Ajay Nair

Location Mumbai
Occupation Partner at Only Much Louder Entertainment, a live music events and music festival company
Website http://ajaynair.wordpress.com

About Me

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.

Why do you write?

It's so much fun. Sometimes.

Any favorite authors? Books?

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.

Ajay Nair's Wall

Jack Swenson – Jul 21, 2010

I love your description of my story "Evil Humors." Thanks for the kind words about my writing, too!

Rae Bryant – Jul 21, 2010

Thanks so much for reading "Intolerable Impositions," Ajay. I'm so glad you liked it. All my best.

Michelle Elvy – Jul 21, 2010

Oh Oh Oh! AND thank you for your comment on Bedtime Story. You are quite awesome, sir!

Michelle Elvy – Jul 21, 2010

Thanks, Ajay! Glad you liked French Kiss. Great to see you here again!

Cherise Wolas – Jun 29, 2010

Thanks for your great comment on Lake Chelan, Ajay. I appreciate it!

Brianne Fidgety – Jun 25, 2010

Ajay, thanks for reading the opening for "Woolgathering". Hopefully soon I can provide an adequate ending.

Susan Tepper – Jun 25, 2010

Ajay, thanks for reading and liking "blinking blinking", much appreciated

George LaCas – Jun 25, 2010

Hi Ajay, thank you for your comment about "Minerva Gets Pierced by Love."

Bill Yarrow – Jun 25, 2010

Thanks for your comment about "The Transportation of Hens," Ajay.

Jack Swenson – Jun 25, 2010

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.

Michelle Elvy – Jun 16, 2010

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.

Doug Bond – Jun 15, 2010

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.

Robert Vaughan – Jun 14, 2010

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.

Jack Swenson – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks, Ajay, for saying nice things about "Naked Ladies." Putting the stories together was a lot of fun.

Roberta – Jun 12, 2010

Hey Ajay, thanks for the comment on 'I'll Book That Therapy Appointment Soon.' Glad you enjoyed it!

Bill Yarrow – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks, Ajay, for commenting on "Burying the Hatchet." Love your comment.

Cynthia Hawkins – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks for your comments on "My Favorite Emotion"!

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 12, 2010

Ajay, thanks for the comment and fave on "Memento Mori ..."

Juhi Kalra – Jun 11, 2010

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

Michelle Elvy – Jun 06, 2010

Glad you liked Rock On, Ajay! Thanks for the read and comment.

Martha Williams – Jun 03, 2010

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

Myra King – Jun 03, 2010

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!

George LaCas – Jun 02, 2010

Thank you, Ajay, for your appreciative comment about "Saffron."

George LaCas – Jun 02, 2010

Hi Ajay, thank you for your comment about "Back in the Shower."

Bill Yarrow – Jun 01, 2010

Thanks for your comment on "Vacuum City," Ajay.

Meg Pokrass – Jun 01, 2010

Thank you so much for enjoying Flatfish, Ajay!

Jack Swenson – May 29, 2010

Ajay, Thank you, my friend, for your kind comment about my Amsterdam story. It's getting a good reception, which pleases me no end.

Myra King – May 27, 2010

Thanks so much, Ajay, for your insightful comments.

Claire King – May 26, 2010

Hi Ajay, thanks for your comment on Peach. I've pretty new here, see you've lined me up a lot of reading material...

Michelle Elvy – May 23, 2010

Hey Ajay! Thanks for your comment on A Knobby Thing. Here's to more! :)

Myra King – May 21, 2010

Thanks Ajay.

Bill Yarrow – May 21, 2010

Thanks, Ajay, for your comments about "The Grave of Rimbaud." Glad you enjoyed it.

Sara – May 20, 2010

thanks for reading matrimony. glad it worked for you.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 20, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on Tsalagi. Much appreciated.

Julie Innis – May 19, 2010

thank you Ajay! Hope all is well with you!

Jack Swenson – May 18, 2010

Ajay, I really appreciate your comment about "Black Orchids." You are the best!

Chalon Emmons – May 06, 2010

Thanks, Ajay, for reading and commenting on "Color Wheel." I'm glad it was appealing!

Jack Swenson – May 06, 2010

Ajay, Great comment on "Secrets." Thank you!

Cherise Wolas – May 06, 2010

Thank you Ajay for reading Things I Should Have Done - #3. #1 and #2 are up here as well, if you have a chance!

Jack Swenson – Apr 28, 2010

Damn straight. Watch out for those nurses, Ajay.

Meg Pokrass – Apr 27, 2010

Thanks Ajay for your kind words about "Lost".

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 26, 2010

Thank you so much for commenting on Blue Light. Glad you enjoyed it.

Stephanie Bobo – Apr 25, 2010

Thank you, Ajay, for reading "Classmates" and your comments--much appreciated!

Michelle Elvy – Apr 24, 2010

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!

Sara – Apr 23, 2010

Ajay, thanks so much for your note on Common Trade. I appreciate it.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 14, 2010

Thanks for reading The Knocker. You make come good points.

Jack Swenson – Apr 12, 2010

Well, the rose got me out of trouble that time, at least. Thanks for the read, Ajay.

Martha Williams – Apr 12, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my story, Martha

Michael J. Solender – Apr 12, 2010

Thanx for the read and comment on my story AJ!

