Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Basanthi.....A Real Reel Story::Present 3

I was always called a brave person in the college and in the village,but I realised I was no match against love.Thumping heart,weak knees and perhaps trembling too..If this was my state what would be hers.The silence was broken by her,she had passed the exams.Stretched her hands and in that was a colourful Mala of beads.Thanks giving were written all over it.Locked to her mesmerising eyes and said this was not neccessary
Basanthi :Shami (sami,a repectful word ,was pronounced by her that way )Enakku padippu solli tharuveengala (will you teach me )I want to pass SSLC.
Me :Nichhayamaga (surely)..But in the heart of hearts,I didnt know how to go about it

One or two more meetings,we decided ,apart from the night school classes we would spend the saturday and sunday for studies.The location ,of course had to be a far off place.We decided on the PICHAVARAM ,one of the most beautiful mangrove spots in the country,near Portonovo.One could simply get lost in those places,an ideal place to spend time together,of course on studies.

One major worry of mine got cleared with The zamindar of Namalaipatti deciding to marry off his daughter Thenmozhi elsewhere, since they were in a hurry..My sisters marriage got cleared and now I was free to go on with my plans.

Weekends were obviously awaited by me and it was the same for Basanthi too..a bond developing so fast we started discussing,life after college.There was a pressure on her to get married to a person from her community from Viluppuram a place not far away. So Time and Social pressure were the things weighing very heavily on us.We decided that I have to leave for USA immediately after results and then...A million questions..how and when to get married?Before or after?Will her family wait eternally for her to decide?already pressure on her since she has become educated.Exams were closing in on us and so was the decisive phase..Somewhere along the line we realised we hadnt even talked of marriage but had taken it for granted , as the inevitable.She was astounding with her studies.Her concentration level was so high that there used to be times when I yearned for her loving glances !I knew she was destained for something big.

Both of us completed our exams and were confident of our success.She had picked up English too.I got admission in one of the best University , and that meant just a few days left for the departure..It dawned on us that it would be impossible for her to get passport etc all by herself,besides the visa was a tough issue.It meant I had to confess the developments to someone who could keep it confidential and at the same time resourceful. I called on my best friend in madras,who was taken aback since he knew my family well.But his acceptance to help was immediate.We decided the best solution was to get married immediately.How ? My friend pulled in all his resources and the date in registrars office fixed .All along Basanthi was a silent spectator to the developments and silence was her way of conveying her acceptance.That was my Basanthi.For marriage she wanted me to buy her a colurful silk dress in her typical tradition,which I did.It was a sort of skirt and blouse.She looked terrific at the registrars office..All along we had not thought about the repurcursions.

I was nervous,as my departure date was nearing.Surprisingly she was confidence personified .Amazing girl.I knew my friend in Madras, was the only person through whom I could keep the communication channel on and also heavily depended on him for visa and other formalities.

My departure,settling down there etc etc all went off in a jiffy. Suddenly ,I realised,at least I had made out a genuine reason for going overseas,How would she manage.My God,I had never thought of it.Hows my Basanthi going to face the situation and the world.What sort of human being I was?always thinking of me and my family ?I wrote a long letter to Basanthi and apologised to her..She replied calmly that she had already opened out to her parents,who were shocked.But knowing her firmness on issues,including education,they accepted it.But they didnt know how to handle the situation, if she left their camp..

My friend in Madras was one hell of a guy running from pillar to post in getting things organised,visa papers ,neccessary documents,airline tickets etc and the sweetest news was she got the visa (in my hurry I forgot to ask her what dress she wore for the interview,though it made no difference) ..and her departure to the land of opportunities was fixed for August1975.I thanked my friend ,in Madras ,profusely for all the coordination ,after he put her on flight.I donno how I would have handled the situation without his help..

Basanthi landed and then on life for us had turned more eventful.

