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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Tweet from Your Harlow

Your Harlow (@yourharlow) tweeted at 3:37 PM on Sun, Dec 29, 2013: Interview with Harlow author @Author_man_ram Ram Gulrajani ( Get the official Twitter app at

Author interview

YourHarlow interviewed me last week

The result was the following ....

You can also see it via YouTube.. type Ram Gulrajani

I think it went okay and had some good feedback that has also generated some more book sales!

Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

To all my friends I know,  those in will meet soon and those in will never have the pleasure of meeting..  Have a merry Christmas and be safe.
May peace and love be upon you all and enjoy being yourselves.

Friday, 20 December 2013


Being interviewed this weekend for this new local e-magazine

2014 Calendar

Reminder for the following year... 
A little bit of blatant marketing... Merry Christmas

Christmas gift ideas

Still in time to get your hands on a copy of one of these gems

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Book Covers

The cover for Legally Lucky was designed and produced by a professional.
Phobic Wars And Mental Dental (MBP) were designed by me...
I wish to review these and welcome any ideas or suggestions.
The best ideas could make the front cover of the revised novelas.
Please share this page and submit your ideas...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Mental Dental (MBP).. Ridiculous price

For only 23 hours on Sunday 10th November. Ridiculous price for a great read. 63% off.
Starts at the witching hour..  12am
See the link attached and pass the word around.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Recent 4 stars review of Mental Dental(mMBP) on Amazon

if you hate going to the dentist......
By eve salkind - March 24, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase
If,like me, you really hate going to the dentist--this mystery of serial killing dentists is just for you--the "accidental" deaths are so over the top that they are really funny. My only problem with the book is that these amazing dental deaths are never explained--I kept wondering how these murders were achieved. Story is over the top--but highly entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Thank you for your feedback.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Free Book on Kindle

Halloween special promo
Free  Ebook on Amazon Kindle
Phobic Wars
5  days only starts 23rd October
Get this scarey story in time for Halloween

Phobic Wars

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Three books for less than a fiver

Ebooks have enabled the consumers and avid readers to acquire a great deal of books that novels that take a great deal of time and creativity for next to nothing. 
3 books for under £ 5.00

Amazing Amazon
For less than the price of a cheeseburger meal on the high street and with the chance to enjoy them more than once.
You can get them on the link below

Amazing Amazon

Unlike the cheeseburger meal,  you can enjoy them more than once and..  I certainly wouldn't be happy trying to enjoy that same meal more than once!!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

BBC science club and Phobic Wars link

BBC science club and Phobic Wars
Scientists in Brazil have developed a new way of addressing the rise in dengue fever.
They treat the male mosquitoes and produce them at a rate of 100,000 per week,  releasing them so they can mate with the female mosquitoes.
This then ensures that the offspring,  the larvae do not live to maturity as the produced larvae that would die before they passed on disease.
Great science but what about the balance of nature?

Phobic Wars
My book hypothesised this scenario but instead of mosquitoes it involved Cockroaches.
The link between real science and my book based on fiction are uncanny.
Is there a real message not to interfere with nature in this novel ?
I urge you to read it and make your own mind up on this... And it's inexpensive
Here is the link

Phobic Wars

Enjoy your reading....

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Cruising in the Baltic : part 2

St Petersburg was beautiful,  it's opulent buildings on a city built by Peter the Great in the 1700s.
Modeled on Venice,  it's many canals now turned into roads but still definitely water based.
The mighty river Neva passing through it and on whose bank,  the ship that signaled the revolution in 1917,  the Aurora, is in permanent show.
The many bridges that now crisscross the numerous waterways make the city transferable however nothing beats a boat ride...
Awe inspiring buildings of all styles,  the shiny golden domes..  Stunning.

Managed to buy a Russian hat and a few other souvenirs,  including a book about the city that is very interesting and full of wonderful photographs.

