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Historic textile for sale in the 150th birth anniversary of Rudyard Kipling

                  As the world celebrates the birth of the author and poet Rudyard Kipling in Bombay (Mumbai) India in 1865, a wonderful textile commissioned  by his father, Lockwood, has emerged for sale at Indar Pasricha Fine Arts in London. Not many people realize that many of Rudyard […]

A life of Truth in Politics Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri : Prime minister of India

                  By Sir C.P.srivastava The prime minister’s principal private secretary wields enormous power, patronage and influence, much more than a cabinet minister. More often it is headed by individuals of genuine stature and quality. Great trust is entrusted by the Prime Minister to his Principal Secretary and […]

Sunjeev Sahota’s ‘The Year of the Runaways’ in Man Booker 2015 shortlist

                    15 September 2015 Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara are today, Tuesday 15 September, announced as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The six names were announced by Chair of judges, Michael Wood, […]

Ist Chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’

                        Go Set A Watchman is set during the mid-1950s, some twenty years after To Kill A Mockingbird, and features many of the same characters. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to […]

Nauru – known for coconut, phosphate and not just for the detention centre

              By Kersi Meher-Homji BOOK REVIEW Snapshots & Snippets – Old Nauru and the Phosphate Industry by Dee Goodey, SOS Print & Media Group (Aust) Pty Ltd, 2014. Price: $60 (including postage in Australia). 256 glossy pages illustrated with rare photos. To purchase a copy, e-mail Nauru is […]

Raja Pai’s new novel differentiates meaningful actions from meaningless ones

‘No Room for Dabha’ follows young man’s explorative journey from college student to traveler PERTH, Australia – Author Raja Pai believes that people have a purpose in life or a reason for living and that they need to remember that in their daily activities. They could be sitting on a garden bench and appreciating nature […]

British-Indian writer Neel Mukherjee’s book The Lives of Others shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize, a prestigious prize given out each year to the best original novel written in English, announced its longlist on July 23 which included British-Indian writer Neel Mukherjee’s book The Lives of Others. The plot revolves around a Bengali family in Calcutta – it explores a family that is decaying as the society around it fractures, and one […]

Nadine Gordimar the famous Nobel prize winning anti-apartheid writer is no more

                By Rekha Bhattacharjee The passing away of Nadine Gordimar at the age of 90, is a great loss to the literary World. An end of a different era! An anti apartheid activist throughout her writing career which started at a tender age of 14! She was against […]

The Kama Sutra Diaries by Sally Howard

The Kama Sutra Diaries Sally Howard A ‘sexploration’ of modern India: Behind the scenes and between the sheets. Description From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the cool hills of Shimla, playground of the Raj; from a Gujurati retirement home for gay men and eunuchs to a busy sex […]

Rogue Elephant by Simon Denyer

Rogue Elephant Simon Denyer A lively portrait the state of India today and an investigation of what the future holds for the world’s fastest-growing country, as told by those in the thick of the action Description In October 2010, India hosted the Commonwealth Games. While normally a straightforward celebration of athletic prowess, this time the […]

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