The Unadorned

My literary blog to keep track of my creative mood swings with poems n short stories, book reviews n humorous prose, travelogues n photography, reflections n translations, both in English n Hindi.

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I'm a peace-loving married Indian male on the right side of '50 with college-going children, and presently employed under government. Educationally I've a master's degree in History, and another in Computer Application. Besides, I've a post graduate diploma in Management. My published works are:- (1)"In Harness", ISBN 81-8157-183-5, a poetry collections and (2) "The Remix of Orchid", ISBN 978-81-7525-729-0, a short story collections with a foreword by Mr. Ruskin Bond, (3) "Virasat", ISBN 978-81-7525-982-9, again a short story collection but in Hindi, (4) "Ek Saal Baad," ISBN 978-81-906496-8-1, my second Story Collection in Hindi.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

An Accurate Prediction

A man got three sons, born to him as triplets amidst lots of doubts if they would really survive. While doctors and nurses did their job, the astrologer was not to be left behind. He handed out a set of wonderful predictions about the boys.

The predictions said the first one would be a person of helpful disposition. He would do something that would bring help to people at their fingertips.

The second one was predicted to be a very powerful person in his life, one that would make even running people stop moving an inch just by showing his hand. So powerful would he grow up to!

And the third boy got the nastiest kind of prediction. He would be cutting throats of people with their relations around crying swollen-faced. He would do that without any compunction.

In time the predictions came true.

And now you have in the family a software professional who writes “Help Menue” at Oracle Corporation; a traffic policeman who manages the maddening crowd of the central square of the town successfully; and finally a doctor who performs autopsies day in day out at the state forensic institute.
A. N. Nanda


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