Vernon Corea played ‘But You Loved Me Daddy,’ says celebrated Indian writer Usha K.R. in her Penguin novel

Usha K.R. has mentioned Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon in her novel 'Monkey Man,' published by Penguin.

Usha K.R. has mentioned Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon in her novel ‘Monkey Man,’ published by Penguin.

The well known Indian writer from Bangalore, Usha K.R. said Vernon Corea played this song ‘But You Loved Me Daddy,’ on Radio Ceylon. Usha K.R. said her character Shrinivas Moorty listened to Vernon Corea playing ‘But You Love Me Daddy’ in her novel ‘Monkey Man’ published by Penguin.

‘But You Love Me Daddy’ was recorded by Jim Reeves and Steve Moore in 1959. It was a hot favourite on the airwaves of Radio Ceylon.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

http://artists.letssingit.com/jim-reeves-lyrics-but-you-love-me-daddy-steve-moore-s72hqwv

India Today Magazine on Vernon Corea

Top Magazine India Today interviewed legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea in London in 1982.

Top Magazine India Today interviewed legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea in London in 1982.

India Today Magazine

India Today Magazine

Vernon Corea was the BBC's Ethnic Minorities Adviser.

Vernon Corea was the BBC’s Ethnic Minorities Adviser.

India Today Magazine is one of the top magazines from the Indian Sub-Continent and a leading brand. Back in the 1982 India Today interviewed Vernon Corea for a feature on Asian Programming in Great Britain. At the time Vernon Corea was the BBC’s Ethnic Minorities Advisor overseeing Asian radio programmes on BBC radio – Vernon was also training new talent from Britain’s minority ethnic communities.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/channel-4-comes-as-a-boon-for-burgeoning-immigrant-community-in-uk/1/392360.html

When Vernon Corea interviewed award winning food writer Madhur Jaffrey for BBC Radio London 206

Vernon Corea interviewed Madhur Jaffrey in the 1980s for London Sounds Eastern on BBC Radio London.

Vernon Corea interviewed Madhur Jaffrey in the 1980s for London Sounds Eastern on BBC Radio London.

Madhur Jaffrey signed one of her cook books for Vernon Corea when she was interviewed by him for BBC Radio London.

Madhur Jaffrey signed one of her cook books for Vernon Corea when she was interviewed by him for BBC Radio London.

Vernon Corea presenting 'London Sounds Eastern' on BBC Radio London 206

Vernon Corea presenting ‘London Sounds Eastern’ on BBC Radio London 206

Madhur Jaffrey CBE is an award winning food writer and actress. She has authored many best selling cookbooks and has been a television chef.

Back in the 1980s Vernon Corea interviewed Madhur Jaffrey for his iconic radio programme on BBC Radio London 206 called ‘London Sounds Eastern.’ Madhur Jaffrey signed one of her best selling books for Vernon and the family have this copy to this day.

Here are some Madhur Jaffrey recipes from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/chefs/madhur_jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey’s films:

http://www.madhur-jaffrey.com/index.php/about-madhur-films/

Here is the Wikipedia profile of Madhur Jaffrey:

Madhur Jaffrey CBE (Hindi: मधुर जाफ़री madhur jāfrī; born 13 August 1933) is an Indian actress, active in radio, theatre, television and film as well as a food writer, authoring numerous cookbooks and television chef and entrepreneur who, alongside acclaimed performances in such films as Shakespeare Wallah, Six Degrees of Separation and Heat and Dust, introduced the Western world to the many cuisines of India.

Early life
She was born Madhur Bahadur in Delhi, British India, and was educated at Miranda House (of the University of Delhi). After college, she worked for All India Radio. She then attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), from which she graduated with honours in 1957.

Personal life
She then met and married Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey and moved to New York City. She and Saeed divorced in 1965. They have three daughters, Meera, Zia and Sakina Jaffrey. In 1967, she married Sanford Allen, who at the time was a violinist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.She is the aunt of the British journalist Rohit Jaggi and his sister the literary critic Maya Jaggi (their mother Lalit being one of Madhur’s older sisters).

Merchant Ivory films
Madhur Jaffrey is said to have been responsible for introducing James Ivory and Ismail Merchant to one another. She appeared in a number of their earlier films: Shakespeare Wallah (1965) (a role for which she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival), The Guru (1969), Autobiography of a Princess (1976), Heat and Dust (1983), directed by Ivory, and The Perfect Murder (1988). She starred as the title character in their film Cotton Mary (1999) and co-directed it with Merchant.

