27 07, 2021

Sculpting the Elephant: An Alternative Town and Gown Tour of Oxford

By |July 27th, 2021|Categories: Art, History, Novels and short stories, Oxford|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

 Shepherd.com is an easy to use well presented  new site . Ben Fox it's creator asked me to  make recommendations on this subject. https://shepherd.com/best-books/oxford-and-where-town-meets-gown Going with the theme .. here is Sculpting the Elephant: An Alternative Town and Gown Walking

7 06, 2021

Important lost film from Beijing 1979 . It’s moving inspirational and relevant !

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: China, Art & History|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Through never-before-seen footage which had been hidden from the authorities for thirty-five years, Beijing Spring chronicles China’s first democracy movement and forgotten struggle for freedom of expression especially the brave Stars Artists who risked their freedom .  Andy Cohen has

8 04, 2021

Institutional racism is a reality!

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’m encouraging my co- author of Not so Black and White to pitch an article in response to the Sewell report, whose authors found no evidence of institutional racism and who recommend that diversity training for police officers be abolished.

5 04, 2021

Oxford the Hollywood of Stories and how hard it is to talk about me.

By |April 5th, 2021|Categories: Biography, History, Kennington, Novels and short stories, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When she interviewed me for her podcast, Yang May and I discovered a common passion for libraries and storytelling.  I hope my stories are global but they arise from the web of connections to all continents that you find in

2 04, 2021

The joy of learning from each other; my reflections on multi-culturalism

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Ashoka, Biography, Buddhism, History, India, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reflections on Multi Culturalism In the Madras Courier Anurag Mishra and Paras Ratna posed the question,  ‘To what extent can a society accommodate multiculturalism?’ As someone who risked my own future and that of my future children by marrying someone

20 02, 2021

The importance of not stereotyping. Everyone is unique and has a unique story to tell.

By |February 20th, 2021|Categories: Biography, Lost History, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Andi Osho on Saturday Live (Dec 20 ) talked about how people of colour are often stereotyped not necessarily in a bad way but with little room for individuality.  I’m writing my memoir and I recalled this incident from 1980