The Boss and I were spending a couple of days in a home-stay in the beautiful Chikmagalur Hills, a major coffee growing region of Southern India.
Every evening the owners would light a bonfire and the guests would sit around for a chat before dinner.
One evening in conversation with a young lady, she mentioned that she had a degree in English Literature. This was the second time in two months I was meeting someone in a remote rural area who professed to a love of English literature!
Intrigued and wanting to learn more I asked her who her favorite English writers were.
“Shakespeare” came the standard answer.
Well everyone says that, I thought to myself, so probing deeper I asked her if there was anyone else.