Hello, Dear Reader!

Nice meeting you. 🙂

I am a former fighter pilot (MiG 21), current airline pilot (Boeing 737), husband of one (Since 1984), father of two and friend to many.

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In school, I was known to be an enthralling storyteller. My later life experiences, however, encouraged silent obedience–in the military as well as in marriage!

I re-discovered the passion in my late fifties with a blog titled ‘Infunnytely Indian’, then wrote an aviation thriller novel, and have now penned a thought-provoking romantic comedy.

I’m happily busy writing, when not in the cockpit.

Please click the headings on the right to read my latest blog posts. Archives include the earlier posts, month-wise.

And please don’t hesitate to post your opinion too.

After some of my blog posts went viral, Indiatimes.com invited me to write for them. I wrote a lot of short aviation related ‘explainers’ for their young readership, in simple and jargon-free language that everyone could understand. I felt touched and honoured when a veteran, who had flown during the 1971 war, thanked me and said, “Now my grandchildren will understand what I did in that war.”

In the armed forces, we have a post called Commander-in-Chief. In the same–and a lighter–vein, I now call myself Explainer-in-Brief!

For my articles on Indiatimes, please click here https://www.indiatimes.com/author/avinash-chikte/5150

To check out my books, please click here.

Thanks for visiting.

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