Monday, March 29, 2010

Straddling two worlds

Author Ahmed Faiyaz in his debut book Love, Life and all that Jazz speaks of love and choices, writes K. Jeshi

His childhood memories of Bangalore are that of a quiet place, living in an independent house in Cox Town with trees and plants around, playing on the clean and green lawns at Cubbon Park and frequenting Maxis and Meccah, the popular circulating libraries in the city. And visiting Higginbotham's on M.G. Road.

“We had more outdoor activities — swimming classes, playing tennis and of course the culture of borrowing and lending books among friends,” says the young author Ahmed Faiyaz. This Bangalorean, a chartered accountant with KPMG shifted gears to do MBA and is now a strategic consultant with the health authority of the Government of Dubai.

He turns author with Love, Life & all that Jazz… (Sanbun Publishers, Rs. 150). “My passion lies in writing. My parents, avid readers initiated me into the habit of reading. From the age of four or five, I have read one book every week,” smiles Ahmed, who now lives in Dubai.

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