NYC’s Botanical Gardens: What’s best?

Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a good first choice. Accessible by subway, there is parking nearby on unmetered side streets. It’s next to Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, and Park Slope. It has a great Japanese garden among a dozen specialized gardens Smaller means a more manageable visit. It’s more formally organized, a set of Victorian gardens….

Male Youths as an Art – Did you know this?

The Japan Society (333 E 47 in NYC) sponsored this spring a lecture given by John T. Carpenter “Amusements in a Samurai Mansion: Male Youths as Actors, Escorts, or Outcasts in Early Edo Art”. This mysterious mention led me to Wiki, where this was revealed: “Although any person would be clearly classified as a child, wakashū…

Photo-Essay

Series 1- Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion The Costume Institute’s Fall 2016 exhibition at The Met Museum, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion features significant acquisitions of the past 10 years.  The … Source: Photo-Essay

Just one degree doesn’t matter!

College students are now going out of their way to explore different courses apart from their regular Undergradraduate courses. Gone are those days when students would just let their minds focus on one subject and pursue their careers in one direction. In this rat-race of jobs and high ambitions, they are now gambling through various…

Visit to Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) — Perspective

Its always an amazing experience to visit a museum or an art gallery. You have that lovely moment of being stunned by a piece of art. It’s a wonderful feeling that transcends all barriers of time, age, language, and nationality. These paintings, art works done by famous artists and painters like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van […]…

Political Polarization & Media Habits

From FOX NEWS to FACEBOOK, How Liberals and Conservatives Keep Up with Politics This report is part of series by the Pew Research Center aimed at understanding the nature and scope of political polarization in the American public, and how it interrelates with government, society and people personals lives. political-polarization-and-media-habits-final-report-7-27-151 http://www.journalism.org/2014/10/21/about-the-study-2/

Photo-Essay

Series 1- Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion The Costume Institute’s Fall 2016 exhibition at The Met Museum, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion features significant acquisitions of the past 10 years.  The … Source: Photo-Essay

Replanting The Trees: Women Empowerment

Women have two choices either to be a “feminist” or a “masochist.” The society believes that the beginning of every great thing starts with a woman but they oppose the same. Why it is that women on one hand are viciously oppressed and yet at the same time are preservers of the society? Women are…

“The End of the World” in a gallery near you

New York is famous for its art scene. Many painters and artists dream of showcasing their art – whether fantastic or traditional –  in this world city. Every artist has a theme. Robert Cenedella Fín del Mundo (End of the World) art series – noisy, raucous, color-splashed paintings of city scenes approach the world with…

Visit to Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA)

Its always an amazing experience to visit a museum or an art gallery. You have that lovely moment of being stunned by a piece of art. It’s a wonderful feeling that transcends all barriers of time, age, language, and nationality. These paintings, art works done by famous artists and painters like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van…

United Nations in Session — Perspective

Huge protest is still going on near United Nations Headquarters – Iranians in action. On the other side, representatives from various countries have been announcing their proposal and policies in front of the assembly. Their various issues include – climate, protecting human rights of refugees and migrants, discussing strategies for preventing atrocity crimes. The UN […]…

The Secret Life of the Aga Khan

Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has founded and encouraged and nourished, he has become a light in much of the world’s conflicti… Source: The Secret Life of the Aga Khan