Absurd Man +/- Absurd World Sociology of the Absurd

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  “The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.” – Albert Camus     In this article, Michael Hviid Jacobsen Interviews Michael Hviid Jacobsen on the absurdity of every-man looking for meaning every-day    …Read more

Communicating with Rural India

Raj Jha

Rural India is now seen as the market of the future with rural residents outpacing urban counterparts in consumer spending in 2011-2012. With more than two-thirds of its population living in more than 600,000 villages, India has always been seen as a rural country, and rural audiences are considered the “bottom of the pyramid.” But consumption per person in rural India was two percentage points higher than urban Indians in…Read more

Flowers and Weeds: Essay on an Exhibition of Floral Arrangements at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


  What is an exhibition without spectators, would it continue to exist or not?   While this question may have limited value on a purely objective level, it is still an important conundrum to pose since I chose to attend Treasure Florescence – the 10th bi- annual exhibit held at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in mid-April, presented by the Garden Club of Houston – River Oaks Garden Club.  This…Read more