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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A personal post

Quite a break I have taken. And like that friend you’ve been meaning to talk to but haven’t gotten around to calling, it becomes more difficult to get back to posting every day you stay away. Not that my mental state is helping any. I’m in a downward spiral that I can’t seem to want … Continue reading

My mind as an acrostic

Number 4

I’m 41 years old. Between the ages of 17-29, I studied to become an ophthalmologist. Over the next decade I put that knowledge to use, trying to heal those I could, learning new methods, new techniques, working in conditions that would almost sound primitive to any modern ophthalmologist. I am 41 years old, and I’m … Continue reading

And now…this

Got message from a “professional resume writer” and career counsellor saying he could help me develop my professional soul. I told him I would join up immediately if he promised to teach me how to make up nonsensical terms like “professional soul”. I could almost hear him mutter something unprofessional under his breath.

One liner Wednesday

Signs of old age in the internet age – 57 Your email id is simply yourname@gmail.com

Thoughts on life

Love is the journey from idealisation to dehumanisation.

Forced break

Lost both, my desktop and my laptop within the same fortnight. I’ll be back when I get at least one of them in working order (maybe unscrew my mind a little as well). Take care and see you on the other side.

New Word Tuesdays

Dick-saster /dɪkˈzɑːstə/ (n.) – A big tragedy, the result of someone acting like a total dick (see also: cock-tastrophe)

Mundane Mondays #109

Traditional architecture

Though rampant modern construction has blighted Manali, making of at times a truly ugly spectacle, a few pockets of the old, indigenous architecture remain. I was quite enamored of the overhanging balconies. 🙂