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ILASA hosts an evening dedicated to Literature, Languages, and the Arts

Many of the world’s most distant languages are threatened with extinction. When a language dies, so does its literature. Our future generation, particularly migrant youngsters, are losing touch with our languages and hence are unable to read literature written in their native tongues. It’s critical to put together programmes that reflect our culture, literature, and […]

Silver Lining: short stories that make an engaging read

Silver Lining: A collection of short stories by Anu Shivaram, pp 110. Published by V.Padmavathi, Teju Publications, Bangalore. A Review By Neena Badhwar The distance and miles that are traversed between a thought, an idea to the long hours when words metamorphose into a seeming plot, is perhaps a Covid success story in itself. The […]

India’s 71-year Test ”“ The journey to triumph in Australia – book review

Book Review by Kersi Meher-Homji India’s 71-year Test ”“ The journey to triumph in Australia by R Kaushik. Foreword by Ravi Shastri. Churchill Press, Australia, 2020. 196 pages. Price: A$ 60.00. The coffee-table book is a magnificent presentation with eye-catching colour pictures, brilliant match reports and player profiles, memorable scoreboard photos and comprehensive statistics. The […]

The Beach Hut Diwali lunch and a launch of two useful books

Paul and Sonia McKenzie, Ash and Nim Gholkar, with Dr Geoff Lee and Ramanand Garge at the launch By Neena Badhwar Two ”˜How To’ books ”“ one ”˜Success Café’ offering many useful tips by Sydney’s well-known Life Coach and author Nim Gholkar and another one ”˜Property and Conveyancing ”“ Made Easy’ by Conveyancing and Valuation […]

Dinaaz’s bizarre medical journey

A BOOK REVIEW By Kersi Meher-Homji Battle Scars by Dinaaz Lentin, published in Sydney in 2020. Foreword by Dr Patrick Weinrauch. Pages: 243. Price: A$35 including postage and delivery. The book can be ordered from the author by visiting her website In her first book, Dinaaz Lentin takes us to a journey of many […]

State Library NSW during COVID-19

Sydney’s Lock Down Diary-1   By Rekha Rajvanshi Coronavirus outbreak in Australia and around the world has made people anxious, disturbed and lonely. Practicing self-isolation has impacted our mental health and well being. Community is disturbed, people are confused, and elderly scared and lonely. School system has changed, online learning is taking place and students […]

Prime Minister’s literary awards open for entries

The 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are now open for entries until 28 February 2020.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Awards recognise the outstanding work by Australian authors and acknowledge the importance of literature in the cultural life of the nation.  “I am pleased to announce entries are now open for the 2020 Prime […]

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 […]

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