Author Archives: Surindernath Lineman

About Surindernath Lineman

This is, yours truly, 'religiously' religion-less and 'religion-less-ly' religious -SN. Happy 'Leaky Leaks' &...."Likes" !! God is not a Christian, Ishwar not a Hindu, Allah not a Muslim.

Read @ Your own Risk – 2

My rants, chats and chants ( FB, Twitter )


( On, which comes first. The writer or the Readers / Readership )

Place first, whichever you like ( from the couple ) because one, surely finds the other one, provided of course, Destiny plans it so. Then, some couples live happily ever after, some live-in together for some time, some separate due to literary menopause for sometime, and some divorce permanently.


( on other writers’ influence, on “your writing” )

If I knew, It would not and should not, be present there, in my writing. But it is also true that every plant, tree has its roots well grounded in earth. Nothing grows in thin air. Now who will separate plant’s own ‘earth share’ and general earth. These things happen subconsciously & unknowingly.


( On Pen names )

People without pen names have made history. But in India pen names are very popular. It may help to separate a writer, from others and if catchy, catches fire and spreads far and wide. Mine is “Lineman”. My requirement was different. It helps keep my ego under check. Linemen are the well known field-hardworking, workers in India, who rise up electric poles, to unite electricity lines. Moreover, I love to feel / being reminded, that I am not yet a poet or writer. Only a person trying to unite lines & words.


( On “Do you have privacy at home?” )

Yours truly, happily married. Can’t afford the luxury of, privacy at home unless of course, I remember to lock, the bathroom door properly, from inside. Office / coffee shops no exceptions. Wives usually have long hands and handles ( proper usage is also well taught – at finishing schools, I suspect ). Come to think of it, local police stations could also be considered, for privacy, as you know, both husbands and beggars can not be the choosers. Yes, one more, when the wife is sleeping. But then I have to be cautious all the time. Sometimes she pretends to be asleep. Wonder why men don’t have finishing schools. Anyways, already too late for me especially when other and bigger finishing(s) are in the offing.
( 5 )
( Writer should be subjective or objective )
If a writer is not subjective and does not add his perspective / impressions, about his chosen topic, then s/ he is just a documentary maker. And if s/he is not objective, then fails to have permanent value. Readers stop relating. Difficult ? Who said writing is easy.
( 6 )
( Writer without being a reader )
Don’t know about passionately reading others’ work but a writer, who can not be a dispassionate reader of his own work, can not be, a writer at all !!
( 7 )
( Madam English Language’s famous “borrowing” )
English language c & pastes, from other languages : a positive “borrowing”.
When & if you and me, c & paste from other writers : a negative “plagiarism” “theft”

I simply give up. Can YOU solve this riddle?
But do not C & P this leaving in the middle !!
( 8 )
( A writer writing is accompanied by whom ? )
Me somewhat busy these days but my co reader inside you and the Motivator above shall do the Needful. 
( 9 )
( on being understood / misunderstood by the Society )
If the society understands I feel good and if they misunderstand I am delighted profoundly. Its a win win situation. After winning I move on.

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Humor


Read @ your own Risk-1 !!

My creative Rants, Chats & Chants, online ( FB, TWtt. ):


Literary writing is 3-some phenomena. The writer is the middleman between cosmic creative Energy ( CCE ) and the general public ( Readers ). The writer writes, nothing else. R’s feedback / appreciation, and the quality of the CCE both are beyond writer’s control. But there is one hidden player – the reader inside the writer. They both can go on a joy ride together any time they like. The moment you tell your friends &relatives, “I am an artist / writer” they start treating and fearing you, like a corona patient and run for protective gear, They all want that every one should fall in line and strictly remain mediocre, dependable & safe.


I can share what I do : never share my best writing online. Always preserve my best stuff ( especially poetry ) only in hard copies. Prose / non fiction /comments, OK, no one wants to steal that. Initially, I used to share poetry on line but then one day, I was shocked to see my cousin ( relative ) unashamedly, c & pasting my piece under his own name. On top of that, he shared it to me also. Can you beat that !!.

I often read and hear people say “oh this character is not real that is exaggeration”. If I start writing about my family you all will, say the same. That is why I don’t copy my relatives into my fiction. So much so, that after omitting all of them I am left with no Fiction at all. So, I stick to poetry only. Agree I will never get a Nobel Prize for my writing, this way but “not getting that” is far far better than giving more Literary life & births, to my crazy relatives.


