Holiday Reading

We love catching up over the break with some great reading – following is a look at some of our current favourites.

‘White Tiger’ by Aravind Adiga

Uppinder and Tom have both recommended this book as their current favourite. It’s written in the form of a series of letters and gives great insights into the power of the Indian bureaucracy and the struggles of the common man.  

Sharks Fin & Sichuan Pepper: A sweet and sour memoir of eating in China, by Fuschia Dunlop

An English woman’s tale of eating in China. In Tom’s words “She eats everything, it’s incredible”.  Fuschia went to China in the mid 90’s and trained as a Sichuan chef and now writes for The Guardian.  An easy read – part travel book, part memoir.

Curry: a biography, by Lizzie Collingham

An accessible and original book about the development of India’s most loved dish.  It traces the development of the curry through the influence of the Portugese, the export of curry to the UK, and reinterpretation of English curry back into India.

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Tamerlaine Beasley is an expert who enables effective collaboration and communication in diverse and global workplaces.She is a member of the Board of the Australia-ASEAN Council for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and founder and Managing Director of Beasley Intercultural, Australia’s premier cross-cultural training and consultancy company.Tamerlaine’s keynote presentations, advisory services and training programs are described by clients as ‘transformational’ and ‘game changing’. Examples of her work include: coaching and advising business leaders in Australia and Asia; working with global teams to optimise performance; developing a framework for training and capability building through international partnerships for APEC; building local staff capacity at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; leading the development of diversity and inclusion programs for the Australian Public Service Commission and the Department of Defence.