Shepherd.com has only been established for two years but is already getting good traffic. I'm one of 8000 authors who have shared five of our favorite books around a topic dear to our hearts. Below are the links to my entries.
Claret Press’s blog on mixed relationships mentions some of my experiences. https://www.claretpress.com/single-post/mixed-up-love I wrote a piece on the subject for the Madras Courier. https://madrascourier.com/.../on-mixed-race-relationships/ 150,000 people, mostly of Indian ancestry, read it. (The editor seems to know how to work
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've been distressed by the fear-mongering in Suella Braverman’s rhetoric with regard to asylum seekers. When the Madras Courier asked me to write on the topic I jumped at the chance. I have pasted the copy below so you don’t
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
We need to talk about Scientific Racism https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jan/10/the-us-and-the-holocaust-review-unmissable-ken-burns-doc-reveals-how-hitler-was-inspired-by-america? I watched this distressing but important 3 part series. It begins with the legacy of Eugenics .The origin of this racist so-called science was the UK. It spread to the USA and
In 'Food of Love' I invent a word ‘Communessence ‘. It means when we eat together we come together. It is inspired by the Sikh practice of 'langar' which in Punjabi means 'kitchen'. Gurdwaras have kitchens, which serve meals to
No to culture wars, anti -woke and cancel culture. Yes to telling the WHOLE story. That way lies understanding and a sense of belonging.
Shakespeare and Donne created thousands of words between them - its a British trait that we can be proud of. Let's find new words for our time . This government’s war on woke includes opposing the ‘decolonisation’ of museums, history
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.