A lot can happen in a month

by - November 13, 2014



I have had some crazy months in my life. Some decidedly evil ones too, to be frank. Which is why whenever anything good used to happen to me, I would always be looking over my shoulder, waiting for the "bad stuff" to reveal its presence.

A funny thing happened though over the last one year. I stopped caring about whatever could go wrong. Most of it was the fear of "what ifs" anyway rather than reality itself. Somethings were out of my hands anyway so there was no point sitting and worrying or regretting. And the universe did respond positively too with a whole lot of changes.

But I would be lying if I said I have had many months as memorable as the last one. If 2014 has been about positive changes, October-November has been the cherry on top of this cake.

  • I attended my third book launch as an author in as many years (this time for Myriad Tales). 
    Godyears Roshan RADHAKRISHNAN
  • I stayed at the Grand Hyatt, thus checking "stay at 5 star hotel" off my bucket-list.
    Waiter! Have one of these delivered to my home please!
  • I got to meet co-authors from many books in Mumbai.
  • I got to finally visit Blogadda at their office and catch up with the awesome team I credit with kick-starting my run of good fortune.
  • I came back and was goaded by this cutie pie to collaborate with her in a blogging contest which I had actually given up on since I had no hopes of winning myself.
  • Well, I WON (for this post that I am quite proud of since it is related to my medical field and the world today) - for those of you who are wondering, this was the FIRST time in 3255 days/8years 10 months and 29 days of blogging (not that I was counting or anything!) that I won a blogging contest. Seriously.
  • I got to attend the prestigious INKTALKS and hear some inspiring stories and meet some people I never thought I would ever be sharing a room with in my life.

    Roshan Radhakrishnan
Godyears Roshan Radhakrishnan

  • I stayed at the Grand Hyatt. No, this isn't me repeating an earlier point by mistake. This is me telling you I stayed at the Hyatt twice in a little over a fortnight - and yes, the waiters recognized me!
    It's really simple: One plate of EVERYTHING
    plus an APPLETINI, of course.
  • Today, I come back from a long day of work that involves patients between the ages of less than ten and over eighty and guess what I find online - a link of the top 25 bloggers in the country based on creativity, relevance and/or popularity. In this list, you will find:
    •  Narendra Modi (only the Prime Minister of India)
    • Amitabh Bachchan (only the most popular Bollywood actor ever)
    • Shekhar Kapur (only a Padma Sree, BAFTA winner et al)
    • Chetan Bhagat (only India's most famous author. 'Deti hai to de... nahi to...')
    • Rajiv Makhni (only 'da maan' of NDTV)
    • Kiran Bedi (yup. That one.)
    • Me. (me.)        
Click the pic to view the entire list

If you had told me at the start of October 2014 that I would be living in five star luxury (not once but twice), eating sushi and traditional Keralite kalappams and prawns simultaneously while living across the hall from film celebrities and have it all culminate in me appearing on the same list as the Prime Minister of India, Amitabh Bachchan and Chetan Bhagat, I would have labelled you insane and had you sent to a mental asylum.

Just goes to show what I have been saying on the blog all year. Keep believing that bad times will pass and keep looking forward to the minor wins every day. Slowly but surely, the tide will turn and you will find only awesome moments all around you.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need to go buy some lottery tickets!


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50 comments

  1. Wow, quite an awesome month for you Doctor! Really happy for you.. And am proud to have known you and met you personally too.. :)

    God Bless!

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    1. Thanks Binu... it has been a good month indeed :)

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  2. Super Awesome Doc ...

    Guess my year was great too ... having met you this year :P

    Congratulations on that really long list of good times or as it is popularly know now 'achche din' ...

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    1. Hehe.. thanks man.
      Yup, let's hope the achche din continues for a long long time :)

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  3. So nice.....
    Nice to see u actually holding a pen to write.... Last i remember u writing with a pen was when u were writing "bajla paneer".
    Nice to see you reach great heights with blogging...
    Nice to see you get published...
    and yes bad times too pass...... but slowly....

