Cricket Fanatic. Writer of Mostly-Bad Fiction. Football Enthusiast. Former Private Equity Investor. Former Investment Banker. Former Business Consultant. Current Entrepreneur in the Live Music Business. Inept Chemical Engineer. Married. Tendulkar Worshipper. Passable MBA. Random Reader. Mostly Harmful.
It's so much fun. Sometimes.
Favorite authors include Joseph Heller, Salman Rushdie, Saki, Sylvia Plath, Kiran Nagarkar, Douglas Adams, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Vikram Seth, Ayn Rand, Samit Basu, Orhan Pamuk, Stephen King, Alice Munro, J D Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, etc.
Favorite books include Catch-22, Cuckold, Last Chance to See, The Gameworld trilogy, Hearts in Atlantis, Midnight's Children, Fountainhead, Shame, My Name is Red, Idiot, Equal Music, etc.
I love your description of my story "Evil Humors." Thanks for the kind words about my writing, too!
Thanks so much for reading "Intolerable Impositions," Ajay. I'm so glad you liked it. All my best.
Oh Oh Oh! AND thank you for your comment on Bedtime Story. You are quite awesome, sir!
Thanks, Ajay! Glad you liked French Kiss. Great to see you here again!
Thanks for your great comment on Lake Chelan, Ajay. I appreciate it!
Ajay, thanks for reading the opening for "Woolgathering". Hopefully soon I can provide an adequate ending.
Ajay, thanks for reading and liking "blinking blinking", much appreciated
Hi Ajay, thank you for your comment about "Minerva Gets Pierced by Love."
Thanks for your comment about "The Transportation of Hens," Ajay.
Ajay, thanks for the kind comments about "Easy Rider." A career? Please, the Lazy Writer doesn't want to even think about things like careers. All he wants to do is fool around.
Ajay! Thank you so much for your generous comment on X. It means a lot coming from you; I am always so glad to read your heartfelt writing.
appreciate your comment on ....Yonder. I had did have a sense of stillness in mind, despite the things in motion, so thank you for your insight.
Hi Ajay, I am impressed at all the work you have generated in such a relatively short time on Fictionaut. Congratulations. Are you still in Mumbai? I traveled twice to India, in 2006 and 2008. What a great country, and that is putting it mildly.
Thanks, Ajay, for saying nice things about "Naked Ladies." Putting the stories together was a lot of fun.
Hey Ajay, thanks for the comment on 'I'll Book That Therapy Appointment Soon.' Glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks, Ajay, for commenting on "Burying the Hatchet." Love your comment.
Thanks for your comments on "My Favorite Emotion"!
Ajay, thanks for the comment and fave on "Memento Mori ..."
Ajay, Thank you for your lovely comment on "Samurai Kitteh". So looking forward to reading your contributions, and your take on the beginning of poetry series I posted today. ~ J
Glad you liked Rock On, Ajay! Thanks for the read and comment.
Ajay, thank you so much for your comment on Hummingbird - much appreciated. I just read and enjoyed your amazing piece 'Knowing' and will read more very soon. M
re Purple Patch. Thanks, Ajay, yes, as you know in fiction the premise has to be signalled, if it is not to be the frowned upon, rabbit out of the box ending. Pleased you liked it!
Thank you, Ajay, for your appreciative comment about "Saffron."
Hi Ajay, thank you for your comment about "Back in the Shower."
Thanks for your comment on "Vacuum City," Ajay.
Thank you so much for enjoying Flatfish, Ajay!
Ajay, Thank you, my friend, for your kind comment about my Amsterdam story. It's getting a good reception, which pleases me no end.
Thanks so much, Ajay, for your insightful comments.
Hi Ajay, thanks for your comment on Peach. I've pretty new here, see you've lined me up a lot of reading material...
Hey Ajay! Thanks for your comment on A Knobby Thing. Here's to more! :)
Thanks, Ajay, for your comments about "The Grave of Rimbaud." Glad you enjoyed it.
thanks for reading matrimony. glad it worked for you.
Thank you for reading and commenting on Tsalagi. Much appreciated.
thank you Ajay! Hope all is well with you!
Ajay, I really appreciate your comment about "Black Orchids." You are the best!
Thanks, Ajay, for reading and commenting on "Color Wheel." I'm glad it was appealing!
Ajay, Great comment on "Secrets." Thank you!
Thank you Ajay for reading Things I Should Have Done - #3. #1 and #2 are up here as well, if you have a chance!
Damn straight. Watch out for those nurses, Ajay.
Thanks Ajay for your kind words about "Lost".
Thank you so much for commenting on Blue Light. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you, Ajay, for reading "Classmates" and your comments--much appreciated!
Ajay! Thanks for commenting on Love, Story. Glad that Adams reference got you -- we have some things in common, I see (though I just don't get cricket, not yet). Looking forward to read your stories when I have a good chunk of time. SOON!
Ajay, thanks so much for your note on Common Trade. I appreciate it.
Thanks for reading The Knocker. You make come good points.
Well, the rose got me out of trouble that time, at least. Thanks for the read, Ajay.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my story, Martha
Thanx for the read and comment on my story AJ!
Thanks for the read and cool comments, Ajay.
Hello Ajay. I read your story '51' and thought it was really excellent.
Thanks very much for your kind words on "Satellite Dish" -- I appreciate it.
As an aside, here's a story from India in a journal I publish.
Ajay, I hope you're getting work as an editor. Your comments on "Snowed In" were right on the money, in my view. 'course I always think compliments are right on!
