I am a writer and actor and it feels good that I can at last say that I am both.
Life is full of mysteries!
Whilst researching my forthcoming book, my acting career unexpectedly took off and the writing gradually slid onto the back burner. Then I acted in an episode of Dr Who about the Partition of India, which again unexpectedly shifted an emotional block and released my writer self.
My forthcoming book, EXHUMATION: ‘The Life and Death of Madan Lal Dhingra’ will be published by HopeRoad on 17th August 2021 and I will be appearing on TV in the new series of ACKLEY BRIDGE on Channel 4.
In the 30 years since the publication of my first book AMRITVELA, much has changed, and I am told that nowadays one needs a presence on line. So it seemed a good idea, as I await publication, to create my own website and write a fortnightly blog in I will explore fragments from my past, reflections from my present and create a personal Millefeuille.
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On the 1st of July 1909, five shots rang out at the Imperial Institute in South Kensington and two men lay dead. Above is an artist’s view of the event from the Illustrated London News. ‘It was ascertained that the assailant is Madha Lao Dhingra, a Hindu from the Punjab who has been studying engineeringContinue reading “July 1st 1909 / 2021”
As I live in the present I live in the magic of synchronicity I didn’t really understand what that meant until I experienced it.: A transmutation Sitting in my ‘morning chair’ with my notebook, I settle myself, looking at my pond, the wisteria beginning to bloom, the iris’s green blade leaves rising from the water,Continue reading “Masi’s dressing table. ‘Ooo! Gay!’”
In the early 1980s at a point of disjuncture in my life, I attended some workshops entitled ‘Healing as Self-healing’. In one of them, a guided meditation led us through a woodland into a clearing, a healing meadow and then to a house. And the house that appeared was ‘Val D’Or’, where I’d lived when IContinue reading “1950. Le Val D’Or – Tout Perdu”
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