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.

In the new year 2023, I will be blogging again.

Latest from the Blog

Online launch for EXHUMATION

Tonight my book is being launched online  I am very excited about it and when it is over I propose to resume my blog.  See you again soon …

July 1st 1909 / 2021

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 engineering…

Masi’s dressing table. ‘Ooo! Gay!’

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,…

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