Comics to the Cosmos

Comics to the Cosmos

A STUNNING COCKTAIL OF ART, MYTHOLOGY, AND SPIRITUALITY. “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever,” said the poet John Keats. Artist Abhishek Singh, then, has to be a fount of joy considering he creates things of beauty—his drawings, paintings, comics, and graphic novel Krishna: A Journey Within—quite prodigiously. His interview with Khabar reveals why his art is far beyond the mundane. Visually stunning. Mystical. Multilayered. Ancient, yet stylishly contemporary. Watching him work, with his staccato style of pencil or brush marks is at first suspenseful, and then, eventually, as the creation unravels, awe-inspiring. He draws inspiration from “Hindu mythology, Vedic texts, quantum mechanics, botany, neuroscience, and the Italian Renaissance.” Music and sports fire his creativity and challenge him. Stories from his family enriched his imagination, as well as “the ones which were there in the changing social terrain, embedded in harsh circumstances, gleaming through the brutal truths of life.” Read more »

Learning How to Live from Ben Kingsley's "Learning to Drive"

A gem of a movie, with gifted actors Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, and Sarita Choudhury, Learning to Drive exposes the stereotyping that's all too common for Sikhs in 9/11-scarred America. Read more »

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Commentary: Anxieties about English

Has English been democratized or bastardized in India? A doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley considers issues in literary and cultural studies, and the future of English in India. Read more »

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Opinion: NOT ASHAMED OF BEING WHO I AM

Vivek Wadhwa responds to Modi and Jindal about dual loyalties: "what we are most grateful for is that America allows immigrants like us to be loyal Americans—yet take great pride in who we are." Read more »

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CONFEDERATE HERITAGE vs. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

While my respect for the three Civil War leaders depicted on Stone Mountain, as brave men willing to die for their cause, has never receded, I can’t say the same for their cause or ideology. Read more »

Letters from Readers

Touched by yoga [“Demystifying Yoga”] and youth perspectives [“Louder than Words”] / Article deserves wider audience [“American Dream or Nightmare”] / It’s not just about scores / Look beyond relief efforts. Read more »

Rehearsing for Retirement

Try living as a “retiree” for a month or two before you commit to leaving your career. Financially and mentally, you can “rehearse” for the third act of your life while still enjoying the second. Read more »

Smart Selling

Whether you are selling a product or services, from a storefront or website, B to B or to consumers, sales is a key component of any enterprise. Here are recent trends in sales and marketing. Read more »

SCIENCE CONFIRMS: YOGA IS GOOD FOR HEALTH

Is there any science behind yoga? Should you be practicing yoga for your health? Yes, and yes. Research studies have proven yoga’s effectiveness on a myriad of physical and mental disorders. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Premium Processing for H1B Extensions / Status of Obama’s Executive Order for DAPA: Texas court issues injunction against immigration executive order, Appeal likely to continue / Visa Pref #s Read more »

Bollywood on a break

Vacation time! Alia Bhatt was in Hyderabad, Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover in the rainforest, Hrithik Roshan in South Africa, and other stars and families holidayed in London and France. Read more »

Good Sports: TRIPLE DELIGHT AT WIMBLEDON

Wimbledon, India's triple delight! Martina Hingis (Swiss) teamed with Sania Mirza and Leander Paes to win women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Sumit Nagal and Vietnamese Nam Hoang Ly won boys doubles. Read more »

Global Mall wins USPAACC Award

Shiv Aggarwal accepted an award as Global Mall was named by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) to the “Fast 100 Asian American Businesses List.” Read more »

A QUIZ FOR AUGUST

A QUIZ FOR AUGUST / GAINING VISIBILITY ON TV / CHAND AND HIS GARDEN / SAINATH ROOTS FOR PARI / EPICS INSPIRE CARD GAMES Read more »

Hindoos and Heathens!

August 1908 - St. Nihal Singh writes in the Calcutta-based Modern Review, describing the
various reactions that Indians receive from Americans, and other issues facing Indian students. Read more »

Top 5 Myths of Yoga—Busted!

There is a lot of “yoga” happening that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have been masquerading as facts. Let's demystify yoga. Read more »

 

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