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Rupi Kaur, Saroo and Sue Brierley guests at Sydney Writer’s Festival

Saroo and Sue Brierley Sydney Writers’ Festival will be held from 22-28 May 2017. Comprising of more than 300 events SWF is a literature rich festival in the month of May as winter sets in. It is accessible to a wide range of audiences with an objective that presents many events for free and some […]

Here lies one who spared neither men nor God: Khushwant Singh

Kushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian columnist, novelist, writer and a journalist. Excerpts from Kushwant Singh’s book: ‘The Low-down on life, death & most things in-between.” Penguin Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each of us knows that death has to come, […]

Sanjeev Sanyal, Supriya Singh with Sampura Chatterji’s poetry and rapper Sofia Ashraf the highlight at JLF Melbourne

By Anu Jose Beating Sydney to hold the inaugural Jaipur Literature Festival (JPL) was a treat for Melbournites as they soaked up two days of debate, discussion and entertainment from some of India and Australia’s best writers, artists and thought leaders. The migrant experience, women’s writing, state of India, the colonisation experience, transgender issues were […]

True-to-life stories of Indian migrants

Reviewed by Kersi Meher-Homji A Turn of Events By Avijit Sarkar Ginninderra Press, $22.50. Can be purchased on Amazon. Avijit Sarkar is the most versatile person I know. A man of many talents, he is a musician, artist, puppeteer, poet, IT specialist, and publisher of e-magazine The Mind Creative. Now he is an author with […]

Harper Collins to publish Hema Malini’s biography

  Hema Malini with Dharmendra and Amitabh Hema Malini: beyond the dream girl By Ram Kamal Mukherjee To be released in October 2017 14 February 2017, New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers India has acquired the world rights for Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s authorized biography of Hema Malini, titled Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl. For those who […]

A fascinating book that goes beyond runs and wickets

BOOK REVIEW By Kersi Meher-Homji Test of Character – Confessions of Cricket Legends by Jeremy Wilshire, Echo Publishing, Australia, $34.95, 384 pages. Many books on cricket are written these days, mostly by retired Test greats – often ghosted. But Test of Character is different. Honestly written, evocative and at times controversial, this book takes readers […]

Dr Tanveer Ahmed’s book ‘Fragile Nation’ gives a glimpse into lives of his psychiatric patients

FRAGILE NATION VULNERABILITY, RESILIENCE AND VICTIMHOOD Tanveer Ahmed ____________________________________ Paperback, 220 pages ISBN: 9781925501346 Retail Price: $24.95 PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016 ____________________________________ A glimpse into the inner lives of psychiatrist Dr Ahmed’s patients in the melting pot of outer Sydney. The stories vary from closet gay Muslims, to health food fundamentalists. It is an account of […]

Cricket’s Greatest Test Teams A-Z is a treat to read

  Book Review by Kersi Meher-Homji Many cricket books are recently written in Australia as we approach Christmas. For instance autobiographies by retired Test cricketers Michael Clarke, Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin … reminiscing about their playing days and their love-hate relations with team mates and selectors. But Cricket’s Greatest Test Teams A-Z by John Mason (160 pages, […]

Indian guests at Sydney Writers Festival

  Young voices of India, Deepti Kapoor, Samanth Subramanian and Ira Trivedi   From 16th May, Monday to 22nd May, Sunday, Sydney Writers Festival, with an array of distinguished writers from all corners of the world merging down under, promises to give Sydneysiders a close encounter of the book kind. Jemma Birrell, Artistic Director of the […]

Why you should read aloud to your children and pick their favourite book ?

                A Gist from a book by Dr S. Ryan – By Rekha Bhattacharjee   As parents know all too well, children love to re-read their favorite books over and over again Children benefit greatly from re-reading as they learn the rhyming or predictable pattern of the text […]

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