A tryst with destiny Mark Tully's journey from journalism to short stories
Sir William Mark Tully – arguably more Indian than most Indians – had "a very British childhood". The acclaimed broadcaster and writer, now in his 80s, once wanted to become a priest and even pursued a degree in theology. "But the turn of events" was such that he found his way back to India. Journalism wasn't his choice, he says, but destiny willed otherwise. And India, which he was not initially allowed to identify with, is now home .