Other films and television
She has appeared in Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) and Prime (2005). She starred in and produced ABCD (1999) and guest-starred in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Name” as a psychiatrist, and the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode “The Healer” as a lecturer. In 1985, she was in the Hindi film Saagar where she played the role of Rishi Kapoor’s grandmother. In 1992–94 she appeared with Billie Whitelaw in the British television series Firm Friends. In 1999, she appeared with daughter Sakina Jaffrey in the film Chutney Popcorn. In 2003, she played Roshan Seth’s wife in Cosmopolitan, a film broadcast on PBS. She also starred alongside Deborah Kerr in the 1985 made-for-TV movie The Assam Garden. In 2012 she played a doctor in A Late Quartet who diagnoses Christopher Walken’s character with Parkinson’s Disease.

Theatre
In 1962, she appeared in A Tenth of an Inch Makes the Difference by Rolf Forsberg. In 1969, she appeared in The Guide, based on the novel by R. K. Narayan, and in 1970, she appeared in Conduct Unbecoming, written by Barry England.In 1993, she appeared in Two Rooms by Lee Blessing. In 1999, she appeared in Last Dance at Dum Dum by Ayub Khan-Din.In 2004, Jaffrey appeared in Bombay Dreams on Broadway, where she played the main character’s grandmother (Shanti).In 2005, she appeared in India Awakening by Anne Marie Cummings.

Cooking
Jaffrey is the noted author of cookbooks of Indian, Asian, and world vegetarian cuisines, many of which have become best-sellers and several of which have won James Beard Foundation awards. She has presented several cookery series on television, including Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery in 1982, Madhur Jaffrey’s Far Eastern Cookery in 1989 and Madhur Jaffrey’s Flavours of India in 1995. She lives in Manhattan and has a home in upstate New York. As a result of the success of her cookbooks and TV, Jaffrey also developed a line of mass-marketed cooking sauces.

Ironically, she did not cook at all as a child growing up in Delhi. She had almost never been in the kitchen and almost failed cooking at school. It was only after she went to London at the age of 19 to study at RADA that she learned how to cook, using recipes of familiar dishes that were provided in correspondence from her mother. In the 1960s, after her award-winning performance in Shakespeare Wallah, she became known as the “actress who could cook” and was hired by the BBC to present a show on Indian cooking.After an article about her and her cooking appeared in the New York Times in 1966, she received a book contract that produced An Invitation to Indian Cooking, her first book. The recipes in that book came from her mother, although she adapted them for the American kitchen. During the 1970s, she taught classes in Indian cooking, both at the James A. Beard School of Cooking and in her Manhattan apartment. In 1986, the restaurant Dawat opened in Manhattan using recipes provided by her.

Awards
Best Actress Award from the Berlin Film Festival in 1965 for her performance in Shakespeare Wallah
Taraknath Das Foundation Award presented by the Taraknath Das Foundation of the Southern Asian Institute of Columbia University in 1993.
Named to Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation in 1995.
Muse Award presented by New York Women in Film & Television in 2000.
Honorary CBE awarded on 11 October 2004 “in recognition of her services to cultural relations between the United Kingdom, India and the United States, through her achievements in film, television and cookery”.

Books

Cookery
An Invitation to Indian Cooking (1973) (James Beard Foundation Awards Cookbook Hall of Fame winner) – ISBN 978-0-224-01152-5
Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East Vegetarian Cooking (1981) (James Beard Foundation Awards winner) – ISBN 978-0-394-40271-0
Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking (1973) – ISBN 978-0-8120-6548-0
Eastern Vegetarian Cooking (1983) – ISBN 978-0-09-977720-5
A Taste of India (1988) – ISBN 978-1-86205-098-3
Madhur Jaffrey’s Cookbook: Easy East/West Menus for Family and Friends (1989) — ISBN 978-0-330-30635-5
Indian Cooking (1989) — ISBN 978-0-600-56363-1
A Taste of the Far East (1993) (James Beard Foundation Awards Cookbook of the Year winner) — ISBN 978-0-517-59548-0
Madhur Jaffrey’s Spice Kitchen (1993) — ISBN 978-0-517-59698-2
Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Recipes (1994) — ISBN 978-1-85793-397-0
Entertaining With Madhur Jaffrey (1994) — ISBN 978-1-85793-369-7
Madhur Jaffrey’s Flavors Of India: Classics and New Discoveries (1995) — ISBN 978-0-517-70012-9
Cookbook Food for Family and Friends (1995) — ISBN 978-1-85813-154-2
Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick & Easy Indian Cooking (1996) — ISBN 978-0-8118-5901-1
The Madhur Jaffrey Cookbook: Over 650 Indian, Vegetarian and Eastern Recipes (1996) — ISBN 978-1-85501-268-4
Madhur Jaffrey’s Illustrated Indian Cookery (1996) — ISBN 978-0-563-38303-1
Madhur Jaffrey Cooks Curries (1996) — ISBN 978-0-563-38794-7
Madhur Jaffrey’s Complete Vegetarian Cookbook (1998) — ISBN 978-0-09-186364-7
Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian (1999) (James Beard Foundation Awards winner) — ISBN 978-0-517-59632-6
The Essential Madhur Jaffrey (1999) — ISBN 978-0-09-187174-1
Madhur Jaffrey’s Step-by-Step Cooking (2001) (James Beard Foundation Awards winner) — ISBN 978-0-06-621402-3
Foolproof Indian Cooking: Step by Step to Everyone’s Favorite Indian Recipes (2002) — ISBN 978-1-55366-258-7
Madhur Jaffrey Indian Cooking (2003) — ISBN 978-0-09-188408-6
From Curries to Kebabs: Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail (2003) (James Beard Foundation Awards winner) — ISBN 978-0-609-60704-6
Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible (2003) — ISBN 978-0-09-187415-5
Simple Indian Cookery (2005) — ISBN 978-0-563-52183-9
At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka (2010) — ISBN 978-0-307-26824-2
Curry Easy (2010) — ISBN 978-0-09-192314-3
My Kitchen Table: 100 Essential Curries (2011) — ISBN 978-0-09-194052-2