Somewhere,in late seventies I opened out to my parents about the developments and disappointment was too much for them to digest not because of my decision but more because they didnt know how to handle the social pressures which would surface once my decision was made public.They would stand isolated.My sister managed the situation so well that my admiration for her went up multifold.She had apparently convinced them not to react.She perhaps realised that our society will accept people once they were elevated in social standings.Malarkodi, very effectively sponged off the tensions of my parents in her own way and I felt her husband Avudayappan played a significant role too..Thanks to them..

The only way Basanthis family was kept informed of our well being was thru photographs and words of solace thru my friend.Understand they remained isolated in their tribe.Surely Basanthi must have felt deeply hurt but never once she showed it.

In a short time,I became the head of a major research institute and Basanthi was pursuing her studies ,relentlessly..She completed her Doctoral on topic close to her heart.Nomads and their influence on the society..Her writings hugely applauded,she became an invited speaker to many Universities.An NGO started by her,LINK UP,Networked the Nomads of various countries and made them mainstream contributers of respective societies.Books written by her were receiving accolades..

Our only child SNEHA(friendship)was growing up giving us the much needed diversion.
Then one day it occured to me when Basanthi was away globe trotting;That thought crossed my mind ..Enough was enough...With both of us busy in our own work,Sneha was not getting the attention she deserved.Made up my mind to talk to Basanthi upon her return.

Me :Basanthi,The pressure of our work is telling on Sneha

Basanthi :Amaam Shami(Yes)I do realise that

Me :I feel,one of us have to take care and that is going to me.Will it be ok?

Basanthi was adament in not accepting that decision.Having never said no to any of her demands,it was very tough for me stand firm.But finally I convinced her that her contribution was far more larger since it addressed people directly.

As years rolled by and as Sneha went away to hostel,I started devoting more time to LINK UP,the NGO run by Basanthi.

By then we visited, Madras which by then had become Chennai.The offial reception by the Government and meeting with the CM was higly publicised in the media.Basanthi was literally a celebrity and with that the social acceptability..Both our parents were looked upon in awe.Yes,over the years both the families had become close to us and no more heart burns..

And then one day it was announced that Basanthi was being awarded the famous BONEL prize for her contribution to the society.As usual I was in all excitement.Basanthi was her cool composed self,and reacted saying it was possible only because of me.I was dumbstruck.

The day of award giving was declared as 16 th of April,2008.Telephone calls from world over including from those who had predicted our marriage would fail,poured in.

On 10th April when we were to leave for Europe,had a silent prayer in our pooja room.As we sat across the dining table,and discussed many things.Finally when we came to the nitty grittys, I asked her what she proposed to wear,perhaps a very silly question.A smile from her and she walked across to her cupboard and brought out the dress. It was the same one which I had bought her decades back for marriage,a typical colurful gypsy dress,but made of silk.Both of us felt so excited and romantic too,despite the years.Rest of the stuff could be brought from India.

On my part I had preserved the beads given by her to me and Basanthi was more than happy to sport it on herself.

On that day,when Basanthi was to be given the award,we were allotted the front row.I was flanked by my parents on one side and Basanthis parents on the other.My father gave me a gentle squeeze on my shoulder perhaps meaning how much he respected my decision.Two persons I would have loved to be around,Malarkodi (my Sis ) and CU(my friend from Madras)couldnt make it.

As they announced..We invite Dr.Basanthi Selvaraju, who calls herself ,very rightly,as the Global Citizen to receiv.........

Tall,ever graceful,in the traditional dress as Basanthi walked up to receive the award ,she gave me that glance through the Orakann(corner of the eyes)which transported me back in time by decades....Oh My Basanthi !!I am so lucky.....






This is a reproduction as heard from my friend Selvaraju !!



TC
CU


To know more about NariKoravas and Gypsies and the exotic Pichavaram, One could browse following..of course there are many more sites !!

About Nomads and NariKoravas

1)http://www.cmi.ac.in/gift/narikorava.htm

2)http://www.indianfolklore.org/pdf/newsletter/ifl_10.pdf

3)http://www.florilegium.org/files/CULTURES/Gypsies-msg.html

4)http://www.hindu.com/2006/08/01/stories/2006080108020400.htm

5)http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/sas/conf16/panel20.htm


About Pichavaram

6)http://cuddalore.nic.in/pitc.htm

7)http://www.hindu.com/mp/2003/11/29/stories/2003112900190100.htm

8)http://www.casmbenvis.nic.in/files/03-Subject/03_02_Mangroves/03_02_Mangroves_map.html

112 comments:

Ash said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Belated Happy Pongal :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hm..enna thidirnu narikoravars mela akkarai :P

Conversation is too good :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ash
Welcome..A first timer here I guess..
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Vaanga Princess..Nalla Kelvi than..Chennai Sangamam Oru reason aaga irukkumo ?
Thanks for your nice words !
TC
CU

Preethi said...

A lovely end to a lovely tale.. a much awaited part 3 at that :) As always I loved it.. So is it really a true story?? Whether it is or not.. what a beautiful thought of giving back to the society... I am touched!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Welcome Preethi ..I am happy you loved the story.A bit from here a bit from there..That was the story.
TC
CU

Gayatri said...

real life story huh. too cool. kudos to basanthi and her husband!

Ziah said...

nice:)! I like:) Is this really the story of Mrs. n Mr. Selvaraju? After all these years, she still calls him Sami?:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Gayatri
Thanks for passing by..That...huh...in your comment said it all....lol
Tc
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Ziah
Welcome and thanks for the nice words..
Is that the lawyer or the feminist Ziah speaking.Originally in the draft ,precisely on this word ..shami..there was a discussion included..but then it became too long a write up and hence edited out..
May be,we all friends can start a debate as to whether it was right on her part to address him as SHAMI
How about that !!
TC
CU

வேதா said...

போன பகுதியை எப்டி படிக்காம விட்டேன்னு தெரியல நான் கவனிக்கல :) பரவாயில்ல அதையும் சேர்த்து படிச்சுட்டேன் என்ன சொல்றதுன்னே தெரியல எதுக்கும் ஒரு தைரியம் வேணுமில்லையா அது இந்த கதையில(அதாவது உண்மையா நடந்தது இல்லியா?:))தெரியுது :) ரொம்ப ரொம்ப நல்லா எழுதியிருக்கீங்க :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@வேதா
adikadi friends oda blog site vandha thane..thanks for nice words..unmai,you need the gutz to go thru it..real story..appadi na..puriyaliye !!
Meendum meendum varuga
TC
CU

The Artist said...

such a sweet story....a real one at that...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@The Artist
welcome Artist and thanks for the nice words.

TC
CU

Sudhakar said...

You have got a award.Come and collect it from my blog.

Preethi said...

WOW! what an inspirational story. Love, friendship and will power at play.... not to forget ur gift of story-telling in a telling way!
A true story u say, and CU is the friend... Good job, it is a nice feeling when you've been that bridge to bring 2 ppl together... really... :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Thanks Preethi ..So you found out my role in the reel story..lol

Tc
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sudhakar
Hi thanks..will do
TC
CU

Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

That was a really beautiful story!i loved it :)

c e e d y said...

hey i went to the theatre - they said all the tickets were sold out for this movie :)......

will catch the earliest show on the weekend.....i have to watch the end of this trilogy :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vishnupriya Janardhanan
Welcome..thanks for your encouraging comments
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
welcome anytime..very filmy the story became I guess..lol
TC
CU

crazyBugga said...

i just hope everyone who falls in love like ur friend here, has the determination to go ahead, of course, with luck aiding them, and each of those couples live a really happy married life.

I was actually expecting a twist towards the end, as is ur trademark. But was pleasantly surprised to know that its non-fiction.

but nonetheless, tears. Aanandha kanneer this time. [:)]

and belated happy pongal thalaivaa!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@crazyBugga

//Aanandha kanneer this time. [:)]//
Manasa thottutuye thambi !!

Kadhai uppu chappu illama poiducho,ilam thalai muraikku !!

Twists and turns,too predictable in my stories..so oru vidhyaasam than !!

meendum varugha
TC
CU

The Perfect Girl! said...
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Joy said...

Hi CU,

I was thinking that CP was u, but then, u turned out to be CP's friend CU..good.

