Things to do in Mumbai today
This oneman show, conceptualised and performed by Arka Mukhopadhyay, takes elements from the writings of Boris Pasternak, Heiner Muller and Jan Kott, along with the original Shakespearean play. Part-improvised, part-structured, the show sinks its teeth ...
An Optimist's View of Russia
New York Times (blog)
He came to understand why Boris Pasternak's writings were banned in the Soviet Union after spending a day reading “Dr. Zhivago” on a Central Park bench: Rather than an anti-Soviet diatribe it offered something infinitely more threatening, a character ...
7 Surprisingly Practical Lessons From America's New Poet Laureate
In middle school, Herrera told the New York Times, he overcame his shyness and joined a choir. "It was part of my secret project of becoming a speaker," he said. "I was so afraid." By high school, he was hooked on Boris Pasternak, the famous Russian poet.
Lingering regrets demand that we learn from them
I saw “Doctor Zhivago” on Broadway a few weeks ago and I am reminded of Boris Pasternak's lines: “I don't think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled.