Category: Culture

Confluence May 2018 issue

  Confluence May 2018 issue I am pleased to release this issue, even though it is a little late this time. At the time of publishing this issue, some good things are happening in the world. Summer has finally arrived. A much-awaited intercultural royal wedding is certainly another example. It has been a painful process…

BEING ASIAN

By Kevin Shen Special Relationship Productions in association with Anita Creed Productions presents,  THERE OR HERE: written by Jennifer Maisel and directed by Vik Sivalingam When my producing partner and I set out to produce our next play, we weren’t expecting that it would bring us to India – well, not us exactly, but the characters…

THE ENIGMA OF ENGLISH

By Reginald Massey Today English is the only truly global language. It is in fact an interplanetary language; the first man on the moon spoke to his fellow Earthlings in English. Hence we must take serious note of what men such as the philosopher Radhakrishnan and the statesman Rajagopalachari told us. They believed that English…

India and the English Aesthetes

by Reginald Massey Gutala Krishnamurti who died recently was a Telugu and English scholar who believed that the Aesthetic Movement which flourished during the 1890s (the fin de siecle period) was among the most productive in English literature. The Aesthetes viewed life as an art. Taking their cue from the likes of the flamboyant Wilde…

The Great Guru Baba Nanak

By Reginald Massey Nanak was born to a Hindu family in 1469. He was born in Dera Baba Nanak, now in Pakistan. Had there then been application forms to fill in, the chances are he would have referred to himself as Bedi Hindu. His father was the trusted employee of the local Muslim landowner. His…

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