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Sunny Singh
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Fifty Years, A Love Story
Over half a century, my grandfather set out to do what most Indian fathers do: find a 'suitable boy' for his daughter. Amidst all the boxes he had set himself to tick, his daughter - my mother - had added one of her own: the 'boy' had to be in the army.  My...

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The End of Beauty
2016.  The year when beauty ended. The year that robbed us of David Bowie. And Prince. And S.H. Raza. And Mahashweta Devi.  From the very first day of the year, the stars aligned against music and words and colours. Against creation and art.  Steadily, inex...

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When Neutral is Really Default Setting For Male (and White): A SocMed Experiment
I have written before about online gendered harassment and trolling.  The recent report by the Women's Media Centre  provides horrific - if unsurprising - statistics of gendered harassment that in large part echo women's IRL experiences (please do read. Mak...

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Arab Spring: To Dream of a Fairer World is Not Only Possible But Also Necessary
There is something surreal, even unbelievable, about realising that today marks five years since that extraordinary January 25th when Egypt rose to demand 'bread, freedom and social justice.' Many of the voices who led that uprising have been silenced: by m...

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On Teaching Creative Writing as a Woman of Colour
Ten years ago, I took up the challenge of leading a BA: Creative Writing in the UK.  At the interview (and in the decade that has followed) I kept one secret. I was deeply sceptical of Creative Writing programmes, although I could not have articulated my di...

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While Murdoch Media Focusses on Labour 'Problems', Can We Talk About Tories?
Every morning I wake up to read the Murdoch press, only to be told that Labour party are at the brink of collapse. I don't know. They may well be - after all, party politics often happen beyond the public eye. However, I rarely read anything about the post-...

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MORE books added to the #wherebooksgo giveaway
First of all, a HUGE thanks to everyone who has been sending in photographs of #HotelArcadia from all over the world for #wherebooksgo. Currently, we have 151 photographs from 28 countries. We have also had FOUR winners from three different countries who ha...

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Hotel Arcadia and the AMAZING #wherebooksgo Give Away
# wherebooksgo   is a fun crowdsourcing project that traces my new
novel, Hotel Arcadia 's travels around the world with the readers. It is really simple: readers take a picture of the book wherever they read the book – at
home, travelling, somewhere famili...

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An Chat With The Artist Taxidriver: Politics, Structured Bigotry and Life In General
So last month I was approached by the Artist Taxidriver - the performance artist Mark McGowan - to have a chat about structural prejudice, future of Britain, and life in general. I was quite surprised when he reached out to me on Twitter but found myself ve...
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