Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Rain Drop's Self Esteem

It was a busy street that morning. A very crowded one. Astonishingly, everybody could find some space to nestle themselves. It seemed that the world was a sea and everybody had a boat to travel in. We don't know each other personally. We see each other every other wet day. But somehow we never get the time to stop and talk. It has always been like this.

So this fateful day, I managed to halt at an unknown place. I saw others over there. Some of them were dancing. Some were singing. Some were playing. Some were talking. This place is heaven, I thought. People from our community don't even bother to look at each other. I went ahead and danced with the dancing group, but they laughed at me as I couldn't flow to their rhythm. I went and joined the singing group, but they rejected me, as I couldn't sing their sound.

I wore a sad expression. I began to walk backwards to my community. I felt low and unhappy. "Cheeeeeese", a happy face screamed. And just then, something flashed and winked at me. That happened again, and again, and again. The happy face looked happier and satisfied. So I thought, "Hey, I can't dance, I can't sing; but I can pose for the winking machine!"

I became the talk of the town, including my community. Yes, they started talking to each other. A new group thus came into place called The Wink and Pose Group. And I am the leader of that group.


  1. Hmmmm..The post is a tad abstract. Atleast to me it seemed so. You were going on in a different tangent and I wish you had written more..explored your train of thought a tad further..

  2. agree with the person above but i liked it :)

  3. The idea of the story was good....But it's a bit incomplete i feel......
    It was good but somehow doesn't strike a chord.....
    Anyway, u said it right....Everyone cannot be good at everything....
    Keep Posting....


  4. We all have a strength in us. It is only a matter of finding it.

  5. Sounds interesting.... so what else does that the wink and pose group do? ;)

  6. An abstract topic it is but the narrartion was good in the start. I felt somehow that you lost your way in the middle or you did not post what you exactly had in mind. There seems to be sudden context switch from the rain to the cameras and the posing group.
    You are certainly far more capable and I am expecting more better posts


  7. Its intresting!!!!!!

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  8. on the contrary, i Utterly love this piece, i like pieces which play riddle and which carry tragicness perfectly well in the lap of ecstasy.

    I utterly loved it, oh i have said it earlier too! I felt it the sense of rejection immensely and the the self-esteem of comming back and posing to the world. indeed! a lovely story.

    i'm still down with papers, adding this to my reader i very much hope to come back to your insighful thoughts soon.

    keep writing [:)]

    and oh yes, the name of the blog is very interesting! a hand-ful of life, wow :)

    keep writing.


  9. seemed a bit incomplete

    nyways gud 1

    keep writing


  10. great...!!! it is a different concept...not many would understnd...but thats shows the talent in u...u can write wid a difference...!!!

  11. Monsoon.I was expecting something from you.That was good.Rain always reminds us about distances.It first create a sense of loneliness,anxiety...Slowly it will invade into our senses.
    Read Marquez."The monologue of Isabel watching it rain in Macondo"
    Aditi... keep writing.
    You have the passion to write.
    i was waiting for your comments about my "tail of the train"....

  12. excellent da scattered ideas and thoughts.

  13. Let criticizers do critique...You've got a new

  14. somwhr sometime v always loose ourselves...n then find smthn which helps us flow...this was dat kinda post...lost n found

  15. hiiii
    this is da first time i have come across ur blog
    this one seemed to be more abstract and aslo the feel was missing
    yamini meduri

  16. Hi ,

    I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be wow.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘Once Upon A Time...’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

    BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

    This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)


  17. Interesting albeit a bit abstract concept!!
    And I agree that you should have covered a bit more of your thoughts...nevertheless-interesting it was!!

  18. NICE THOUGHT........ bt i felt u lost d way ... wt u r really lukng 2 tell .... whn v wrt abt a topic jst thnk abt it nd feel dat .... v all hav a our own thnkng process dat alwys cm n play d role whn v wrt abt smthng ..... bt at dat tm u'll jst thnk abt d topic nd feel dat it'll help dont let cm othr rhngs in mind at d same time....
    sms u hav nice thghts 2 write so keep postng...... gudluck .njoy

  19. I enjoyed the randomness of this free flow ...
    Keep blogging!!

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  21. Your text would an excellent story if you went on writing it. When I read it, I could imagine a guy wanderind about a space to look for something, but at the same time that guy reflected by a phylosophycal vision about the people and the mean where they were.
    It's a critical text. I mean, a text that promises a profound analysis and makes a reader search inside it questions and answers as it read the content of the text.
    I liked it. Congratulations! Go on!

  22. I love this story, it made me happy. I agree with terminalrant too though.

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  23. Seemed a bit abstract, almost like you lost train of your thoughts somewhere down the narration... liked it though...

  24. very nice blogs....i feel in ending of the story its feel incomplete....

    still its nice...
    if possible visit my blog also....

  25. It leaves a lot of tantalizing questions, good questions, ones that tease and taunt. I like this.

    Nice blog here. My best to you and its continued success.

  26. daer a nice one.keep posting so that i enjoy it......well visit my blog and comment in..............

  27. hmmm...
    it was good...
    u narrate the events very nice...
    but i am reading ur second post.. [dont know about the rest...yet to find out]....
    and i feel like there is something lacking... both of them are incomplete...why is that so m wondering?
    this post too seems a lil too abstract... or for a person like me it seems incomplete...

  28. It was quick....
    the sadness was not built up... and it ended too fast..
    but on the whole the point was made.

    Do check my poem "The Droplets of time" at

  29. It is certainly interesting for me to read that post. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

  30. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  31. Don't stop posting such articles. I love to read stories like this. BTW add more pics :)

  32. very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.