See ya – Apr 12, 2010

Thanks for the read and cool comments, Ajay.

eamon byrne – Apr 11, 2010

Hello Ajay. I read your story '51' and thought it was really excellent.

Rick Rofihe – Apr 07, 2010

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.
Very best,

Jack Swenson – Apr 06, 2010

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!

Foster Trecost – Apr 06, 2010

Hey Ajay, thanks for your comments on Eight States Away - glad you liked it. foster.

P. Jonas Bekker – Apr 05, 2010

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.

Jack Swenson – Mar 10, 2010

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.

David Erlewine – Mar 10, 2010

Ajay, man, thanks very much for checking out "Vague Obscenities."

Foster Trecost – Mar 08, 2010

Hi Ajay, thanks for your comments on A Life Twice Told - glad you liked it.

Jack Swenson – Mar 08, 2010

Ajay, thanks for your comments on "Victory." It means a lot to get a pat on the back from such a terrific writer.

Jack Swenson – Feb 24, 2010

Thanks, Ajay. It's always fun to poke fun!

Julie Innis – Feb 20, 2010

Ajay, thanks so much for reading "Sanctuary" - hope all's well with you!

Foster Trecost – Feb 18, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on my story, Ajay.

Jack Swenson – Feb 17, 2010

And thank YOU for the compliment and the fav.

Trent England – Feb 16, 2010

Hey, thanks Ajay.

Adam Byatt – Feb 15, 2010

Hey Ajay, thanks for the positive support on my first piece. Much appreciated.

ChrisTopher Meidl – Feb 15, 2010

Thanks for your kind words on "It", Ajay. I appreciate it very much.

Barry Friesen – Feb 15, 2010

Oh. Good. Thanks for the comment on "Still Life," Ajay!

R. A. Allen – Feb 12, 2010

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.

Larry Strattner – Feb 11, 2010

Thanks Ajay. Hope you don't live near any of these. The little bitty one I felt once wasn't funny at all. Cheers.

Jack Swenson – Jan 31, 2010

Thanks, Ajay. Glad you liked my Alzheimer's story.

David Erlewine – Jan 24, 2010

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

Larry Strattner – Jan 22, 2010

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.

Christian Bell – Jan 21, 2010

Ajay, thanks for commenting on my story "Rice."

Douglas Light – Jan 21, 2010


Thanks for the read and fav on "Matters of Breeding."

Michael Dickes – Jan 20, 2010

Thanks for the comment man. I'm new to fictionaut....got any suggestions on how to network? Take care...Michael

Summer Robinson – Jan 20, 2010

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 ;)

Jack Swenson – Jan 20, 2010

You gotta be there I guess, but the worst thing about seeing spiders is knowing they're not real.

Jane Hammons – Jan 19, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on my story. Menace is one of my favorite things :)

Jack Swenson – Jan 19, 2010

I got a kick out of your comments on "Wine Country." Right on the money!

Michael J. Solender – Jan 19, 2010

Thx AJ for the nice words on my piece!

Lou Godbold – Jan 19, 2010

I bless your multi-culturism. Bless, bless!

Ann Bogle – Jan 18, 2010

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!

Sara – Jan 18, 2010

Ajay, Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate it, Sara

sara t. – Jan 14, 2010

Thanx Ajay, ive been enjoying your writing too!

Douglas Light – Jan 14, 2010

Thanks for the good word on "Separate," Ajay. Definitely made my day.

Tia Prouhet – Jan 12, 2010

You made my day a little, with your kind word on "Nutrition", thank you!

Sean Ferrell – Jan 11, 2010

Thanks for your kind note on my story.

Angela Brett – Jan 06, 2010

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.

Julie Innis – Jan 04, 2010

Thank you so much Ajay for your comments on House Sitter. How goes yr writing these days?

Chris Tarry – Dec 30, 2009

Hey Ajay, thanks for the comment on "Inquiry into the Submission." Really glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to reading your stuff. Best, CT

Jacob Russell – Dec 28, 2009

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

Jerry Ratch – Dec 26, 2009

TJ Skarbo – Dec 25, 2009

I just looked at your profile and disovered we have the same birthday...different year, but the same day! :)

TJ Skarbo – Dec 25, 2009

Ajay, thanks so much for your wonderful comments, I hope your day finds you with a smile upon your face...

Finnegan Flawnt – Dec 24, 2009

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

Jon Davies – Dec 12, 2009

Thanks for the comment on HT Make a Baby. Good to see someone from the subcontinent represented on here.

Finnegan Flawnt – Dec 12, 2009

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

Doug Bond – Nov 25, 2009

Vonnegut, Yes! Cat's Cradle....chapters like tiny flashes

Kathy Fish – Nov 23, 2009

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.

Micah Dean Hicks – Nov 18, 2009

Hey, man, thanks for the comment on my story! Much appreciated.

Larry Strattner – Nov 16, 2009

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

Cynthia Reeser – Nov 10, 2009

Hi Ajay! Thanks for joining the Prick of the Spindle group. I'm enjoying reading your work!

Nora Nadjarian – Nov 09, 2009

hi Ajay! thanks for your comment on "Sushi's Night Out" :))

A. Pseudonym – Nov 09, 2009

Thanks so much for your comment on my Between Our Words, Ajay!

David Erlewine – Nov 04, 2009

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

David Erlewine – Nov 04, 2009

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

Darryl Price – Nov 01, 2009

I'm so glad someone finally mentioned Douglas Adams. Thank you.

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