Contributors

We invite you to browse through the profile of the authors who have posted on this site. We thank them for their hard work. 

A.F.Rodd
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Animesh is technology professional and an amateur writer of anecdotes from real life experiences.

Abdul Wahid Lulua
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Dr. Abdul Wahid Lulua is an author who lives in Caldecote.

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Technology professional and entrepreneur

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Animesh Basu
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Animesh Basu is a corporate professional who lives in Cambourne.

Anita Cameron
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Anita Cameron lives in Cambourne.

Anita Kar
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Anita Kar is a freelance writer and translator. She lives in Oxford.

This is her reminiscence of St. Joseph's Convent school in Chandannagar, West Bengal, India.

Anwita Basu
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Anwita Basu is an Economist who works in Singapore.

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Anwita Basu and Deeptanshu Basu
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Anwita Basu lives in Singapore and Deeptanshu Basu lives in Auckland

Baijayanti Roy
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Dr. Baijayanti Roy is a historian based in Frankfurt.

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Charlotte Mitchell
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Charlotte Mitchells runs the oldest Fish and Chips shop in England with her husband. They live in Glastonbury.

Dave Ellis
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Dr. Rajwant Singh Grewal
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Brig. Rajwant Singh Grewal, a retired Army Officer and a former Vice Chancellor, who lives in Chandigarh, Punjab.

Eleonora Abramovna
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Eleonora Abramovna is an Oncologist who lives in Moscow.

Galina Valuillina
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Galina Valuillina is an artist and a designer. She lives in Moscow.

Gary Scudder
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Gary Scudder, Professor of History, lives in Burlington, Vermont, USA

 

Gautam
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Gautam is a Doctor who lives in Cambourne, UK

Gu Yan
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Gu Yan lives in Chengdu, China.

 A free soul with a 9 to 6 office job. Traveller, food lover and lifetime learner.
Guganesan Ilavarasan

Student of Master's, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras, Chennai.

Indira Chowdhury
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Dr. Indira Chowdhury is a leading oral historian. She currently lives in Bengaluru, India. 

Indrani Paul
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Indrani Paul lives in Kolkata.

Irina Lebedeva
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Irina is a language scholar who lives in Moscow.

Irina Maximenko
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Irina Maximenko is a scholar of Urdu and lives in Moscow.

Jacquelyn Cobb
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Jacquelyn Cobb recently graduated from Lafayette College and is currently participating in a Fulbright Fellowship in Kolkata, India. She plans to pursue a career in biological research, and she loves reading and Irish Dance.

 

Janet Glasser
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Janet Glasser lives in Cambourne, Cambridge.

 

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Jean Drage
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Jean Drage lived in Cambourne.

Joan Duncan
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Joan was the inspiration behind this site and the first author to post a story.

Judy Opitz
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By Judy

Born in London in 1924, my upbringing and education by governesses and select schools were probably typical for certain families of that period which followed the end of the First World War. When war broke out again in 1939 I left school without having passed my exams and lived for a while in Narborough helping out in the apple orchards. In 1942 I joined WAAFs (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) as a motor transport driver. After training, I was based first at RAF Marham in Norfolk, and in 1944 was posted to RAF Bourn where I drove aircrew of a Mosquito Squadron to and from their kites when on ops. I was demobbed in 1946, a year after VE Day and I returned to Narborough, taking weekly trips to London for singing lessons. Using the name Rose Ash I had a stint on the stage as a chorus girl in the touring company of the musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun. I became third understudy for the part of Annie Oakley and when the star, Barbara Shotter, suddenly became ill on the opening night at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, played the part as the other understudies were also ill.

I loved my stage days but decided I wanted to see more of the world and joined a group travelling to India on a rickety old bus. From there I intended flying over to Australia. Unfortunately, I picked up some nasty complaint en route and had to return to England to recover. Fit again, I became a Ten Pound Pom and, in 1958, I sailed away from Tilbury Docks on the Orient Liner 'Orontes.' For two years I hitch-hiked in Australia ending up in Darwin from where I intended flying back to England to start off again in another direction. However, as a last fling, I went on a Safari and met one of the crocodile hunters, called Tom, who worked for the camp.

I married him and we set up our own very primitive ventures for travellers to the area. No bitumen anywhere-just rough tracks on which wild buffaloes were likely to hinder one's journey. We progressed over the years until the bitumen and civilisation came to the area and we retired to a now modern Darwin city. Sadly, Tom took ill and died shortly after and, with a sudden hankering for the education I had missed out in my childhood, I applied to the newly opened Northern Territory University(later to become Charles Darwin University) and was accepted on probation. Amazingly I went through all the stages of Bachelor of Arts ending with my doctorate in 2008. After so many adventures in my life, I decided to write my autobiography called An English Rose in Kakadu which was published. At which point I felt a hankering to return to my family in England.

I now live in a beautiful Retirement Home called Cavendish Court in a new town called Cambourne built on the edge of the wartime airfield RAF Bourn, where I had been stationed. My days are always full, going through old papers, playing on my keyboard, writing short stories or poems and enjoying visits from the family or walking(with my stroller) around the garden with its birds singing merrily or through the nearby woods. But suddenly the world has been hit by the corona virus and life for everyone is on the verge of chaos and collapse.

