Monday, January 05, 2009

Socha na Tha....

To be frank, it came like a bolt from the blue sky. Once I got the link from good friend Nivi, I just decided to try my luck and sent 3 stories from whatever junk I had written.

The day I received mail that one of my stories was getting published, it took me some moment for the whole truth to sink in. "HOLY COW!!!!!" I yelled. Thank the lord I was not in office at that time, otherwise my Client manager must have thought that there was a fire breakout in the office. The sheer thought that my work is getting published in midst of people whose works makes mine feel like LKG rhymes is pretty hard to describe.

I wrote that story about 1.5 years before and had almost forgotten about it. But it is one of my personal favorites and was also my first attempt at writing a big story. I am thankful to my parents who grew me amidst Tinkle, Amar Chitra Katha comics etc which helped love reading stories. I also thank Ms. Arti for publishing this story and giving me a chance to live my dream.

I am also thankful to the Indian Educational System for encouraging me to write huge stories in form of answers in examination Question papers. I have killed so many living people, made Alexander rule Bihar, appointed New York as the capital of the US, boiled water in experiments where it should have been frozen, defied escape velocity, collapsed benzene. The less I talk about Maths the better for you all :P.


Last but not the least, I am thankful to all my fellow bloggers and readers (whether they commented or not). All your comments, flowers, brickbats have helped me evolve from a writer whose work did not even get published in his school diary.

So all ya interested folks can view the details here and order the book here and I am sure that you wont be disappointed :)

18 comments:

gils said...

antha story site link engapa?

G3 said...

Congratulations :)))

You deserve it :D

We are sure that u will reach more greater heights :)))

Suchitra said...

Congratulations, Harish! Let me take the day to tell you that your place has been one where I know I'll always find a way to unwind no matter what's bugging me :) Wish one of your trademark He-She's had got published tho!

Thoorika said...

Congratulations!!! And you are right!! Our Indian educational system does hone our writing and creativity skills!!!

Karthik B.S. said...

Congrats!

//the sheer thought that my work is getting published in midst of people whose works makes mine feel like LKG rhymes is pretty hard to describe.//


idhellam romba over.

Karthik B.S. said...

it is hard to identify link from text in your blog. thadavi thadavi paaka vendiyadha irukku. :(

Karthik B.S. said...

which of your story got published, man?

Dimplicious said...

That's wonderful!Ain't suprising though...was always expecting something liek this to happen!!Cool..Congrats!!

venkatramanan said...

Congrats Buddy!
வருங்கால அமெரிக்க ஜனாதிபதி முருகேசன்! வாழ்க!!! :-)

மாப்ஸ்!

prithz said...

Congrats!

You have no idea how happy I am to have one of my stories published in the same book as yours!!!! *Honoured* Feels like I want to shout from the top of a mountain and roll on the grass.. :P

Cant wait to hold a copy! :D

Priya Iyer said...

wow! congratulations! :)

Gayathri said...

That's superb!
Congratulations!

Harish said...

@Gils
Sorry for the hyperlink mistake boss :(

@G3
Nandri hai. :)

@Suchi
Coming from you...whom I look up to...its quite a compliment :)

@Thoorika
:)

Harish said...

@BSK
Sorry for hyperlink. I should clear it next time. It is ABRACADABRA.

@Dimplicious
Wish I shared your optimism. I was quite happy tho :)

@Maaps
Aaha....kelambiteengala da :)

@Prithz
Congrats to u too. Once I knew mine was getting published, it was obvious urs would be there as well. :)

Harish said...

@Priya
Thanks yaar :)

@gayathri
Thanks a ton :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hi Harish.Just read your story in The Eleven.Liked the narration and the entwining of two eras in time.Good work!

Keep writing :)

nivi said...

hmm i am wondering why my comments dont seem to appear. Recommenting. :)

It is an absolute pleasure to share a book with you! considering you were one of the biggest inspirations for me to write stories :)

Harish said...

@Sameera
Thanks yaar

@Nivi
The pleasure is mine as well yaar :)