I've known Lahar since we were knee high, in junior school. We went through middle and high school together as well. I have fond memories of many interschool trivia quizzes we aced, on our way to fame and glory.
Lahar went on to become a lawyer. He remains one of the world's great authorities on the work of Alistair Mclean, and an encyclopedia of knowledge on all things cricketing. On his day, he'll put the cricinfo statistitian, S Rajesh, to shame. I believe Lahar showed up on Mastermind India as well.
All this is well and good, but can he blog?
Well, he's taken the first plunge by starting, and calls himself the Culture Czar.
Here's wishing him the very best, and I hope to see many wonderful posts from him. Go read.