Many of my friends and cohorts laugh about my ability and proclivity for striking up conversations with complete strangers. I don't deny it, probably inherited the trait from my mother. We both could talk about pretty much anything, any subject. Landed on the wrong planet and never figured out how to get to the right rock.
A few weeks ago I was in a chat session talking to a hindu tech support guy named Kewal Prakash at Adobe and the conversation streamed all over the place, from Zelazny's Lord of Light and Vedic Science Fiction to the Kali Yuga. Very fun and entertaining actually, here is a fractional snippet: