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  • Ages 32-45
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My details

Last online
Today – 2:19pm
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 10" (1.78m)
Body Type
Special Diet
Hinduism and laughing about it
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids but might want them
English (Fluently), Hindi (Fluently), Other (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am an Associate Professor (English) at a university in Toronto, where I have been teaching literature and films for 10 years now (I have been in Canada for 15 years). 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 in 2001, 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!

Besides literature, I am deeply interested in theatre and world cinema, and I have enjoyed doing workshops on drama, acting and cinema both in India and Canada. I also teach courses on performance and film studies, which I really enjoy. Yes, I do spend loads of time at the TIFF and Stratford, but I am not one of those elitist academics who are confined to the classics, since I am equally interested in mainstream/popular art – all kinds of music and films from ‘Bollywood’ to Hollywood. I also used to be a full time runner during my school/college days in New Delhi, and I still love to go for a jog all the time. As a freelance journalist, I have written on films and sports for newspapers, Britannica etc. I'm passionate about my career but I definitely make time for relaxing as well.

I am looking for someone who is lively, fun, passionate about her work. Someone who will effortlessly drink a few litres of coffee with me, and happily pretend to smile and look interested when I make nonsensical connections between Shakespeare and hmmmm……!!!!
What I’m doing with my life
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Living intensely. I say above that somehow I ended becoming a prof., but now I am one out of choice. I love teaching, fighting for my students; brining down the tuition fees (students are treated like slaves in the ‘West’); going on (fake) hunger strikes, but getting the job done.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not finding the right woman. Where the hell are you?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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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 everyday.

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")
Arts/Films/ Theatre
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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Feel free to get in touch with me.

And I am not looking for a beautifully crafted introductory email. I am not sure how one can write that to a total stranger. Just a one line message will do. The point is to get the conversation started. Later we can have all the time in the world to write long love poems to each other ..... Venus and Adonis!