Trump? Hillary? Vote for me also.

Trump? Hillary? Vote for me also.

I’m darker and healthier than both. My emails have no secrets and I pay my taxes.

Okay seriously. The Bombay Lit Fest has a writing contest. Of the 1848 contestants, 25 will be shortlisted based on popular vote.

I seek your vote – only if you think I deserve it.

Your vote will help at least some people take my label of writer seriously, including myself. Since I gave up my corporate persona I have tried on many obscure identities (see ) and I like “writer” best.

So my request is simple :

  1. Click on this link (Don’t know why they remove all paragraphs/ breaks, but all entries are like that.)
  2. If you like what you read, vote.
  3. If you don’t, comment / email and tell me. Feedback helps.
  4. If you laughed, absolutely loved it, and have wanted to write a book yourself, come to the Himalayan Writing Retreat at

Those familiar with my blog will note that this piece is based on an earlier blog post. That is acceptable as per the contest rules. It is still original writing.