Hi Guys,

I've been writing 69-word, theme-based stories for the digital lifestyle magazine, The Brown Scooter, every month.

Read off and let me know what you think/feel :)


Apunka First Post

Hi All,

After a long, long, long time ....finally my OWN blog (yipeee!).. With a lot of my dear friends - Dhanu, KK, Ashwin & Surya already into blogging way before me, I was waiting to jump-in...but due to (much cliched) "technical problems" was unable to do so.... So here goes my first post...

This article/writeup was written by me during my journalism days at St.Xavier's...The assignment was to weave a story around the words marked in red.....

Btw, it won the "Best Humorous Story" prize - a Cadbury Perk!!!

(I would recommend u keep a dictionary in hand before you start reading the post...)

(This is a parody of one of the relatively famous incidents (scenes) of Mahabharata – wherein the Pandavas are being trained in archery by Guru Dhronacharya.)

Courtesy their lenient parents, the five affluent and audaciously intrepid Pandavas go to attend a clandestine National-level seminar on “Guerilla Warfare”, organised by the notorious gay demagogue Shiv Khera (SK of ‘You Can Kill’ fame).

SK: Welcome to this enervating and anomalous one hour seminar on how to kill people accurately with AK-47’s and launchers. Firstly, there would be a ‘bulls-eye’ simulation test for examining the ocular accuracy of budding tyros. So, let’s start with the magnanimous, naive Prince Yudhistir……

(A phlegmatic and taciturn launcher-trotting Yudhistir comes and stands besides the prurient SK who sensuously whacks Yudhistir’s butt.)

SK: Oops! Sorry for that inveterate gesture of mine. So Prince Yudhistir, tell me whether you can spot a person at that bunker?

Yudhistir: (giving a baffled and apathetic look) No man, I don’t see anyone there.

SK: Please consult an ophthalmologist. Ok, Prince Arjun you come next.

(A disheveled Arjun comes with an AK and stands beside SK, who repeats himself.)

SK: I apologise, PEACE. Prince Arjun, can you see a person at that bunker?

(Arjun incorrigibly shoots a guy down and leaves, and almost instantly an NDTV reporter and cameraman appear there shouting “News first!”)

SK: Incredible!!! Oh ‘Gourmet Prince’ Bhima, you are next.

(Repulsively, Prince Bhima tries but shoots down a plane and Al-Qaida frisks him away. Next, the loquacious Nakula tries circumspectly but shoots down a dog and a mob of antipathetic and cacophonic PETA supporters squash him close to sending his body for autopsy.)

SK: Unequivocally egregious!!!

(A congenitally neurotic Sahadev supersedes Nakula and tries his luck but his Uzi bullet ricochets off a vacillating metal plate and instantly kills martinet SK. Game Over.)

Hope u guys liked it....and yes...this is NOT my general style of writing...


Anju said...

hi da,

so journojack has finally started his very own blog.yehhhhh

i had to sit with a dictionary for this one man.....wat big words....they actually ask u to write using these...

It was really comical to read this mahabharat piece with a modern tinge to it. no wonder it won the best humorous award.

will look out for more of such witty and comical ones.

aShWiN said...

It was Nov-2005...i think...when ur emotions 1st aspired to pen a blog...
good post for a start!
keep blogging...

Dhananjay Shettigar said...

Welcome to the 'Blogging' Jungle.
Good post. Almost Ashwin-like if I may use the term :)
Keep Blogging!!!

Surya Ragunaathan said...

your post comes at a time when I am learning meanings/synonyms for my entrance exams scheduled next month. Thanks a lot for putting me thru a mock-test. I have a decent score if not good.

After a thorough AUTOPSY of your post I realise that you are neither a TYRO nor NAIVE when it comes to your writing skills. I am not being MAGNANIMOUS by saying all this, but your blog is truely an OCULAR treat for readers and SUPERSEDES some of the best posts that I have read in recent times.

ok! I'll not go on. That was just a small experiment but I genuinely mean it all. GREAT START!!
keep blogging

Rohan said...

This is an incontrovertible attempt at using multifarious intricate words of one of the superlative languages.
Good work JK! Keep Blogging…

CruciFire said...

@ Anju, Ashwin & Dhanu - Thnx a million guys!

@ Surya & Rohan - Nice to know it helped u (surya) for ur exams..and for once i must say to both of u NICE COMMENTS!

Rajiv Iyer said...

a helluva post man! I dug into the archives and read this one up after my friend told me bout it! This one just rocks! I thought my English was gud! Well obviously, u hav given me a complex! way to go man! Ocassionally, do come up with such nonsense! Its fun to read and increases ur vocab too!