I’m a writer – I write everything from short stories (just about every genre: humour and crime are among my favourites) to corporate Web sites, to travelogues. My first novel, The Englishman’s Cameo, was published in 2009 and is a detective story set in 17th century Delhi. Its sequel, a collection of short stories featuring the same detective, Muzaffar Jang, is The Eighth Guest & Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries; the third book, Engraved in Stone, was released in January 2013. In the same month, another book of mine – My Lawfully Wedded Husband and Other Stories (a collection of black humour shorts) was also released.
But this is where I talk about one of my passions: old films. I’m mad about old films, old music, old just about anything. On this blog, you’ll find reviews of old films, both English and Hindi, generally ranging from the 40’s (the 30’s for Hollywood and British cinema, for which prints are more easily available) through the 60’s. You’ll also find reviews of some international films (again, all pre-70s). And I occasionally create `top ten’ lists, for my ten favourites of any topic I’ve chosen – it could be the most beautiful women in Hindi cinema, it could be ten great songs filmed on moving vehicles, it could be just about anything.