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Silverfish Books is nineteen today, and we boldly put our best foot forward for our march into our 20th year!
 
Twenty years of Silverfish Books! We would have never have dared to imagined that when we first opened shop on June 26, 1999. Yes, that was just at the beginning of the “dark ages”. It was a most inauspicious start, many friends said. Dark clouds had gathered as the Empire struck back and rebel forces were in retreat, complete with black eyes and broken glass. How did we even manage to survive?
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25 Jun 2018 16:17:06 By Raman Krishnan Comments Blogs

Back from La La Land

Travelling to the US has always been nerve-wracking for me (unless it’s done illegally, I’m told). Are they going to profile me for the way I look, for my colour, for my passport; will I be detained for hours for interrogation; will I miss my connection; will I be strip searched, should I wear my good underwear, will they make me take it off ... But this time, with a new administration in place, my fears hit fever pitch. Will they let me board the plane; will they cancel my visa mid-flight, does my name sound suspicious, will they rampas my laptop, will they turn me back, will I get picked-on in the streets ...

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17 Jun 2017 10:33:52 By Raman Krishnan american century, 1 Comments Blogs
HINDRAF and the Malaysian Indian Community by Arunajeet Kaur, PhD Ten years ago, on November 25th 2007, a significant number of Indians (mainly Hindu Tamils) demonstrated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, at Ampang Road, to submit a petition to the British High Commission. Ten years later and another general elections looming, where are we now?Read More
3 May 2017 16:04:37 By Raman Krishnan Comments Blogs
DIASPORIC DISTRACTIONS New faces in New Places – Mohamed M Keshavjee The Indian Diaspora of the 20th century is a very interesting phenomenon, not only because it produced two of India’s greatest freedom fighters, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose.Read More
27 Apr 2017 15:47:14 By Raman Krishnan Indian, diaspora, 2 Comments Blogs
Wonder how Book Depository (BD) makes money despite cheap books, and free postage from UK to anywhere in the world? They have a cheat sheet.Read More
27 Apr 2017 14:45:09 By Raman Krishnan book, depository, cheat, Comments Blogs
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