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    1. Don't remind me. Back then, I wrote that whole novel in 20 days in pen and paper without making a single cut! Now I'm struggling since over a year!
      And yes, they do pass slowly but the key factor is that they do pass.

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  4. You know something? If you have pictures of food on your post, that becomes my take away always! Sigh! A gr8 month doc...

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    1. I hope then that you are following my "Foodies" album on Facebook :D

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  5. Simply wow!!! The smile in your face says it all. I feel really happy seeing you so elated. You have been an inspiration for beginners like me and I really admire that :)

    Keep moving on and on and on Doc .....

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    1. Thanks Sushree, that's so sweet of you to say :)

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  6. Very happy to see everything come together for you, Roshan. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy and I mean that :)

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    1. Thanks Shailaja... yes, things are finally starting to come together I guess.

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  7. wooow now thts an action fille dmonth! Here is to many more in days to come

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    1. Yup... a lot of it was unexpected but that just added to the sense of elation

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  8. Wohoo! Really proud of you man!

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  9. Congrats Roshan! How exciting for you with all that fun and adventure! Keep on thinking positive and creating more dreams come true! ;) <3

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    1. That's definitely the plan... to keep the momentum going and continue doing things differently.

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  10. Congrats Doc! The pics are fab :) Needless to say, I'm hungry for some Mallu food now!

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    1. hehe.. surely there must be a Mallu restaurant near where ever u are... we Mallus make space for ourselves in every corner of the Earth

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  11. Woah, you're one lucky soul! Rather you've earned it...but well, you seem to be having all the fun! Keep going :)

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    1. Oh, it has been a long struggle to get to this point but wow, what a view :)

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  12. wow!! Doctor you are on the perfect track and i guess you don't have to wait! go for a lottery ticket!! Am so happy for you!! Am proud that am the follower of one of the top bloggers in country!!! :D
    Treat tho bantha hein boss!!! :D
    Congratzzzz :) :)

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    1. Thanks... I actually have bought some lottery tickets :D hehehe... lets see how that pans out!

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  13. Congrats, doc. So happy for you. May the next year be even better.

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  14. Congrats doc..super duper happy for you..goodtimes are finally here and its here to stay forever..

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    1. Thanks Priya... man, i could certainly use a "stay forever" :D

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  15. Congratulations for the super month and all that good. Hope this streak continues. Lovely pictures. And yes even I would love to have one of those tubs delivered to my place along with all the food ;)

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    1. Oh, I certainly do hope the streak continues :D
      And yes, instead of stealing shampoo and conditioner vials from hotels, we should be aiming to steal the whole bath tub, na :D

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  16. WOWOWOWOWOWOOOWOWOW.
    Good times!!!!
    Buy me a lottery ticket too please. :P

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  17. Amazing, Roshan! Very happy for you... And yeah, good luck with the lottery :)

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    1. Thanks :D
      Will definitely keep everyone updated on that lottery ticket :)

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  18. OH MY GOD!!! Am turning greeeen!!!!

    Congratulations doc :)
    But no doc this is not Luck, it's all pay back for all your good works and efforts :)
    So you should think again before buying the lottery tickets ;)

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    1. Thanks... noone ever mentioned it that way :) That means a lot to me, seriously...

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  19. wow wow wow that is just incredible :D congratulations on all your achievements :D

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  20. Fantastic Dr Roshan.... You deserve it all. And yes you are an inspiration to us all :-)

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  21. This is awesome, Doc and more power to you:) Good things happen to good people:)

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    1. Thanks man... I would like to hope that last line holds true for a long time to come...

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  22. Roshannnnnn!!!! You have arrived, my friend!!!
    When I saw your status update on FB, I thought you were randomly using NaMo and Bachchan and just kidding! This surely is the most awesome thing. Seriously.
    Lots of love and good luck to you. You deserve it all!

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    1. Thanks Nisha... yes, it is the kind of status update that usually is associated with one of my pranks.. who would have thought, eh!

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  23. It is reassuring to know that nice things happen to good people!!
    Hope the great run continues!

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    1. Believe me, RR, I read Vishal's comment after publishing mine.

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    2. haha :) Thanks. Its the thought, after all

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