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Maggar Singh, My Saviour

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  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:@Archanaanchan @GeetaKashyap Tha KS for liking my views/comment.
     
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    Maggar Singh, My Saviour. Part 6 Of 6



    “Doesn’t that look too out of place, Maggar?” I asked, shaking my head vigorously.

    “Your TV serials always resort to such gimmicks. Don’t they?” Maggar quizzed.

    “Maggar, TV people do indulge in such gimmicks, but that won’t work in a print story. Instead, let me start awakening Reena’s inner strength by making her recall her granny’s mythological stories. Then, with that reference, she could fight you and emerge a winner. What do you say?” I asked.

    “You don’t have many options now. Do you?.........You are stuck in a bad position. Unless Maggar reigns, your sales won’t increase. With Maggar’s downfall, even your newspaper sales and your own success will suffer. You may even lose your job! ...........Wait! I think I have a brilliant suggestion which may help you save all.” My Guru Magger said, snapping his finger.

    “Please go ahead Maggar. I will do anything to get out of this vicious web and mend my ways.” I pleaded desperately.

    Maggar began, “Start strengthening Reena and her inner resolve. Let the society and her parents, at least in your story, stand by her. Knowing the way our system works, there is no sense in putting me through a trial. Let Reena kill me while trying to protect herself…”

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    “Hmm…Go ahead”, I said, listening to him with rapt attention.

    “Good must triumph over the evil at all costs. If this story track doesn’t work with your readers, I have an alternate plan too.” Maggar said with a wink.

    “What’s that?” I asked eagerly.

    “Your own kidnap!” He said with a cunning smile.

    “What?” I screamed.

    “Relax sir. This is just a strategy to save your newspaper sales and your job. You see, my plan is very simple. By making Reena strong and victorious you will reduce your guilt a little and that will save your soul. If the public dislikes the new twist in the storyline, your newspaper sales will suffer. Then plan your own kidnap and go underground! Simple! With this, peoples’ curiosity will shoot up and they will start talking and speculating about you. They will be diverted from your storyline and at the same time, many would like to read and re-read your story just to understand you and your case better. That way sales won’t suffer much. ‘Mystery angle’ will help you further your career and as a byproduct, it may also trigger myths about me, making me a legend like my brother Gabbar.” Maggar said like a marketing guru.

    What a wonderful idea! Having a cake and eating it too! I screamed deliriously. All of a sudden all my dilemma and confusion vanished. I was overwhelmed with multiple emotions; admiration, gratitude, excitement and relief, all at once. Here was a villain I had created and he was now solving my dilemma with such confidence and clarity! I could not find the right words to thank Maggar, sorry, Guru Maggar Singh, for showing me the right path. He had now grown beyond my own expectations. I saluted him for the paradigm shift he had created in me!

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    (All images have been taken from the internet for representational purposes only.)


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    So friends, at last, the story has ended on a good note. Maggar Singh saved Satyanand Divekar from slipping into the sleazy abyss. Reena emerged a winner and she is the new hero now. Fan clubs have sprouted all over the country and people are celebrating women and are recognising them as equals!

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    “Oye, Geeta Madam,” Guru Maggar interjects, “You are jumping the gun faster than Satyanand!

    Okay...I filled some sense into Satyanand, sacrificed myself and saved Reena. That doesn’t mean that the country or the world drops its years of prejudice against women and immediately treats them as equals or values them. You are being too optimistic, go and take some reality check! Many more Reenas have to suffer and many more Maggars have to reign. Life is not a story or a movie to begin and end on a happy note; it is the cruel reality of struggle for a countless number of women who face oppression on a daily basis! Just support each other and raise your voice whenever it is needed. Be United! Someday in future, women may…yes, women may get their well-deserved place in the society. Until then…keep fighting for your rights. Don’t give up! Good luck!”


    OMG! Maggar has become omnipotent! I squeal.



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    Okay, okay, friends, let us get back to reality. Bye for now and thanks a million for patiently putting up with me and my favourite story! Go ahead and give your opinions and criticism. You are free to express your disapproval in a polite way and also offer some constructive criticism so that I can better my work the next time.

    Take care!

    Ta..da…!


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  3. kkrish

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    Good ending Geeta.
    I did anticipate this, when I read part 5.

    I loved it that Maggar gives you too some points to ponder about. Haha! That was good Geeta Madam!
    Overall a good satire on our society.
    Enjoyed it much.
    :clap2::beer-toast1:
     
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    @kkrish

    Thanks a million for being with me and encouraging me.

    This was an experiment to push certain issues plaguing the society. Had I said the story with Reena as the main character. I would have ended with a preachy tear jerker and I would have bored the readers, as our guru Magger says. So I had to drive the point through an indirect approach.

    Maggar Singh is our conscience, he is good, in general, but at times he tempts us to go bad or allows us to compromise. It is up to the Satyanandas (us, who say that we adhere/ practice 'Satya') to listen to or to stifle Maggars. In the story finally Maggar has suggested a 'no loss, no gain' compromise, which we all resort to in a crisis.(trying to save our skin/face)

    Women and also the marginalised communities(LGBT) must get their rights to live with dignity. Someday that will happen and I am optimistic.
     
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    I am a tamilian too... or shall i say, a bit of tamil, a bit of telugu and kannada
     
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    Geets....
    Subtle ending.... maybe I expected more from maggar:grinning::grinning:

    Well written, but i felt something was missing in the last part.... still loved every bit of it....

    Keep writing geets. Hugs to you:kissingheart:
     
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    :hello:Thanks.
    you have made it nice by keeping the epilogue as prologue and along with other readers, I would welcome you to the vast land of story writing.
    2.Protagonist Maggar hijacked the first part protoganist Reenu.
    3.A mini novel moving with times and current happenings deserves standing ovation.
    Well attempted and done.
    Regards.
     
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    @nandinimithun
    Thanks, dear Nandu, for being my biggest supporter.

    This thought of a character speaking to a writer came up to me while cooking! I could see him walking across the cooking platform, literally! Then I chose 'Women's Issues' and used Maggar to drive the point. This story was written almost 2 years ago. So with this primary intent when I started, I enjoyed introducing anticlimaxes, a direct influence of TV! Using Maggar as a hero and showing his antics would have suited visual media more than print media according to me. My anticlimax way must have thrown you a bit off balance and disappointed you; sorry!
     
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    :hello:unexpected twists to the reader does wonders. so go ahead!
     
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    @Thyagarajan

    Thanks a million for being with me and encouraging me.

    Please read my responses to @kkrish and @nandinimithun too. A crazy thought struck me and I enjoyed this journey with Maggar Singh immensely. Finding apt photographs on the internet helped to create some novelty too. Your appreciation means a lot to me. Thanks once again.
     
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