Friday, October 1, 2010

Quiz Show

Last night I was watching a popular Bengali quiz show on television. And each time the celebrity host shot a question to a certain participant he made a face as if the answer was there, waiting to pop out, and yet it was so not there. While his competitors around jumped with excitement already sure of the answer.

But this particular participant, too, became restless with zeal, dead sure of the answer, once a different question was asked to one of his competitors.

And I wondered…his competitor knew his answer and he knew his. I know your answers and probably you know mine. We almost always know each other’s answers but seldom our own. Guess that’s one of life's oldest tricks!

15 comments:

rimi said...

very true...often we dont understand how to react in a particular situation....its easy to suggest others but becomes difficult wen we face it ourselves.

n B c said...

Yeah we all go experience it!

AnuRadha GarimelLa said...

Hmmm ...Interesting way of penning it down!

n B c said...

Thank you!

Unsaid Somethings said...

Wow. We never realize these small things and just go on with our advices flowing..nice post :)

ARINDAM DEY said...

How true! We always know the perfect answers to others' questions but our own...
Nice one... Dadagiri I guess...!!!

n B c said...

Thank you Shibani!


Arin bhaizaan, thanks ... and yes its Dadagiri ... :) oh how I miss him on the field!!! :(

Chitrangada said...

Good one ! All of us are capable of in-depth analysis of questions in everyone's lives but our own.....for those, we always need to go to another person.....irony of human existence!
kind of breaks the "individualistic theory"......great post !

n B c said...

I agree! And thanks for commenting.

dimpy said...

hi sir..i just wana say a very common thing(jo ap sunte sunte thak chuke hoge) that i just love ur writing...i dont kno its just ur tallent or u actuly understand a woman so beautifully..u present a woman so strong n so determined that is so inspiring n i respect u so much 4 that..thnku

n B c said...

Thank you Dimpy! Every comment matters ... take care!

dimpy said...

hello sir..thnx 4 replying..sir plz tell me that ur character"pallavi" is just a imagination or u realy inspired with some1..?

n B c said...

Hi Dimpy...I once saw a photograph of a certain girl ... and started wondering what she would be like ... and in the process the character of 'Pallavi' shaped up... :)

saloni said...

Very true .. and I guess wen we penetrate into others problems, we act as i we would have done magically well if were in heir shoes but honestly we dont even know if we would dare to even sand and face the same situation...

n B c said...

Very true Saloni!