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To London, with 12 shillings in pocket by G V Krishnan Print E-mail

Once a newsman, now a 'was-man', G. V. Krishnan retired in 1998 as a Times of India correspondent. During his two decades with Times of India, he was posted in New Delhi, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Chennai. He was earlier with the National Herald, New Delhi, and on the news desk of The Northern Echo, a British provincial daily, in the mid-1960s. Krishnan, settled in Mysore, blogs at My Take by GVK. His email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In 1964 I gave up a government job, at the Press Information Bureau in New Delhi, for an uncertain future in London. I was then 26, an age at which you think you know all the answers. Had it all worked out in my head - I had given myself three years in London, after which I wished to move on, to exotic Latin America to settle down in Sao Polo. As it turned out, I moved out of London in three years, only to return to the India I thought I wouldn't come back to. I am now 70, and settled in Mysore.

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