What I talk about when I talk about myself.

  • Another bespectacled scribbler from India.
  • Between 26 and 27.
  • Sinistral.
  • Fueled by ‘Ginger Tea’.
  • Software Engineer.
  • Unbiased between E-Readers and Physical Books.
  • Programmed in such a way that when distressed I head to a bookstore.
  • ‘Live and Let Live’.

  • Logophile. 

I love words. Everything about them. Their nuances, meanings and even the way the alphabets are arranged to give them a form. So, if you tell me ‘I love you’, I might take your words for everything but what you just said, which is sad at times, but fun at almost all the occasions.

  • Bibliophile.

I live between the pages of the books. I was besotted with reading late in my life when I was in my sophomore, but I believe that a love encountered late in the life often offers you the most.

  • Scribbler.

More often than not the screen mocks me with bleak whiteness. But, whenever it permits me to I jot down a few lines.


Who inspires me?

  • Readers.

  • Writers: I revere Rohinton Mistry, Fyodor Dostoyevski, Oscar Wilde, Haruki Murakami, Agatha Christie, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jhumpa Lahiri, George Orwell. In no particular order after the first two names.

  • Actors: I can stare endlessly at the screen when it hosts Shah Rukh Khan or Matthew Perry. I also happen to be in perpetual love with Michael C Hall, Ronit Roy, and Alia Bhatt.

  • Singers: There is absolutely nothing more soothing than listening to Mohammad Rafi and Sonu Nigam. Kishore Kumar’s songs are charismatic. Voices of Harshdeep Kaur and Anuradha Palakurthi reside in the deep recesses of my heartI also happen to like Lucky Ali, Papon, and Mukhtar Shah.

  • Cricketers: Rahul Dravid. The very sight of him taking guard on the ground is so assuring. Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The sight of his name on the screen is hope.

  • And every aspiring artist I stumble across in life. One of them happens to be a dancer, and a good one at that, I dote on her art. Another is a painter and I love her works. And then, there is a singer, a crazy person but an equally wonderful artist, he is more established than me, so I am just happy for him, and finally, there is this girl who captures photos making the reality seem more beautiful every time it is captured by her.


What inspires me?

  • Birth
  • Death
  • And everything in between.

What scares me?

  • Running out of love that I have for you.
  • Your running out of love that you have for me.

What brings me back to this site time and over again?

I am a strong believer in the fact that this world needs an observer just as much it needs the doer. So, this site is a compendium of my observations of things that often go unnoticed.

You can find all of my write-ups here

Now that you know the person behind the site. Learn what the site has to offer to you.

Happy Reading.

PS: Hug your mother and kiss her on her forehead. You have one life and one mother, and albeit the love that you have for each other is enormous, the life is short, believe me. Let this be the only thing that you take away from this blog.

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    1. ‘To define is to limit’ – Oscar Wilde.

      But, I believe, one has to let the readers know about themselves despite the process being tedious and onerous.
      I am so happy you liked it, (someone whose name I believe is anything but…Curving Within).
      Thank you for your time. Have a good time reading blogs.

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    1. Thank you, Avyukta. For the really motivating words.
      I earnestly try to make it worth the time of readers every time I write something down. I am happy you were able to connect with the writing, it always comes down to the reader establishing connection with it.

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      1. My pleasure:) Yes i could connect it well. Still i am speechless…keep writing you’re amazing and i like your writing style. Keep it up:)

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      2. I am not particularly good at reacting to the compliments, I didn’t know it’d be equally difficult to deal with the compliments virtually as well. And now you have rendered me speechless. But I am elated that you liked the write-ups. Go through more, and you’ll see how the style evolved over time.

        Thank you, yet again.

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      3. Haha…I just wanted you to know that your write ups are connecting and deep👍 Sure Akarsh, I would like to read them one by one.

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  1. “I am a strong believer in the fact that this world needs an observer just as much it needs the doer.”

    Yes, The world needs more observers, more people who stop, step back, and look carefully at the world. I sense a kinship that stretches between India and Minnesota.

    Do you know Joshi Daniel or his website?

    Grace and Peace,

    Gordon C. Stewart, author

    “Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness” (2017, Wipf & Stock)

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    1. Hi Gordon. I am so pleased to read your comment. Thank you for your time.
      I think in one sense or another all the bloggers are observers.
      As to the kinship, empathy, I strongly believe, is a universal thing.

      Also, I’d visit Joshi Daniel’s website whenever time permits me to.

      Keep reading and writing.

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    1. Hi Dottie (I pray hope that I have used the correct name). Albeit I am sad after hearing that, but I firmly believe that mothers never leave their children. And you must have noticed the love you have for her increasing with each passing day.
      Also, you already understand the reason as to why I exactly included the lines in PS.

      More strength to you. And love.

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      1. Thank you so much. Dottie is fine. I also go by Dorothy. So whichever you prefer is fine. You are correct, my mother remains with me in my heart forever. And I love her immensely. 💖

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  2. Thank you for this great “About” page. So many people say nothing about themselves on their pages and this is refreshing! All the best. Tom (And, thanks for liking my latest poem.)

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  3. First of all, thanks Akarsh for visiting my blog. I have a personal one where I get the freedom of writing anything and everything that comes to my mind….so welcome to explore. Your About section is quite absorbing and engaging, nice work there. Will connect more through your posts.

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  4. Thanks for liking my Blog losing my Religion the plight of the Homeless is something that has disturbed me for 50 years . my solution is if the Government can’t find the solution then it’s up to the Community and the Church.

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  5. What a great introduction from you. Interesting and rounded. I am also a software developer turned writer. It seems there’s something about using the left hand side of my brain that makes me want to balance it out with using the right hand side and that’s why I write so much nonsense .. ahem … so many interesting articles on my blog. 😉
    Have you ever read your Spam comments? I just went through and deleted 61 items from my blog and it’s just made me hyper aware of how similar those comments are to what I write. That’s one clever algorithm someone’s come up with. Machines are getting cleverer and cleverer. We should …
    Okay, I’m going to stop now because it sounds to me like I’m writing a new post. 🙂
    Have a great day, Akarsh.
    Kindness – Robert.

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