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Focus on the Feminine

<img width=”316″ height=”489″ border=0 alt=”” align=”left” hspace=”10″ vspace=”10″ src=/directory/getdata.asp?about_id=4b96d6add598680c408270fcf16913d3-1> Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair. Penguin...
Shabaz

Shabaz

SHABAZ. Mondo Rhythmica Records. Available at most record stores and at www.mondomelodia.com   I’ll admit that I jumped to a few wrongconclusions when I saw that the Ali Khan Band had changed their name to Shabaz. Their newest album on the Mondo Rhythmica label...

Musician and Scholar

<img width=”220″ height=”293″ border=0 alt=”” align=”left” hspace=”10″ vspace=”10″ src=/directory/getdata.asp?about_id=c125a80b5922d61c980551f73367611f-1> Morning Glory (Khayal). Bhajan: a...
Human Frailties

Human Frailties

TICKET TO MINTO by Sohrab Homi Fracis. University of Iowa Press. ISBN: 0-87745-7794. Ticket to Minto is the first published book of short stories by Sohrab Homi Fracis and the winner of the 2001 Iowa Short Fiction award. This collection of 12 stories is stunning in...
Kings or Gypsies?

Kings or Gypsies?

Dhola Maru. Maharaja. Sounds True STA M114D. Available at most record stores. They once called themselves Musafir, which means “traveler,” or “pilgrim.” Now they call themselves Maharaja, which, as every westerner knows means...