When in a lock down, become a mental traveler …
Candid Tales: India on a Motorcycle released quietly in February 2020, just before the world came to a standstill. In times of a lock down, when one must sit patiently and wait out the crisis, I hope that this book will give people a reason to travel, even if only in their imaginations …
To know more about the book and where it is available, click here.
A bit about me.
My student years were spent in Chennai, Bangalore, Bombay, and at Smith College, Massachusetts, USA.
After working as an assistant director on the Hindi film Satya, I joined as writer on the travel channel of Indya.com, where my editor despaired of my ever meeting a deadline. (The daily distraction was an animal shelter across the street from our office, full of tail-wagging, impossibly lovable mongrels. I must pin all blame for my tardiness on them. Like Oscar Wilde, I can resist anything but temptation!)
What followed was a daily soap on Eenadu TV called Bidige Chandrama. The plot had strong female protagonists that I enjoyed writing into existence. I discovered my ability to produce large and detailed bodies of work, day-after-day, while penning this show.
There have been a few film scripts since. Baraf was bought by Aamir Khan Productions Ltd. and Shabana by Excel Entertainment. The rest slumber in my computer, waiting for their moment to arrive. There are books and short stories as well, the latest of which are Left from the Nameless Shop and Candid Tales: India on a Motorcycle.
I also conduct writing workshops, smuggle treats to the friendly street-dogs behind the backs of the unfriendly neighbors, take long walks, and cook food that the family politely enjoys.
Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace…