Tag : Culture

Pumpkin carving - a wonderful craft

Halloween is a bit too scary for me but I am rather fond of a bit of pumpkin artistry

At the risk of sounding curmudgeonly, I’m not a fan of Halloween. But why? Despite my age, I’m not overly concerned with the commercialisation of the day although I sympathise with parents who shudder at the thought of another round of expense in the run up to Christmas. I’m also well aware of how hotly anticipated the evening is by children – when asked to choose their favourite festival, my own great grandchildren were hard pushed to choose between Halloween and Christmas.

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JJ Books at the South Asian Literature Festival

Daniela and I will join a panel discussing 'Revisiting Mythology'

Brahma Dreaming is part of a trend for fresh reinterpretations of Hindu Mythology

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Are we living through a new ‘Fin de Siècle’?

The 'Fin de Siècle' was about replacing one set of values with another

At the turn of the century, as now, there was an increasing dissatisfaction with existing social and political arrangements

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