Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Google Doodle for Savitribai Phule

Born on 3 January 1831, Savitribai Phule was a social reformer and poet. Many of her poems were against discrimination and advised people to get educated. She is regarded as an important figure of the social reform movement in Maharashtra. Along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, she played a major role in improving women's rights in India during the British Raj.
Savitribai Phule take a bow! Interestingly, today's Google doodle is a tribute to her.

Ways of Seeing, John Berger dead at 90.

"It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world,"
----- John Berger, the British art critic, Marxist intellectual and prodigious author whose pioneering 1972 book and the BBC series it spawned, "Ways of Seeing," ushered in a political perspective to art criticism, died Monday, 2nd Jan '2017. He was 90. 
(Image Courtesy: Austin Kleon, https://www.flickr.com/photos/deathtogutenberg/2956342918/)

The BBC Documentary on Ways of Seeing!


The book can also be accessed at http://waysofseeingwaysofseeing.com/ways-of-seeing-john-ber…
Dear John Berger travel well........
Well, this is the End of an Era... which means we need to see beyond 'Ways of Seeing' now!- newer Ways of Seeing!