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Baat Cheet with Artist Chiraag Bhakta

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Utilizing the special exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation as a point of departure, this short, dynamic talk, or Baat Cheet, focuses on California's unique role in the adoption, evolution, and popularization of yoga today.

Chiraag Bhakta is an artist in San Francisco. His body of work is part of an identity project called Pardon My Hindi. His art examines the myths and realities of South Asian American experiences. Duality is a consistent theme in his work. He was raised in an independent motel on a New Jersey freeway by devout Jain parents from India, while being taught by nuns at a Catholic school.

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