Tada... its story time !

I have worked in bunch of companies in different profiles of IT for the last 10 years, but one thing I enjoyed doing is party planning. I don't even remember when I developed the zest for it. With bit of planning I can easily take the stage to manage group of strangers and conduct team building/fun games.

I have a crazy thought that someday I would make big money, and invite you all for a get together, a complete paid trip from where ever you are, to back and forth of the venue. I would also host a party with such fun games. Someday! Ok, for now let’s play something limited to the facilities of virtual world.

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.” – Alan Alda.

That's exactly what we are going to do, GET CREATIVE. And any creation needs an inspiration. So have a look at these photos before we begin, ready?

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I have uploaded 10 pictures in this post, using which you will create a story.
You need to use at least 5 out of 10 pictures.
Each picture is numbered from 1 to 10 which can be used to tell your story.

An example would be something like this: ( the number represents the photo used in the scene)

8. In a small village, lived a poor girl named Mary.
10. Her ambition was to become an actress.
1,4. During carnival in her town, she put on her best clothes and danced beautifully.
6. A producer saw her talent and invited her to the city.She felt like a bird out of the cage.
7. Her first movie became instant hit, it told a story of a mountain climber.
3. Then she fell in love with the stunt man named James in her 4th movie.
2. They dated for sometime and soon James proposed to her.
9. They got married and lived a happy life with two kids. The End!

Unearth your creative side and get wild with imagination. I would send a personalised painting to the individual, who writes the most creative story. I love each one of you, so I am going to have my love pick the Winner. I would publish the best story and the winner by Friday next tuesday.

Update :
Since many have requested until weekend, I am more than happy to extend the deadline :)
You may either post it as comment and/or send it to me at nasrivatsan@gmail.com by Sunday.
I cant wait to read your stories, All the best! :P

Comments

first.. off to read post
what an innovative idea.. will email story to u
Swaram said…
Second! I ws reading ur lifting post ;) Else, wud hv been 1st che ;)
Srivats said…
@ AJCL

Email panna poreengala , appo periya script ready aagudhunnu sollunga.

@ Swaram
bell kam
Swaram said…
Superb idea! Like the story u hv made from the pics :)

Sigh! Atleast for that painting, I hv to don the innovative hat ;) ;)
gils said…
padam paathu kathai koooru? guess chotu wl win this hands down :)
Srivats said…
@ Swaram
I like to believe that statement was a compliment hehe :)

@ Gils
chotu would suerly make good story even without these pics.
Prats said…
Brilliant Idea.

Mailed u my story :-)
athivas said…
me,me! Brillinat idea,Sri!!

But, sri, only one gift,yeh??Anyway, Chotu will use his creativity and win. Why don't we get an oppurtunity?? Please two more,na?

For now, I will do a story and mail you
Home work! short notice!Anyway I'll try to!
soin said…
yevlavo panrom..itha pana matoma??and gils vada pocha??
Karthik said…
man, you are a genius.. lol.. i only wish this is not my semester time.. :)

anyway, lemme see..
R-ambam said…
I like the idea, but where am i supposed to post my story ?
G3 said…
//I would publish the best story and the winner by Friday.//

Aapicer.. This is too much :((( Give us atleast a weekend time :(( weekdays are always busy with routines :((( Cant u extend the deadline to monday.. plzzz plzzzzzzzzzzz
Srivats said…
@ Rambam

Please comment it or send it to my mail nasrivatsan@gmail.com

@ G3
Yes many have asked would update the post accodingly
G3 said…
//8. In a small village, lived a poor girl named Mary.
10. Her ambition was to become an actress.
1,4. During carnival in her town, she put on her best clothes and danced beautifully.
6. A producer saw her talent and invited her to the city.She felt like a bird out of the cage.
7. Her first movie became instant hit, it told a story of a mountain climber.
3. Then she fell in love with the stunt man named James in her 4th movie.
2. They dated for sometime and soon James proposed to her.
9. They got married and lived a happy life with two kids. The End!//

