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My Story in Dinamalar Varamalar

Discussion in 'Varalotti Rengasamy's Short & Serial Stories' started by varalotti, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. vijianand

    vijianand Senior IL'ite

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    Sridhar Sir,

    Super story. I enjoyed thethamizh version !!!! Nijamaave kovam irukkum idathil gunam irukkumnu prove panna kadhai.
    Women, who can be soft , can also be strict , if needed. Though in leading roles, women have the heart to look beyond things and giv ethem a true meaning.
    Good one sir.

    Regards,
    Viji
     
  2. uma88

    uma88 New IL'ite

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    When i was halfway through the story i really thought the lady would act smart and find about the culprit unlike her employer.I thought the story would end that way.But the twist was unexpected.She is not just smart but smarter when she adjusted the money paid for her previous dealings."cheat the cheat":)
    good ending:thumbsup
     
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    anushakmurthy New IL'ite

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    Good one! Many people say, we can trust people who criticize us but not to fall in the trap of people who always praise us. Maybe, Sharadha is one person who looks at things objectively and is trust worthy which Raghu could not understand before Sharadha got his money back.
     
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    Dear Sridhar!
    very happy to see your story in Dinamalar. Congratulations:thumbsupI really enjoyed reading the story. Good ending. I knew that Sharadha would do something intelligently!
    Aanal ore oru uruthhal... please dont mind. adu enna poyum poyum oru penn? :confused2:
    manjula
     
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    sigmabeta Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Sridhar Sir,

    I am a bit too slow to read a whole article in Tamil so happily read the english version of it. Wow!!!! In the begining I had some anger towards the boss, but at the end, I have a lot of respect for her and bosses who are like her in real life. They value their employees and even if harsh, do the best for them. They are like coconuts, hard and rough outside but sweet inside. People like Ramanathan who wanted to cheat people again and again are like mangoes, soft sweet and juicy outside but sour and hard inside.
    Thank you for a wonderful story Sir.
     
  6. varalotti

    varalotti IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Viji,
    Thanks. I am happy that you enjoyed the "thenthamizh" version. Many times kovam irrukkum idathil kunam irukkathan seiyum. But we should not take this as a strict rule.
    Women can be soft and can be strict. Men also can be like that. We cannot stereotype roles. If we say only women will be like this we will be doing the same mistake which men have been doing for many years.
    Being strict, intelligent, compassionate, angry etc. are all individual traits. Of course a woman's intelligence works in a much different way than men. Mostly men think linear whilst women prefer the non-linear route.
    thanks once again for the words of praise.
    regards,
    sridhar
     
  7. varalotti

    varalotti IL Hall of Fame

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    Honestly Uma if the story would have ended like that without an unexpected twist the magazine would not have considered for publication at all. You see there can be a twist without a short story; but a short story without a twist is almost impossible. You are right. She chose to cheat the cheat. And she did it really well.
    thanks a lot Uma for coming in.
    sridhar
     
  8. varalotti

    varalotti IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks, Anusha. Though it is a good quality to speak soft and sweet, that in itself would not be enough. And many villains use that as a trap to exploit the gullible. At times when a person is good and very strong in values she cannot afford to be sweet just to please somebody.
    In this story Sharadha is not only intelligent. She is compassionate too. She would have found out that Raghu is trying to trap her. Yet she has been exceedingly kind to him in letting that pass and giving his hard-earned money back.
    thanks once again, anusha.
    regards,
    sridhar
     
  9. varalotti

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    Dear Manjula,
    Thanks. I am happy to see that you have enjoyed this story.
    I also appreciate your candour in expressing your uruthal - you see poyum poyum oru pen (after all a woman) were not the words of the author but of Raghu. These words explain his thought process.
    We should know, Manjula, that a dullard like Raghu who has been easily trapped by the villain, a person who cannot do his work well, and a person mean enough to set up the villain against his own boss... such a coward, fraud can only think like that.
    And having those words "poyum poyum oru pen" earlier only shows Sharada in a much better light later. Many unwary readers (mostly men) would be carried away by these words and would be expecting Sharadha to be dull. It will be a rude shock for them when Sharada turns the tables against the villain and finally gives the money to the person who thought on those lines.
    thanks once again,
    sridhar
     
  10. varalotti

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    Dear Syama,

    I think this is your very first post in these forums. I know one thing for sure now. If I have to get a post of commendation from somebody like you, I should write a story of the stature of this story. ha ha ha just kidding.
    I liked the simile of coconuts and mangoes. In our area we use jack-fruits instead of coconuts. Typically a jack-fruit (palapazham) is hard and thorny outside but is very sweet and tasty inside.

    Of course to talk sweetly is a virtue. Thiruvalluvar has devoted a chapter of 10 verses to emphasise that. But sweet-talking bereft of values is pretty dangerous - with those people I feel like touching the back of a snake, soft and silky, but lethal in the end.

    thanks syama for coming in and for your words of praise.
    regards,
    sridhar
     

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