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Meryl Urson is a South African yoga teacher and a wife and mother of three grown children. In former years she survived a stint of English teaching in a boys’ high school, learned to type fast as a medical secretary, honed her olfactory skills while practicing aromatherapy and rejoiced at being a published writer.
Her writings were products of the 80s and 90s before parenting won out over the pen. They included a book of short stories called Loaded, an illustrated children’s book called Vuyo’s Whistle and a children’s TV script called Nkathazo, which was translated into the Xhosa language and aired on South African TV. She also wrote several pieces of fiction and non-fiction for various South African magazines over many years.
She has also travelled extensively, to many countries and most continents and has visited India six times, unable to resist the curries that call to her from across the Indian Ocean.
She wrote the book to share the colour and chaos of the country with readers far and wide and to make them snort with laughter in airport lounges, at the hairdresser or in their beds.
If she manages to transport the reader to India, actually or vicariously, her book will have done its job.