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  • An Indian American writer and cooking instructor explores food, family and culture in her work.

  • Candace Bushnell’s work explores the rituals of living and loving in the Big Apple.

  • With “To Kill A Mockingbird,” published 50 years ago, Lee gave America a story for the ages. Just don’t ask her about it.

  • Television shows and performers supposedly showing the “real” India fed Americans’ fascination for the country in the 1950s and ’60s.   

  • Junot Díaz’s writing draws on his Dominican heritage and his voracious love for reading.

  • The American folk-rock singer’s impact on urban music in eastern India.

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates India’s Golden Jubilee with a photo exhibition opening in New Delhi in October 1997.

  • Unlike the "insider" humor that defines much of American comedy today, the Marx Brothers perfected in their films a madcap "outsider" humor born of the immigrant experience.

  • Despite his age, Superman is still faster than a bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a bound.

  • Indian artist Nek Chand, known for creating the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, talks about his background, art and new projects.

  • Glowing in the twilight at Nariman Point, Bombay, the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ new auditorium is designed by American architect Philip Johnson.

  • Alfred Hitchcock has been variously described as a master of suspense, a B-movie director and a supreme perfectionist in the meticulous art of planning and crafting a film.

  • Polaroid and Kodak have revolutionized photographic technology and made cameras so uncomplicated even a child can operate them. They are also inexpensive—bringing photography within everyone’s reach.

  • Satyajit Ray is among those who have made cinema one of the “fine arts.” Here, Ray discusses moviemaking with writer Josephus Daniels.

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