The church on the spilt blood was awesome too but the thing that marred it was a mugging on some American tourist in our coach. 

Next was Tallin,  Estonia. 
This was the best city we visited..  It's old town is an inspiration and the people were friendly and helpful. 
The sites were capped by the park that was formerly Peter the great's summer palace.  Beautiful..
We had the best ever pavlova there.  I'd recommend Tallin and we plan to visit again for more time there.
The problem with cruises,  you have very little time in places that are nice and deserve a longer visit...  The chew family obviously thought the same...  They missed the ship!!
They would be looked after by the local agents and then have to fund their stay,  flights extra...  Oops

After this would be two days at sea until the next and final city,  Amsterdam.

Amsterdam was a lovely city but we did not visit the red light district or take drugs.  Instead we had a lovely civilised tour of this wonderful city and it's sights, sampled the food and drink... 

Next day,  Dover and home. 
After 12 days of being spoilt,  back to reality and normality.

Cruising,  I'd do It again,  however nothing beats coming home.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Cruising in the Baltic: part 1

Mayden voyage
There's a first time for everything,  this was one for us... Julie and I were going on our cruise.
We set off from Dover, on the Carnival Legend to undertake our first proper cruise.
We'd been down the nile and that was superb but this was our first multinational cruise,  exciting.
Why a cruise?  I love flying but with all the terrorism threats,  I'm fed up with the security measures we have to put up with.  Be at the airport 3 hours prior to departure,  100ml rile,  no sharps etc, etc, etc.  Then I seem to always be chosen at random for more extensive searching of my property and person...  No internal as yet though (phew!!!)
I am no mathematician but to randomly be chosen that many times,  there must be some skewed variable in my probability aura?  Or do you think my skin colour and name may influence this???  Sarcastic but what the hell...

Checking in or boarding was a pleasure.
Smiling helpful people,  luggage was taken care of,  all we needed to do was board and go to lunch at...  Wow.

The legend is a beautiful ship,  massive and tall.  Over 2000 passengers,  a big crew and loads of facilities.
Three swimming pools and Jacuzzis,  a plethora of restaurants and bars,  casino, shops,  nightclub,  theatre and comedy club. 
Food was plentiful and decent.
The passengers from varying ages,  walks of life and countries. 
I was surprised at the range of people.

State rooms
The cabin,  state rooms was well appointed and our balcony allowed a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday makers when needed.
Our stewards were very attentive,  supplying us with the necessary towel animals,  chocolates on pillow and clean room we needed to make this relaxing vaccination more special.

The whole ship load of people had to undertake the safety briefing,  walk to the appropriate muster station,  deck 3 was ours,  and ensure we took notice and listened.
Especially so as our ships captain was an Italian and after recent Costa crashes.... Our captain was thankfully excellent. 

Copenhagen, Denmark followed by wademunden,  Germany with the next stop being Helsinki, Finland. All were so wonderful,  Denmark was a bit pricey but good to see it again.
We paddled on the east sea in Germany and caught our first glimpse of German ingenuity with their hamper like beach furniture / wind breaks...  Must sees.
We also noted a rather rotund man unashamedly undressing in the public beach,  no towel to cover any modesty...  His modeling career obviously never materialised!!!

Saw some lovely buildings and boats, sat people watching and enjoying the local brew from Rostock,  highly recommend this too.  A very palatable and thirst quenching beer. Prost
Helsinki again was a beautiful city. I was tempted by reindeer meat but opted for salmon..  Somehow Xmas could never be the same if I'd eaten rudolph.

Someone offered me 8 legs of venison for 20 Euro,  I refused,  I thought it was too dear (two deer...   :-) get it??

Next entry will be Russia,  Estonia, Holland...

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Omid Djalili comedy

Went to Leicester Square theatre to watch Omid Djalili (@omid9)
Very funny,  my jaw ached and so talented.

We have seen him before and will no doubt see him again.

