Saturday, November 25, 2006

Published!

Succumbing to the insistence of my dear well-wishers and pushers, I sent along a little something to Deccan Herald, and it has been published in today's edition (Nov 25th, 2006), in their "Right in the Middle" section.

They haven't edited anything except for the very last line, which they have modified to mean the exact opposite of what I wrote originally!

You can read it online here.

23 comments:

Sanjay M said...

Congrats Shruthi! Very nice nostalgic article... almost saw the whole thing (Bin B&W ;-) ) I sure am curious about what was the original last line - hope you can share it with us here :-) In any case I'm sure this will be the first among many more... best wishes for the same!

Sanjay M said...

correction: Bin B&W = In B&W

Thejesh GN said...

congrats

bellur said...

very nice piece shruthi.
me too curious to read what was the original last line.
to say it in cricketing terms, the ‘middle’ order has been strengthened.

chitra said...

I read it... I read it...as usual, I did not check out the author :P!

Viky said...

Whoa...Congratulations....

And yes, these editors have a habit of twisting lines around and making it the exact opposite of what you meant. Has happened to me too... :O

Grammar alert: What does "except opposite" mean?

Vani said...

Shruthi,

The style of writing said it all. It was obvious to the eye. Good narrative. Keep it up!

Srik said...

Shruti,
wonderful story. Clap clap clap.

Middle order strengthened :D is a witty comment Bellur,

Inder said...

congratulations ji!!!

shark said...

Congratulations...:)

So time to publish the original last line here? Everybody is asking you see :)

silkboard said...

hey, congrats!

Anonymous said...

So it was you! I saw the name in DH (print version) and immediately thought of you. Congrats!!

ano

Shyam said...

So Shruthi, what was the original last line?

Shruthi said...

Thanks a lot, everybody!

The original last line was something to the effect of "We set out to enjoy the adventure of flying, but it turned out to be double the fun and adventure because of these other thrills".

Bellur, middle order strengthened indeed - good one ;)

Ano, Chitra, yay, so people do read Middles! ;)

Viky, Since you are the one who gave the alert, I think you should tell me what is wrong with it too ;)

Anonymous said...

"exact opposite" rather than "except opposite"?

Sigma said...

Nice, nostalgic article ....
And congratulations !!

Surya said...

Hey, congratulations. It's a wonderful piece!

Bhargav said...

Congrats, Shruthi!
The way you have written; I can picture the whole story in my mind. Well, I have to tell you this. I could relate my first trip to the US with the last line in the article! Am sorry its not your's...;)

Shruthi said...

Anon, how dumb could I get? I hadn't realized I had written "except opposite".. and didn't even notice when Viky pointed it out....thanks!! :)

Sigma, Surya, Thanks! :)

Bhargav, ha ha :) Actually that last line does make sense - it happens that way - just that it was not what happened in my case ;)

Anonymous said...

Cooool!

Congrats!

:D

Viky said...

oh, so anon pointed it out and you know now...it was exact opposite.

i cant even use a smiley, thanks to this dimwitted keyboard. i guess i will make do with a winkie-oh ;0

praneshachar said...

bisilina ballarige yake nivu hogiddu alli links ideya tilisi
once againa wonderful writeup down the memory lance congrats have a nice day

Shruthi said...

Harsha, thank you :)

Viky, :))

Praneshachar, alli relatives iddare... more offline! Thanks!

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