With two young kids at home, Arun spends a great deal of time and energy thinking about parenting.
He has become an advocate of a philosophy he terms, Subplotting.
Arun has become a public speaker on the subject, encouraging children, as well as adults, to "Write their Subplots".
That is, to follow their passion - differently.
2023: Guest speaker - "MediScenes - Moments, Mistakes, and Lessons Learned from a career in Medicine and the Arts" - University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine
2021: Visiting speaker, Ambrose University, Calgary, AB
2018: Visiting speaker, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON - Faculty of Arts and Science.
2016: Guest speaker, Writers Guild of Alberta .
2015: Guest speaker, Calgary Ophthalmology-Optometry annual meeting.
2015: Guest speaker, TedX Rundle College, Calgary, AB.
2014: Guest author, Wordfest. Calgary, AB.
2014: Guest speaker. Pechakucha YYC, Calgary AB.
2014: Visiting speaker, University of Regina, SK.
2014: Host, Pechakucha YYC, Calgary AB.
2014: Guest speaker, Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
WHAT'S YOUR SUBLPOT: Rethinking the way we follow our passions.