Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vienna and Die Zauberflöte

Many decades ago I was in the Austrian capital Vienna with a group of friends, all fellow students from the Sorbonne. We did the usual tours like the Schönbrunn Palace with its Baroque splendor, reminding us a little of Versailles, … Continue reading

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The Miniature Rooms at the AI of C

I have been to the Art Institute of Chicago many times, and every time it has invariably been enriching, whether admiring the Silk Road Exhibit, or enjoying the works of Salvador Dali or Julien Levy or whatever. With my cultural … Continue reading

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On Christopher Hitchens

The Army of Atheist Fundamentalism has lost one of its able generals in its crusade against Religions. But the  writings and legacy of Christopher Hitchens will continue to inspire millions in the years to come. Hitchens’  righteous indignation against the … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Taj

From New Delhi we took a car, on a bright and sunny day. Our goal was to drive to the Taj all the way. Past crowded streets and traffic thick we reached at first, not last, The Grand Trunk Road … Continue reading

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