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Dr Sharon Rundle

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Editors Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle

ONLY CONNECT: Stories about Technology and Us from Australia and the Indian subcontinent.
Editors Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle

Previous books in this series:

Alien Shores
Meenakshi Bharat & Sharon Rundle bring you another exciting volume of Short Stories from Australia and the Indian subcontinent.

Brass Monkey Books, May 2012.
Design by Anne-Marie Reeves

Brass Monkey Books
Now sold out!

Fear Factor
Terror Incognito

Short Stories from Australia and the Indian subcontinent.
Cover Designer: Anand Naorem.
(First Published Picador India, 2009; Picador Australia 2010)


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Stories about Technology and Us
from Australia and the Indian subcontinent.

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Chair of University of Technology Sydney Writers' Alumni.
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Founding Member of Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership.
Life Member of Indian Association for the Study of Australia.
Member: Australian Society of Authors, Society of Editors NSW, Institute of Professional Editors,
Australasian Association of Writing Programs;
Society of Women Writers NSW; South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network;
South Asian-Australian Writers' Network,
Nottingham Trent University Alumni, UTS Alumni and British Council Alumni.

Doctor of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Education.
UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2010, UTS Faculty of Education SMSA Medallion and Prize, Commonwealth Foundation Short Story Prize.

Editor of Glass Walls; Only Connect; Alien Shores; Fear Factor Terror Incognito. The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc.Women's Ink!.
Author of Changes & Chances; Co-author of Round Table Writing and Round Table Magic

Registered with the Institute of Professional Editors (IPED)

Relatively True: Stories of Truth, Deception and Post truth
from the Indian subcontinent and Australia.

Orient BlackSwan, May 2022.

Now Available at

Contributing authors: Shirley Hazzard, Eugen Bacon, Gulzar, Meenakshi Bharat, Alex Cothren, Tony Birch, Devika Brendon, Sharon Rundle, Cate Kennedy, Anne Benjamin, Sujata Sankranti, Kate Grenville, Priya Sarrukai Chabria, Andrew Kwong, Mitra Phukan, Bashabi Fraser, Yasmine Gooneratne, Rashida Murphy, Sunil Badami, Niharika Chibber Joe, Matt Lupton, Susanne Gervay, Janhavi Acharekar, Gayatri Gill, Julia Prendergast. Proem by Dr Roanna Gonsalves.
Foreword by His Excellency, The Australian High Commissioner to India, The Honourable Mr Barry O’Farrell AO.

Launched at Words on the Waves Writers' Festival at Woy Woy Library on June 2 2022 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Agathokakological Aussie Summer
Onlne interactive short story mosaic is launched!.

Virtual Tour of Agathokakological Aussie Summer Virtual Tour. Learn how to access all the features.
Agathokakological Aussie Summer Story Mosaic

Agathokakological Aussie Summer Story Mosaic Facebook Page
Our contributing writers come from a wide range of backgrounds, as you will see from their bio notes at the end of each story.
We sincerely thank them all for their generous contribution to this exciting online story mosaic.
Authors responded from Australia, India and around the globe, each with a story that connects Indians with Australians, with the added element of an Australian summer (real or metaphorical). Nonetheless, you will find that this provided plenty of scope for stories both memoir based and purely fiction from the contributing writers. Stories of birth, death, marriage, old age, relationships, friendship, food, dangerous beaches, lost souls, and living through a pandemic – and of course, cricket – what Indian-Australian collaboration could ignore stories about cricket?

The stories are illustrated with stunning photos and images supplied by the contributing authors.
In the Agathokakological Aussie Summer Story Mosaic links to the stories are embedded in stars. Each author has their own star. The still photo image of the window was contributed by Indranil Halder. Helen Whitehead an expert in innovative technology and online story projects created the technology and a very special interface designed specifically for this mosaic.

Agathokakological Aussie Summer, a collection of stellar stories is our gift to the writing community during this difficult time of pandemic. With such a wide selection in this mosaic, we are sure you will find stories that you enjoy.

Editors Indranil Halder and Sharon Rundle.
Website Designer, Manager and Editor, Helen Whitehead.

Media Reports
Agathokakological Aussie Summer Story Mosaic PRESS PAGE.
Indian NewsLink New Zealand
Indian NewsLink NZ Facebook
Facebook Link
IndianNewsLink ISA

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Stories about Tolerance and Intolerance from the Indian subcontinent and Australia.

Editors Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle.
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Orient BlackSwan.

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Amazon India (Delivery to Indian Subcontinent) OR Amazon UK

Indian Link Glass Walls Book Review by Salma Shah.

Red Stockings Glass Walls Event at Bharti College.

Amazon International Reviews
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2019 Verified Purchase Five Stars
'Excellent collection of short stories tackling immensely important and relevant topics! My favorites were closer by David malouf, the last game drive by Janhavi acharekar and the wedding gift by Meenakshi Bharat.
A must be read collection for anyone interested in broadening they're minds and exploring different people and thoughts! Five stars".

Punekar 5.0 out of 5 stars The book makes you introspect
Reviewed in India on October 2, 2019. Verified Purchase
"This collection of stories tackles a wide variety of subjects and is categorised into Family, Race, Gender, Religion and so on and that is why I enjoyed the book. One could pick and choose a story to read depending on one’s mood. I specifically liked the stories on Family and Gender. The stories on race brought out the dichotomy that exists in all of us, as mentioned in the introduction to the book. Right thinking people are determined not to be biased and want to do the right thing but the subconscious mind often has another agenda. The rational aspect of the personality loses out in certain circumstances. This is brought out in the stories on family too, particularly the story titled “The Wedding Gift”. Another story I liked was the one titled “Henry”. We behave in the most irrational ways but we are not bad people, not really, just human. All the stories are not equally good, but all of them touch something inside your heart."

CB 5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read for book clubs Reviewed in the United States on 16 August 2020 Verified Purchase "The Glass Walls by Meenakshi and Sharon is a different read covering intense topics wound into stories taken from our daily lives. Most of these stories start in a free flowing manner covering relatively simple and unassuming topics, but as with life, they take the reader through a series of emotions emanating from personal experiences and relationships as they go on to cover social issues around us. Throughout the book I felt I could relate to the stories, either personally or through the experience of those around me. Just as in real life, the twists and turns in some of the stories took me by surprise. Some stories handled social complexities and got me thinking hard about the issues that smolder just beneath the surface. In fact, one of the stories by Trilok Chand Ghai became a topic of interesting discussion among friends. The book is a collection of stories, well written, covering topics across continents. I would recommend Glass Walls as a must add to the list of book clubs looking for discussion on topics in our daily lives"

Monash University

Libby Sommer Blog

Best Tolerance Of Intolerance of 2020 - Top Rated & Reviewed Books by Freda Nitzsche.

Phoenix Story Mosaic 2020,
from Season of Inspiration Writers,
an anthology of short poems and prose,
Forthcoming online short story project from the Season of Inspiration 2.
Editors Helen Whitehead and Sharon Rundle.
Website Designer, Manager and Editor, Helen Whitehead.

The Peacock Memosaic 2010
from our Season of Inspiration writers

An Interactive Global Online Writing Course

Book descriptions, Reviews and More

Sharon is supported through the Australia-India Council
which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

and Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund.

Member of Australian Society of Authors

Member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)

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