Let me begin this blog by talking about the month of October…my most favourite and significant of all twelve months of the year. Do you wanna know why? The answer is pretty simple- October happens to be my birth month- yes, I was born in this month 53 years ago…and since then October has turned out to be the happiest, saddest and craziest month of my life.
Most recently, October proved once again how important it is in my life when my book “Rainbows in my Clouds” went for the first print runs just last week and that too on my birthday…The best present ever …to myself. So when Maureen, Mary and Brian asked me to do the blog, I felt it is more appropriate than any other subject that I talk about October. Is it a coincidence that I share this month with Mahatma himself? What is even more surprising is that I share a birthday with the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher herself… Yes, she too was born on the 13th of October…and Biko my friend has his birthday just a day before mine; on the 12th quite of October…certainly quite a bunch of eccentrics were born in October. It is all good though.
I love fall, autumn when nature turns colour, love the orange hue that suddenly dominates everything else before it turns brown and paves way for the snow in Europe, but here in Nairobi it just gets more warm than usual and everyone starts unwinding as they start thinking of Mashujaa Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and finally Christmas itself…October often paves your way into that festive season and I love that I was born in October in that most picturesque part of India, by the backwaters of Kochi in Kerala.