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. 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 athought-provoking elderly romantic comedy.
I’m happily busy writing, when not in the cockpit.
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, people now call me Explainer-in-Brief!