Top three books on our bedside table

Top three books on our bedside table

(1) Firmly in the top position, is Witness the Night which, if you haven’t read it yet, you MUST! So rare to find a both that’s both literary and this gripping – we literally cannot wait for the sequel! (2) It’s an academic book really but Sinister Yogis offers an interesting slant on the real […]

Amma comes to the UK

Amma comes to the UK

Date: Tues 16th and Wed 17th November at Alexandra Palace Next week, one of the world’s most revered Hindu saints, a Keralan woman known as Amma – the Divine Mother – comes to the UK. Often known as ‘the hugging mother’ she gives her darshan, or spiritual embrace, in the form of a close hug. […]

Isabel Losada tells us about her new book

Isabel Losada tells us about her new book

Thought not strictly about India, her work involves gurus, enlightenment and the Dalai Lama, so we thought it excuse enough to get in touch. We spoke to bestselling author Isabel Losada about her new book The Battersea Park Road to Paradise, self help weekends with Antony Robbins, potent South American hallucinogens and a dread-locked guru […]

Aashish Khan to play one off Indian music concert in London

Aashish Khan to play one off Indian music concert in London

FREEDOM NOW! AASHISH KHAN TO PLAY ONE-OFF CHARITY CONCERT IN LONDON ON JULY 9TH 2010, 7-10pm The famous sarode player, Aashish Khan, will play an exclusive concert at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in West Kensington, London, on July 9th. He will be supported by internationally renowned artists Yousuf Ali Khan (tabla) Nicolas Magriel (sarangi) and […]

Indiaphile interviews Susheela Raman

Indiaphile interviews Susheela Raman

Indiaphile interviews musician Susheela Raman, one of the most creative and interesting artists to emerge in the South Asian diaspora. Susheela has a justified reputation as an incandescent live performer and a string of groundbreaking albums to her name: ‘Salt Rain’ (2001). ‘Love Trap’ (2003). ‘Music for Crocodiles’ (2005) and ‘33 1/3’ (2007) This winter […]

Indian writing news; Siege of Krishnapur author J.G. Farrell wins the Lost Booker

Indian writing news; Siege of Krishnapur author J.G. Farrell wins the Lost Booker

Forty years after his novel Troubles was first published, Anglo-Irish author J G Farell has posthumously been awarded the “lost” Booker Prize, devised to honour the books published in 1970, but not considered for the prize when its rules were changed. Widely regarded as one of the most talented writers of his generation, Farrell becomes […]

theindiaphile interviews photographer Karl Grobl

theindiaphile interviews photographer Karl Grobl

Karl Grobl is often described as a ‘humanitarian photographer’; indeed he may have been the one to coin the term. 15 or so years ago he became one of the first freelance photographers to specialise in shooting images for Non Governmental Organisations and his pioneering work in this field has bought him critical acclaim, a […]