Who am I? 

Well, the first thing you probably need to know about me is that I stab people in the back for a living. And I confess I like it. Yes. I - Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan - am an anaesthesiologist and have worn many masks over the years, be it those of :
  1. A doctor inside operation theaters relieving pain for over a decade, 
  2. A writer of short stories ranging from romance to comedy and horror or just 
  3. An observer of the world around me via this blog, Godyears, that began innocuously enough as an online diary back in 2005 (making me a really OLD MAN in blog years.)
I am also the only Indian to have won first place in both Season 1 and Season 2 of Write India, India's largest literary contest.
These are two of twenty four short stories that have been published in print or e-books over the last few years. You can preview the whole list here.

Along the way, I have picked up a few blogging awards including:
  1. The Best Creative Writing Blog in India (WIN'14)
  2. The Best Blog from Kerala (Indian Blogging Awards 2017)

Where others have carved out niches for themselves, I remain the 'Jack of all trades' when it comes to blogging, writing about topics as diverse as Medical tidbits, Motivational anecdotes, tackling controversial national and international topics head-on, Fun Movie and TV show Trivia, food recipes and of course, myself!

Want to get in touch with Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan of the award-winning blog Godyears? This is how.

I am particularly proud of my 'Real Life Heroes of Kindness and Compassion' series wherein I have scoured news from across the globe, seeking out and showcasing ordinary people who displayed genuine acts of kindness that will restore your faith in humanity. From Presidents to World War veterans, cafeteria workers to school-going children, this is a series that shows that even in diversity, there is an infinite scope for kindness.

I have gone viral for my whistle-blowing blogpost on the Indian medical system (Why I will never allow my child to be a doctor in India) that ended up being the topic of discussion in hospitals both national and global in addition to being featured in various national and international media, ranging from NDTV to BBC and is still debated even today.

In addition to being featured over a dozen times in various newspaper articles, I have also been interviewed by various media outlets including Deccan Chronicle, BBC Radio and the Indian Express among others. You can find that list over here.

In 2017, I was honoured to be one of the motivational speakers for the Changing Tomorrow Youth Summit 2017 alongside the likes of actress Raveena Tandon and politician Sachin Pilot.

It has been quite a ride, indeed.


Yes, I have worked with quite a few international brands and promoted an eclectic variety of products over the years, ranging from luxury cars and 5 star hotel resorts to wedding decorators and beach festivals. 

Brands I have worked with via Godyears include:

  1. Land Rover
  2. Renault Lodgy
  3. Tata Zest
  4. Tata Tiago
  5. Ola Rental
  6. Protinex
  7. Tea Culture of the World
  8. Ensure (twice)... no wait, thrice
  9. Philips GoPure SlimLine 230 Car Air Purifier
  10. Philips DreamStation
  11. Philips HeartStart
  12. Royal Sundaram Health Insurance 
  13. Puma El Rey Future 
  14. VLCC
  15. VLCC DNA Wellness
  16. Sasakawa - India Leprosy Foundation
  17. Edelweiss Tokio Life - Criticare +
  18. Urban Ladder
  19. Hotel Alila Diwa, Goa 
  20. Hotel Leela Palace, Goa
  21. Asian Paints Luxury Aquadur Wood Finish  
  22. Coca Cola - The WASH program
  23. The Wedding Spell (Wedding Decor)
  24. Azure (Brand Management)
  25. Funds India
  26. Muzhappilangad Beach Festival, Kannur
  27. India's Digital Superstar  
  28. Cancer Patients Aid Association 
  29. AhamBhumika (NGO) 

You can contact or connect with me online via any of these social footprints of mine: 

So what are you waiting for? Talk to me already.


    1. i guess one needs to keep on reinventing...other wise life becomes dull. KEep on adding more hats and feathers to those hats errr caps... :)

      1. thanks ... definitely do plan on it :)

    2. Good to know more about you, though there was no need to write the third point, it is quite evident. kidding :P

      1. no.. thats actually my main point.. the others I just wrote around it to make it less conspicuous :D

    3. AnonymousJune 06, 2014

      How do you manage your time creating such awesome articles, being an Anaesthesiologist !! (Y) ~ http://pcfunkies.com

    4. Nice to find you,
      Greetings from Odisha Medical Khabar.
      shyam dash

    5. Love your blog How can I sign up for it

    6. Hi....wanted to speak with you about an article we are doing (The Hindu), delhi. Pls call Bindu Shajan (9810354187): Urgent


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