Ajmer (Ajamera) Rodé was born in India in 1940 and immigrated to Canada in 1966 to pursue a Master’s degree at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. A poet, playwright, and translater, Rodé writes in English and Punjabi. He is active in Indo-Canadian literary and performing arts associations and has produced and directed a number of Punjabi plays in Vancouver. In addition to his literary pursuits, Rodé has worked as a computer engineer. His one-act play “One Girl, One Dream” was published in The Toronto South Asian Review in Spring 1983.