June Rodd
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June Rodd is a retired professional who lives in Cambourne.

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Ketaki Ray Chaudhuri
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Ketaki Ray Chaudhuri is a home maker, who lives in Kolkata.

Ksenia Rossinkaya
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Ksenia Rossinkaya is an entrepreneur and lives in Moscow with her husband and two children.

Lucy Purvey
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Lucy Purvey lives in Cambourne.

Lucyna Jachacy
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Lucyna Jachacy is an educator who lives in Adelaide with her husband and two boys.

Madhumita Mazumdar
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Madhumita Mazumdar is a member of faculty of Dhirubai Ambani Institute of Information Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Manash Chatterjee
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Dr. Manash Chatterjee is a plant scientist based in Cambridge. He divides his time between UK and India.

 

 

 

 

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Maria Jesus Battaler Vidal
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Maria Jesus Battaler Vidal is an IT professional who lives in Cambourne.

Marion Brown
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Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda
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Dr. Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda is a historian and author who works on hill communities of Darjeeling, Sikkim, Nepal and Northeastern India. She divides her time between New Delhi and Kolkata.

Nandita Ray Bhattacharya
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Dr. Nandita Ray Bhattacharya is a Pathologist. She lives in Kolkata.

Paula Brown
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Paula Brown lives in Cambourne, Cambridge, UK.

Pauline Clarke
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Pauline Clarke lives in Cambourne.

Payal S. Mohanka
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Payal Singh Mohanka is a journalist and writer based in Kolkata.

Pradip Bhattacharya
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Dr. Pradip Bhattacharya, a retired member of the Indian Civil Service, is a well known author and an authority on Mahabharata. He lives in Kolkata.

Pragati Tipnis
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Pragati Tipnis is an engineer who teaches yoga and writes. She lives in Moscow.

Prajna Sen
Prajna Sen
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Prajna Sen lives in Kolkata. She travels widely and is a freelancer writer.

 

Ralla Guha Niyogi
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Dr. Ralla Guha Niyogi is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, Basanti Devi College, Kolkata

Rasha Lulua
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Rasha Lulua is an educator who lives in Caldecote.

Rita Dey
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Rita Dey is a self employed in the social sector. She lives in Kolkata but travels widely.

Rosario Davis
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Rosario Davis is an educator who lives in Cambourne, UK

Ruthie Bradbury
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Ruthie Bradbury lives in Cambourne.

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Santosh Mishra
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Santosh works and lives in Moscow

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Sergi Karochkin
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Sergi Karochkin is a retired technocrat who lives in Moscow.

Shamlu Dudeja in conversation with Tapti Roy
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Shamlu Dudeja lives in Kolkata. She is the founder of Malike Kantha Collection & Trading that has helped the revival of a form of embroidery traditionally done by women that enabled the generation of income for them. She is also the founder of Calcutta Foundation that works with deprived children. 

 

Sharda Chhetri
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Sharda Chhetri is an educator and writer who lives in Darjeeling.

shellecia-brooks-johnson-2
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Shellecia Brooks Johnson is a travel consultant and blogger. Originally from Anguilla, she spent some in Cambourne.

Shreyashi Dasgupta
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Shreyashi Dasgupta is the Jawaharlal Nehru PhD Scholar at the Centre of Development Studies and Girton College, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Shukti Basu
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Shukti Basu is an educator and blogger. She lives in New Delhi.

Sivasish Biswas
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Sivasish Biswas is Professor of English in the Department of English. He is at present Pro-Vice Chancellor at Assam University, Diphu Campus, Assam.

Prof. Biswas served in the northeast since 1987 in different institutions including Mizoram University.  He was a Fulbright Scholar during 2013-14 at Central Arizona College, Arizona.

subhas.chow@gmail.com
Subir Paul
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Subrata Kumar De
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Subrata Kumar De is a retired bureaucrat who is also an author of several books.

Sudarsan Gouda

Sudarsan Gouda lives in Moscow.

Sudeep Roy
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Sudeep Roy is a retired bureaucrat. He is now a public speaker and lives in Kolkata.

Sumita Sen
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Sumita Sen divides her time between New Delhi and Kolkata.

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Supriya Roy
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Supriya Roy retired as a librarian and continues to be an avid reader. She is now a freelance writer and lives in Kolkata.

Susmita Fernandes
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Susmita Basu Fernandes is an entrepreneur who lives in Dubai.

Suzy Best
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Suzy Best is an entrepreneur who lives in Sydney.

 

Tapati Guha-Thakurta
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Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Professor of History, was the former Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. She lives in Kolkata.

 

 

 

Tapti Roy
Tara Chand Mohanka
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Tikli Basu
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Tikli Basu is a journalist who lives in Mumbai.

Tirthankar Dey
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Tirthankar Dey is an entrepreneur who lives in Kolkata.

Urmi Ray
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Retired Headmistress and an Educator, Urmi lives in Kolkata.

Vilma Giga
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Vilma Giga divides her time between Riga and Cambourne.