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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 […]

Modi’s book: ‘Convenient Action: Continuity for Change’ released

    3 December 2015: The book Convenient Action: Continuity for Change by Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, was released this week by Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France at COP21-CMP11 in Paris and is available to purchase for AUS$45 from the LexisNexis eStore at LexisNexis announced the release of Convenient Action: Continuity […]

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 […]

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