Friday, July 18, 2008


“Alcohol has taught me one truth”, the drunkard said aloud.

A young man, standing on the edge of a cliff, about to end his life, and thus far absorbed in his own world, suddenly wanted to hear the drunkard complete the statement. But nothing happened for a minute. With impatience boiling inside him he shot the question directly to him instead, “What truth?”

“Happiness is opaque.” The drunkard replied promptly.

“Really?” The young man mocked.

“It never allows the light of our congenital talents to express themselves.”

“Then what does?”

Half a minute went by in silence.

“The prism of adversity allows us to express our true colours. Only after going through it does our V-I-B-G-Y-O-R, the one reflecting our core, is visible to the whole world.”

The young man – as the drunkard’s words made a nest in his conscience – found himself standing with his back at the cliff…already.

By: NovoneeL ChakrabortY


reetika said...


naina said...

really a nice way to observe situations.......
according to me d problem arises when u lose hope in yourself, otherwise every new situation is not a problem but a challenge to discover our hidden talent.

Anonymous said...

really good!!
worth reading.

Anuradha Garimella said...

So true and so damn heedful!! ...this one post is really really worth reading! u remind me of that serial which used to be pictured on DD Channel...."Potli Baba" ... yaad aaya?
God Bless You! N keep Writing! :)

n B c said...

Ya! And always used to wonder why the heck is it 'potli baba ki' and not 'baba ki potli' :)