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What is Enlightenment?

During the recent successful launch of my book “Chasing Marigolds”, a friend who was introducing me and my book, made reference to the classic children’s book “The Little Prince”. She remarked that my book had reminded her of Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s famous novella which was written in 1943.

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The Significance of Marigolds – Why I Chose my Book Title

Just about everywhere you go in India you will see marigolds. Generally in the form of garlands you will find them decorating holy temples, auspicious statues or lowly cycle rickshaws, while vendors dangle them from their humble carts. Popular in wedding celebrations, they are used to decorate the venues, cars and guests…

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Ganesh – The Remover of Obstacles

Many people have asked me who is on the cover of my book, ‘Chasing Marigolds’ and why I chose him. Much as he is pretty ugly, as well as dark and foreboding, I have always had a soft spot for this lovable guy who is supposed to be endowed with a good sense of humour.

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Why Perceptive Journey?

Thar Desert Rajasthan

Having a natural curiosity, I am always seeking out new and interesting things wherever I go. Being perceptive I travel with an open mind so that I can observe all around me.

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About me

Recently I visited India and was so captivated by the sensorial images of the people and their culture that I picked up a pen and couldn’t stop writing. I didn’t go to India with the intention of writing a book but my appetite was whetted long before I went. Despite having waited many years to…

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