For Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan, bringing a smile on a person’s face and making them forget their own worries is the ultimate reward at the end of the day. Professionally, he achieves that goal by donning a mask every day and working as an anaesthesiologist to relieve physical pain and suffering.
On a personal level, he aims to do the same with his words, replacing the mask of an anaesthesiologist with that of a whimsical writer as he takes them on fictional journeys and makes them smile or ponder with his prose.
He has been published both in print and online websites in over three dozen popular anthologies and e-magazines over the last few years.
In 2014, his blog Godyears was chosen as the Best Blog in India for Creative Writing at the Country’s First Live Blogging Conference and Awards Ceremony.
I want to tell you a story. It may seem like a fairy tale, and in many ways, it is. It is a journey that zigzags acro all the corners of the globe over dozens of centuries, featuring saints and scept...
<em>"She seemed to be doing just fine."... "She had a few personal issues but there was nothing to suggest she would take such a step."</em> The suicide of actress Pratyusha Banerjee raises the uncomfortable question: could more have been done to prevent her from taking her life? Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
One of the earliest comic strips that I remember seeing in the newspapers was an innocuous single panel called "Love is". It always began the same way. The words "Love is" would be written on the top corner followed by a drawing of a sweet childish couple and the end of the phrase at the bottom. But do you know the love story behind these cartoon strips is just as inspiring as their sweet words?
The same nation which rightfully stood up and said enough is enough when a group of six brutally raped a woman aboard a moving bus chose to ignore Dr Abhishek Kumar's lynching. I wish I knew which word would trigger some emotion in you to care for him. Is it Modi or Rahul, Hindu or Muslim? Intolerance or beef, perhaps?