MFL1972
43 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
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! 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 the days in Kingston were the best days of my life. I actually miss Kingston).

Toronto reminds me a lot of Delhi because like Delhi it 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. The current university where I teach does not go on strike, but I do end up indulging in loads of theatre, music concerts, talks etc., and I get paid for it, since it is all a part of my job! 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 litres of coffee with me, and happily pretend to smile and look interested when I make nonsensical connections between Shakespeare and hmmmm……
I’m really good at
Not finding the right woman. Where the hell are you?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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.
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 flexible-fun job!
You should message me if
There is not if .... just message me.
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