Awesome sri :D I hope u r participating in the competition ;) Otherwise ur love will directly handover the trophy to u :P
gils said…
1) Oorengum vizhaakolam
2) Naam iruvarum inaithom
3) Veetil ethirpu
4) Veliye sirithu ullay azhutha tharunangal
5) Thanimaiyil nee
6) Veetai vittu
7) Thadaigalai thaandi veliyerinom
8) Varumaiyil
9) Semmaiyaai oru vaazhkkai
10)Ninaithaaly inimaiyaai

vera vera orderla poadla..nee potrukara orderlaye frame paniten :)
Swaram said…
Is this the story u hv written?
Ramesh said…
Oh god Sri - spare a thought for dry business writers. No chance of writing a story that is even barely readable, but I look forward to the lovely ladies who visit this blog, writing their moving ones. Of course, Chotu would win ; is there any doubt !!

I've booked a ticket to your gettogether ! Get your chequebook ready, OK ?
Translation for swaram in Kannada HIndi and Eng, ofcourse my pathetic Kannada is no match for Gils Tamil flow in a poetic form so all ppl please forgive me..

1) Oorengum vizhaakolam (ooraella habbada atmosphere)
2) Naam iruvarum inaithom (naavu ibbaru seridvi)
3) Veetil ethirpu (manne alli opposition)
4) Veliye sirithu ullay azhutha tharunangal (bahar se to lag raha tha ki hum has rahe the, par andar se ro rahe the)
5) Thanimaiyil nee (Akele tum)
6) Veetai vittu (Ghar chodke)
7) Thadaigalai thaandi veliyerinom (we crossed all hurdles and came out sucessfully)
8) Varumaiyil (In poverty)
9) Semmaiyaai oru vaazhkkai (awesome life)
10)Ninaithaaly inimaiyaai (ahh sweet memories)

vera vera orderla poadla..nee potrukara orderlaye frame paniten :)

(PS: I havent put it in different orders, just followed your frame of thought)
7:23 AM
G3 said…
Here goes my part of the story :)

10. During her recent medical checkup they found that she had been affected by cancer. she completely broke down after hearing the news.
2. He was there with her giving her confidence and continuous support
3. Doctors had a tough fight with cancer but they said they need to do a bone marrow transplantation to cure her completely(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_marrow_transplant)
4. Fate laughed at them sarcastically
8. After a great deal of searching they found this wonderful lady who was ready to donate her bone marrow to save her family from poverty
6. After almost 6 months of hospitalization she was completely cured and discharged. She was so happy to start another new episode of her life
7. He celebrated her arrival as a grand festival
8. And they lived happily ever after :)
G3 said…
If I could think anything better, I will come back again with another version :P
Srivats said…
@ Gils
Kalakittey po!

@ G3
haha I am not participating :)Thanks for the story. Good that you try another version :) all the best mate!

@ Aruna
Sorry have extended the deadline, until sunday now . Thanks for pitching in :)

@Soin
Great mate! Waiting for ur take

@ Ramesh
:( bummer
//but I look forward to the lovely ladies who visit this blog, writing their moving ones.//
clever push ! No wonder you are good at business skills.

@ Karthik
hey with your creative skills it would hardly take few minutes :) Just give it a try.

@ AJCL
Kannda channel hehe , gothilla :)

@ Savi
For now let me see how the response is :) and then we can decide that ok ? :)
Srivats said…
@ G3

Bone marrow ellam pottu asathareenga, informative story! hmmm
gils said…
//ooraella habbada atmosphere)//

ROTFL :))))))))))) ajcl chaanceleenga :)
Swaram said…
Appu thumba thanks :) Gr8 multilingual attempt :) Awesome :)

