Dr. Deepak Chopra to appear on CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’

New Delhi: This week, CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ travels to India to meet the best-selling author and self-help guru Dr. Deepak Chopra. He shares with CNN’s Sara Sidner his thoughts on “pill pushers” in America, politics in India, and opens up about his relationships with celebrities including Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.

On Modern Medicine :

Chopra: “The system is terribly flawed. It’s messed up. But the theory behind scientific western medicine, contemporary medicine is good. It’s incomplete though, because mechanisms available are not the origins of illness.”

“…. I’m being really honest and truthful about this, especially at the end of life, nobody dies peacefully at home anymore. They end up in the ICU, they’re not prolonging life, they’re prolonging suffering.”

On Celebrity Archetypes :

Chopra: “Stars in our culture today, they’re representations of ancient archetypes. Like the Greek mythologies, the gods, you know? And so today, if you look at each celebrity, doesn’t matter, if you look at Princess Diana, she represented Diana, the Greek goddess, Aphrodite, etc. And, every celebrity, if you look behind the mask, you’ll see they’re expressing archetype that’s part of our imagination but also part of our collective yearning.”

On Criticism :

Chopra: “Be happy, when you’re being criticized or marred. It doesn’t matter, whether you’re vilified or you’re being put on a pedestal, if you’re being ignored then you’re not doing anything important.”

Airtime:
Friday 17 February at 1600 ,Saturday 18 February at 1830,Sunday 19 February at 1200,Tuesday 21 February at 1400
Thursday 23 February at 1100

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