What is this Blog about?

This Blog is a compilation of all my writings. I write a variety of genres. I have thought of having seperate blogs for each genre. But I choose to maintain a single blog so that I can consolidate my reader base. I write stories, poems, analysis, views and satires on issues related to our nation or current social set up and humorous or reflective narrations of incidents from my life. I also do book reviews and a couple of travelogues of memorable trips.

How to navigate through this blog?

There are three ways to navigate. I would recomend using the tabs right below the title. They lead to seperate pages related to each individual genre. Inside the pages you can find the links to the different posts under that genre classified by nature of topic.

Another way of navigating is through the archives at the bottom of the right sidebar. Here you can find the posts month wise.You would use this method if you want to find post posted during a certain time frame.

The last way is by using the labels right at the bottom of the blog. This is like using the index section of a book. You can use this if you want to know what I have written about any particular topic. I am constanly working on this section to make it as relavent as possible.

How to stay connected/ recomend to friends?

There are multiple ways of following this blog or recomending it. On the left side bar you have options to follow on twitter or through facebook, to receive e-mail updates and to receive the RSS feed of my blog. You also have a 'Tell a Friend option' to mail the link to my posts through most popular e-mail/chat/social networking services and you also have a option to tweet about my posts. You can also stay connected through your gmail or facebook ids by opting to follow me at the bottom section of my blog.

How to communicate with me?

You can communicate by commenting on any of the pages or posts. The comments are linked to my personal id and so I will be notified even if you commented on an older post. I always respond back to every comment. I have enabled moderation. So it will take some time for your comment to appear on my blog. I really appreciate comments as they tell me people are reading my blog and finding it worth their time.

Who am I?

At a philosophical level, I would say the answer keeps evolving through a constant process of self discovery. But at a more mundane level, how much ever I love the cloak of anonymity, I owe my readers at least a few glimpses into my personality. I am a middle aged Indian man. Have studied in six different schools in 3 different cities. I have been to the country's premier technology and business schools. Have spent a few years in the IT industry and right now work as a management consultant focusing on operations and process transformation. I like travelling and have visited  over 50 cities/towns across 15 countries so far. I like reading books on science, history, philosophy, science fiction and fantasy. My dream is to become a published writer of repute.

Why do I call myself 'The Fool' ?

One of the greatest fears people have in their minds is being taken for a fool by society. This fear makes people inhibited or pretentious. According to me, the best antidote for fear is to embrace the object of fear. So if I am already 'The Fool', I don't have to fear being considered a fool and can openly speak my mind.

Why is my blog titled 'Lucifer House Inc.'?

To put it briefly, it is based on the maxim 'The idle mind is a devil's workshop' (Lucifer is the name of the biblical angel who became the devil) and my belief that only an idle mind provides a fertile ground for creativity to germinate. You can read more on this in my first post on this blog. I have followed this by an article by Bertrnad Russell and a poem by William Henry Davies on the same. You can read my post and the two works of literature by clicking here, here and here respectively. 


Deepak Karthik said...

AWESOME :) i liked the explanation for FOOL :)
am a fool either :)

T F Carthick said...

Thanks, Deepak.

Unknown said...

From 3idiots, I learnt that Idiot is not really an abuse and now I have learnt that to be a fool is not bad either!!
More than this, I have learnt that to give yourself a bad name before others do, actually leaves the others with no options!!

T F Carthick said...

Thanks Shazia. Glad you liked the reason behind my name.

Kajal said...

... and to show you how much I love your blog.. here's something for you at http://purplechronicle.blogspot.com/2012/04/awesome-ness-has-arrived.html


Ritvik Gautam said...

Since the time I met you, I've always thought why would someone call themselves "The Fool". Now I know.
You are an inspiration. :)

Rick said...

Hey, is this the Lucifer from back in Brighton? Saw this blog and the name is almost the same, we need to catch up!

Sheldon Coelho said...

Hi TF,

I've seen a few 'About Me' pages and yours is quite comprehensive and detailed allowing your viewers to get to your posts without any hassles.

Thanks and looking forward to reading your posts in the next few days because there's just so many to cover.



T F Carthick said...

Thanks a lot, Sheldon and welcome to my blog. I also look forward to your visit.

Unknown said...

your take on finding the girl of ur life is an enlightening read.i am myself confused as to whether an arranged marriage is more supportive for ur future career in the corporate sector or whether ur love life should set sail forever(even in storms).my best friend has had a relationship in the past and the breakup was quite difficult.i on the other hand refrain from greater attachments if i dont find the girl stands up to most of my expectations.after reading ur post i think its better to add some degree of "compromise" in ur lifelong love and have modest hopes , a stark contrast from the view i subscribed as a teenager.

T F Carthick said...

Thanks for visiting, deepjyothi. There is no hard and fast answer to your question. Love just happens. You can't plan for it. A sad old unromantic curmudgeon like is hardly any standard to emulate for love life.

N.S.Kirti said...

Awesome!! i came here curious about how a blog could have 'FAQ' but you got me hooked as usual! and the reason for why you are 'The fool' is so... INSPIRING!! only you could have come up with a thing like that TF!! :) :D

T F Carthick said...

Thanks Kirti.I need to develop this section more though.

Anonymous said...

one question: th reason behind that pic....of that some lady standing with some ...thing... on her shoulder. what does that convey

and how is it we link comments to our personal id's...??. (does personal id here meant personal mail id...???)

T F Carthick said...

Yeah, Yatin. I need to keep updating the FAQs I guess. That pic is the fool card from tarot. The Fool is an adventurer who sets out on a journey with a small bundle.

Yes, Yatin. In blogger settings we can set comments to be delivered to our mail box.

Rituraj Verma said...


I liked your blog. I thought that we could do a few cross blog things.

Would you be interested in reviewing my new book "Love, Peace and Happiness:What more can you want?"

I could do an author interview on yours. I could also post your review on my fanpage referenced below which has more than 10,000 fans giving you a whole new set of visitors.

Let me know if this makes sense for your blog.

Rituraj Verma, author

T F Carthick said...

I have replied to you on mail, Mr. Rituraj.

Unknown said...


Glad to have come across your blog.
I am a first time novelist releasing my book this month. It’s called METAMORPHING and it’s a mystery thriller. It’s being published by Leadstart under its imprint Frogbooks.

I write this to request your time to review my book. As an attempt to create buzz / interest about ‘Metamorphing’ I have cut a teaser trailer. Please have a look at it (http://youtu.be/6NC_1Nuu2J4 ) and share your feedback. If you think this is something you would like to share with your friends and followers, please do. It will certainly help creating effective awareness.

About the book:
METAMORPHING – A thrilling tale about two men bound by an untraceable yet undeniable fate - One running away from his past, another unaware of his own.
Watch the trailer - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6NC_1Nuu2J4
Website - www.kunalpancholi.com
FB- www.facebook.com/metamorphing.book
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kunalpancholi (@kunalpancholi)

Eager to send you my book for a review. I do hope you would agree to review and blog about it. Kindly share your contact details where I can send the book.

Look forward to your reply.
Kunal Pancholi

T F Carthick said...

Thanks a lot, Kunal. Please send across the blurb of the book and the image to our Facebook page.

We can feature your book and you can post the relavent links as comments. However regret to inform you that I have stopped doing book reviews. Can however connect you to a group who do reviews and blog tours.

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