McComas Taylor is Senior Lecturer in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He has won multiple awards for his innovation in the teaching of small-enrolment languages, including the 2012 ANU Commendation for Outstanding to Student Learning and the 2012 ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Education. In 2013 he was nominated for the OLT Australian Award for University Teaching and was named by Campus News as one of ‘Australia’s Top Five Innovators in Higher Education’. He one of the few teachers of Sanskrit as a living tradition in the West. He travels frequently, but particularly enjoys the colours, sounds, scents and flavours of India.