Break the Que and innovate . No one can arrest us for being short / long. More you innovate more original you will look / appeal. Best writers invent genres and, we can not invent which already exists.

Remember, we appreciate & remember, Virginia Woolf for “Stream of Consciousness” only, even when this genre is no more prevalent, forgetting and forgiving her suicide in personal life.


Timing is the most important thing in the Creativity. Good creative times and bad cr. times, rotate. this is nothing unusual / uncommon – Destiny Only / unexplained phenomena. Hooking up a partner will be a mistake because you will be underestimating your own writing self. Moreover, what is the guaranty, the prospective partner will stay put forever ?


Writing, like other art forms, is not started / performed, for money alone. Every successful artist was once a novice. And in the beginning, monetary returns are rarely assured. Passion is the mandatory beginning, money may be the end. And when money comes, can popularity be left behind ? Writer ( after success ) has his cake and eats it too.
Yours truly, happily married. Can’t afford the luxury of, privacy at home unless of course, I remember to lock the bathroom door properly from inside. Office/ coffee shops no exceptions. Wives usually have long hands and handles ( proper usage is also well taught – at finishing schools, I suspect ). Come to think of it, local police stations could also be considered. Yes, one more, when the wife is sleeping. But then I have to be cautious all the time. Sometimes she pretends to be asleep. Wonder why men don’t have finishing schools. Anyways, already too late for me especially when other and bigger finishing(s) are in the offing.
( 7 )
Clearly ( for you ), it is the creative season / honeymoon. Deliver as many children / genres, as you can, because your creative female eggs are, in your hand. Creative sperms are not. Don’t take heat for granted. Don’t feel happy in creative periods and sad in menopause because they both take turns.
Girls fall in love and marry writers, Then post marriage, Love mutates to prohibitory order “Thou shall write NOT” !!
Writers writing / taking, notes when reading :
Mainly depends on the genre. For fiction and poetry, I don’t. The reason is simple : I don’t want the notes to find a way into my own writing and infect my originality.

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Humor


Deleted. (pirates are roaming & robbying ) !!


Posted by on April 19, 2020 in Humor


Do I hear “Second Coming” Bell ?





We all, I am afraid, have not noticed the main Significance and Relevance of Corona Virus.

Britain’s Monarchy / Throne, has been attacked ( Prince Charles ). Health Minister of Britain and other Christian countries Govt. officials or their families have been found positive.

Now this Heavenly bombshell :  which / where, is Christianity’s Head office ?

Vatican Seat (City ) – Italy has…the largest…largest… number of DEATHS in the World !!

Is there any Heavenly message / Warning ?

Is this the time to have Second Coming….the Anti Christ..Unkindness personified ?

Anti Christ is believed to visit us every 2000 years !!

You think I am talking nonsense ?

Then read. Read this poem, written more than 100 years back :



The Second Coming” By William Butler Yeats (1919)


Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed,

and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming!

Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight:

a waste of desert sand;

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs,

while all about it Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?



What do you say ?

Please share your feed back !!

P.S. : Today 27 March, 2020, Boris Johnson Britain’s PM also found positive of Corona.


Yours truly,

‘religiously’ religion-less and ‘religion-less-ly’ religious !!



Posted by on March 26, 2020 in Humor


To be Wise or just ‘educated illiterate / ignorant’ ?



When I first heard a term called “Vastu Shaster”, I really felt like laughing. The very idea appeared to be revolting and foolish. How can one’s Destiny / Luck change by residing in an East facing house or by residing in a South facing house.

But what it did to me it made me CONSCIOUS of noticing others’ directions of houses. More I investigated, more aware I became, that the people living in South facing houses suffer from misfortunes / depressions, suicides, attempted suicides etc. And if in addition to South facing there is a bath room / toilet in the North East corner of the house the misfortunes increase manifolds. 

Please don’t trust / believe me. You please make your own SURVEY and DRAW your OWN conclusions !! 



What do you say ?





Yours truly,

‘religiously’ religion-less and ‘religion-less-ly’ religious !!


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Posted by on December 1, 2019 in Humor


The innocent looking Murder Weapon !!

Stone pelters




In India it is not difficult to find pseudo intellectuals who specialize in protecting the criminals from the civil society rather than protecting the civil society from the criminals. Latest is their endeavor to protect the “human rights” of the stone pelters in J&K and preserve these so called protesters like a dinosaur’s precious egg.

In Islam there are only two types of execution of Death penalty / Capital punishment :

Jivah ( beheading )


Rajm ( stoning ) 

Therefore knife and stone are not part of the kitchenware in Islam. These two are lethal, death inflicting Murder Weapons !!

