I have taught in India, Bhutan and Oman (Middle East) and have over twenty five years of teaching experience. Bhutan taught me that not all Buddhists were peace loving though most of the Bhutanese were and Oman taught me that 'Salaamalekam' means 'May Peace be upon you' and Inshallah, 'God-willing'. My wife and school taught me what Christianity is and my friends taught me about Hinduism and Sikhism. It all taught me that we are all humans and we have good and bad ones in all religions and in all countries. I am now something of a humanist or a spiritualist as I can think of no better words.
Have been writing since the early 1980s and have published many articles and some short stories. 'The Invisible Path' is my first novel and was mainly a result of my former teacher, the Late Peter Whitbread's encouragement. He was kind enough to read and review the manuscript and to suggest the present title.
I always felt I had a lot to say as I had studied and was friends with many people who eventually became famous and with some who were involved in all kinds of criminal activity but it was Peter's faith in my writing that actually made me write this, my first novel.
I have recently formed the Jag-Kirti (for the glory of this world) Trust and, Inshallah, will do something to serve humanity better. The aims of the Trust are numerous (and global) but, to begin with, it'll be helping poor students and taking care of stray animals in my city.
The Jag-Kirti Trust will, among other things, eventually help set up or otherwise assist NGOs in different parts of the world to solve local problems especailly related with lonelines (especially in the West), disease, poverty, old people, children, environment and animals. Other major issues will include the rehabilation of criminals and eunuchs who are treated unfairly in many countries.
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