Whether this story was real or reel, it was wonderful..

Tc.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Joy
vaanga..Appo real illiya idhu ?
See the Websites listed in the posting.each is a real one..
CU and CP konjam confusion isnt it !!
TC
CU

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Your friend should not have choose to marry secretly...:-)!
When she excels in all those fields why should not grow enough to be soul mate, and she calls him sami only?
That's fine.
But again, you cannot write a book and change the world or save a culture but you should be a perfect human being first.
So, as a mother she was supposed to imporve the house also and she should not have been the hindrance to his career :-)!
It's not a love story or, may be in real stories it doesn'happen so, it seems :-)!
Okay, best efforts, but in real life you should not have supported someone to get married hiding it to the world :-)!
:-)!

PurpleHeart said...

must say haven't really got the time to catch up with the 1st 2 parts. Looks like good one again !!

Bharathis said...

Delightful reading!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Bharathis
welcome..first time I guess..thanks for nice words
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@PurpleHeart
Welcome PurpleHeart ! after a long time this visit ..Do visit again when you have the time..thanks for your comments
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nowhere to be seen again :-)!
Welcome again !!Perhaps you are right
TC
CU

c e e d y said...

first of all sorry for coaxing you to wirte faster and when you did...i cld not find time to read it.....

very beautiful ending....loved this 3 part series and hope you write more :)

btw - i always beleive in love at first sight....and this just enhances the fact....:) and thank you for realizing my state of the mind ;P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
Welcome and thanks for the comments..
love at first sight..hmmm..the only problem for many is that it happens often ...lol

State of mind..it really foxed me
tc
cu

Thinking aloud said...

ahhh..so all's well that ends well...i always am a sucker for love stories...:)

and u turned out to be the friend...:)

nice end to the tri series...:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Thinking aloud
Thanks Suma..being a cancerian,me too fascinated with love stories especially when they end in positive note (at my age ..lol )..hence that yarn..he he
TC
CU

Sudhakar said...

Is it really real?!!Nice story .I really enjoyed reading this .Nice ending i could feel the romance.Touchy ending.
BONEL(NOBEL) award a nice Introduction.

Sudhakar said...

Your imagination is good

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sudhakar
welcome Sudhakar..Thanks for the comments..Bonel/Nobel Confusing !
Real /reel story..
TC
CU

Prats said...

Alls well that ends well....
I'm so gald you let Basanthi retain her tradition..
the story flowed very well....and a happy ending...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats
Welcome Prats !Happiness !Happiness
and more Happiness !! lets all wish for the same
Thanks for your nice words
TC
CU

anits said...

nice story ...u hv done a good job in this story ah? nalle kariyem pannirikingge! ;)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Welcome anits ..Nalla kaariyam..Yes ,I do sometimes..lol
Thanks for your comments
TC
CU

plush said...

:)...as always..the master story-teller...hav a great year comps.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@plush
Hi plush ..thanks for the words and for wishes
TC
CU

Preethi said...

You've been tagged by me! Pick it up from my blog.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Preethi
Hi,wecome..will do..its been sometime ,many of my friends have been asking..Its high time I react !!
tc
CU

backpakker said...

very inspiring story ..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ backpakker
welcome..long time
Thanks for your words..
TC
CU

Rajesh Parameswaran said...

Interesting reading
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Rajesh Parameswaran
Welcome..first time I guess
Surely will vist your site
TC
CU

Pri said...

touching story and very inspirational too ...
congratulations and best wishes to basantiji and her husband... and yeah,also to the link who brought them two together :)

it must be a wonderful feeling...

