which is held in Florence in Italy. A post about the documentary and short films from the last RtoR festival held in December 2020 Read More »»

Making (Some) Sense of Concept Art

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01 February 2021: When I saw art works of Concept Art in some biennales I was confused. Will Gompertz's book on contemporary art helped me to make some sense of it though I am not sure why it is so popular with art biennales and art awards. Read More »»

A Role For Sanskrit

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17 January 2021: Reflecting on the barriers faced by millions of young Indians to access higher education and wondering if Sanskrit can play a role in making a more inclusive India. Read More »»

Divergenti - Trans Film Festival 2020

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5 January 2021:About some of my favourite films from the Divergenti Trans Film Festival held in November 2020, organised by Movement for Trans-sexual Identity (MIT) of Bologna, Italy Read More »»

Religions For the 21st Century

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2 January 2021:The history of religions parallels the human evolution. Dominant religions of today arrived around 1500-3000 years ago. With human progress, they are also changing. How different would be the new religions of the future? Read More »»

Women & Friends

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20 December 2020: In the book Miss Benson's Beetle, the British writer Rachel Joyce has two women embarking on a journey to the other end of the world and in the process discovering themselves and discovering friendship - Read More »»

Life in the Plants

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08 December 2020: A visit to a Bonsai exhibition in Schio, reminded me of a nature visit to a forest in Bologna many years ago. A reflection about life of the plants and about the forces of nature - Read More »»

Merry Christmas or Season's Greetings?

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05 December 2020: About two different ways to look at inter-faith respect and harmony in the multi-cultural and multi-religious societies - Read More »»

The Angry Birds

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16 November 2020: Becoming a more aware reader - thoughts about Daphne du Maurier's story The Birds, and about the influence of being a member of a book-reading group - Read More »»

Unusual Vicenza: Discovering the Magic

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26 October 2020: About visiting Vicenza in the north-east of Italy and discovering its history, art and culture through some unusual guided walking tours - Read More »»

Snakes, Merchants, & Emigrants

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15 October 2020: Gun Island - the latest book by Amitabh Ghosh starts from a fable in the Sundarbans and goes on to explore the journeys of emigrants to Italy and Europe Read More »»

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