G3: Me likes ur story :)
KalyaniKrishnan said…
2. He sat silently praying for an answer to his turmoil, his sweaty palms clenched.
1. Outside the din was deafening – his wife danced with abandon as the whole village celebrated the spring festival.
9. They had always appeared to be the perfect family.
4. But the voice in his head laughed and mocked at this lie of a life.
8. The promises that he had broken to his first, only legal wife, who bore him his first child, a baby girl, when he was but a student backpacking in Sri Lanka.
6. The wife who loved him so much that she set him free to return to his own world.
10. Today his daughter turns 25 – did she grow up to be beautiful as her mother?
5. With two lovely families, he was all alone in the world with his lies weighing heavily on his shoulders.
7. Life was an uphill struggle and he could climb no more
6. (recycled) He prayed to be set free once more.
(Just couldnt fit in # 3)
deep said…
har ek jeevan hai ek kahani
par ye sachai sabne na jani
jo pana hai vo khona hai
4.is pal hasna fir rona hai

8.ik nirdhan ki ik bitiya thi,
unki chhoti si duniya thi

1.din beet chale beeta bachpan
6.us gudiya pe aya yauvan
yauvan ki masti ne
usko raah bhula di
7.pag fisal gaya
vo chikh padi
unchai se khayi me giri
murjha gai vo fulon ki rani
par ye sachai sabne na jani

3.ik shehjada a pahuncha vahan
tab jake bachi ladki ki jaan
2.use bahon me le pyar kiya
9.singar diya gharbaar diya
sapnon ki bagiya me
pyara ful khila tha

10.fir pal bhar me badli chhayi
barkha bijli andhi ayi
pal pal duaen mange bechari
par ye sachai sabne na jani
jag ke malik meri hai khata,
mere apne kyun payen saja
mere ram se mai kahun kaisebata,
jhutha hun ber mai shabri ka
mujhko tu koi asi raah dikha de
meri mamta me ilzaam na ho,
sindur mera badnaam na ho

5.samjhe koi meri bezubaani...

-BEZUBAAN
@deep- very poignant.. loved it
Srivats said…
@ Kalyani

Thanks for visiting writing the interesting story:)

@ Deep
welcome here and glad you wrote a hearty story. For the sake of others can you/AJCL please translate it in english ?

my hindi is not that good to do translations :)
Sri/Deep my translation- Im highly vetti today, hence all this.. Of course i will not be able to do justice to the basic premise of the poem as what i have attempted is transliteration.. had u understood hindi, it would have made a good read..

har ek jeevan hai ek kahani
(every life is a story)
par ye sachai sabne na jani
(but no body realises this truth)
jo pana hai vo khona hai
(you gain, u loose)
4.is pal hasna fir rona hai
(you laugh sometimes, u cry at others)

8.ik nirdhan ki ik bitiya thi,
(there was a poor man's daughter)
unki chhoti si duniya thi
(they had a small world, they called their own)

1.din beet chale beeta bachpan
(days passed and so did chidhood)
6.us gudiya pe aya yauvan
youth dawned on the little girl (doll)
yauvan ki masti ne
(Frivolous youth)
usko raah bhula di
(led her to stray)
7.pag fisal gaya
(a slip here)
vo chikh padi
(a scream there)
unchai se khayi me giri
(she fell from the heights and hit rock bottom)
murjha gai vo fulon ki rani
(she withered, the queen of flowers)
par ye sachai sabne na jani
(but everyone knew the truth)

3.ik shehjada a pahuncha vahan
(a Prince wandered there)
tab jake bachi ladki ki jaan
(that is when the girl's life was saved)
2.use bahon me le pyar kiya
(they fell in love instantly)
9.singar diya gharbaar diya
(everything materialistic was sacrificed)
sapnon ki bagiya me
(in the garden of dreams)
pyara ful khila tha
(the flowers of love bloomed)

10.fir pal bhar me badli chhayi
(in a flash, change happened)
barkha bijli andhi ayi
(there was rain, thunder and storm)
pal pal duaen mange bechari
(every minute she asked for salvation)
par ye sachai sabne na jani
(but everyone knew the truth)
jag ke malik meri hai khata,
(O lord the follies are mine)
mere apne kyun payen saja
(Y are my dear ones, paying the price)
mere ram se mai kahun kaisebata,
(will pass this line)
jhutha hun ber mai shabri ka
(this too)
mujhko tu koi asi raah dikha de
(show me light)
meri mamta me ilzaam na ho,
(i hope motherhood isnt tarnished)
sindur mera badnaam na ho
(i hope my sindoor isnt tarnished)

5.samjhe koi meri bezubaani...
(i hope some one understands the pain, all my wordless thoughts)
deep said…
@bezubaan: actually thats a song from movie Bezubaan..
just by instances this song was there on my playlist today morning...and somehow..i got a link with these pictures..so as a result.. [:o]...