To top it all,  I tweeted him and he tweeted / followed back...  #honoured

Thanks for a great time.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Gibraltar, Britain in the sun

Have you been following the series on channel 5?
What are your thoughts on this?

As a Gibraltarian,  I have mixed feelings about this...  I feel that Gibraltar is small but obviously far bigger than the few people this programme has concentrated on and it has also not represented Gibraltar in its true glory.  The people,  their patriotism and culture,  their struggle with 'the neighbours'...
I hope tonight's programme is better.
I will be watching and getting home sick!!!

Orthopaedic issues continue.. Injuries

Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram) tweeted at 6:02 PM on Tue, Jul 09, 2013: My middle finger #malletFinger is finally out of the splint after 6 weeks.. #stiff

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Another satisfied reader

Phobic Wars
@JaneScullion tweeted at 10:17 PM on Sun, Jul 07, 2013: @Author_man_ram great twists.

Don't miss out on reading this entertaining and original story

Monday, 1 July 2013

Capital One Superstar winner

I am so pleased with my mini me.. Limited edition of One. 
A figuerine based on me as a soccer player.

I won the chance to have one made on a Facebook competition..
On the reverse, it's got my name and my old team number 5 on it.
Grey hair and crows feet included plus the ever receding hairline,  spooky and so like me but..... I'm Looking old!!

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Open gardens in Harlow

Open gardens in Harlow and surrounding areas in support of St clare hospice. 
Flower Power
Spectacular gardens with an array of colours and styles.
Worth a visit...  Look out for them.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Wimbledon, Friday, summer but brrrr its cold

It's Friday,  the end of the working week... Wimbledon on the tv,  fish and chips ordered with lots of salt and vinegar...  It's a warm summer evening...  NOT!!
Typical British weather,  even the central heating is on.  Strange weather

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Meeting Larry Miller after the show

Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram) tweeted at 0:29 AM on Sun, Jun 23, 2013: After show meet with #LarryMiller ( Get the official Twitter app at

Blues man... Larry Miller tonight live in the corn exchange, Hertford

Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram) tweeted at 0:19 AM on Sun, Jun 23, 2013: #LarryMiller playing blues /rock at Hertford corn exchange... Excellent music, humour ( Get the official Twitter app at

Friday, 21 June 2013

First novels....

Graham Norton... 'People have a tendency to write big chunks about their lives in first novels and scripts...'

So true.... 
What are your thoughts on this?
Is it inevitable?  Is it vanity?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Free Book... Reviews needed please

Would your phobia lead you to Change the world?
Does something scare you enough,  repulse you so much, you need to act on it?

Read Phobic Wars
Free and easy to read.  It mixes myth with the need to change the environment.  It also addresses the green issues involved with tampering with mother nature.

A book with a message that is blended in fiction... 

Get your ebook copy now.

Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram) tweeted at 5:30 PM on Wed, Jun 19, 2013: #Free #Book #Kindle #LaCucaracha #Armagedon #Atlantis pls rt ( Get the official Twitter app at

Monday, 17 June 2013

Free Book.. Book bugs with a twist

Phobic wars,  kindle version.
Free Book for limited time only 19th - 23rd June
Book bugs with a twist.
Don't miss out on this, tell your friends

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Enjoying Fathers Day, family time

Great fathers day. Spent quality family time with my wife, our 3 boys and wives.  Relaxing and a basket of goodies including music,  wine,  chocolate etc...  Very tempting.

Music including Rush,  Clockwork Angels....  Brilliant

To all dad's out there...  We should no longer be macho male chauvinistic primates. 
We have a loving,  caring side that we need to nurture and show.
We are proud of our brood and offspring and these days are only another excuse to spend time with them.

Enjoy your day

Friday, 14 June 2013

The hungry hounds

Our families dogs came for a visit.  Great photo taken of Rosie, Smudge and Jim waiting patiently for the customary dose of York ham...
Note the Hypnotic effect of an open fridge door...