Hence stone pelters are fully armed, committed murderers. They should be shot at sight by the police / armed forces. 




What do you say ?





Yours truly,

‘religiously’ religion-less and ‘religion-less-ly’ religious !!




( All images thanks to Google )


Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Humor


Biological Error of Geographical Terror !!





Terrorism in its present form has become an ‘ism’ which is beyond any solution.


How many 9 /11’s and 26/11’s we want to have, to understand that we can not solve this ‘ism’ in war rooms, police control rooms and strategy-meets/board rooms. Its biological fathers perform their biological functions in….’class-rooms’. So, the solution also lies ….”there”. We have to castrate those over active and mischievously obsessed so called ‘teachers’ who are actual biological fathers of terrorism instead of focusing on their ill gotten ill sired geographical human bombs. Using bullets and drones against these human bombs will not help but castrating the fathers will surely do  !!

Every religion develops malpractices over a period of time but Islam is such a religion which has many manufacturing defects. One such  example is :

“total annihilation of other ( other than Islam ) religions. If one is not a muslim then that ‘one’ is an infidel ( kaafir ). Killing that ‘one’ is an act of zihad ( crusade )”.

 In other religions, there is a self correcting mechanism in place in one form  or another but in Islam, it is not there. 

This one religion has not evolved, not improvised / not reviewed itself with time. Other religions have definitely done so. The Satanic teachers exploit this short coming by injecting their innocent, teenager, students with this virus of ‘zihad’.

This is exactly what Donald Trump has recently referred to as…”radical Islamic terrorism” and which has come as a big pleasant surprise at least, to me. I am definitely not a Trump fan but from his above statement he appears to be a world leader who speaks ‘his mind’ freely not caring to be politically correct. Thanks to Trump, terrorism has, finally…. a religion !!




What do you say ?





Yours truly,

‘religiously’ religion-less and ‘religion-less-ly’ religious !!




( All images thanks to Google )


Posted by on July 1, 2017 in Humor




Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Humor


Starters Served, Main Course follows !!







Main Course



First crush and first love, are the starters. If we eat too much or ‘mistake’ it for ‘main course’ and finish…. we lose on to and of course insult… not only the ‘main course’, but also insult the Chef ( God ) who is always busy serving us big surprise Main Course Dishes  !!

Smart dinners….. do remember : they are there… to stay…. for Dinner and are wise enough to….. WAIT PATIENTLY….. !!.





What do you say ?








Yours truly,

‘religiously’ religion-less and ‘religion-less-ly’ religious !!



( All images thanks to Google )




Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Humor


Our Democracy, Its Horsepower & Mileage !!

                                                    ( ALL FOOLS’ DAY SPECIAL )









In our country, leaders are not ‘followed’ they are……consumed  !!


As someone rightly said :  He came, he saw, he conquered and…… he got consumed  !!


Why, how ?


The reason is quite simple :  –



India is a nation of sellers and we mainly sell…votes but during off-season… we sell virtually anything under the sun – from ‘rule of Law’ to our ‘conscience’. For our celebrity hunters we have a lot of variety of ‘Game-hunting’ to sell…arranged sleeping on our footpaths. Come and play your much sought after, ‘Hit & Run’ !!

Must say all this selling involves a lot of marketing and marketing as you know very well, needs efforts & horse power and horse power needs fuel and fuel needs to have mileage. Our mileage is a very fair one – 15 years ( roughly and on an average ) per leader. Our leaders are our fuel  !!

When we sell votes and other products, some old fashioned hard liners ( who have weak lungs and poor digestion ) say it is “corruption”. They develop hiccups and strangely start shouting ‘pollution pollution’. We need to clean. This cleaning becomes a necessity and as we already know necessity is the mother of invention. So, roughly, after every 15 years or so, we need to invent a good solid fuel in the shape of a strong leader who can prove to be a good fuel for the horse power of our cleaning machines of de-moc-racy.

We started with Gandhi ji, Sardar Patel, Nehru and till now consumed many others.  After over burning ( you can make out by looking at his face only) and over consuming one Dr. Man Mohan Singh, we have loaded a brand new cartridge  called Mr. Modi.

Happy Selling, Cleaning and Happy Mileage. Long Live Mr. Modi  !!

What do you say ?

Yours truly,

‘religiously’ religion-less and ‘religion-less-ly’ religious !!


( All images thanks to Google )



Posted by on April 1, 2017 in Humor