Tidings Podcast

Nature Wars: Jim Sterba

Jim Sterba talks about his book Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds  in which he examines the last five hundred years of wildlife plundering, deforestation, conservation and suburban sprawl along with our “denatured” … View full post

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Raza Rumi on hospitality

A Tidings conversation about hospitality, friendship and loyalty with Raza Rumi, a Pakistani journalist, blogger, author of Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani traveller and follower of Sufi thought.  The subject of hospitality holds a certain irony for Raza … View full post

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Beggars and begging

In this newly updated version, here are lively conversations and commentary about beggars and begging, a subject I discovered was far deeper and provocative than I could have known before I embarked on this exploration.” More at this illustrated Tidings blog.

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Jenny Nordberg: The Underground Girls of Kabul

Jenny Nordberg talks about her just published and most fascinating book The Underground Girls of Kabul: in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan. The book tells her discovery of bacha posh, a secret, hidden practice in which parents disguise … View full post

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Christopher Calderhead: calligrapher, author teacher

Christopher Calderhead, a very well-known New York City-based calligrapher, author and teacher talks about the history, practice and philosophy of calligraphy, from before the advent of the printing press to the contemporary tradition of graffiti. (Broadcast on WPKN radio on … View full post

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Shireen Pasha, Pakistani documentary filmmaker

Shireen Pasha is a notable documentary film maker and head of the film department of Pakistan’s National College of Arts. We sat together in Lahore after coming back from South Punjab where we’d gone to document the rebuilding and resettling … View full post

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