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On Wednesday, the London Launch of Food of Love, cooking up a life across gender, class and race was in the Nehru Centre (The Indian High Commission) in Mayfair . I was assisted by the delightful actor/singer Kamal Khan. His
I have been given a new label. It seems that I am a ‘Roundhead’ according to (Lord) Jonathan Sumption.
Yesterday I attended the Pharos lecture at the Sheldonian theatre. (Lord) Jonathan Sumption talked on the subject ‘The New Roundheads: Politics and the Misuse of History.’ At the end of his eloquent address, I knew that the label ‘roundhead’ applies
Why the world should know about Ashoka . This blog is intended for those in the West, who know nothing about the man who founded the religion we know as Buddhism, established the world’s first international university, disapproved of
I have no idea who Mimi Ray is but I LOVE her review of Sculpting the Elephant on Goodreads. "How to set oneself free - sculpt the elephant! On the surface a love story set in both Oxford & India.
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
My last visit to India in 2018 was not to the sights of Mughal India, unlike in the pic above taken in 1992, but to a much more ANCIENT India. I was researching for the subplot of Sculpting the Elephant
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