Anaesthesiologist Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan believes in the healing power of love and laughter but practises medicine just to be on the safe side. His blog, Godyears.net is the quintessential ‘jack of all trades’, hopping across a dozen niches. Winner of the ‘Best Blog in India for Creative Writing’ at Win’14, the Country’s First Live Blogging Conference and Awards Ceremony, the blog is also the winner of ‘the Best Blog from Kerala’ awarded at the Indian Blogger Awards 2017.
Writing on the blog consistently for over a decade and evolving based on the feedback from fellow bloggers and readers has paved the way for over 20 of his short stories to find their way into published anthologies over the years, including making him the only Indian to win First place in both Season One and Two of Write India, India’s largest literary contest ever.
The combination of consistency and not sticking to a fixed niche has also ensured that articles from Godyears have, over the years, been featured in media outlets as diverse as BBC, NDTV, Indian Express, Huffington Post and international medical journals amongst others.
His personal favourite ‘niche’ at the blog remains the ‘Heroes of Kindness’ series he has been conducting over the last few years where he seeks out, interacts (occasionally interviews) and showcases hundreds of kind souls and wonderful human beings from across the world to help restore people’s faith in humanity.