Holograms: Integrating Arts in Sciences

Physics, for most people, doesn’t appeal much, but for some artists who are wooed towards science can help them come up with creative artistic ideas. One such among the massive field is the hologram. Hologram video of Star Wars Skywalker Holograms have been around us for many years since its invention in the 1940s. A…

Is Cannabidiol an answer to improve seizure control?

Scientists and researchers are now looking at the plausible use of cannabidiol for seizure control with Dravet syndrome — a very severe form of epilepsy. Most known seizures can be controlled by anticonvulsant medications such as clobazam, stiripentol, topiramate, and valproate or by surgery. In many cases, it is noted that some people require lifelong…

North East Ismaili Professional Network Goes TED-Talk Style

Ismaili Professionals Network in collaboration with Ismaili Healthcare Professionals Association for North East hosted a unique TED-talk like an event, “Win Win: Seek Fulfillment, Find Success!” designed to present students and professionals an opportunity to network and learn more about the ways in which to seek professional and personal fulfillment. The event started with an…

When adults realized that smartphones were not a waste of time

Artists around the world collaborated on a project, “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists.   The Met Museum commissioned 12 artists to participate in this project. Each asked to invite another artist onboard to be his/her conversation partner for a five-month period. The theme of the project explored the effects of partnership of artists engaging…

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…