About me

I chase dreams. I chase them down the crowded alleyways of our routine-filled days, I chase them down the wide roads of our imagination. I have caught up with a few of my dreams, but around the corner, there is always a bigger dream that runs ahead.

One of these big dreams is writing.  I love to read, and I also love to write.  If I were to become a writer, I would love to be the sort of writer who makes you laugh, like a P.G. Wodehouse or a Terry Pratchett.

I am also the sort of person who memorized Jabberwocky in childhood and recited it to any unsuspecting passerby. Hopefully, this blog will not be as nonsensical. Or if it is, it will be as memorably nonsensical.

Lekhni is not my real name. Then why do I call myself Lekhni? The answer is here.  As you can see, lekhni means a pen, or writing. So eLekhni is what this blog is – the e-version of my writings.

But this blog is not all about me – it is about you, my reader.  I would like to tell you stories, but I would also love to hear your comments and opinions on the stories.

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  1. You seem like a kindred spirit! Jabberwocky is awesome, so deliciously and divinely mad!
    Looking forward to lots of interesting reading on your site,

    Lekhni: Thanks :) I assure you, there will be lots to read!

  2. Hi, I like this blog’s name and ur articles Desicritics. It’s nice to see you work in Wall Street but u also write hindi so well as i read here. nice blog lekhni

    Lekhni: Thanks :)

  3. Lekhni..loved going through your blog. I came here once while blog hopping, must be from Kamini’s blog. But then, you had that beautiful serene scene across the bridge. Not sure if I had left a comment. But when I clicked on your explanation for your name, I saw that header. Thats such a lovely header and I think that suits best with your blog name than cosmos!…

    Lekhni: Thanks :) The serene scene came with the theme.

  4. I believe I featured in Desipundit thanks to you.
    Have we ever interacted on any other forum?
    Thank you oh Quill! :)

    Lekhni: I would have likely commented on any of your blog posts?

  5. Something in your profile caught my attention. You write:

    “But this blog is not about me, it is about you, my reader. I would like to tell you stories…”

    This is exactly the way I feel when I write my posts.

    Pls do visit my blog and have a look around!


    Lekhni: I am glad we think the same way. Visited your blog, and I am a regular reader now!

  6. Hi ,

    I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be wow.. u write well.. Why don’t you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog The Imagine Universe took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

    BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run http://www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

    This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)


    Lekhni: You are welcome to provide a link at rambhai.com to any of my posts that you like.

  7. Hi , You are writing good articles. People like to read them. Always Imagination is more powerful than knowledge. ” Imagined universe” keep it up.

    Lekhni: Thanks for the compliment :) Do keep reading and sharing your thoughts!

  8. Just wanted to say hi. You have a nice blog! I read your post on Niketa Mehta. Very comprehensive. Will visit again!

    Lekhni: Thanks! That is high praise, coming from a prolific blogger like you :)

  9. Had wandered by your blog sometime last year, and then just could not remember the name.. Real pleasure to drop by again, courtesy Twitter !! :)

    Lekhni: Thanks, it’s great to hear that :) I’d always thought Twitter was just a time sink, but I am very glad to hear it has its uses :D

  10. just dropped in to say hi..i’ve been reading your posts for some time now, starting with the Niketa mehta one…
    Looking forward to reading more…and hope you keep on dreaming and achieving :)

    Lekhni: Thanks for the kind words and the wishes, I really appreciate it :) If you like my style of writing, please read my archives as well, you may find a few posts you like !

  11. I came from Usha’s blog after seeing your recent comment. I think ‘cosmic dust’ is the right answer for the question, ‘where are you from?’ I wanted to check out the person who can give suggest such an enlightening answer. I am glad that I found you- the lines of Dinkar’s poetry are still echoing in my head. If you take the different meaning of the lines then you will see that your situations are different. Dinkar did not have the freedom of the blog world where we can write freely with no constraints. Let those stories leap out pal- there are many out there to catch their fall!

    Lekhni: Thanks :) Yes, I guess the only constraints are time and inspiration ;)

  12. Your posts are always bigger and take long time to sink in :D So commenting here instead :D How about writing a 10-12 lines post coming weekend? :P
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  14. Stumbled upon you blog. I think its about the nicest “about me”s that I’ve read-and I’ve read quite a few. More power to your PC or laptop or whatever you blog on and may you continue to entertain and entrance your readers !

    Hey, thanks! I am flattered :)

  15. Hi there! While looking for the articles on “Frisking of an ex President of India in India itself” … I came across your blog.
    Very interesting …. thought provoking — that is the way I like it! Congrats and thanks for sharing the intelligent work!
    Stay blessed

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