Pri said...

and if this is a piece of fiction, then must say...very imaginative and a brilliant read :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Pri

Hey Doc..long time no See..where did you vanish !!
If you read thru the titles of the three episodes,and the concluding lines,you would know where the reality ends and where the fiction begins !!
Thanks for your nice words
TC
CU

Aiswarya said...

wooww!!! Wish everyone's life was as bucketful. In the pool of life, people drop like dry leaves and some last forever shining away all different colours of success.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aiswarya
Beautifully said Aiswarya .
Yes, life is strange in treating different people differently..but then it also means how one takes it!
Thanks for passing by..first time I guess!!
TC
CU

c e e d y said...

hello sir sarray to bother you...after sucessfully completing the trilogy - you deserve your much needed break...like most sucessful directors....

but dont forget we need to come out with the DVD soon - and need to include a lot of your thoughts - that you edited in the final movie :).....

have a nice night - and I am in the US - in between immigration - so cant leave - and thats y the yearning about India - as soon as I get it ready - i leave by the next train :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y

Welcome friend..

Be sure to take the train from the nearest port,so that it could float thru with a proper sail !!

On a serious note,lot of points missed out/edited out in the final reel episode..for ex

When Basanthi wanted a fox when she was pregnant (Nari in Tamizh means fox and hence their name as Nari kuravas )

When Basanthis father came down to the land of oppurtunities and wanted a desi tarra

When Basanthi came down to native and gave a good piece of advice to the CM to delete the names of Narikuravas from a govt list which states they are crooks and thieves

and many more and many more..the list would not be completed even in two more episodes

But many answers and info available in the various websites cited at the end of the last part..time permits browse thru

and finally and at last (do de mean the same ) after dodging many friends request on TAG,the next one will be a tag..thats a easy way out for not writing de next yarn

