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
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
Proof copy arrived of a printed version of the free Oxford Indie Book Fair Magazine. Interested in Life-Writing?
I’ve just picked up the proof copy of the printed version of the Oxford Indie Book Fair Magazine from Andy Severn of OxfordeBooks. It is essentially an online magazine: you can read this third edition on the link. If you
Today , BBC4 Saturday Live asked listeners to share their stories of leaps in the dark. It started with Ian Rankin describing how he and his wife gave up well paid jobs to renovate an old house in rural France
https://www.guernicamag.com/shamsie_02_01_2012/? I hate stereotypes and dislike of them is I believe the motivation for the sad ‘appropriation ‘saga. The wonderful Kamila Shamsi rightly wonders in this link - why there should be obstacles to telling peoples stories. For 18
Did you listen and watch the first Reith lecture by Mark Carney? The topic was ‘From moral to market sentiments’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0900t1x/the-reith-lectures-2020-mark-carney-how-we-get-what-we-value-lecture-1-from-moral-to-market-sentiments? It came as a surprise when in answer to a question by Anita Anand, he said he had taken
I have been asked to write about how KOA helped us connect and make drama, music, art and empathy especially in St Swithun's school. Every year for 50 years, my village through KOA raised money for an overseas project chosen
Why was India’s greatest ruler & the destruction of the great library at Nalanda forgotten for 1000 years ?
When I read about Ashoka the 3rd century BC ruler of much of India, my curiosity was aroused. Ashoka began as a warlord but felt remorse at the waste of life on the battlefield. He invited followers of the Buddha