Thursday, 13 June 2013

UK summer reads

Rams books

The British summer is here again?
Lots to do in the sun? .... Not!

Why not try one of these...
Original,entertaining and great reads

Follow the link:

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Kings of Leon at London O2

Kings of Leon, supported by newbie group The Weeks.
Excellent show,  Kings of Leon were as expected... Astounding but the support act showed lots of promise.
Great musicians and lead singer is powerful and very listenable.  As kings of Leon said. 'They kick Arse'
Great night

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Innovation in 21st century

The pace of life is ongoing,  more advances in technology and innovation on a daily basis.
Protection of ideas is very important however it becomes a stumbling block to progression. 
I had an idea a few years ago and invested time and money into it but resulting in no returns.  The idea is still good and very much needed but finding the right model to take the idea to market is an issue.

If anyone wants to share their experiences of this,  how to best tackle the process and success,  please add into this post?

I look forward to seeing some postings

Friday, 7 June 2013

Business show at excel centre, London

Great show with some very valuable links,  services and presentations,  logistics,  China, etc... .  Lots of strategic planning and building of ideas to implement innovative business... I even got a medal for sale Guinness book of records attempt at the HP stand...  Didn't do well,  no glasses and see broken finger....
Great fun though.

London, the Thames and the Emirates Air cable car

Got my first ride on the Emirates cable car 209 feet above the river Thames. Cutting across London with sheer class...  Great experience,  looking down at the majestic Thames and life around it.

A definite must do...

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Trend setting in a business conference

Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram) tweeted at 5:24 PM on Thu, Jun 06, 2013: #TrendSetter and brave #statement at a business conference ( Get the official Twitter app at

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Mental Dental (MBP)

Mental Dental

Jessie Stack is an ordinary dentist in an ordinary situation who gets wrongly accused for the murder of a patient under her care. A patient suddenly dies in the dental surgery during a routine procedure. 

The ensuing investigation reveals that the patient died in the dental surgery, however, an open verdict is given.  Therefore, she is legally innocent, but being hounded by the press and her credibility is put to the test when patients no longer want to see her.

Jessie takes some time off and escapes to review her options and try and make sense of what has happened.  She comes from a long line of dentists and uses her influence to a crude investigative hunch to examine deaths in dental surgeries in the UK.  Through her research and access to privileged information gained through her contacts, she establishes that there have been 18 deaths in the last 12 years in dentistry and examines the information to reveal a very loose thread. 

The thread is that there are clusters of deaths, 3 people have died across different area / towns / cities / countries within the UK in a short period of time, they have died horrifically and within dental surgeries, seemingly by otherwise innocent dentists but the deaths are not seen as suspicious or connected. 

Each death has no connection or obvious motive but they fast become more daring and more horrific

The deaths occur in Scotland, England and Wales. They occur sporadically in clusters of 3 every few years. Because of the geographical spread, the crimes have been undetected and never connected, but she has a few suspicions that are confirmed when she establishes there are 3 killer dentists, 1 female and 2 males that are killing people across the UK. Jessie Stack uncovers that this is a sick game they have played since qualifying as dentists, one is a psychopath, the other a weak nerd and the female is an evil nymphomaniac.  However, this is not revealed until quite late on.

By the time she finishes her own investigation, and she has the evidence to support the allegation, she needs to tell the police, nevertheless, she has obtained the information through illegal means, therefore she has to tread carefully to disseminate the information without any comeback to her or her sources.

The Police agree to deal with the investigation results, furthermore as the deaths have occurred in such diverse places, they need to work across all affected areas of the UK and seem to do their own investigative work and assure Jessie is not implicated. This takes a little time to establish and during this time another patient is killed.

