Lucid Confusions – An Indian’s Journey Through Marketing & Life In General

LucidConfusions.com is the personal blog of Ashish Kuriakose.

Ashish Kuriakose is a marketing and technology professional who works with ManageEngine (Zoho Corporation) as Marketing Communications Manager. A job that makes him responsible for all official announcements, analyst and media relationships and participating events. He is also responsible for ManageEngine’s social footprints – on Twitter @manageengine, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Born and brought up in Bombay and then some in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Cochin, Ashish currently resides in Chennai, India. He has also spent some time in Austin, Texas (ManageEngine has an office there).

LucidConfusions.com is Ashish’s journey in marketing and communications kingdom and life in general. He covers topics like social branding, tradeshow planning, managing analyst/media relations, tips for writing, traveling, marketing in general etc.

Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions shared here are his own and don’t you dare blame somebody else for it.

About this website:

I would like to keep focus of this blog within the marketing domain. But I do stray away at times and write about whatever I want to write about.

If you like traveling, the travel section should be useful. Posts focus on the places I have been, things to do, travel tips, photos etc.

Photography and music are my other hobbies but I haven’t put much here for you to see. Hope to in the near future.

The journey this blog has undertaken has been exciting and always fulfilling (the reason I think why everyone should blog).

The different shapes and sizes this journey has seen:

  • ashish-k.tripod.com
    Archives: My first home on the web on Tripod (remember those days!)
  • newsrooms.blogspot.com (Unfortunately, I don’t have a screenshot of this page.)
  • ashed.wordpress.com

    Archives: My site at wordpress.com

  • Finally, LucidConfusions.com (here)

About me:

Short version:
“ManageEngine evangelist, marketer, music lover, lousy guitarist, christian, worshipper, traveler, photographer, sleep-deprived eternal optimist”


That's me in a serious discussion!


Long Version:
My first name is often confused with a hallucinogen. Ashish (pronounced as ‘Aa-shi-sh’), my name, means blessing.

Many people confuse it with Hashish. Hashish (pronounced as ḥashīsh) is the hallucinogen.

I have been online since 1999 and has worked as a sales engineer, systems administrator, freelance editor, designer, marketer, public relater, singer, baby sitter and peace artist. I have helped a number of people and organizations setup their online presence over the years.

My other interests lie in technology, photography and music. I play guitar and sing (at church). I love good design. I dabble in Photoshop occasionally.

My photography hardware includes: Sony DSLR – A100 with 18-55mm kit lens and a Sigma 70-300mm (telephoto & macro) lens. Plus three filters – UV, Fluorescent & Polarizing.

I have three guitars. My latest addition is the Martin DCX1E.

Even though I would love to update this blog more often than I do, most of my time is taken up at work. And weekends are spent in church (preparing for it and attending it too). My wife and I travel from Chennai to Cochin (Kochi) almost every weekend to lead worship at Faith City Church (at the English services).

Email – ashish [at] lucidconfusions [dot] com

Other projects:
SimplyHim.com is where Ashish Kuriakose shares his Christian thoughts. It features a weekly devotional that is generally updated every Monday. Ashish also shares practical tips from his experiences in leading worship at church and his visits to different churches across the world.

(Ver. 3 - Updated on December 5, 2010)


One response to About

  1. One more thing to add about you….Youth Leader of FCC church.

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