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14690-820074219NAME: A-Ku, (a.k.a Akshay, a.k.a
WHAT I DO: Writer/ wannabe Artist/ Founder of Meta Desi Comics
FAVOURITE READS: Dune by Frank Herbert, A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Atomic Robo by Brian Clevenger
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.

ABOUT ME:
Not much to say, compared to excitin’ lives like you folk out there.
A scribbler and writer when life permits, a music and nature lover, geek, day-dreamer, arm-chair philosopher and random road-tripper… And a strangely hopeful cynic from many accounts.
Started off as a writer at Maxim-India and some freelancing music/gig reviewer, I’ve since moved on to more fictional pursuits. Written comics for Holy Cow, Pop Culture Publishing and Comix.India and way back in the yore-days of 2013, founded Meta Desi Comics as a creator owned/friendly publishing imprint.
Also, can’t stop coming up with strange new ideas so end up writing a fair bit of short fiction here online.
Co-founded and was Editor/lead-writer for Comicaddicts.com from 2013, before work and life necessitated leaving and it shut down – but I continue to read and review comics as much as humanly possible. Also was part-time Indian Correspondent over at Bleeding Cool for a time.
Love to let my mind wander and at times it takes forever to find its way home.
Live to read, write and be merry – for who knows what tomorrow brings and as the 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.

Cheers!


 

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Sibel Catana says:

    Beautifully written. 🙂

    1. spider42 says:

      Thank you, you’re too kind! 🙂

  2. jfb57 says:

    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. spider42 says:

      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.
      Cheers.

  3. orchid says:

    nice description of yourself and what the site is all about! 🙂

    1. Spider42 says:

      Many thanks! Hope you enjoy the site itself as much if not more.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. beingjulz says:

    Sounds interesting. I look forward to wandering through your site. Thanks for coming by mine.

    1. Spider42 says:

      Glad to have you drop in, hope you enjoy your wanderings here.
      Cheers! 🙂

  5. dmmacilroy says:

    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.

    Aloha,

    Doug

    1. Spider42 says:

      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.
      Cheers!

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope you’ll try the 100WCGU over at Julia’s Place.

    1. Spider42 says:

      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!

  7. Hello Spider!

    Just dropping by to present you with The Liebster Award! Congrats! 🙂

    Drop by my blog for the details.
    http://lovethebadguy.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/id-like-award-with-you/

    Cheers!

    1. Spider42 says:

      Wow Thanks! 🙂
      I’m on my way!!

  8. Shaili D. says:

    Your blog looks quite interesting. I am gonna stalk your blog now. 😛

    1. Spider42 says:

      Stalk away, I promise not to get a restraining order unless absolutely necessary!

  9. Hello,

    I’d like to get in touch with you about a Book review program that may interest you. Would it be possible to connect via email so I can send you details? You can send me a message at ramona@thinkwhynot.com

    Best,
    Ramona D’Mello

    1. Spider42 says:

      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.
      Cheers!

      1. No problem. I’ll send you a message on Facebook then.

  10. Meenakshi Raina says:

    Hey, would like to get in touch with you for a book review.

    1. Spider42 says:

      Sure, you can reach me on my page, just message me there for a private chat:
      https://www.facebook.com/scribblinakshay

  11. 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. Spider42 says:

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

  12. Adarsh Badri says:

    WOULD YOU PLEASE LIKE TO JOIN THE YOUNG INDIA https://adarshabadri.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/join-me-young-leaders-let-the-nation-rise/
    and share your thoughts

    1. A-Ku says:

      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.
      Cheers.

      1. Adarsh Badri says:

        thank you so much for your support. I need the people who can be of good help to the society, I am adding your name and the blog name in the Young India https://adarshabadri.wordpress.com/young-team/

      2. A-Ku says:

        I’m honoured to be listed there. Thanks!

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