some readers will know me from ‘the flower raj’ website, which this supercedes. others will be new to my passion for writing & my obsession with India.
So – why ‘The Art of Writing‘? Well, I am with Charlotte Brontë on this; she wrote “It is not that I want to write, but that I have to write“. (found on a postcard at the Brontë museum earlier this year 2017).
And why kill off ‘the flower raj‘ website? I started it as a simple tribute to my deceased oldest traveller friend Jasper Newsome (Alias Ram Giri Baba).
I maintained the flower raj for eight years; it was great practice for writing as I was collecting & editing other people’s contributions. I learnt how to deal with people online; some were great writers but awful people; some were so nice but couldn’t spell to save their lives; and just a few were wonderful writers & a pleasure to work with.
This new start allows me to write what I like & what I need to write, so “On The Road“. The truth will set you free (if it doesn’t kill you).
facebook (has many of the flower raj photos & ten years of postings).
charlotte brontë (author of jane eyre & other works, a revolutionary of her time).