Historian, columnist, translator and author
I have always been fascinated by our heritage and monuments. On a trip to one such historical site, I felt that they were speaking to me and beckoning me to tell their story. It may sound fanciful, but at the age of 56, I decided to start writing and become their voice. It has now become my passion. Documenting our incredible heritage via its monuments, food, clothes and history is what makes me push myself to the utmost limit. I have had wonderful experiences during my trips to historical cities and desolate monuments, but have also faced some heartbreaks at their pathetic upkeep and encroachment in such sites.
I started out late, and at times, I feel as though I’m racing against time—pushing my physical boundaries and trying to pack in more into each hour. But it is a great feeling when I realize that I am playing a part in creating awareness about our heritage. This whole experience completes me.