Behind the blog

Hello! I’m Sid!

I am, what you would call, an accidental writer. Writing’s always come a bit naturally to me, but I’d never actually considered pursuing it as a career.

I spent the better part of a decade, working in London for various multinational conglomerates. It was when we returned to India in 2013, that I decided to take up writing. I was looking for a break from the corporate rat race, and had volunteered to look after my 18-month old, while my wife returned to work.

Of course, things soon took off – perhaps, a bit too quicker than I’d anticipated – and within a short period, I had managed to carve a little spot in the blogging world.

At the moment, when I’m not running after our toddler, tripping over LEGO blocks or fending off paparazzi  (ok, the last one’s just a wish!), I write about fatherhood, parenting in general, social satire, humour and fiction. I’m also working on two manuscripts, in the hope that both of them will make their way to your bookshelves this year; if I can get my son’s blessings to finish writing, that is.

Thank you for dropping by, and I hope you’ll find something to whet your ‘reading appetite’.


P.S.  If opportunity does present itself, I may, at times, try to regale you with tales of my fatherhood escapades involving dirty diapers, projective food attacks, ninja-sleeping positions and tackling high-rise LEGO buildings.  

P.P.S. If you’re curious about how I spend my days with my son, here is a peek:

 

The Army
Our Army

Note: I should also be quick to add that within a few minutes, the army was decapitated, plundered and destroyed by ‘friendly fire’. What can I say? Parenting – it’s awesome!

If you like what you see or read, be a sport and hit the “Follow” button.

 Go on…you know you want to!

 

Introduce-ingly yours,

sid@iwrotethose

 

53 Comments

  1. Sid, you are refreshing and quite honestly vomit your mind. Love your style of writing and I get quite pepped to take one for myself. Keep doing what you love.

    Am Anubha

    1. Thank you, Anubha.
      Haha! I still hold back a bit, but yes, I prefer honest writing in general. Plus the long posts are the result of ‘writing diarrhoea’ 😛

      Thank you! Hope you see you around.

  2. Hey Sid, I just chanced upon your blog. I work at Singapore and it’s so refreshing to see a stay at home dad. I have women working at senior positions in my office at Singapore while their husbands are stay-at-home dads. You are an idol for most men in India and hats off to you. I love your passion for writing and I connect with your posts. I am definitely going to be a regular on your blog. Cheers 🙂

    1. Hello!
      Thank you for the compliment.
      I’m not sure about the idol part – it sort of worked out for us and we’re trying to not let trivial things like society or what people think get in its way.
      And *yay* – this is be doing a little dance for getting another reader for my humble little blog 🙂
      Hope to see you around!
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  3. Hi Sid,
    i’ve enjoyed reading your blogs immensely. before i say anything else, let me say i too am a career woman/mom with a 3 year old atrociously naughty toddler and a stay at home husband! Therefore reading your writing was like deja-vu! i also happen to be the editor of Business Insider in India, and I wanted to take this opportunity to have a chat with you. do let me know how we can get this going. trust me we are not ‘only’ about business!

  4. This is a blog I’ll be stalking. 🙂 to be frank, I’ve never met a stay-at-home dad before (only seen too many staying-away-dads), so forgive me if I consider you to be some kind of curiosity!
    Anusha recently put up this awesome post : Beyond my reachMy Profile

    1. Been called a lot of things, but never ‘a kind of curiosity’ 🙂
      Feel free to explore. The Menu is pretty self explanatory and you may find something to your liking. Perhaps.
      Good to connect, Anusha, and welcome to my humble online abode.

      1. No offence meant! My father has been away a lot on work, and I just find myself wondering what it would be like to have the father as the parent at home. I remember one instance, when I saw him after almost a year, and I spoke to him in the respectful form I used for relatives/strangers, rather than the informal form I normally used while speaking to him. This still makes me sad 🙂

        1. None taken either, Anusha.
          I can’t tell you how my little one feels, but you can read about how I feel about various things if you go through my ‘Daddy Journals’ 🙂
          As for your situation, I understand. My parents were around, but I’ve had plenty of cousins who have been through the same situation as you have. And it’s a difficult phase.

