Friday, October 16, 2009

LuCkY tO CeLeBrAtE DiWaLi?



***I some how managed to write a story without humor in it, i know i am a Novice in story telling..Please let me know your views*************

Eyes Wide open Little Abu watched out through the window, beautiful sky scrapers around the city seem to lit up the sky with the spectacular fireworks. It was already Diwali eve and he still was waiting for his parents ,who did not return from work. He peeped out through the window again which showed the never ending slum street with the below poverty line people.



Under the dim street lights, Raju sat picking all the left over fireworks out of 1000 walas and burst out crackers. The old lady in Raju's neighbourhood kept yapping about loud sound and playfully Raju and his sister kept all the bijili cracker around her, all around the small kids kept fighting for some rocket's and chakra's.


After some time came Raju's dad on his usual Atlas Cycle with two big covers. Raju and his sister grabbed the cover in haste to see what their Dad has got for them. Abu was surprised to see some of the clothes belonged to him and his DAD had given away as it was quite old, and same with Raju's sister as well. But Raju's joys knew no bounds as he started wearing them right away and jumped in joy!

As time passed by they started to light the crackers and only 2 out of 10 flamed up as most of them were used and thrown away one's. Then came Raju's mom with some home made sweets hardly handful, yet she started giving to Raju, his sister and some to the kids nearby. Four of them hugged each other in Joy exclaiming "Shub Diwali" with so much joy and sincerity in their tone.

Tring!! Lil Abu rushed to the door leaping in joy thinking his parents in mind , only to find his maid. She informed Abu that her parents were not able to make it because of work they had and wished him Happy Diwali through their maid!! Again Abu went over to the Window...only with tears in his eyes. That was all he cud have done !



Life is about kutti kutti ( small small ) happyness , we earn,study,work, eat only for these! The Idiot box and work has taken our life virtually and there is indeed no time for our people.
Happy Diwali everyone... spend some time to wish your family and friends!

50 comments:

soin said...

nice.. iniya deepavali vazthukal..free

rahul s said...

happy diwali wishes my friend...
everyone celebrates festivals according to their capacity.We will be happy only when we feel contented with wat we have.
:-p.

Meow said...

Story is good.. avoid the slangy stuff here like "ol'" for old and cuz for because when u write story :)
otherwise its good.. not bad an attempt Hary :)

Rajlakshmi said...

how true... its the little happiness that make the moments in our life memorable... and what a pity some don't learn appreciate them... some includes me too since I am also not able to go home ...

very touching story...

Amity Me said...

Hello Cartoonist?

...i've bookmarked you long before but was not aware than't i didn't officially follow you, if that's the correct term...

... i like your post here, rich nd poor alike celebrate Diwali with much happines...

...that should life be...

Happy Diwali...:)

vEnKy said...

nice one. It is true people who reach do not happiness people who happiness end with less money.

Srivatsan said...

deepavali nalvaazhthukkal!

kaasu illathavan kooda santoshama irupaan!santhosham manasula iruku,vaazhara costly lifela illa!:)

good story nna!

Madhu said...

a very touching post indeed...kutti kutti happiness is means a lot to many people including me...

happy diwali..:)

check out my diwali wishes on my blog.

Guria said...

Nice, yaar! :)
Good story... well written :)
Just don't use short forms, but the story was really touching cartoonist!! :)

Harini said...

Happy Diwali to you. Its a lovely story and yeah small things make you the happiest :).

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Touche...

Happy Birthday!!

Ekam said...

Nice. Happy Diwali :)

Ekam said...

Is it your b'day today?
Happy birthday. God bless you :)

ZB said...

wish you too a great diwali...very rightly said.....life is all about kutti kutti happiness, which we fail to notice....

Shankar said...

nice story hary.. you wrote it very well...

happy diwali....

Ayswarya said...

hey nice hari... Iniya deepavali nal vazhthukal :)

blunt edges said...

happy diwali hary :D

Neha said...

HaRy, very well written...write more stories...I know it's easy said than done...I myself can't write stories...it's so difficult na...I wonder how these ppl sreya, ZB, shruti, etc write so many fictions non-stop...phew...

oh btw, a very happy diwali to u n ur family...

Amity Me said...

you came to my site but it's my daughter's "My princess diaries"...

please see me also at Dreams Are My Reality (http://intelclub.blogspot.com/

tHANKS Hary:)

RSV said...

cartoonist changing..well..not surprising altogether....

but you raised a point here and too pretty much successfully...

happy diwali Da!!

Praseela Nair said...

Thought provoking one.Happy Diwali..

Zeba said...

I liked it!!!

Being Pramoda... said...

hi hary,

yeah..children should not be taken anway frm the small small hapinesss.. it hurts them so much, which they actualy dont deserve..:)

well expressed one and yeah write serious ones also well :)

good re ..happy diwali to u ..

A S said...

hii
nice! get it published yaar! (joking !)... nice, keep writing :D

Urvashi said...

It was nice ...two dififerent situations....n u mixed them into one very nicely...definitely a serious work 4m ur desk this time...

Happy Diwali..!!! :)

bliss said...

Happy diwali, Hary!!!! and as for the post, great one yaaar!!!! i guess thats y they say,, u cant get everything in life!! it takes a lot less for happiness to come than we think!!!

Yellow Tulip said...

well said..happy and a safe dewali...

Archana said...

That's what festivals are for, quality time to spend with family & friends. :) Happy belated Diwali to you Hary!

Sorry for being infrequent with the commenting, I haven't had that much time on my hands these days. Just got around to posting a new blogpost after 6 days, oooops, lol, I suppose virtual stuff has been taking a back burner lately, but it's all good. I kind of like it better this way. :)

Vishnu said...

sir.. it was nice.. but i expected a better ending.. somethin like abu took his crackers and went down to burst it with raju and his family..
the message u tried to give didnt change but a happy ending..

Manju said...

awww the poor kiddo, he shud have spent it with me :(

happy diwali Haryyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Lol, yes, now i'm a rich princess who conquered a lion hahah

Manju said...

i'm still waiting for what yu promised me ..

Manju said...

just thought i'd remind you..;P

Manju said...

haha i feel like such a spammer writing comment after comment xD

Naarya said...

nice diwali post :) makes sense...lots of sense...

Insignia said...

Nice attempt; but refine your language a bit ..My sincere suggestion :-)

Iniya deepavali vazthukkal :-)

Nithya said...

A touching story.. Festival is all abt happiness and spreading it as much as we can. And its so true that little things make as so satisfied and happy.

Wish you a belated Happy Diwali. :)

Palidor said...

Aww, that's a sad story, but very poignant. Happy Diwali!! Thanks for visiting my site.

evanescentthoughts said...

Nice story.. and nicely written.. write more stories :) Happy Diwali!!!

Nazish Rahman said...

Bery nice...well written !!!
Your story had emotions and love!!!
Try writing more u write well !!

Valerine said...

I so agree with u Hary that the idiot box n work has taken most of our time...Not to 4get the cellphone..My mom keeps complainin that i dunt leave it nor offce work....
But ya the story is nice and touching...

Sara said...

thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet :)

Cute Cadre said...

Hmm tat was pretty close to my story! Dad wasnt around here during Diwali and for my b day :((

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gayathri-vishwanathan said...

wow this was nice...happy diwali (belated though)

kanagu said...

nice one machi.. but could have been better.. :)

and belated deepavali nalvazthukkal to you :)

Arnav said...

Nice
Loved the comparison . its sad but truth, it is these small happiness which brings that priceless peace in our life..


keep Writing and Smiling :)

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chitra said...

I liked your story Hary. in fact this diwali we made it special by visiting an orphanage and spending time and sweets with them. A day after diwali early morning I found a boy searching for crackers among the burst out crackers. Perumal is his name. I told him not to search for the same and gave him a box of sweets and money to buy crackers. I was so happy to see a beautiful smile on his face. I think that was really sweet.

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thats why i make it a point to be with my family ..on Diwali .every year.


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HaRy!! said...

Hi All, Thanks all for your wishes and comments... Some of yu gave me nice suggestions and to refine my language, Yep am aware of only writing freaky posts so me working on this still, hopefully my next story will try to make some sense! :D ... Just my thoughts that Money is'nt all Happyness is abt...there is more than it!..Tak care...thanks again!