Why I love living in Richmond



I was born a long time ago in Khunti, a small village about 50 km from Ranchi, the capital city of the state of Jharkhand in India.

Our family moved to Calcutta when I was still a toddler and before I went to High School we began to live in Liluah, an industrial suburb of the city.

In 1977 I moved to Bombay in search of greener pastures – and a job in Air India – where I spent the next 28 years of my life.

My soul must have yearned for the open skies and spaces of my rural roots, which perhaps explains why I took to hiking and trekking and mountaineering with a vengeance!

Life does come full circle, and in 2001 my wife Margaret and I, with our son Jeremy, landed in the City of Richmond, one of the cities which comprise the Greater Vancouver area in the beautiful province of British Columbia in Canada.

In July 2008 we moved to our present location, at the southern edge of Richmond, bordering on farmland. I had the open spaces and the big skies back in my life!

Every time that I go out for a walk with Baby our lovely dog, or ride my bicycle on the miles and miles of bike trails that Richmond boasts of, I consider myself blessed. And as icing on the cake, the North Shore mountains are forever on the horizon, beckoning me to set off on another mountain jaunt whenever the spirit moves me : needless to add, the spirit does stir very frequently!

I hope to share with all of you through text and pictures the very real joy that I experience living in Richmond!


Cherry Trees line the eastern periphery of the Minoru Park complex. Every spring they draw in the crowds to admire their fragile beauty… just as immigrants from Asia are drawn to Richmond to settle down in this lovely city.



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