Posts by Chris Calder
In the UK, as in most of Europe, trust in politicians and the political system is steadily declining year after year. Political apathy among all age groups is high and protests are getting louder, more frequent and more violent. In the UK, many feel that they are not getting a fair deal and social mobility…Read More
Do you recognise this building?
Do you recognise this building? Hands up if you know that it’s the stunning Lake Palace (now a hotel) on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India. I took this photograph when visiting the area a few years ago. It was on my first trip back to India, the land of my birth, and to the state…Read More
Getting there at last!
Following the successful re-launch of my novel Celeste Three is Missing in August, I am delighted to be able to tell you that my newest book, provisionally entitled Growing Apart, is close to completion. The first part of the story is set in India. Rupert Chilcott is an English civil servant who is sent there…Read More
Holding My Hand Up!
The longer you live, the more wisdom you acquire. Right? Er…not necessarily. I have to hold my hand up; I made a huge mistake a little while ago. For the better part of the last year it’s been a torrid time, one way and another. When I sent out my last message I was on…Read More
Where were you born?
A simple question but, strangely, one to which I cannot give a straight answer. The reason is that I was born in India, in a city that is now in Pakistan, a different country. But memories of my childhood in a distant place at a historically interesting time have proved invaluable for providing the backdrop…Read More