Saturday, June 26, 2010

Story In SMS

I tried a new idea of writing a story in SMS. It was challenging due to number of characters limitation. But it was a interesting adventure. Have I succeeded? Don't know. When I sent it as SMS to few friends, I received good response.

Can I sell this idea to mobile operators? Let me know your opinion.

Here are couple of Stories In SMS:

She said " I am what I am. You are what you are. Let us not cross each others path, for we might fall in love". I did not heed to her advice. Now together we are raising two kids!

My Raavan (Little elaborated here than actual SMS)
(With due respect to Ramayana & Director Maniratnam!)
Raavan kidnaps sita. Rama decides to take revenge by allowing Raavan to keep Sita. Sita starts throwing tantrum & demands a lot of luxury at Ashokavan. Raavan is in financial crisis. Rama is not waging war. Raavan is worried. So he decides to send off Sita. In climax Sita takes polygraph test to know her heart. It reveals that she loves pani puri more than Ram or Raavan.!

- VidyaShankar Harapanahalli

Thought For The Day: Try to be one among them

Thought For The Day: Try to be one among them

It is easy to worship your heros, but difficult to become one among them.

But give a try! try to be one among them!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Some soul searching!

Questions are very powerful tool known to mankind. Socrates used it to create consciousness, to provoke thoughts. After some centuries passed after him, people started acknowledging that questioning is important, especially for young pupils as it ignites their minds and increases quest for knowledge. Questions are important tools for continuous improvement.

So today we are in time, where loads of questions are floating around us. Relevant or irrelevant?! it is not important, but we see lot of questions. We question governments, parents, teachers, irresponsible public, celebrities, sport persons etc. There are forums to ask questions. There are lot TV programs to ask questions. There are separate sections in most of news papers to ask all type of questions; question related to technology, health, personal, Civic issue, international issues etc. But what is conveniently forgotten is questioning ourselves. Why? you might ask, why not!

In that quest, I asked myself few important, irritating, irrelevant questions. You are most welcome to add to this list:
  1. What would I do when I have nothing to do?
  2. Whom do I think of calling when I have no one to call?
  3. Whom do I trust when everyone distrust me?
  4. When I have everything in life what do I miss most?
  5. When I can be anything I wish, why do I am what I am today?
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List can be endless but in end it is important that we spend some time questioning ourselves.


Dear Reader, Turn that quizzical look towards yourself :-)

Happy Questioning yourself!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Environment Day Special parable and pigeons

“These pigeons are dirtying the place…” my wife complained and continued “if you don’t do anything to counter them whole building will be spoiled.”

Pigeons have had made new home in vacant area of windows roof and tiles cover the windows roof. Our new lovely home’s outlook was getting spoiled by their droppings and nest building activities.

“Don’t worry… there are new mats available in market that makes it difficult for pigeon to sit on window’s roof. That will drive them away. This weekend I will address it” I assured her. She looked worried.


I was standing right in front of the huge pigeon which was almost size of a elephant. Majestically holding her head high, it said “I see that you are planning to drive away my clans from this place. Do you know that we are rightful owners of this place? Here are documents related to that". It showed bunch of documents in the form of feathers written in strange language.
To counter that I also presented my documents of site registration, building plan approval from BBMP and other documents.

We started arguing over the right of the land.

Nothing was conclusive as nobody was ready to give up the rights.
When things were not moving anywhere, environment was just getting heated up with arguments. Suddenly an Angel appeared before us and introduced herself as an Angel of ‘Peaceful coexistence’.

She said “I heard both of your arguments. I suggest you that both of you learn to live peacefully without threatening each other’s existence, for, this earth belongs to all. O Man! You cut down all trees and pigeons are forced to live here. Better you learn to maintain ecological balance and peaceful coexistence. Otherwise God will withdraw all facilities from earth. That would be the end of this beautiful world”


I woke up with startle. Was it just a dream? It looked so real. Yes! Issue is real. I must act before it is too late!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts: Drop 12

Drop 12 what rain means?

Rain, when you are in a cozy place with a steaming coffee, is a lovely thing. When are you are on the way to something important, it is a pain. If you are a kid then it is opportunity to float paper boats. If you are in love then it is a romantic thing. For the people living in the low-down area it is a threat. For the farmers depending on crops stage, it is a opportunity or threat.

Nevertheless it rains, only thing we can do is adopt or change our outlook about rain.

Sudha : Comments on TV Serials

My comments on TV serials were published in this week's Sudha.
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Thanks and Regards,
VidyaShankar Harapanahalli