@A journey called Life: thanks..(that was an effortless effort which i did)
and thanks for translating..it was almost correct..those lines which u passed r related to story of Ram and one of her devotees Shabri.
deep said…
sorry for knocking once again...
but as i guess some of u have not heard of this song..so you may have a look at this beautiful video..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwGb_n_NG38
@deep- :) yup, i understood it was Ram and Shabri but to explain in one line was beyond me.. lovely song i tell u
@ Srivats
Beautiful concept!
I have sent my side story on your mail address!!
Come up with some of such wonderful acts!
Cheers!
Swaram said…
Me the going to write err attempt to write one nw :P Came to tell that and saw that the deadline is extended ;) Coooool :P
Sigh! Wish this happens @ work too :P The deadline extensions I mean ;)
Swaram said…
Sri, sent a mail :P
Hope it does look like a story he he ;)
J said…
Interesting idea as long as I don't have to write. Missed your regular posts but curious to see how this one turns out.
Srivats said…
@ Deep / AJCL

Thanks a load for bringing such lovely song and meaning to this comment section :)

How thoughtful of you deeps to find that connection between the pictures and song to form this story.

Thanks for coming back with the link for the song, now everyone can hear the inspiration behind it!


@ G3
Sorry I meant to say, its good that you are trying another version, so you can have more entries :) and many chances to win.

@ Swaram / Rachana
Yes got it :) Thanks for pitching in

@ J
haha its ok buddy :) just one random try to spice up things here :)
G3 said…
//@ G3
Sorry//

Oops.. Chumma ungala kalaaikaradhukku dhaanae anga appadi ketten.. appo offline odittu inga vandhu ennadhidhu chinnapullathanama.. ozhungu mariyaadhaiya vapous vaangikkonga unga sorrya ;)
G3 said…
BTW, Last minute entry podaatti eppudi??? So here comes my another version.. paathu edhavadhu chinnadha oru pulli vecha paintingaavadhu anuppungappu ;))))

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5. Sitting on the sea shore, he was deeply immersed in his memories.
3. He had a lovely family. His father was a kick-boxer
4. His mother was an actress
9. He also had an elder sister to add colours to his childhood. He had always felt blessed to be a part of this beautiful family.
10. As years went by, his sister took up her mom's profession and became a beautiful actress
6. He on the other side, with his parent's permission, walked out of his comfortable home to quench his thirst for trecking.
8. Before leaving, he went to meet his lover and assured her that he would be back soon.
7. In few years, as a result of his strong determination and hardwork, he became a professional mountaineer. He also made a world record by managing to climb Everest in just 10 hours.
1. The whole country celebrated his victory
2. On his return, he married his lover with blessings from both the families.

*******

P.S. :Idhukku mela kadhaya kondu poganumna neenga innum naalu photo podanum :P
vishal jindal said…
being bit busy i have arrived at post quite late i guess..but was sort of blown by ur concept and the creativity u showed... wow!!
cheers!!

n yes do tell me if still i have chance to participate!!
Srivats said…
@ Vishal

Dont worry buddy next time :) we shall have better game and better fun doing it :)

@ G3
Thanks for the entry :) sorry late reply LOL
Vishnu said…
looks like i missed out quite a lot..
will be bck later to read all the stories..
What a miss ... first time at your blog .. and really impressed ... need to come back to read all of them .. the BW selection is an instant hit !! Bravo !!
Srivats said…
@ Vishnu

Thanks bro!

@ le embrouille blogueur

Welcome :) Glad u liked it, and good to see u writing posts again.

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