It seems like there’s no shortage of announcements about unique shows coming to Toronto these days. And the city is enjoying its place on the global stage, more than living up to its reputation of having a vibrant arts scene.
My time in Chennai this year was sort of an exact reverse of my work structure over the past few years.
Instead of working mainly in EST, with some freelance and part time work that abided by Indian Standard Time zones, I began working and living an Indian existence, with a bit of Canada on the side. Now, after returning home for a while I have plans to formally operate by a professionally dual existence’ living mostly in Canada but working in India, with the help of technology and espresso.
On my second visit to Chennai in January 2015, I went out to lunch with a few of my co-workers at Behindwoods. I wanted to try the soup starter but I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish the large portions I saw being served. One of my teammates said “we’ll share” and as the waiter came by he told them “We’ll have the sweet corn soup, 1 by 2”.
“How did you end up here?” That’s usually one of the first questions people in Chennai ask me when they learn I was born and raised in Canada and am choosing to live in Chennai. I don’t mean the colleagues that I work with who obviously know how my career led me here. Or the […]