TC
CU

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Well, CU,
You seemed to be pretty much determined to make people believe that this is a real story :)))!
Well, may be but, i just wonder,
1. Why Basnthi lowered her head for the behavior of their people?! Whether she lacked the compassion of Indian tribes that can be seen who are bind together in happiness and sorrow, who never copnsidered difficulty and poverty as the sorrow, but the loss of people and their emotions :-(!.
2. Either in a tribe or in a community in India, these some ora kanna paaravai (or something what you mention :-)) is considered the serious offense :))!
They will be brought up like that :-)!
Indian girls are so bold and innocent they will look straight into the eyes of anybody with out having anything in their mind :-)!
If they have they won't ever look :-)!
Teaching them ora kanna paaravai is very difficult :-)!
Point is in India ora kanna paaravai or something is attibuted to villains more :-)!
I mean, India expects the soul to seek itself and be perfect and over the years people found ora kanna paarvai as something materialistic :-)!
Well, yeah, there is something like people talk with their eyes with the beloved ones :-)!
They get angry they get happy or whatever but they will talk it with the eyes wide open :))!
If they can't talk from the very mouth :-)!
That is because those words are not yet cracked and accessible to mankind when it comes to beloved one :-)!
They are unwritten at the bottom of the soul but you can experience it at the threshold of your heart but you can't say :-)!
If at all anything is supposed to happen, that is supposed to happen with out even the hero or heroine being in the visinity also, keeping eyes open and lcoked to each other also :))!
I mean India is wireless and advanced in these things long back :))!
You can experience certain things closing your eyes also :-)!
Or else if your heart communicates then you don't need to give these materialistic extra ordinary ora kanna paarvai to the partner, if you have lived with that person for so long :)!
Well, CU, may be Selvaraju told something you documented something else :))!
I mean, I wonder, she will give that ora kanna paaravai while going to receive the BONIL prize also?!
Seems strange :))!
I mean, the love remained so much at the tender state itself, though ora kanna paaravai is not acceptable let me accept, I think Selvaraju is not able to go in his imagination beyond ora kanna paravaai and he knows only that and ooof...they remained there only :-(!
Oh...:-(...your friend's stroy is confusing CU :-(?!
But anyways if it's real, may be we will have to accept :-)!
But ora kanna paaravain in India...strange...:-(?!
Or...India is loosing it's identity...:-(!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Well, if you want to read you can read Maasthi Venkatesh Iyengar's Chika veera rajendra, that well documents the behavioral aspects of Indian tribes, but that's in kannada :-(!
But, I hope, there is some lieterature in tamizh similar to that :-)!
I mean just to know more about the India tribes, if you want :-)!
Then, hey there is somebody called Badigas also in Tamizh nadu you know :-)!
But nowadays they are rich and they even will be owning race horses and all i heard :-)!
Hey then, the problem with nowadays kids, I felt is the impact of movies on real life.
And people stopped analysing real life and making movies.
So, movies are made being inspired by another movies :-)!
So, because of that, what happening is people are living inspired by movies.
But I wonder it was so in your time too :-(!
I think selvaraju saw some movie and he saw ora kanna paarvai there :-)!
And he thought that is what is love :-)!
Oh no...it should not have happened with Selvaraju :-)!
But anyways I saw many people whose names used to start with S and I think they were all inspired by movies :-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Hi CU,
All those links you posted made an exciting reading :-)!
Oh, interesting :-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Well, may be Narikoravas can be considered as the Indian gypsies, I don't think, you can relate them to the gypsies, the ones whose origin people are tracing back to India, in a message list.
And also, they have an indo-aryan linguistic heritage not indo-dravidan, where as the color and complexion of narikoravas seems to be matching indo-dravidan people, and also there is this dressing styles that seem to be different.
But again, life styles, seem to be same :-))!
So, it is no problem, uncle, if you don't mind, I wish I will call you as uncle :-), it proves people are people where ever they go and villages are villages, kingdoms are kingdoms :))!
I mean if you see the way people treated the gypsies or the governments treated them :-)!
But again, that porves, all gypsies are connected or even all humans are connected despite their complexion, color, country :)!
And again, human nature is same through the ladder, gypsy, villager, governments :))!
So, anybody can be anything anytime, it seems :-)!
So, it seems, even in India, people kept away from gypsies and it seems some north-west indians were able to make it to europe but narikoravas if at all they are gypsies may be south indians. :-)!
Then, I am happy, atleast nowadays there are people fighting against the descrimination against gypsies or to that matter.
If one can leave home in search of something can think survive then he must be inspired somehwere by nature, more than the settlers who get struck up in the worlds they create again and again separating it from the nature and take an evening walk to connect with it and make survival on this earth complicated :))!
Ooof...but a nice reading :-)!
But again, settlers also achieved many things but also, including the severe head ache, I think :-)!
Anyways, great reading, in total :-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Uncle, if you don't mind can you publish, your friend and friend's wife's photo.
Oh I will be delighted to see that :-)!
Yeah, publish your family photo also :-)!
Well, is there any article about your friend and the lady whom he married on news paper :-)?!
There must be because he is such a big land lord and he married her and settled in US means, must be a little popular figure too :-)!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Well, uncle, why not basing your next story on pisacas :-)!
Of course gypsies, are somebody who must have been harrassed by the system, pisacas will come at some higher level, and are again, somebody harassed by racism on the planet earth in India.
Of course, again, the argument used to harrass is lifestyle :-)!
But unfortunately, today it's only tamizh nadu that connects more with them than anybody in the india :-)!
Well, the pisaca and aryans story in India itself is like the best romance of the world :)))!
Though, the descendent of either of them like to be in romance with each other :))!
I am not sure about pisacas, may be it's something created by foreigners too, but, there is a base for it, definitely. :-)!
So, you don't need to write any better fiction than writing that reality, it seems :))!
But, it's beautiful, though right now, people are facing lot of trouble because of it :))!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Oh uncle,

Sorry, I omitted the most important word :-)!

I mean,

Well, uncle, why not basing your next story on pisacas :-)!
Of course gypsies, are somebody who must have been harrassed by the system, pisacas will come at some higher level, and are again, somebody harassed by racism on the planet earth in India.
Of course, again, the argument used to harrass is lifestyle :-)!
But unfortunately, today it's only tamizh nadu that connects more with them than anybody in the india :-)!
Well, the pisaca and aryans story in India itself is like the best romance of the world :)))!
Though, the descendent of either of them NEVER like to be in romance with each other :))!
I am not sure about pisacas, may be it's something created by foreigners too, but, there is a base for it, definitely. :-)!
So, you don't need to write any better fiction than writing that reality, it seems :))!
But, it's beautiful, though right now, people are facing lot of trouble because of it :))!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Oh, sorry am talking about, the pali(prakrit) pisachas...:-)!
Not anybody else :-)!
Well, todays, 99.999 + 0.001 percent indians are the ones who trace back to pisachas or something I think :-)!
Including all y(our) gods, :-)!
:-)!

c e e d y said...

well the name of the commenter says it all....

this happens now you are being mobbed by e- papparazzi....

just stay calm - :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

c e e d y
They are here too !!!...lol..that was quick reaction from you !!

