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ComixIndia.com Magazine Vol 1 – Random Selection – available for sale

The ComixIndia.com magazine volume 1 (named as Random Selection) is out for sale on Pothi.com.

This volume contains 268 pages of comics action which was contributed by 13 authors/artists. It contains the full story ‘The Replacement’ that I wrote and illustrated.

The preview of ‘The Replacement’ is available here.


ComixIndia.com Random Selection is the first of its kind of comics anthologies in India published on a print-on-demand site.

You can buy this volume directly from here


ComixIndia magazine issue 1 - Random Selection cover page

A Touching Poem

When we brought Mugdha home, SOFOSH presented us with a very beautiful, touching poem written by one of the previous parents. I do not know the name of the person who wrote it. All I could feel is how much heart and soul was poured into it.

Here it is. Read and tell me if you agree –

Once there were two women who never knew each other,

One you do not remember, the other you call Mother.

Two different lives shaped to make yours one,

One became your guiding star, the other one became your sun.

The first gave you life, the second taught you to live it,

The first gave you need for love, the second was there to give it.

One gives you nationality, the other gave you a name,

One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim.

One gave you emotion, the other calmed your fears,

One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears.

One gave you up – it was all she could do,

The other prayed for a child and god led her straight to you.

And more you ask me through your tears,

The age old question throughout the years.

Heredity or environment, which are you the product of?

Neither my darling – neither. Just two different kinds of love!

A Little Fairy Arrives in our World!

Her name is ‘Mugdha’ (The giver of joy), and she has arrived in our home to touch our hearts and souls. She is only nearly two months old, but already has managed to fill our little world with her presence.

Mugdha is our little daughter. Me and Aparna adopted her from Shri Vatsa, the home of destitute children affiliated to Sassoon Hospital, Pune. She arrived in our home today, bringing with her immense joy and infinite dreams.

Let’s welcome her to our family, and hope she lives a much fulfilled life with us.

The Arrival

We first saw Mugdha on 2nd Oct 09 in the Shri Vatsa office, and there was instant bonding between her and her new parents.

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Saturday, 10th Oct 09. Me, Aparna and Aparna’s parents went to Shri Vatsa. Many children were playing in the court yard.



We went into the office, where we were warmly welcomed. After some formalities were completed, Mugdha was handed over to us for familiarizing with her new family members. Dhruv was super-excited and wanted to play with his sister and hold her in his lap.



Mugdha was absolutely an angel in her new mummy and daddy’s arms.


The SOFOSH social workers had painted a Rangoli for giving a farewell to Mugdha (former name Shravani)


Sharmila, the SOFOSH social worker, and Aparna’s mom performed certain rituals and presented Mugdha and Dhruv flower garlands.



Then we arrived home to a enthusiastic welcome.


Mugdha is now getting settled in her new family and surroundings. May her life be filled with great joy.