I am a Canadian teacher, Creative writing is my passion. My early years were spent in India, and some later years in the Middle East. I am finally settled in Canada, and enjoying my teaching profession. Writing is my first passion, but I also immensely enjoy music and art. I am an avid reader from my early childhood - I read both epic and modern writers - from Iliad, Odyssey and Shakespeare to P.G. Wodehouse, to Elena Ferrante and Kazuo Ishiguro. The book which is always on my desk is Gitanjali, the collection of songs by Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel-laureate Poet Of India. I prefer expressing my reflections and thoughts with simplicity and depth.
I write equally in two languages - definitely in English, and also in Bengali, which is a regional language in the eastern part of India. I have translated a few famous Bengali poems (mainly by Rabindranath Tagore) in English and posted them in PoetrySoup. Hope to publish a collection of translations in future.
I create videos with my own poems and famous poems from English and Bengali literature. Some of them are posted on You Tube.
I work on a few kinds of rare art - eggshell decorations, copper-tooling and batik are some of them.
Here are the links to my translations of Rabindranath Tagore's Poems:
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/deception_part_2_-_translation_from_tagore_1346223 (Deception - Part 2)
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 1)
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 2)
(An Ordinary Girl)