Category archives for: Books

Nim Gholkar’s third book ‘A Little Wiser, A Little Happier’ helps you explore life from multiple angles

By Rekha Rajvanshi A writer turned motivational speaker, Nim Gholkar launched her third book, a non-fiction self-help easy-read titled ‘A LITTLE WISER, A LITTLE HAPPIER’, on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Nim Gholkar’s first book ‘Diary of an Immigrant Wife’ gained a lot of popularity and sold very well.  Then came her second book ‘Unlock the […]

‘The Anarchy’ By William Dalrymple – The story of enslaving of a country and her people.

By Sudha Kumar. ‘The Anarchy-The relentless rise of the East India Company’ by William Dalrymple, is the story of a country and her people.  One of the richest countries of the 18th century that was a leader in manufactured textiles and producer of a quarter of the world’s manufacturing, with her cities being the megacities […]

From Bradman to Kohli: Kersi covers cricket between India and Australia from 1947 to now

Currently, apart from the Ashes, no cricket series arouses as much interest as the Australia–India Test matches. Thrills and spills, conflicts and controversies colour Test series between these two great cricketing nations. The legendary cricketers Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar have provided perceptive Forewords. Kersi Meher-Homji takes you on an enthralling journey from Don Bradman […]

Roanna Gonsalves’ ‘Permanent Resident’ wins Premier’s Literary Award

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams presented Roanna Gonsalves with the Multicultural NSW Award at the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Roanna Gonsalves was gifted with $20,000 prize money for her published collection of 21st century immigrant stories titled The Permanent Resident. Mr Williams congratulated Ms Gonsalves for her dedication to telling stories that educate and challenge us […]

My summer reading list

By Anu Jose While Christmas is over for another year, there are still a few weeks left of lazy summer days relaxing.  It’s the perfect time to catch up on books you wanted to read in 2017 but never had time for. Summer reading is pure bliss, holidays personified! So here is my short list: […]

A book on famous, forgotten and magical bowling spells

A book on famous, forgotten and magical bowling spells Kersi Meher-Homji reviews an unusual cricket book Spell-binding Spells by Anindya Dutta, Notion Press, India, 315 pages, foreword by VVS Laxman. Kindle Version: available on Amazon Australia at the following link for A$ 4.42. https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/aw/d/B0771JHL51/ Paperback Version: available on Booktopia Australia online bookstore for A$ 18.25. […]

A blistering assessment of the British rule by Shashi Tharoor at Sydney Opera House

By Sudha Kumar. On 3 Sep 2017, I had the absolute honour and privilege of spending a couple of hours with Dr. Shashi Tharoor – Member of Parliament (India), Former UN Undersecretary General, Author. After an extremely successful session at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, Dr. Tharoor was a speaker at ‘Antidote – Festival of Ideas, […]

Shashi Tharoor asks British to atone for their 200 years of imperial rule by paying 1 pound for each year ruled

By Anu Jose What a treat for Melbournites to have Shashi Tharoor grace us with his presence at the Melbourne Writer’s festival. Promoting his new book ‘Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India’, Tharoor was nothing short of brilliant. The man is a born presenter, eloquent, highly knowledgeable and entertaining. Writer, former UN official […]

Mutthi Bhar Chandni – a book launch by Rekha Rajvanshi

By Neeru Saluja Sydney’s beloved poetess Rekha Rajvanshi’s book ‘Mutthi Bhar Chandni’ was launched in Sydney amidst the Indian community. ‘Mutthi Bhar Chandni’, her sixth book is a compilation of 51 ghazals in Hindi and Urdu, written beautifully by Rekha. For those who don’t know Rekha Rajvanshi, she is not only a poetess, but a […]

Writers at SWF

Recommended here some more events with writers of Indian heritage at Sydney Writers Festival (May 22-May 28): Anuk Arudpragasam is from Colombo, Sri Lanka and currently lives in New York, where he is completing a doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University. His first novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, is a meditation on trauma […]

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