Saturday, December 5, 2009

All in a Day's Work

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Note:- 99 Fiction infers to fictional writings bounded to a maximum of ninety-nine words.


" The physiological erosion of human body notwithstanding, i am expected to perform at peak, at all times of the day and night (when the temperature is often lower than minus 30 degrees Celsius) for a span of 18 months. Yet, indeed, i fully measure up to that challenge, always. My smile, pride and commitment  does not wane despite the crushing psychological stress of remaining self-motivated and the inevitable debilitation to my genetically inherited physical prowess. It is all in a day's work, every day. I wake up so that others can sleep peacefully. Anyway, I am an Indian soldier at Siachin "



PS : Siachin glacier's region is the highest battleground on earth, where India and Pakistan have fought intermittently since April 1984. To read more on Siachin, click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siachen_Glacier




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51 comments:

Guria said...

Mahesh, you have to change the title to "All in a Day's work"... like everyone else... telling you before the Marshal does! :)
The idea of the post is really good!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Guria,

Thanks a lottttttttt for the timely correction. I was so impacted by the topic that no word other than"spirit" came to my mind.
Thanks again :)

Guria said...

The name of your topic was very apt. You couldn't have put more into the 99 words. It has a lot of impact. You should also read Madhu's post, it is on similar lines.
Great work, Mahesh! :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Guria....

Thanks for your genuine response and you have echoed my intention behind writing those 99 words.
You said "It has a lot of impact.".......
Thanks a bunch for those words. I mean it. I am really elated that the first response is so impacting.

dilontherocks said...

Very well written Mahesh..I wanna try these kind of fiction writing too. Probably I will just keep duplicate words :D

dilontherocks said...

Very well written Mahesh..I wanna try these kind of fiction writing too. Probably I will just keep duplicate words :D

pawan said...

Surely,
Your one patriot, many of ur posts reflect this.
As usual I liked this!
No comments :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ dilontherocks

Thanks a bunch for your words . Am really glad that you will be writing on such issues.
Do let me know when you write.:)

cheers
mahesh

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Pawan,

Special thanks for your special compliment.
Am happy that someone has recognized the intention behind my posts and their impact.
Thanks again :)

Psych Babbler said...

Nicely written. Short, precise and poignant. Keep up the good work!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Jai Jawan! Jai Kisan! Jai Hind!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Psych Babbler

Thanks for your apt words and the support :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Roshmi

Jai Jawan!
Jai Kisan!
Jai Hind!
Vandemataram

Harsha Chittar said...

Good one bro, very patriotic. It was an excellent read :)

Karthik said...

Excellent, Mahesh!
We are able to sleep peacefully, because someone is guarding our frontiers.
You couldn't have said better in mere 99 words.
All the best! Cheerios!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Harsha...


Thanks a lot for ur pat buddy....am glad that you had gud time here :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Karthik...

It is a tribute to those brave martyrs who scarified their lives for us.
Thanks for your encouraging feedback.

Shruti said...

Hey as Guria said, you could have still added lots of points for 99 words! When awesome impact can be given through 55 words, lot more can be given through 99words! But still, the topic u choose got u my claps!!

P.S : I gave mt honest comment! Not to depress u!

Saimanohar said...

a day in the life of a soldier is a very good idea to write..and ur post very trulyy reflects the state of our soldiers in Siachen

Shilpa Garg said...

A very good 99 Fiction! Though it is very near to life! A great tribute to our Soldiers who brave out such harsh weather conditions at Siachen!
Liked your expression! :)

Sorcerer said...

that was great
a patriotic post :)
loved the way you put it in words..amazing

Madhu | INDImag.com said...

Mahesh,
Thanks for your comment. We thought on the same lines huh ? :-)

Yep, true heroes are our men in uniform. Hats off to them. Good 99F

Will come back for your Telengana post..

Aneet said...

Nice story. I kinda live in a Siachen glacier but of course, I don't spend more than a couple of hours outdoors so that makes all the difference in the world!


thank you for visiting my blog. All I can say is Intelligence, creativity and insanity are all easily induced states of mind with the right application of mind altering substances found in abundance, viz., caffeine!!!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Shruti...

