November 2021: The 'Fresh Of The Boat' feeling as we board Air India direct flight to Toronto after a two year Covid intermission. We have been visiting Canada since 2012 but this trip was special, coming as it did after deliberating the risks, even with being double vaccinated and fulfilling ArriveCan regulations. Checked and ticked: … Continue reading Fresh of the Boat…..
Travel Writing to Short Stories is not a giant leap but a continuation of 'imaginative re-creation of that lived experience'. In my travelogues I have endeavoured to accommodate "the private dairy, the essay, the short story, the prose poem, the rough note and polished table talk with indiscriminate hospitality. It freely mixes narrative and discursive writing". … Continue reading A Known Trail- Travel Writing to Short Stories
26 years ago (1995), my first Accidental Expat experience, with the accompanying ifs and buts, was no glossy, glamorous paradisal adventure. The reason, there was no invasive deluge of pictures / vlogs / blogs on WhatsApp, Instagram, Google (at least in India), Yelp, Tik-Tok etc…to hold my hand in the hit-and-run learning experiences in an … Continue reading Moving to another country without social media holding my hand.