Carpet bombing they call this in military parlance which maens there is just no chance of survival.. lol
TC
CU

Vidya said...

Man, that was a gripping tale. Enjoyed every bit of it. :)

c e e d y said...

all right - i think the coast is finally clear....:)
carpet bombing !!!!! LOL

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vidya
welcome Vidya and thanks for the nice words
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ c e e d y
Are you sure ? I am still stuck deep in the bunkers wondering whether the air raids have stopped..oh my !!
TC
CU

c e e d y said...

am talking to air traffic control...hold you position....we need men like you sgt :)

Keshi said...

and plz do take part in my current post ok :)

Great write up as usual! Loved it.

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Of course ,will Keshi..How will i miss it..hope you had great hols !!
TC
CU

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Oh Uncle,
Where are you...:-(?!
I doubt it's not a real story :))!
Or else you would have understood the comments and would have replied :))!
Then, are you talking about :)))!
Well, uncle, you should have something to be haunted by paparazzi...:)))!
Then, hmmm...have nice day and please come up with your next writing...:-)!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

ಅಂಕಲ್...:-)!
ಏನಿದು...:-(?!
ಆನ್ಸರ್ ಮಾಡ್ತಾನೆ ಇಲ್ಲಾ :-(!
ನನಗೆ ಅನ್ಸತ್ತೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ತಮಿಳು ಬರತ್ತೋ ಇಲ್ವೋ ಅಂಥಾ...:-)?!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

By the way CU, :-),
You say the first two parts are real.
And the third part is reel. :-)!
Then, wonder still thats supposed to happen means, hey it's not a good and happy love story, as people are thinking...:-(!
Then, what's the age of Selvaraju now :-)?!
Oh it seems very peculiar...:-(!
Such a big gap between the second part and third part and also have to yet happen :-)!
You should have set the time in 70's so that story looks realistic and happy ending one :-)!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

How is Selvaraju doing :-)?!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Yeah...how is Basanthi doing...:-)?!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

By the way you have great imagination uncle :-)!.
I mean, if you documented it as told by Selvaraju, he has great imagination.
You say, that there was some editing in the third part.
Well, those edits are a great imagination of Selvarju, with so much of detail, when that is reelistic...:-(!
Hmmm...kind of veer-zaara :-)!
Great story...:-)!
Of course, veer-zaara too was :-)!
Yeah, that was also pure love :-)!
:-)!

c e e d y said...

I am sorry for you CU seriously....
Hope you are able to handle fame :)
and not forget us poor earthlings by becoming a star :) LOL....

- atleast I wont keep commenting on this one - or else will feel like "we" are aving some competetion.....

Jaggu said...

You have been tagged

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nowhere to be seen again :-)!
Hi..Analysis beyond all expectation..Appreciate So much of your time spent in going thru every thought and word behind this story..It will make me write the next one much more carefully..

You could visit the previous posts too and leave your comments..
Tc
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Jaggu
Hey man..where had you been
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
But then Thats life and Life goes on isnt it !!
TC
CU

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

You write real life stories...:-(?!
I thought you document them :)))!
Hmmm...if somebody reads a story you can catch all the mistakes over there within a fraction of second but you can not mention them at once thats all :))!
Then, CU, I really don't have interest...not time...:-)...to read your remaining stories :)))!
I mean if I feel like reading I will read :))!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

Hi CU
:-)!
Why you changed the timezone yesterday :-)?!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

ஹல்லோ சி யு அங்கள் :-)!
ஐ டோன்ட் தினக் யு நோ தமிழ் :-)!
:-)!