Hey...i totally agree with you and u know very well the reason behind the missing elements.
Anyway, thanks for being frank and honest... I will write a good 99F soon.
Thanks a bunch for your supportive claps.... :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Saimanohar

Thanks a lot for your encouraging words and the response :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Shilpa...

Thanks for your feedback and am glad that you liked the expression :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@Sorcerer

Thanks a lottt for you pat and supportive words. :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Madhu..

Yeah, Guria told me. I read your post.
I will be waiting for your response on telangaana.
Thanks for dropping by and the words :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Aneet...

Welcome to Widomism.... thanks for your feedback. waiting for ur next post :)

HaRy!! said...

hey mahesh... thats y i always like yur blog...so much meaning in it !! all the best dude...cya around...yu doing dissapearing act? :D

Shalini said...

Hi Mahesh.

What a pithy piece in just 99 words and a super tribute to the men on the border. Yeah we do forget that they do such a tireless and mostly thankless job. :)

Very, very good post and good luck to you!

Dhiman said...

Good that you brought out the really harsh conditions in which our soldiers fight in Siachen ....Yeah its a job for them right...

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Hary

Thanks a bunchchch for ur supportive response...am glad that you like my blog for a good reason
Am bit into Telangaana movement in AP...
Anyways, will be looking to read ur smileys....

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Shalini

Thanks a lott for your feedback and the reponse....
Yeah, we forgot them in the madness of rat race...

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Dhiman...

Yeah....its harsh....all in a day, every day, though it is a job....
Thanks for your pat :)

Nethra said...

The 99 concept is good.
Soldiers, whichever country they belong to, are great heroes. Nice post. :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Netra,

You are correct, irrespective of nations, they are heroes(beyond nationalism).
Well said
thanks for the pat :)

Preeti said...

Very nice, crisp and bang on the nail! That's the fun of Blog-a-Ton I think..Almost all possible ways of treating the topics have been lined up, and yours is definitely leaving an indelible mark on this platform!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Preeti..

Thanks a bunch for your pat and the reponse...You are correct. BAT provides the platform to create different perspectives and perceptions...

pushpee said...

A crisp 99-er,,and neat..fresh approach...nice :))

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Pushpee....

thanks for the pat :)

Rachana Shakyawar said...

@ Mahesh

Truly touched with the apt concerns and reflection.
But your post did not only remind me of Siachen but also of Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) peaks.

I have seen that place in my childhood and was complete mesmerised with the facts and happenings of the place.
1965 war of Indo-Shino, still posses many hooks to visit and feel.

Those hills full of bunkers and climate constraint are the reminder to an urge to respect!
I'm glad that you made an effort in your won creative way to put some light on it.

Your fiction is complete with the compact compassion, care and concern!

A sincere alute to our soldiers! And a complete Bow to you for your bright effort!!


Keep the spark Alive!

vEnKy said...

Thats a neat trick buddy 55 fiction into 99 fiction. I personally feel it was little unpredictable and that is essence of short fictions. I bet you could fit everything in a 55 fictions thats why you chose 99 fiction

Makk said...

Cool..or rather chilled...with winters of Siachin ...

Good Idea!

debosmita said...

That was a short yet powerful post... Loved the impact...

I myself couldn't participate this time, and now how I wish I had.... Its a totally different feeling altogether... All the best for BAT-5.... I really loved this one :-)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Venky...

Thanks a bunch for your pat and support.
Yeah, there is a bit deliberation too.

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Makk

Chill comments with pinch of warmth...
thanks for the words

@ debosmita

Am really elated that you indeed liked it.....thanks for your response :)

shruthi said...

this article is rly damn gud n it tells y r v claimin telangana.....
JAI TELANGANA

ηανєєη said...

hats of to the 'Indian soldier' ... they deserve every bit of recognition .. if not much much more ... nice theme for the post

Gyanban said...

nicely done.!

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