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Morning Glory: MIRA KAMDAR

 

MIRA KAMDAR is an award-winning author. Her first book was a critically acclaimed memoir, Motiba’s Tattoos: A Granddaughter’s Journey from America into her Indian Family’s Past. Her second, Planet India has been translated and published in over a dozen editions around the world.  Mira provides analysis on breaking international news for leading broadcast and print outlets, and is regularly invited to speak for community, university and business audiences. Mira is currently working on her third book, a very personal approach to Gandhi and his relevance to our current global predicament. Her ambition is to continue to make a living as an essayist at large in the world, to bring philosophy back into her life and work, and to play jazz violin as brilliantly as Stephane Grappelli.

WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP?
I usually wake up early. If I’m on deadline or something I’m writing is simmering, I sometimes get up at 4 or 5 am when the city is at its quietest and work.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST?
I usually have coffee and toast for breakfast. I like to use pain au levain for the toast and put lavendar honey or homemade jam on it. Apricot is a favorite. Sometimes granola with soy milk.
ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOUR MOOD IN THE MORNING?
Drowsy.
WHAT GETS YOUR JUICES FLOWING?
Coffee and deadlines. My best creative juices flow subconsciously (don’t everyone’s?) and then will just sort of erupt to the surface of my consciousness and demand to be written.

 

Published: May 24th, 2011

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