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14690-820074219Not much to say, compared to exciting lives like the rest of you.

NAME: A-Ku, a.k.a Akshay, a.k.a the blogger formerly known as Spider42
WHAT I DOES: Writer/ wannabe Artist/ Founder of Meta Desi Comics
FAVOURITE READ: Dune by Frank Herbert
MOST EASILY DISTRACTED BY: Wonderful toys, shiny ideas and wondering “How do you handcuff a one-armed man?”
GREATEST REGRET: Once discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down.

A writer when life permits, a music and nature lover, (attempted) humourist, nerd, scribbler, day-dreamer, arm-chair philosopher and random road-tripper… A strangely hopeful cynic from all accounts.
Starting off as a staff-writer at Maxim-India, I’ve since moved on to more fictional pursuits. Written comics for Holy Cow, Pop Culture Publishing, Comix.India and under Meta Desi’s own banner, besides writing a lot of short fiction on my blog.
I also co-founded and was Editor/lead-writer for before work and other responsibilities caused me to leave and it to shut down – but I continue to read and review comics as much as humanly possible while continuing to write and dream up new worlds! Currently do advance reviews for Outright Geekery and am an Indian correspondant for BleedingCool.
Love to let my mind wander and at times it takes forever to find its way home.
I live to read, write and be merry – for who knows what tomorrow brings and as the late, great philosopher once said, “Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, and I’m going to be happy in it.” (Groucho Marx)

Question for YOU: How can something be both “new” and “improved”? If it’s new, what is it improving?

So if you’re willing to join me on my whimsical and somewhat meandering journey through the ins and outs of things in the world or simply need a place to laugh, cry, be amused and bemused and the like – then drop in anytime and grab a metaphorical (or literal if  you prefer) drink with me and contemplate the vagaries and varieties of the world we inhabit.



28 thoughts on “Your host

  1. Hi!
    Just popping in to tell you about the 100WCGU. It is a weekly challenge which runs from Tuesdays 12.01 until the following Monday 11.59.

    One of the reasons for it is the limitation of wordage. One or two over is fine but not doubling plus. You use the prompt given either in it’s entirety or as a stimulus whichever is the task. It would be great to have you join us. Are you on twitter? I usually tweet the prompt out on Mondays. I’m @jfb57 if you are.
    Hope to see you soon!

    1. Hey, thanks for the info.
      Unfortunately I’m not on twitter but I can be reached on this blog, just leave a comment like you have here.

      The limited wordage is not a problem, just figured “no harm asking” so I guess I will participate starting from next week.

  2. Dear Spider (Is that na acceptable/preferred form of address?),

    Just followed you. Looking forward to reading your work. Will comment as per the comment thread where I first was introduced to you.



    1. Hah!
      More than acceptable Doug, pleasure to make your acquaintance.
      Hope you enjoy my blog, should warn you though that I tend to have a very wandering mind so topics can be vastly disconnected and haphazard! 🙂
      Many thanks for dropping by and again, hope you enjoy what you see.

    1. Will give it a look and try to contribute on time – I think I did once already but was too late or not able to linkback properly or something.
      Thanks for the visit and the follow!

    1. Hey, thanks for dropping by and commenting.
      I generally don’t give out my email address as a practice – you can leave me anything relevant here or in a private message on my facebook page, the link to which is on this blog itself.

  3. A great blog… and yes I was amazed to find out that you have published a comic series!!

    It would be great if I can connect with you over mail. Kindly drop me a mail on aneeketbarua3[at]gmail[dot]com

    1. Thanks!
      And yes, I have published comics, not one but several and have recently moved from writing to publishing for myself and others.

    1. Hi Adarsh,
      Thanks for the advice and thinking of me to help you out – though I’m over 30 so not quite young and not sure what you think I can help with but I’m around so be in touch if there’s anything I can do.

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