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farzana-versey's picture
Dec.19.2011
Václav Havel was with me, sitting across on a flowery print upholstered sofa in the verandah of a tony club in Mumbai. He lit a cigarette. Was smoking allowed? I do not know. I cannot remember. It was mid-1995. The staff was on strike and the British nobleman who had founded this club was a large...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.14.2011
For faith to be real, spirituality to be authentic, you must begin by questioning everything. Until you question your faith, you have NO faith. You might have a collection of beliefs you've picked up along the way. Which would explain why you vigorously react in defense of your beliefs whenever...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.07.2011
I always suspected that Mona Lisa was a bit of a wild cat. Something to do with the Cheshire cat smile. Oh, I know, it has been analysed to death – from toothache to the pleasure of labour pains to muscle dystrophy to sucking on a lozenge. Okay, that’s not been explored yet. Anyhow, New York...
pauline-rowson's picture
Oct.10.2011
On Saturday 5 November in Portsmouth a group of top crime authors and crime experts will come together to debate and discuss crime fiction versus crime fact at CSI Portsmouth. There is the chance for the audience to put their questions to the panel on the day  but if you can’t be there (or...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.02.2011
New Kindle Feature Lets You Ask Authors Questions By Jeff Bertolucci Why did the beautiful CIA operative seduce the handsome yet ruthless former KGB agent in Chapter Four? And why didn't the mysterious clairvoyant use her psychic powers to pinpoint the serial killer's location? Questions...
milli-hill's picture
May.18.2011
"Mum-Mee", comes the voice of the Automatic Question Generator in the back seat of the car, "Who makes water?"  "Well darling", I reply, trying to give myself an air of Professor Brian Cox but probably sounding a bit more like Winnie the Pooh, "Nobody makes water...
farzana-versey's picture
May.10.2011
The supra-cynics have taken over, scrawling invisible graffiti on invisible walls so that they can say, “Look Ma, no hands." It’s a twisted turn. The cynic is now the one considered politically correct. Those hailing the halo are seeing themselves as anti-establishment because they are...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.24.2011
Baba died this morning of April 24, 2011. According to his own spiritual calculations, he was scheduled to depart earth in 2022. While I understand the grief of the followers, I do not understand the disposition towards worship. I usually do not fathom any kind of mass belief, so this is not...
gabriella-hewitt's picture
Mar.15.2011
The list is endless. Public Gyms, mass transit, malls, etc.. I am always a nervous wreck. It is a medical mystery how I have lived this long without causing serious trauma to those around me. What makes a big name author uncomfortable? Why don't you ask Best Seller Caridad Pineiro herself. www....
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.13.2011
Everyone wants to fall in love. It is like something on call. An over-the-counter drug. A beauty product to improve your skin. (My god, look at that glow!) And it is based entirely on demand and supply. So spaketh I, over 12 years ago. The reaction from those who don’t know me was “Bloody...