Being Mom

Jessica is an award-winning writer, who has lived and worked in Mumbai, Dubai, Muscat and now Canada, where she is creative director at Dyversity Communications, a leading multicultural advertising agency in Toronto.Besides working at international ad agencies like McCann-Erickson and Y&R, she has also written for the Times of India, and was the editor of ‘Destination Oman’.A B.A. Honours Graduate...

Dr Margaret MacKellar: Kaiser-I-Hind recipient – III

By WAHEED RABBANI Dr MacKellar’s Photos Courtesy: B. Chone Oliver Story so far: After facing many challenges, and after losing her father when just a girl, young Margaret MacKeller gains entry to medical school at Queen’s University in the late 1880s, and ultimately realizes her goal of going to India as a missionary. She works hard in her new mission, and wins the hearts of the people among whom...

Dr Margaret MacKellar: Kaiser-I-Hind recipient – II

Waheed Rabbani was born in India, near Delhi, and was introduced to Victorian and other English novels at a young age in his father’s library.Waheed graduated from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, and received a Master’s degree from Concordia University, Montreal. While an engineer by profession, Waheed also obtained a Certificate in Creative Writing from McMaster University, Hamilton,...

Dr Margaret MacKellar: Kaiser-I-Hind recipient – I

By WAHEED RABBANI Dr MacKellar’s Photos Courtesy: B. Chone Oliver Waheed Rabbani was born in India, near Delhi, and was introduced to Victorian and other English novels at a young age in his father’s library.Waheed graduated from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, and received a Master’s degree from Concordia University, Montreal. While an engineer by profession, Waheed also obtained...

Fantastic falafel – Part II

Veena Gokhale is a Bombay Wali (a woman from Bombay) who has also written a short story collection called Bombay Wali, and other stories (Guernica Editions, 2013). The book evokes the “tough, tantalizing” city she knew as a journalist working there. Copies can be found in Toronto library (see also www.veenago.com/story/index.html). Veena came to Canada on a journalism fellowship and returned to...

Fantastic falafel – Part I

By Veena Gokhale Veena Gokhale is a Bombay Wali (a woman from Bombay) who has also written a short story collection called Bombay Wali, and other stories (Guernica Editions, 2013). The book evokes the “tough, tantalizing” city she knew as a journalist working there. Copies can be found in Toronto library (see also www.veenago.com/story/index.html). Veena came to Canada on a journalism fellowship...

Two Of A Kind…

By Philomena Saldanha Philomena Saldanha is a writer and an illustrator based in Mississauga. Her short stories and illustrations have been published in three anthologies, Canadian Voices Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and Indian Voices, as well as The Orange Who Read A Book and Kitten-Cat.Her main passion is art. However, as a hobby, she works full-time as Finance Director at the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry &...

Nachurees Tenrupees – Part IV

By Pratap Reddy (Illustrations: Khadija Khadija) Pratap Reddy was born in India, and he moved to Canada in 2002. An underwriter by day and a writer by night, he writes poems, short fiction, and is currently working on his first novel.He has completed a creative writing program from the Humber School for Writers, and has been awarded the ‘Best Emerging Literary Artist’ prize from the Mississauga...

Nachurees Tenrupees – Part III

By Pratap Reddy (Illustration: Khadija Khadija) Pratap Reddy was born in India, and he moved to Canada in 2002. An underwriter by day and a writer by night, he writes poems, short fiction, and is currently working on his first novel.He has completed a creative writing program from the Humber School for Writers, and has been awarded the ‘Best Emerging Literary Artist’ prize from the Mississauga...

Nachurees Tenrupees – Part II

By Pratap Reddy (Illustration: Khadija Khadija) Pratap Reddy was born in India, and he moved to Canada in 2002. An underwriter by day and a writer by night, he writes poems, short fiction, and is currently working on his first novel.He has completed a creative writing program from the Humber School for Writers, and has been awarded the ‘Best Emerging Literary Artist’ prize from the Mississauga...