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Judy Istock Butterfly Haven is a 2,700 square-foot greenhouse at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. On any given day, it houses about 1,000 butterflies from over 40 different species There are also several bird species from the Southern hemisphere. The greenhouse has a self-contained ecosystem with a small fountain and water-pool, flowers, tropical trees.  A walk through the glass atrium of...
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KOKOMO OPALESCENT GLASS: America's Oldest Art Glass Company

Art glass are fascinating! They sparkle and shine in rainbow colors. Art glass domes and windows have decorated the some of most beautiful buildings, churches and cathedrals. While photographing some landmark buildings in Chicago, I learnt that many of the decorative art glass were made in Kokomo, Indiana. Like the impressive ceiling at the Auditorium...

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As an Indian living in the US, I am quite aware of the stereotypes associated with India - an overpopulated country with chaotic traffic. Land of Taj Mahal, Yoga and Bollywood. Land of Sacred Cows and curry, and also land of Call Centers and Bangalore. All that is correct. I won't dispute any of it.  But I believe I share a common experience with many Indians, that India...

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 The nascent Education Committee of CSI is already demonstrating its huge potentials. Jun 22, 2016

Some days back I attended a very interesting lecture series at Chicago Cultural Center "Women Sculptors of Chicago - Not for Men Only." Each of the 11 participating woman sculptors have carved their place in a male dominated profession, and were sharing their experiences in a lively, fun,...
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One of the highlights of my recent vacation in India, was meeting with the accomplished Madhubani painter Dulari Devi. She has won several awards, and many articles and books have been written on her. Madhubani art derives its name from the place where this art flourished - Madhubani - a town in the northern part of Bihar. The art is confined in and...
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