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Canadian Visitor: A visitor you would rather not meet Paperback – December 10, 2015
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The plot of Canadian Visitor covers three countries: India, England and Canada. Prakash has lived for extensive periods of time in each of these countries. He is familiar with the geography and cultural nuances of each country. He lived in India until the age of 17 before going to England to pursue further studies. He is a professional engineer and has worked in the aerospace industries of England and Canada for 25 years. In 1994, he started an Information Technology and Engineering Business, MITE Inc, in Mississauga, Ontario. Many of the technical concepts used in this novel, such as the use of supercomputers to create teaching avatars for challenged learners, stemmed from his work experience. He volunteered for a local chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association and years later became its president. Since 2005, Prakash focused on developing a certification program for adult challenged learners call Para-IT. This concerns the development of employable skills such as Business IT and Soft Skills to help intellectually challenged adults. Prakash’s writing debut started in 2008 as a writer of fiction in the mystery/adventure genre. However, the inspiration for Canadian Visitor took place much earlier in 1985, with the horrific bombing of the Air India jetliner off the coast of Southern Ireland. Among the hundreds that needlessly lost their lives, were the wife and two children of Prakash’s colleague at work. Other priorities, family and career, took precedence. Decades followed, before this novel could finally be written. However, he called on a much richer life experience to support his narrative. Prakash was a founding member of Mississauga’s first environmental protection association. This had him involved in a variety of issues from appearing as an expert witness for an environmental assessment hearing for a garbage incinerator to giving talks to school children about Green House Gas emissions, as far back as 1987! The novel is not about terrorism, but is influenced by the inspiring story of the family survivors of the air-disaster. Prakash weaved his life experience, environmental issues, special education knowledge and an interest in nuclear disarmament into the plot of this novel. In 2010, Prakash received a Civic Award of Recognition from the City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. This award was for his work as a volunteer and community activist.
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