Nowhere to be seen again :-)! said...

ஹவ் ஈஸ் செல்வராசு அண்ட் பசந்தி ஆர் டுஇங் :-)!
ப்ளீஸ் டோன்ட் ரிப்ளே இன் தமிழ் லிபி :-)!
இ காணத் ரீட் :-)!
:))!

Jaggu said...

Hey, was a bit busy with office. But I have something for you on my blog...

Aarthi said...

Hey that was a nice ending..I think you could have made it into 2parts..lil bit elaboration of the 2nd half of their life would have been more interesting....wats say?? "Telephone calls from world over including from those who had predicted our marriage would fail,poured in" Awesome lines...I don't think no one would be able to write anything so deep in such a brief manner...grt..thts your big +...i think...and including you in that story...at the right time...i loved it...:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
welcome Aarthi ..Thanks for the beautiful words..Life is full fun but includes its own set of paradoxes too,making it more fun..isnt it
hows de new job going on.guess you must be too busy
TC
CU

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preetilata said...

WOWWW...WHAT A BRILLIANT STORY CU! FULL OF ROMANCE, LOVE, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT, TRUST AND EVERYTHING THAT IS NEEDED IN A RELATIONSHIP. ONE MORE THING THAT I LIKED IS THAT YOU GAVE A NOMAD GIRL A VERY STRONG PLATFORM. KUDOS TO U.

NOW ITS TIME FOR UR NEW POST...SO WK UP DEAR FRIEND.

kamon accho?..ok..bhalo theko.
:) :) :)

UL said...

CU, nice third part and conclusion. I like the way she took up education and seriously stuck to it....very nice. Keep writing.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@preetilata
Hi kemon aacho..onek din pore aascho je.
nice to know you liked the various dimensions touched in the story..well and then life goes on for Basanthi !!
AAbaar esho
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@UL
welcome UL ..Yeah education is definitely one great solution for the progress of Humankind isnt it,especially for the girls from the socially suffering groups..thanks ,you liked it
TC
CU

rayshma said...

beautiful conclusion to a truly wonderful story... and 100 comments!? wow! i was a bit intimidated to comment! :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@rayshma
Welcome rayshma ..Its been quite sometime you have been here..Well ,100 comments !Me too surprised plesantly though..Perhaps some of our friends waited for the Third and conclusive part to leave their footprints here !!
Thanks for your words and hey you are the 100th person!that makes it more impressive right !!!
TC
CU

Prats said...

and after all the accolades...where is the next post?? Its been a while hasn't it?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats
LOL Prats..looks run dry in the head ..lol..Too much of year end travel till March ..best looks like I will answer a tag which has been long pending from friends
TC
CU

Thinking aloud said...

yenna accchi, saar...(there my tamil peters off)...it's been a long long time....

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@suma
Read above ..answer to Prats//..looks run dry in the head ..lol..Too much of year end travel till March ..best looks like I will answer a tag which has been long pending from friends//

Tamizh,from you is just nice..may be from Bangaluru to Singapore makes not much difference to you on language..Tamizh there too..lol

TC
CU

Preethi said...

come back soon

c e e d y said...

I resisted not to bore you for a week...but there is no other option left I guess....to make you write again so here goes -

Me - Knock Knock
You - Whos There
Me - CD
You - Who CD
Me - A C that is common and D that is 16 steps before U

Take care and enjoy your break and reading this if you feel like breaking smg - please do so :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Yes,I am back sooner than I could imagine.Looks Tags can wait ,Preethi ..Will upload the next one in 24 hours..
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
Hey,welcome friend..The wake call you friends have given has had its effect.The gears in the head have tried their best to get engaged ,Roar or not,I donno,but has begin to chug..

The power of Blog and the nudge of friends ,here it goes..

in the next few hours

TC
CU

Pri said...

heyyy where have u been???
long time no update...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pri
Hey,one more friend missing the old mans stories !!..just wait a few more hours..lol
TC
CU

Anonymous said...

Sustained ambiguity between fact and fiction keeps one guessing!

Well written!

Raghunathan K