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My self-summary
Romantic literature prof. looking for love! 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! May be I should not be mentioning this here, but thanks to the loneliness in Kingston, I came up with the idea to launch LIMCA (Lonely Indian Men Cricket Association) to keep myself and my fellow friends, both Indians and Canadians, busy with the art of cricket. The LIMCA league was launched in 2001 with the help of 6 Indian PhD students, and now it is proudly the biggest Cricket League in North America with 6 different nations fighting annually for the coveted LIMCA trophy in Kingston.

I moved to Toronto in 2005 for my current job, and it has been great fun working here, but it came at the cost of resigning from the position of LIMCA's president. Although I do get invited to Kingston every year to do the honours at LIMCA's annual celebrations when I hand over the trophy to a group of the most deserving lonely cricketers in North America. You are most welcome to be my partner at the annual ceremony, and like a true hero from every Bollywood film I will make sure that no villainous cricketers hit on you. (This is all obviously a joke: LIMCA is a small group of PhD students at Queen's who are trying to figure out what to do with their lives – and I did enjoy my time in Kingston. I miss Kingston).

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, films, 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 Shakespearean films and acting.

I am looking for someone who is fun, and looking for a long term relationship. Someone who will effortlessly drink a few liters of coffee with me, and happily pretend to smile and look interested when I make nonsensical connections between Shakespeare and hmmmm……(Can you guess??).

PLEASE NOTE: I am looking for a non-smoker. And even if you use marijuana, then please do not get in touch with me.
What I’m doing with my life
I think I have the best job in the world. I get paid to recite poetry, teach acting, theatre and films! But I don't do it for the money. I am in love with poetry, with films, with acting....
I’m really good at
Going off tangents.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to mention here .... Would love to talk to you if you are interested. I love reading everything from Greek Epics to contemporary global literatures. I am a Literature prof. who is also a big film buff. I watch loads of films and I am currently an Editor of an Encyclopedia on World cinema. I used to watch lots of TV, but recently I have been more in love with cinema. But I am by no means an elitist - I enjoy all kinds of art.... I love all kinds of music.
Six things I could never do without
My nephews (they are obviously not "things")
Arts/Films/ Theatre
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!
You should message me if
Feel free to message me! And I am not looking for a well-crafted opening message (no expectations to quote Shakespeare), but please do read my profile before writing to me. I will be happy to talk to you in more detail, and send you more pictures.
The two of us