By this point, they have evidence and CCTV footage to implicate one of the suspects, who then reveals the plot.  They arrest the other two. When the arrests are made they find a secret bunker / basement full of files and video footage where they have recorded their misadventures and further evidence of killings, the builders they hired to dig this secret bunker.

It transpires they have been awarding themselves points for killing patients, additions for making it horrific, not getting caught.  Thereafter, having an orgy as a final reward every time they complete a cluster of deaths, filming their perversions for their own pleasure.

The moral of the story, if any, crime does not pay, all get caught eventually and the innocent will be vindicated. From prime suspect to heroine.

It also intonates that dentistry, however painful,  should not cause fatalities....

Unique, original and a memorable read...

How many books make it to film?

Barages of emails are received with offers of turning one of my books into a movie.
They come with a cost attached of course.  However I am interested to know if anyone reading this blog knows someone who's story has inspired a movie?
In deed if anyone has had a published book turned into a film?
Was this spontaneous or supported by financially driven means through a publisher?
It would be great as some books lend themselves to conversion to the silver screen.
I have always thought this would be great but equally very difficult to convert. The process of writing a book is a steep learning curve, writing a screen play..  A minefield

Your thoughts would be appreciated as would any links or tips...

I eagerly await your response
Ram :-)

Friday, 31 May 2013


Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram) tweeted at 7:43 PM on Fri, May 31, 2013: Explaining something at work this AM, A colleague couldn't understand it, stated must be what I had for breakfast.. My answer #Surreal

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Nursing Times Awards Winner 2007

It will soon be the NT awards again..  The Oscars of Nursing.

I'm glad to have been a winner of one of these awards in 2007 for instigating the first community based service for recurrent malignant pleural effusion drainage in the UK.

Proud moment receiving the 'Innovation in your speciality award'
Prouder though of being able to help so many needy people and make their lives easier,  improving quality whilst managing to save a lot of ££££ A truly QIPP idea...

How many of these services going in UK now? What equipment being used? What are the numbers... Patient episodes saved?

Tweet tweet

Ram Gulrajani (@Author_man_ram) tweeted at 0:46 AM on Thu, May 30, 2013: @AARP #LegallyLucky at the Authorhouse stand #LasVegas convention. visit and read a book similar to #slumdog #InThePursuitOfHappiness ( Get the official Twitter app at

Try your luck in Las Vegas AARP

The AARP CONFERENCE LAS VEGAS has finally arrived....
Lots to learn and share.
Amongst this all,  the chance to get a copy of my first book,  Legally Lucky,  appropriate for the venue.
Legally Lucky
It's a  book about living.  A book about hope and making the best of what we have. Legally Lucky is a story of the 21st century,  materialism is not always the best for anyone.
Multi millionaire status may not equal happiness and that love and freedom are what matters.

It's a bit of fun too....
So make dure to visit Authorhouse between the 31st of May and 1st of June...  That's tomorrow and next day guys.

When you have a copy and read it,  please post a review on my author page.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Oops, Mallet finger

No guitar for a while...  6 weeks of healing after sustaining an injury....Mallet finger fail. 
I'd like to say that my parachute failed and I landed on my left middle finger but....  It's not as flash as that!!!!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Congratulations to Gibraltar Football Association

Gibraltar is now team 54 in UEFA.....
Congratulations to us
Well done and looking forward to seeing some pretty impressive matches in the coming years,  no matter how big the other opponents are,  wehhave a great pedigree and hunger to play well.

Phobic wars... Is it becoming true?

BBC News - Cockroaches' sense of taste evolves to beat sugar traps

Cockroaches and I don't get on...
I wrote a book about how Cockroaches were not a good thing and could be a problem...  A little poetic justice in it too,  it's not factual but fiction.  However,  see the attached link and join us who are repelled by them.

Phobic Wars

And inexpensive read that is worth a perusal.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Free Ebook on Amazon only one day left..... present of literature

The kindle version of my book 'Mental Dental (MBP)'  is free on Amazon Kindle for 1 more day only.
Please pass on the message, read the book and enjoy it but all I ask for is reviews on it...
Hundreds have downloaded it and still a chance to do so...

