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Raj grew up in Shimla, an old English outpost in the more temperate climate of the mountains of northern India. He was raised in a hardworking family with six siblings and was expected to continue in the family’s business. Always the black sheep of the family, he was a colourful boy who preferred reading and with a love for the Greek classics, taught himself ancient Greek on top of being fluent in Latin, Punjab, English, Italian and Russian.
Needless to say, Raj had a few tricks up his sleeve and was always able to get out of doing any hard work and spending the day in bed with a novel instead. Raj is a hypochondriac; he learned early on in life, if he was sick, he was allowed to stay inside and read in bed.
Now, at 30, with a thick black moustache and piercing green eyes, he lives in stately wood panelled home with his boyfriend George. You can imagine Raj a bit like a handsome Indian Woody Allen mixed with Oscar Wilde. Usually in or around the bed, almost always in his light blue pajamas, with his yellow Canary Tooie, a whiskey which he never actually drinks and a book - Raj is a true blue homebody philosopher. George, a wealthy hotelier from London, finances Raj’s struggling writing career and enjoys finding undiscovered independent designers to bring back to Raj from his travels.
Let’s have a look at what this this handsome, anxious intellectual wants George to bring back for the holidays this year.