Dr.Gumlat Ong Maio

Writer, cartoonist, doctor.
Writer, cartoonist, doctor.

Dr.Gumlat Ong Maio was born in Arunachal Pradesh. His series of stories and cartoons have been regularly uploaded on his Facebook page, Once Upon a Time Somewhere, garnering over six million views so far. He is also behind the satirical cartoon strip, Arnachal Mirror, which pokes fun at problems faced by the common man in the sensitive border state.   He works as a doctor in Bordumsa, Arunachal Pradesh. Read More...


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Matrix Anthology, Volume-II

Books by Arunachal Chapter Of North East Writers' Forum

This anthology is the second volume of writings (poems, short stories and essays) by writers from Arunachal Pradesh published by Matrix, the Arunachal chapter of North East Writers' Forum.

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Once Upon a Time in College - Part III

Books by Gumlat Maio

Gaam's roommate boasts of an astrologer who can allegedly predict his future lovemaking pattern and diagnose upcoming ailments. Sadistic professors with an agenda to fail their students are counter-attacked by a plethora of cheating talents with out-of-the-box ideas in exam hall and legendary answers in viva. An online friend who turns out to be a doggedly persuasive, mild-mannered, religious fanatic.

Plans to form a musical band 'Whistling Woods' fina

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Matrix Anthology Volume-I 2022

Books by Arunachal Chapter Of N E W F

This anthology is the first volume of writings (poems, short stories and essays) by writers from Arunachal Pradesh published by Matrix, the Arunachal chapter of North East Writers' Forum.

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Cheap Pencil, Volume-II

Books by Dr. Gumlat Ong Maio

'Cheap Pencil, Volume-II' is the second installment of Gumlat Ong Maio’s cartoons popularized by his Facebook page 'Once Upon a Time Somewhere'. The cartoons touch upon issues of Arunachal society, hospitals and slice-of-life moments with satirical wit.

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once upon a time in college - new edition

Books by Gumlat Maio

‘The light-hearted narration that brings out the funny side of what would not be so funny if it actually happened to you is what makes the book unputdownable. Its zany characters and situations, though unique, are sure to resonate with readers, both young and old, leaving them nostalgic.’ -- Notion Press Recommends (2019)

‘A honest, relatable account of what college life entails and the humour in this book only reaffirms the story&rsq

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Cheap Pencil

Books by Dr.Gumlat Ong Maio

Cheap Pencil – A Cartoon Collection is a compilation of hundred cartoons by cartoonist and novelist Dr.Gumlat Ong Maio. These hilarious, black-and-white cartoons gained immense popularity when uploaded by the cartoonist on his Facebook page. Among these is a series called Arnachal Mirror which depicts with tongue-in-cheek satire the daily problems of the State – political crisis, corruption, bad roads, money culture in elections, to name a few. Being a doctor

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Once upon a Time in College - Part 2

Books by Gumlat Maio

Everyone is turning matchmaker to hook up newly-single Gaam with girls of their choice, but Gaam is busy with his image makeover and being rude to Sonam – who dumped him in first-year – whenever he gets a chance to do so in his encounters with GPRS (Garima-Pinky-Renu-Sonam); to gratify his urge for ‘cheap enjoyment’.

Slash has a whirlwind SMS romance with a love-sick guy who mistakes Slash for a girl. Prem Bhai and Lokha resume chasing Darjeelin

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