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Freebies but not forever going, going....

Great response,  loads of you taking advantage of the three day free extravaganza...
A free copy of Mental Dental (MBP) for kindle
Go onto my author page on Amazon and download your own copy for nothing,  nada,  zilch....

One favour though,  please write a review.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Free / Gratis / Nil to pay/ Nada... Book... Kindle copy of Mental Dental (MBP)

Amazon Kindle copy of Mental Dental (MBP) will be available for 3 days only.
21st May until 23rd May 2013.
Great story with a unique story line.
Good reviews and if you enjoy it,  please write a review.
Please tell your friends and enjoy a book with a witty bite to it.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Only a few days until the AARP conference in Las Vegas

Not long now until the AARP conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is your chance to get a copy of my book 'Legally Lucky'.

It's been compared to the likes of' Slum Dog Millionaire' and ' The pursuit of happiness'.. I think it's a moving story that should kick start the reader into pursuing a great life and not chasing financial security only. 
Most of all,  it's a short tale that is a roller coaster ride of the ups and downs of being rich...  I guess!!!

I aspire to many things as well as being financially solvent.  I would certainly not be adverse to having a few millions.

It tells us that it is good to pursue your dreams, hopes and aspirations (incidentally this was the working title). However, it also reminds us not to put our lives on hold and live life in full and savour every moment.

Remember to drop by the Authorhouse stand and ask for your copy.

Enjoy the conference and relax with your copy of Legally Lucky.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Brilliant Cuban Art

This is a great piece of art we picked up in Havant, Cuba.
The picture is hauntingly brilliant and both my wife and I just had to buy it.
Have you got any must share art?

Outstanding storm.. The amazing power of nature

This photo was posted by my cousin Joe on Facebook of a storm in Gibraltar that wrecked a ship off the Europa Point lighthouse...  Wow

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Magic stretching arm

I borrowed a jacket off my uncle and did not have one for a formal occasion whilst holidaying in Gibraltar

Kind of him to loan me a very nice woolen jacket,  however arms were a little short for me.

It did the trick but after a little alcohol...  Tried this out!!

Click on the link and enjoy the short video :
Watch "Magic stretching hand" on YouTube

Ode to Sweet Corn

Oh yummy,  crunchy, sweet corn
We met at dinner but one day ago
With a little nob of butter,  you were great I'd have sworn

I enjoyed your flavour, your taste so true.
Every nibble, every chomp and every buttery chew
Then today my tummy did rumble, urgently needing the loo
With a few moments to spare relief and much to my surprise, we met again
I hadn't seen the last of you


Thursday, 9 May 2013

Don't forget about My Lulu Author page

I realise I have not put any emphasis on my Lulu Author page since starting this blog.
Lulu allowed me to publish for free however it's then up to me, the author,  to market my wares... 
Phobic wars and Mental Dental (MBP) were published via Lulu.

Here is the link Authors spotlight
I don't have my ebooks available on this site,  just 2 of my paperback books.
I was conversing with my wife this evening about ebooks and paperbacks.
She prefers a good old fashioned paper based read...  The smell,  feel, reflection and real reading experience.

I like paperbacks,  even though the profits are better on electronic versions but it's not all about the money!!

What ever you choose,  enjoy reading and immersing yourself in a world of imagination,  a chance to release yourself into one of my stories and be thrilled

Monday, 6 May 2013

A Garden full of life

After a long and hard winter,  gardening is back on the agenda.

Today whilst reinvigorating our garden Hose,  I found this massive spider living in the hose housing unit..

Great example but scared the bijesus out of me... Me and bugs don't get on too well....  Hence why I wrote Phobic Wars!

I wonder if he is responsible for the winter Web design as attached that we photographed in mid winter?  ..