15 12, 2020

Kamila Shamsi and the heartbreak of not telling stories because of ‘appropriation’

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: China, Art & History, Cultural Appropriation, Lost History, Oxford, The Stars ArtMovement|0 Comments

  https://www.guernicamag.com/shamsie_02_01_2012/? I hate stereotypes and dislike of them is  I believe the motivation for the sad ‘appropriation ‘saga. The wonderful Kamila Shamsi rightly  wonders in this link - why there should be obstacles to telling peoples stories.  For 18

3 12, 2020

Mark Carney -the shark and an untold story

By |December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|0 Comments

Did you listen and watch the first Reith lecture by Mark Carney? The topic was ‘From moral to market sentiments’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0900t1x/the-reith-lectures-2020-mark-carney-how-we-get-what-we-value-lecture-1-from-moral-to-market-sentiments? It came as a surprise when in answer to a question by Anita Anand, he said he had taken

27 11, 2020

The joy of learning from each other; my reflections on multi-culturalism

By |November 27th, 2020|Categories: Ashoka, Biography, Buddhism, History, India, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford|0 Comments

Reflections on Multi Culturalism In the Madras Courier yesterday 26/11/20 Anurag Mishra and Paras Ratna posed the question,  ‘To what extent can a society accommodate multiculturalism?’ They highlighted some disturbing incidents. As someone who risked my own future and that