"I was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world is mad" I am a retired Civil Engineer living in India. Writing used to be a hobby; now it is a passion. I do not write for gain or fame, but because it makes me complete. People fascinate me and I have friends - offline and online - all over the world. I try to be tolerant, but I have a high IQ and I do not suffer fools gladly. The first thing I look for in a new friend is a sense of humour: next comes honesty and respect for other points of view. My other loves are romantic movies, easy listening music, reading - and my wife of 32 years.