My good friend Dinesh, I shall miss you
My good friend Dinesh, you were my cousin Kavita’s husband for more than 12 years During that time, I liked visiting India and spending time with you.
That Day at the Dehradun train station
When I was 14 years old I was living with my family in Dehradun, India. Each summer I would go to my grandparents’ house in Lucknow, which was more than 550 km away. My good friend Rajeev lived there as well. He was a neighbour’s son in my grandfather’s housing colony.
Dear motorcycles, you are one of my loves Every two years when I visit India I make sure I ride one of you. Whether it be my cousin’s motorcycle in Lucknow
Basanti - my goldfish extraordinaire
For a few months in 2004 I had a goldfish that I kept at my work. Those days I worked three days from home and two days at my office. I kept it at my home in a little glass bowl of water. I named it Basanti or ‘yellowish’ in Hindi. I was very sad due to personal reasons back then for a while but Basanti would always cheer me up.
The Greatest War that took place - the Mahabharata (the Great Indian War)
There are many fantasy worlds out there but I think the best fantasy world would be that of the Mahabharata (the Great Indian War). Written more than a thousand years ago by Ved Vyasa it chronicles the war between two royal families - a bloody war that took place over 18 days and claimed thousands of lives. Ved Vyasa wrote this epic that has 90,000 couplets and is considered to be the longest epic in the world.
I am very fortunate to have my specific job
I love my job. I really do. Currently, I work as a senior officer with a program area in a Canadian federal department. I have been with the government for about 20 years.
My lovely city - Lucknow, India
More than 40 years ago I was born in the lovely city of Lucknow in India I was fortunate to live there for a few years before moving to other cities and eventually other countries.
The most beautiful woman in the world
It was a May morning in 2016 I took my daily bus to work in Ottawa. The bus ride one way was about 50 minutes One of the best bus rides in the world I would fathom.