    1. Thank you, Prakash.
      Though I do think you may be a bit too liberal with your words 🙂 I just try. But glad you liked it.
      Hope to see you around.

  5. Great knowing you Sid. The blog is very well done, and I loved your letter do your little ‘Three-nagger’ 🙂 very sweet!
    Do drop in at Drishti.co – my blog… you will find similar letters to my littles ones as well. 🙂
    Cheers, Archana
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  6. Hi ,iwrotethose.com
    Firstly I would like to tell you that I am avid reader of offline stuff .But Today as I was browsing the net. I just chanced upon your blog. I was wonder struck by your bio. I found your introduction very interesting and impressive.

  7. i like the signature.. introduce-ingly yours.. i love having my own words.. i have lots of them.. it gives me a different kind of high and that too without any drugs 😛 😛

    i do have a quieter and comparatively sane side too, just that somehow you have stumbled upon the weirder me..
    as i just popped to your about me page, you can now be sure that i have officially stalked you 😛 😀
    Don’t worry.. i have no cyber crime records 😛 I am a happy stalker.. I just leave my footprints but damn they are fat and big 😛 😀

    1. Shruti, along with redefining the word “awesome”, you are also redefining the word “unique”, and I promise, in a really really good way. Glad to be stalked 🙂

      1. awwwiiieesss.. I am soo gladdd… unique.. that i am definitely.. i will tell you some of my weirdly uniquely tales 😛 😛 No doubt,. me red notes with pink streaks is unique definitely 😀

  8. Hello Sid,
    Impressive work! It’s all so entertaining. Love the choice of words! The writing is seamless and flawless. I haven’t found the time to read all the posts but I’ll make some, soon.

    If you’d be interested in doing some pro bono work by judging and guiding college students aspiring to become writers, email me at darshan_popttt@yahoo.co.in. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you.

    Darshan B

  9. Hey. Thanks for following my blog, Inspiring Evolution. Hope to see you there often.

    And yeah thank you for teaching a new word to me , Cauldron. 🙂

    Stay connected and would love to read more from you always

    ~Deepa

  10. Ok…I jumped here from my comment. Wow…you are truly multi talented. Wannabe masterchef? Wow 🙂 i love to cook. Some day I hope to be chef material. You know…learn cooking. Right now happy trying new dishes for my husband who loves my dishes and is my biggest critic. Maybe someday after my 2 year old grows up a bit 🙂

    1. Haha. Preethi – Anyone can be a wanna-be masterchef. IT’s just the desire to learn 🙂 Now you know where my series is inspired from 🙂 Keep following your passion…it’s never too late

    1. Thank you Gowardhan. I was a product manager by profession in London. Recently relocated to India for personal reasons, and right now, in between jobs. But seriously considering an alternate career, possibly in writing. I enjoy the PM and Marketing functions, but doesn’t give me the kick I get out of writing. Only time will tell. I’m going to speculate that the question was purely from a “managing multiple blogs” point of view – am I correct?

  11. Hey Sid, love the fact that you took the leap or the plunge as the case may be and went in for a domain of your own. Love the look of the new site as well, nice and clean and white compared to the earlier grey one. Makes your writing seem that much more whiter compared to the greys that you were writing before 😉

    1. Thanks Jairam. Actually I’ve owned the “iwrotethose” domain for a while now. Just never got around to doing anything with it, until recently. And yes, the grey theme was just a temporary fix. Always wanted a bit cleaner, whiter background. Played with Adele theme for a while. Slowly getting there 🙂

    1. Really? You’ve got to be kidding 🙂 Jokes aside, I’m humbled by your kind words. I’ll make sure I write more stuff to keep you interested. BTW, I’m loving your blog too. So expect more comments from me there too.

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