Hello world!

I am an electronics engineer by education and a technical writer by profession. Once upon a time (long long ago) I was a voracious reader. Then I transitioned to a working mother, mother to a wonderful daughter. Reading then became a luxury, more than a hobby. Now that my little bird is getting ready to fly from the nest, I have slowly started bringing back my old friends, the books, back into my life. They will not fill the void in my life when my daughter goes away to follow her dreams and to live her life, but I know (and she knows) that the books will be my lifeline.

I grew up reading the works of Enid Blyton. Later graduated to Nancy Drew and Hardy boys and eventually, it was the books by Agatha Christie and Perry Mason books who kept me company while my friends drooled over Mills and Boons (M & B). I also flirted with literature—Thomas Hardy, G B Shaw, Victor Hugo, Leo Tolstoy—to name a few. I should admit that now I do not have the patience to enjoy literature!

Reading helped me develop the hobby of writing and I authored nine books, three of which are on technical writing and two are textbooks. Well, that a short introduction to myself. Some more information…

  • I am
    • A woman, a daughter, a wife, a mother, a sister (and many more such positions held).
    • An electronics engineer by education.
    • A technical writer by profession.
    • A writer by heart.
    • Currently managing two teams of technical writers and instructional designers.
  • I love: My family, friends, books, and love itself!
  • I hate:
    • MILK
    • Hypocrisy
    • Egoistic fools.
    • People who are nosey and inquisitive.
    • Idiots who feel they are always right.
    • People with I-Know-All attitude.
    • Jokers who think joke means making fun of others.
    • People who play politics (at work or otherwise).
  • I Admire:
    • My later mom for her patience, for being so acceptive, and her ability to forgive.
    • My dad for being there and being the biggest pillar of support in our (my mom, sister, and me) lives.
    • People who have the guts to admit and take ownership of their mistakes.
    • People who can laugh at themselves.
  • Best compliment:
    • By my daughter (now a teenager)—that  that she can come to me and discuss/share any problem with me
    • By my mother a week before she died—that I have been an ideal daughter.
    • By my team members (me as the manager)—that I am approachable, a good mentor, and a problem solver.
  • I get turned on by: Genuine smiles and aftershave lotion (especially old spice).
  • I get turned off by: Cruelty, lies, hypocrisy, the smell of alcohol and cigarette smoke, unruly behavior….
  • Favorite Punchline: Jiyo aur jine do…… meaning live and let live (its the philosophy in life)
  • Favorite Hindi songs: Hamein tum se pyaar kitna ……, Honton pe aisi baat mein dabati chali aayi…, Laakhon hai nigahon mein, jindagi ki raah mein….
  • Favorite Bedroom line: I am sleepy!
  • What touches me the most: My clothes…. what else?
  • Greatest loss: The presence of my parents (they both left the world early to go to their heavenly abode).
  • Ambition in life: To publish a prize-winning novel (bas itina sa kwaab hai).
  • Memorable moment(s): When I became a bride and then a mother. The next in the line was when my first book got published.
  • I’d like to go out on a date: With someone who excepts me as me, admires me, and makes me laugh 🙂
  • If I were a thief I would steal: Lots of love, happiness, and peace.
  • I’d like to be reborn as: Mr. and Mrs. Nair’s daughter and as Soumya’s mom 🙂 Don’t mind experiencing another husband!

I hope you time to read the articles—-enjoy my thoughts and opinions (my personal views) that I have shared in my cyber world.