Asian Dyslexia Films

Lately I have learned on two Asian (India and Indonesia) films about children with dyslexia. I have not saw them yet, but that sounds interesting. Take a look.

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Around the World: A to Z January 2015

Welcome to the brand new challenge Around the World: A to Z 2015. It is a challenge that will take you around the world, learning about the writers from various countries. Please take a moment reading the general rules, and come along.

If you’re a Polish reader, please join us at Różne Czytanie blog: od A do Z.

January 2015

The rules are simple, choose at least 1 country, and 1 book by a writer from that country. These countries are:

  • Angola;
  • Aotearoa (New Zealand);
  • Azərbaycan (Azerbaijan);
  • България (Bulgaria);
  • भारत – Bharat (India);
  • Bolivia (Bolivia);
  • Canada;
  • Chile;
  • Црна Гора (Montenegro).

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On Avangarda 9

Last weekend, on Friday and Saturday (8th and 9th August) I was participating in an RPG (Role Playing Games) convention called “Avangarda”. It was already Avangarda 9.

It was not only about RPG… but I couldn’t attend many activities.

Devi comicsI took part in the convention as a lecturer… A lecturer in the All-About-Asia programme. I had 4 lectures. Continue reading to learn about the Indian superheroes (comics, books, films) and Indonesian comics.

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My July readings

In June, I’ve finished reading only one book – Zrób sobie raj by Mariusz Szczygieł, Polish Czechophile. July was much better for reading. I read or finished reading 6 books, including comics.

Genre

  • fantasy/sf – 3 books (1 comic, 1 anthology, 1 novel)
  • based on memories – 2 books.
  • novel – 1 book.

Country

  • India – 2 books (1 comic included).
  • Indonesia – 1 book.
  • Germany – 1 book.
  • Czech/Slovakia – 1 book.
  • Argentina – 1 book.

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Turbulence by Samit Basu

In 1984, Group Captain Balwant Singh of the Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command had dangled his then three-year-old son Vir off the edge of the uppermost tier of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, nearly giving his gentle and hirsute wife, Santosh Kaur, a heart attack in the process. With the mixture of casual confidence and lunacy that is the hallmark of every true fighter pilot, Captain Singh had tossed his son up, caught him in midair and held him over the railing for a while, before setting him down safely.

His son’s future thus secured, Balwant had turned to shut off his wife’s uncanny impersonation of a police siren with the wise words, “Nonsense, foolish woman. See, my tiger is not afraid at all. He is born for the sky, just like me. Vir, say ‘Nabha Sparsham Deeptam’.”

Vir had not been in the mood for the Indian Air Force motto at that point, his exact words had been, “MAA!”

Book: Turbulence (ISBN 97817811611197)
Author: Samit Basu
Page: The beginning of Chapter One.