I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.
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Mango blossoms

The summer has barely arrived but some mango trees can’t wait to set out their fruit… Advertisements

Stories From Anywhere

Originally posted on Mick Canning:
I am proud to announce…Tah…Rah!! A book of short stories from Tunbridge Wells Writers. My regular reader may be interested to learn that the collection includes a fairly long short story of mine, World’s End, and I’m reasonably proud to point out that the cover is also designed by me.…

One liner Wednesday

Saddest Superhero names #24 – Always Right at the End Man

Pun of the weak

Was the person who invented the modern toilet the first one to be flush with money?


Though I do not consider myself among the fanciest of diners (even though I have been known to eat pizza with a knife and fork), there is one thing that I can unabashedly stuff into my mouth by the hand full, these popcorns smothered in salty butter…some things are made to screw up diet plans.

Mundane Mondays #112

Proof of faith (contd.)

Tiny shrines like these dot the Himalayan countryside. Some of them are devoted to local deities (Himachal Pradesh is called the land of a thousand deities, almost every valley and village has its patron), some might honor local heroes. There’s scant space for an earthen lamp and a joss-stick; but no matter where these lie, … Continue reading

Mundane Mondays #111

Proof of faith

Such temples, perched on steep mountainsides are not an uncommon sight in the Himalayas. The climb starts much below the level that can be seen in this picture; we were in a moving car and the valley below is not visible from this angle. I am not a religious person, but I can understand the … Continue reading

Summer snow

A few shots of the snow-clad Himalayas.