Hey Ajay, thanks for your comments on Eight States Away - glad you liked it. foster.
Thanks a lot for commenting on 'In a Bar'. It is my first 'flashy thing' and I wrote and posted it late at night so I wasn't entirely sure it was any good. So thanks again.
Ajay, I always love to see your name on a message. Your stories are great, and even you messages are little works of art! Thanks for this little "poem." I will cherish it.
Ajay, man, thanks very much for checking out "Vague Obscenities."
Hi Ajay, thanks for your comments on A Life Twice Told - glad you liked it.
Ajay, thanks for your comments on "Victory." It means a lot to get a pat on the back from such a terrific writer.
Thanks, Ajay. It's always fun to poke fun!
Ajay, thanks so much for reading "Sanctuary" - hope all's well with you!
Thanks for reading and commenting on my story, Ajay.
And thank YOU for the compliment and the fav.
Hey, thanks Ajay.
Hey Ajay, thanks for the positive support on my first piece. Much appreciated.
Thanks for your kind words on "It", Ajay. I appreciate it very much.
Oh. Good. Thanks for the comment on "Still Life," Ajay!
Ajay, thanks for your comment on "Blacktop." I also see you like Garcia-Marquez. So do I. "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" is a jewel.
Thanks Ajay. Hope you don't live near any of these. The little bitty one I felt once wasn't funny at all. Cheers.
Thanks, Ajay. Glad you liked my Alzheimer's story.
Ajay, my friend, I really appreciate your comments on Moving On. I took off a year from practicing law to write this story. Okay, that is a slight exaggeration...but I was practicing law at a huge firm and working 80 hours and every second I wasn't working I was feeling guilty about not working or feeling guilty about not writing a satisfying story about Milgram. Good times. I was happy to figure out that I needed to write a story about not being able to write a story. Thanks again, man, D
Thanks for the Robert B Parker word A.J. take a look at one of Parker's Spenser novels; he was lot better at smooth threatening than my little imitation here.
Ajay, thanks for commenting on my story "Rice."
Thanks for the read and fav on "Matters of Breeding."
Thanks for the comment man. I'm new to fictionaut....got any suggestions on how to network? Take care...Michael
Good to know! I'm comfortable with characters having a will of their own. Carl had backbone, and so naturally he asserted his will to have backbone ;)
You gotta be there I guess, but the worst thing about seeing spiders is knowing they're not real.
Thanks for reading and commenting on my story. Menace is one of my favorite things :)
I got a kick out of your comments on "Wine Country." Right on the money!
Thx AJ for the nice words on my piece!
I bless your multi-culturism. Bless, bless!
Ajay, it's old, as new writing goes; what is not old, what is still with us is war and the war at this distance. You're fast!
Ajay, Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate it, Sara
Thanx Ajay, ive been enjoying your writing too!
Thanks for the good word on "Separate," Ajay. Definitely made my day.
You made my day a little, with your kind word on "Nutrition", thank you!
Thanks for your kind note on my story.
Thank you for my first ever comment and fav on fictionaut, it was good to know somebody liked my work. :) I would have said something earlier but at the time I didn't know how to tell who faved it.
Thank you so much Ajay for your comments on House Sitter. How goes yr writing these days?
Hey Ajay, thanks for the comment on "Inquiry into the Submission." Really glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to reading your stuff. Best, CT
Thank you Ajay... amazing to think there's someone in Mumbai reading stuff I wrote on the Frankford. Let our imaginations bring us ever closer together... check out my blog for more writing http:www.jacobrussellsbarkingdog.blogspot.com
I just looked at your profile and disovered we have the same birthday...different year, but the same day! :)
Ajay, thanks so much for your wonderful comments, I hope your day finds you with a smile upon your face...
hey ajay, thanks for your comments, which are always to the point and uncover something that i had not considered!i also like your writing fed by burgeoning phantasy (a disease i share)...i am curious to hear more about yourself, your process etc. - perhaps during the festive season via the second tongue "introduce yourself" thread? cheers, mate
Thanks for the comment on HT Make a Baby. Good to see someone from the subcontinent represented on here.
thank you for your comment on "vessel"! now hurry to "groups" and join "second tongue"...the group for the bi/multilingual/expatriate writer...cheers ff
Vonnegut, Yes! Cat's Cradle....chapters like tiny flashes
Thanks for the kind comments on "Cancer Arm" Ajay. My son is a cricket fanatic. He played during the years we lived in Australia and still follows it closely. Anyway, nice to meet you here.
Hey, man, thanks for the comment on my story! Much appreciated.
Mumbai! A blast from the other side of the world!
Thanks for your comments. We share some favorite authors. We seem also to share the mostly bad fiction gene. Cheers LarryS
Hi Ajay! Thanks for joining the Prick of the Spindle group. I'm enjoying reading your work!
hi Ajay! thanks for your comment on "Sushi's Night Out" :))
Thanks so much for your comment on my Between Our Words, Ajay!
thanks, Ajay, for commenting on my Ms. Adams piece. so glad you liked it. it's actually part of a novel and related to my "What I'd Say" piece that I posted last week. Hope you get a chance to read that one. The novel is about a covert stutterer whose shrink tells him to "talk" to people and "say" the things he never said b/c of said stutter. d
Thanks so much, Ajay for commenting on my novel excerpt. Funnily enough, this morning I was listening to Springsteen's "Independence Day." Love that song and your reference to him vis a vis broken boys. d
I'm so glad someone finally mentioned Douglas Adams. Thank you.