MFL1972
44 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
I am a professor (English) at a university in Toronto, where I have been teaching literature and films for 11 years now (I have been in Canada for 17 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 2000, 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 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.

Running is my favourite sport. I used to be a full-time long distance runner during my school/college days in India. The plan (my idealism) was to win the elusive Olympic gold for India in track and field. (Two Indian athletes have lost the Olympic medal by 1/100 of a second). However, my Don Quixote-coach made me (Sancho Panza) run so much that instead of an Olympic medal I ended up with Achilles heels! But I still go for a run 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 explain why Shakespeare hated dogs more than cats! (not lying).
I’m really good at
Not finding the right woman. Where the YOU?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to mention here ....
The six things I could never do without
Teaching!
My nephews (they are obviously not "things")
Arts/Films/ Theatre
Running
Moonwalk
COFFEE!
On a typical Friday night I am
There's no such thing as 'typical' Friday night for me. I am lucky to have a fun-flexible job!
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