First-time author MIKE VELSHI launches his memoir in Toronto

In a story familiar to many in North America, first-time author M.H. (Mike) VELSHI shares his family’s multi-generational struggles adapting to new cultures and customs, relationships and career choices across three continents. Mike spent yesterday afternoon (Sat. Mar. 22) autographing copies of his memoir, Conversations on Three Continents, for friends and book lovers at the stunning South Asian home décor boutique MONSOONS in the heart of Yorkville.

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Opening with Mike’s parents in India in the early 1930’s, the book traces his family’s journey as they escape political and cultural conflicts in India, Kenya (where Mike was born) and Uganda, with Mike finally arriving in Canada in the mid-1970’s, finding a safe haven that offered both family security and cultural challenges.

Mike was surrounded by friends and family (below)

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A big thank you to the folks at Monsoons pictured below: co-owner APARNA (centre), her assistant ANGEL (r) and her son, AVI (l)


We were thrilled to welcome radio host, musician, poet and author NIK BEAT to the event


And Mike was interviewed by young journalist SACHIE DA CUNHA (below)….

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and the event was shot by my killer photo journalist assistant, GABRIELLA LUCHETTA (below)


You can learn more about Mike at : or purchase his book online at

Visit Monsoons at 144 Yorkville, Ave, Toronto (n.w. corner Avenue Rd)


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