About

Hello, I’m glad you are here to know about me and this blog.

We as a people have pondered for centuries together the big questions of life and death. My blog began with a simple urge to write funny essays for people to read, with the occasional story or poem thrown in. Now, I write about love, respect, and kindness, and I conduct interviews and I create media, all while trying to deal with the issues of fleeting time and short memories.

About My Vision – Short Version

Everything ends, unfortunately. It is something I want to fight, and literature and art is the medium.ย This beautiful videoย is perhaps the best representation of what I am trying to do.

About Me – Long Version

Having moved out from under the protective shade of the wings of my parents and on to Bangalore to pursue an education, I am a ’92-born man much too small for the city and much too big for the classroom. My intense emotional nature and strong appreciation for brutal honesty stem from two major incidents during my school years – one where my best friends collectively decided to stop speaking to me, and one where miscommunication and a white lie peeved my principal and scared me into physical pain. These incidents helped me create a mantra to live by, “Don’t lie, don’t stagnate, don’t hold back.”

I grew up with a healthy dose of fantasy and storytelling in my life, which lets me appreciate the importance of literature. My love for literature comes from a set of wonderful English teachers at school, and from having realized the escapism I experienced while reading books from authors of teens’ novels, such as J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Eoin Colfer, and from authors of more serious content such as Agatha Christie, Paulo Coelho and Dan Brown, among others.

I fight impermanence in my own small effort, by writing essays and conducting interviews. I have been able to convert this love for writing into a career, providing writing services for hire in both part-time contracts and a full profile as a technical writer.

Talkback Tuesday started as just another format of five to create regular content, but the feedback and inspiration I have gotten from it have made it the primary series of the blog. Do check it out every Tuesday!

Thank you for visiting this page. It means more to me than you might think, and thank you for gifting me your valuable time.

  • Dear Thorough and Unkempt [I love this title by the way; WORK IT — that’s the Voice I want to hear — you’re a natural in your comedic timing [‘comic relief to the SARCASM that I looooove!] Since I am OCD, ADHD and ABC, LMNOP, it would an honor to read your insights ‘one bite at a time’. Thank you R

    • Hi, Rebecca.
      Thank you for your words of encouragement. I’ll try to keep my insights bite-sized for easy digestion. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Oh, I love your style — and I am so looking forward to the bit-sized portions of your witty work :)!
        Rebecca

      • LOL, YUUUMMMMY :)!
        R

  • Dear TAU, I just read your blog about not having much time to write — I so get it! I did read one of your suggestions in the interim [oh, hv to mention: See?! already forgot, but something like the “grand gesture of camaraderie” — can’t wait to READ ALL ABOUT THAT :)!] Anyway, as I was saying I read 1 of your essays re working from which I’ve actually been doing for oh 2 1/2 years: I love this piece and can totally relate to your point of view [depression, sloth, etc.] b/c at first, I took on this sort of ‘cynical Hausfrau’ persona [and I come from the camp of ‘fly girls’ okay?!], and blamed this all on turning 50 blah blah blah. I love your reference to “Oatmeal” LOL — who needs to say more about that symbolism, hee, hee, hee — really dig the way you objectify and personify the ‘walking stick’ [very cool]. Another fav frm this piece and I quote “. . . I want to use the full grind of everything, and not use freedom as a drunkard uses a lamppost . . .” [brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!] I am happy to say that I WOKE UP LAST YEAR AND IT’S ON! I’m okay with Wrkfrmhome sh@t gives me time to do my thing, and I’d rather eat ‘poisonedberries’ than to ever commute to work in a cubicle straitjacket. Thanks!
    R

    • Dear Rebecca,
      I’m glad you agree! It is difficult to maintain a schedule with writing, especially if you’re trying to balance your personal life and your blog’s growth. But it would be okay if I can put out even as less as one post a week. ๐Ÿ™‚
      The Lamppost line is from a 1910 speech by Andrew Lang, often quoted by an English teacher of mine.
      I’m glad to know that you are lucky to be able to do your thing at 50. More power to you. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’d appreciate your thoughts on my posts in their rejective comment sections as well, rather than just here on the about page, since that would help round out and balance my blog. Thank you for your enthusiasm and continued support. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Dear TAU,
        You’re welcome — I really like your blog and truly enjoy your writing. Your style reminds me very much of my daughter’s prose [experimental fiction] — I believe that there is an XGeneration Cannon emerging and that you both are strong contenders :)! Yeah, be able to ‘do one’s thang’ at 50 is not only a blessing IT’S A BLOODY MIRACLE :)! So, yeah, I dig it :)! Well, as said above, I enjoy your writing so ’till next Post lol :)! Best, R

      • P.S. Oh forgot to thank you for the education re Andrew Lang Lamppost quote — see [a glimpse into the future] you never stop learning, outta the mouth of babes, and all those other cliches have a bit of valualbe truisms lol :). Perhaps you could think about an essay on ‘stereotypes’ OMG, I would love to read what you’d come up with on that subject. Anyway all the best to you and yours. R

        • I already have a draft on that (stereotypes). I’ll finish it soon and put it up.

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  • Hi there. Very well, then.
    Memories might be short, but your writings should be not
    Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