Needham’s Grand Question

Dr. Joseph Needham (1900-1995) was a brilliant British bio-chemist who had obtained a doctorate from Cambridge University in 1925, specializing in embryology and morphogenesis. Later, Dr. Needham developed an interest in China, and after visiting China several times wrote his mammoth book ‘Science and Civilization in China’ in 24 volumes ( see Simon Winchester’s ‘The Man Who loved China’).

Cinequest to honor Nandita Das

Ritu Jha –      Nandita Das, film personality and activist, has been picked for Cinequest’s highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, for her personal and artistic achievements. The Indian actor, director, screenwriter and an activist is to be conferred the honor March 5 at the 29th Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, held March 5-17, […]