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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 failures […]

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 are […]

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 […]

विश्व रंग भोपाल – वैश्विक साहित्य और कला का संगम

रेखा राजवंशी  सात से दस नवम्बर तक आयोजित टैगोर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय साहित्य और कला महोत्सव आयोजित किया गया था, जिसमें प्रतिभागी के रूप में मुझे भी आमंत्रित किया गया था। इस भव्य आयोजन का श्रेय टैगोर विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति व उत्सव  निर्देशक संतोष चौबे जी व उनकी टीम को जाता है जिन्होंने बड़ी कुशलता से समस्त […]

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 […]

Roanna Gonsalves’ ‘Permanent Resident’ wins Premier’s Literary Award

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams presented Roanna Gonsalves with the Multicultural NSW Award at the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Roanna Gonsalves was gifted with $20,000 prize money for her published collection of 21st century immigrant stories titled The Permanent Resident. Mr Williams congratulated Ms Gonsalves for her dedication to telling stories that educate and challenge us […]

My summer reading list

By Anu Jose While Christmas is over for another year, there are still a few weeks left of lazy summer days relaxing.  It’s the perfect time to catch up on books you wanted to read in 2017 but never had time for. Summer reading is pure bliss, holidays personified! So here is my short list: […]

A book on famous, forgotten and magical bowling spells

A book on famous, forgotten and magical bowling spells Kersi Meher-Homji reviews an unusual cricket book Spell-binding Spells by Anindya Dutta, Notion Press, India, 315 pages, foreword by VVS Laxman. Kindle Version: available on Amazon Australia at the following link for A$ 4.42. Paperback Version: available on Booktopia Australia online bookstore for A$ 18.25. […]

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