I teach English literature at Calcutta University and edit the book reviews of a well-known journal. I taught French at Alliance Française de Calcutta for a decade and worked as Director of Publications at the French Embassy, New Delhi. I have written a few books of essays including one on T S Eliot, and attempted to translate among other things La Rochefoucauld's Maxims. My best moments were spent with family and friends. My father was my idol. I am hurt by insincerity and ingratitude.