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Nikesh Shukla, Bard in the Botanics and Summer Reads

1 hour, 53 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 July 2014

On the programme today: summer reads to immerse yourself in- and leave you feeling all the better for your holiday- from Jenny Niven, portfolio manager for literature at Creative Scotland.

We explore the pros and cons of living part of our lives online with author Nikesh Shukla, and discuss how he's tackling the stereotypes of mangoes, mangroves and overbearing mothers often found in British Asian writing.

The perils of acting in outdoor Shakespeare productions when we hear about this year's selection of plays for Bard in the Botanics 2014.

We celebrate the fifth anniversary of an Edinburgh gallery that was opened in the teeth of the recession and is now staging its fifty-fourth exhibition.

And handpicked cultural treats to get you cheerfully through Wednesday and well on your way to the weekend!

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