Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a professor (English) at a university in Toronto. I specialize
in the field of Renaissance Literatures, Shakespearean drama and
world cinema. I never planned to be professor, but somehow it
happened. I was supposed to take care of our family business in
Delhi, but I got spoiled by Dostoevysky, Shakespeare and Co. and
ended up doing a Masters and an M.Phil (English) both from Delhi
University. I chose to come to Queen's for my PhD, and published a
book on European travel narratives, which ended up being loads of
work, but something I really indulged in, since there was no other
option in Kingston! I moved to Toronto in 2005 for my current job,
and it has been great fun working here.
Toronto reminds me of Delhi a lot, not because of the growing
number of corrupt fellow Indians taking over the city, but because
Toronto like Delhi is full of life. I was fortunate to grow up in
Delhi, since the university was mostly on strike, and therefore I
was always at a film festival or at a music concert. I continue to
indulge in loads of theatre, music concerts, talks etc., and I get
paid for it, since it is all a part of my job! (We Profs. are
really spoilt- and we call it "research"). I also work as a
freelance journalist writing on cinema, theatre and sports (used to
be a long distance runner and love going for a jog). I have also
done workshops on world cinema and acting.
I am looking for someone who is fun ... Someone who will
effortlessly drink a few litres of coffee with me, and happily
pretend to smile and look interested when I make bizarre
connections between Shakespeare and hmmmm……??
I’m really good at
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This section can be endless: We can talk about the long list of
books/writers both fiction and non-fiction when we meet. I can add
just one for the moment: one of my big favourites is Dostoevysky's
The Brothers Karamazov. I wish I could read all 900 pages of it
I am a huge film buff. I have done courses on world cinema from
FTII (Film and Television Institute of India). I love going to the
TIFF, but I am also a fan of mainstream cinema, music, and I watch
TV whenever I get a chance.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My nephews (they are obviously not "things")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When will you make me immortal with thy kiss!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There's no such thing as 'typical' Friday night for me. I am lucky
to have flexible-fun job!
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