Category archives for: Books

‘Challenges, Opportunities & Successes’ book launched at the Consulate General of India, Sydney

The coffee table book, “Challenges, Opportunities and Success” – a compilation of 75 Inspirational stories of Indo–Australians by Harmohan Singh Walia was launched on June 30, 2022, at the Consulate General of India, Sydney. The evening was organised by the Vivekananda Cultural Centre in the presence of Consul General Manish Gupta with emphasis on culture, […]

Blacktown City Libraries launches book of lockdown stories

Blacktown City Council Libraries has launched a special book compiling 50 stories of life during COVID-19 lockdowns, in partnership with a local author. Council worked with Quakers Hill storyteller Emie Roy of ‘The Stories Untold’, the Community Migrant Resource Centre and Westpoint to publish the book, ‘The Light at the End of the Tunnel’. Blacktown […]

‘The Light at the end of the tunnel came from within’, says Emie Roy, the curator

By Neena Badhwar The book ‘The Light At the End of the Tunnel’ published by Emie Roy as the curator, a work that kept her busy for close to a year, with stories compiled from fifty individuals describe the survival spirit of ordinary human beings during Covid. People suddenly were caught off guard with the […]

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 […]

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