Other Films:
Seasons of Splendour: Tales, Myths, and Legends of India (Pavilion, 1985) — ISBN 978-0-340377260
Market Days: From Market to Market Around the World (1995) — ISBN 978-0-8167-3504-4
Robi Dobi: The Marvelous Adventures of an Indian Elephant (1997) — ISBN 978-0-8037-2193-7
Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India (2006) — ISBN 978-1-4000-4295-1

Usha K.R. mentions Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon in her novel ‘Monkey Man’published by Penguin

Usha K.R. has mentioned Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon in her novel 'Monkey Man,' published by Penguin.

Usha K.R. has mentioned Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon in her novel ‘Monkey Man,’ published by Penguin.

Indian author Usha K.R. has won several literary awards. Penguin published 'Monkey Man' in 2010.

Indian author Usha K.R. has won several literary awards. Penguin published ‘Monkey Man’ in 2010.

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon with his family in a studio in the 1960s.

Vernon Corea of Radio Ceylon with his family in a studio in the 1960s.

Celebrated Indian author Usha KR has mentioned the legendary broadcaster Vernon Corea in her novel ‘Monkey Man,’ published by Penguin. Her principle character Shrinivas Moorty listens to the voice of Vernon Corea on Radio Ceylon. She writes: ‘Shrinivas Moorty could say it was the voice of Vernon Corea that had seen him through puberty. At a time when Indian radio stations did not play ‘English’music, Radio Ceylon was a life line….’ Usha KR goes on to mention that listeners knew Vernon Corea so well.

Monkey-man begins on 3 January 2000. It is the start of the new millennium. On Ammanagudi Street in Bangalore, a strange creature is spotted. As the beast seizes the imagination of the city, the first people to sight it—Shrinivas Moorty, a teacher in a local college, Pushpa Rani, who works in a call centre, Neela Mary Gopalrao, secretary to an influential man, and Sukhiya Ram, her office boy—are invited to talk about it on Bali Brums’s hugely popular radio show. What was it that they saw? A bat? A malevolent avatar? A sign of the displeasure of the gods? The grotesque mascot of a city that is growing too fast and crumbling too soon? Or merely a monkey that has lost its way?

Using evocative prose that reflects her profound understanding of human nature, Usha K.R. delves into the lives of her characters and their unexpectedly linked destinies in a city that has grown from a ‘Pensioner’s Paradise’ to the frenetic hub of the country’s IT industry.

Usha K.R. has been writing fiction for over three decades, beginning with short fiction. Her short story ‘Sepia Tones’ won the Katha Award for short fiction in 1995. Her novels include Sojourn,1998;The Chosen, 2003; A Girl and a River, 2007; and Monkey Man, 2010. . “A Girl and a River” won the Crossword Award in 2007 and was listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. “Monkey Man” was short listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian literature 2012 and was listed for the Man Asia. Usha lives and works in Bangalore. Vernon Corea visited Bangalore with his family in January 1975. Wherever he went people remembered him and Radio Ceylon.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=o7cgCBpAixIC&pg=PT190&dq=vernon+corea+radio+ceylon&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qaw5VIaxFs2S7Aa5zYG4Aw&ved=0CB8Q6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=vernon%20corea%20radio%20ceylon&f=false

Usha K.R. on her best selling novel ‘Monkey Man.’

http://alpha.authortv.in/author/ushak-r

Usha K.R. talks about her writing:

A Photograph of Vernon Corea now hangs in the corridor of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Sri Lanka)

A Photograph of the pioneering broadcaster Vernon Corea who was known as the 'Golden Voice of   Radio Ceylon,' now hangs in the corridor of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka) A Presentation was made to the SLBC Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe who knew Vernon very well.

A Photograph of the pioneering broadcaster Vernon Corea who was known as the ‘Golden Voice of Radio Ceylon,’ now hangs in the corridor of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. (Radio Sri Lanka) A Presentation was made to the SLBC Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe who knew Vernon very well.