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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. […]

A blistering assessment of the British rule by Shashi Tharoor at Sydney Opera House

By Sudha Kumar. On 3 Sep 2017, I had the absolute honour and privilege of spending a couple of hours with Dr. Shashi Tharoor ”“ Member of Parliament (India), Former UN Undersecretary General, Author. After an extremely successful session at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, Dr. Tharoor was a speaker at ”˜Antidote ”“ Festival of Ideas, […]

Shashi Tharoor asks British to atone for their 200 years of imperial rule by paying 1 pound for each year ruled

By Anu Jose What a treat for Melbournites to have Shashi Tharoor grace us with his presence at the Melbourne Writer’s festival. Promoting his new book ”˜Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India’, Tharoor was nothing short of brilliant. The man is a born presenter, eloquent, highly knowledgeable and entertaining. Writer, former UN official […]

Mutthi Bhar Chandni ”“ a book launch by Rekha Rajvanshi

By Neeru Saluja Sydney’s beloved poetess Rekha Rajvanshi’s book ”˜Mutthi Bhar Chandni’ was launched in Sydney amidst the Indian community. ”˜Mutthi Bhar Chandni’, her sixth book is a compilation of 51 ghazals in Hindi and Urdu, written beautifully by Rekha. For those who don’t know Rekha Rajvanshi, she is not only a poetess, but a […]

Writers at SWF

Recommended here some more events with writers of Indian heritage at Sydney Writers Festival (May 22-May 28): Anuk Arudpragasam is from Colombo, Sri Lanka and currently lives in New York, where he is completing a doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University. His first novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, is a meditation on trauma […]

Listen to Rupi Kaur at Sydney Writers Festival

Toronto based Punjabi writer Rupi Kaur, writer, artist and spoken word performer, is on her way to Sydney as a  guest of the Sydney Writer’s Festival being held from today May 22 – May 28, 2017. Rupi writes simple yet poignant poems and shares her work on instapoet with a following of close to a […]

Rupi Kaur, Saroo and Sue Brierley guests at Sydney Writer’s Festival

Saroo and Sue Brierley Sydney Writers’ Festival will be held from 22-28 May 2017. Comprising of more than 300 events SWF is a literature rich festival in the month of May as winter sets in. It is accessible to a wide range of audiences with an objective that presents many events for free and some […]

Here lies one who spared neither men nor God: Khushwant Singh

Kushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian columnist, novelist, writer and a journalist. Excerpts from Kushwant Singh’s book: ‘The Low-down on life, death & most things in-between.” Penguin Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each of us knows that death has to come, […]

Sanjeev Sanyal, Supriya Singh with Sampura Chatterji’s poetry and rapper Sofia Ashraf the highlight at JLF Melbourne

By Anu Jose Beating Sydney to hold the inaugural Jaipur Literature Festival (JPL) was a treat for Melbournites as they soaked up two days of debate, discussion and entertainment from some of India and Australia’s best writers, artists and thought leaders. The migrant experience, women’s writing, state of India, the colonisation experience, transgender issues were […]

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