All in a Day's Work


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7 am

Alarm rings, Anil wakes up. He pulls on a his jogging attire and hurries out of the house. It’s the only time of the day he can be free, relaxed and meets his friends. Since he got out of college life has been getting more n more busy with each passing day. Being on his own didn't turn out to be the dream he thought it would be.Within minutes he reaches his usual spot, everyone was already there. It was more of a get together than a workout time, But health is health wheter emotional or physical.Time always seemed to fly by when he was with his friends. Good things don’t last much longer. He glances at the watch, time to head home, back to the rat race where no one ever wins. Headphone in his ears walking down the road looking at the machinery called society warming up for yet another day. A motorcycle races by him, almost hitting him.
"The bike must be at atleast 80 kmph" he thought, Why did this fellow leave the rest of the wide road n almost drove headfirst in me?
"people like you should die in accidents" He almost blurted out.


Reena: “what was that noise?”

Suresh :“sounded like a crash”

a motorcycle crashes with a bus. Rider badly was injured .. "hurry rush him to the hospital" those were the last words Arwin heard before he got unconscious.


two ward boys talking "Have U seen Yeh mera india ?"

"no but they say it shows the reality of India, gonna watch it this week"

A body is rushed in, a man in his early 20s, unconscious and covered in blood. Hospital staff rushes to offer help.

The spark of humanity looks to be at its brightest.

Minutes later a VIP is brought in staff's allegiance changes ward boys on their toes doctors hovering over him like bees over honey. back to typical hindi movie's India. Dignitaries and police officials accompany him and binding their time to show their loyalty.

11 am

phone rings, "hello! ATS chief here ?"

"what! get the men ready, will be there in 20 minutes"

VIP: "who was that, doesnt he know you are with me ??"

"Something important came up, I will have to take your leave sir, Wish you get well soon"

1 pm

This is ria reporting for newsline, "The encounter is still going on. Two terrorist have been shot down. We have lost one brave soldier. "

"News just in, Our prime minister has decided to end all bilateral talks with the neighboring country untill further notice"

4 pm

Political experts : These are war like times
, India needs to show maturity

NEWS headlines : Encounter over, 3 hours of stress, 4 terrorists shot down , India lost One brave soldier

6 pm

All nations have by now criticized the incident and praise the maturity India has shown in Its foreign policy not taking any frantic steps.

Social activists declare a nationwide peace march, political parties show ever seen before unity towards a cause.

A sarcastic yet valid remark," Everyone is just trying to hog the spotlight " goes unnoticed in “Vande mataram” , “Mera bharat mahaan” chants.

8 pm

Anil is back home. The day was tiring as usual , with the nationwide red alert things got even worse. Checking posts everywhere, Gloomy atmosphere scared faces was all he saw on the way back home.

He turn on the television

9 o'clock news is on

National Headlines:

* 4 terrorists killed by ATS in a 3 hour long encounter

* 1 soldier dead

* PM says not bilateral talks with neighbors

* Rest of the world offer support to India

Local headlines:

* VIP hospitalized, Stomach ache

* Car-Bike accident, bike rider declared dead in hospital

* traffic problems due to nationwide red-alert

Time to go to sleep!!

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MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) December 5, 2009 at 11:47 PM

A good mosaic of a typical news day. Good one..

Karthik December 6, 2009 at 8:53 AM

I was trying to connect all the points together in Anil's life. Guess I was wrong. But the end of one para connects to the beginning of the next, right? That was a nice way of presenting things. Kudos! Finally, the circle is complete!
Nice one, Naveen. Very innovative.
All the best! Cheerios! :-)

Anonymous December 6, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Everything that happens to our nation is also part n parcel of our day ... nice idea

sunil December 6, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Thought provoking post .Where are we headed ? When I think about it my heart sinks...

Darshan Chande December 6, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Like Karthik said, Kudos! Finally, the circle is complete! I was at first confused with the events seeming haywire... Haha.. had to read it twice actually to understand it. Nicely time-lined account. Indeed innovative.

Ravan December 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Dude thats quite thought provoking post...nice.

ηανєєη December 6, 2009 at 10:20 PM

@madhu rao
thanks .. tried to connect happenings in the nation to ones life

@karthik & Darshan
yeah! the circle is complete

ηανєєη December 6, 2009 at 10:21 PM

u got it ... prefectly

us humans are cursed to fight amongst ourselves n perish like fools

ηανєєη December 6, 2009 at 10:22 PM


Shruti December 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM

Hey the interlinking was a new way i have seen... It was a very good execution and you have covered so many lives! Good!

Saimanohar December 7, 2009 at 10:22 AM

simple and straightforwards.. liked it!

Roshmi (Musings of an Unknown Indian) December 7, 2009 at 12:49 PM

A thought provoking post...

Shalini December 7, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Hi Naveen.

Truly sums up what constitutes news and what are newsworthy headlines.

Good post. Good luck from a fellow blogger.

Mahesh Kalaal December 8, 2009 at 1:44 AM

simple, happening yet intriguing ...
quite pragmatic and realistic.......

Nikhil Patokar December 8, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Nice connection in the end....

Anonymous December 9, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Wow..Thats an awesome way of representing what goes on with us everyday. I liked the way you connected things. Makes sense totally. If we read the same article next year or the next, i think the situation would still be the same. Very very nice.

Makk December 9, 2009 at 2:09 PM

awaking one..

The West Wind December 9, 2009 at 2:17 PM

nice post... makes me wonder if these things will ever chamge..

Anonymous December 10, 2009 at 12:18 AM

It's your lukiest get to read my comment!lol :)

I,like Karthik was also trying to connect all the events to ANil's life :)
Thats truly an innovative idea!
Trueee! ALl that happens in Inida in a day is all in a days work for all of us!
But the linking part was goooood!

Read you are busy these days, but if you get the time have a glimpse on this .......There is no linking of the para's here though! :)

Anonymous December 10, 2009 at 12:24 AM

Nice post. I liked the way you linked all the news bits :)

Jr. December 10, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Liked it.. The way you wrote of the fragments of the lives of different people.. Good read..

ηανєєη December 10, 2009 at 1:51 PM

yeah tried to connect whole nation to one person

Glad u liked it :)

ηανєєη December 10, 2009 at 1:52 PM

@roshmi $ shalini

thanks ..good luck to i too :)

ηανєєη December 10, 2009 at 1:52 PM

@mahesh & nikhil
Glad u guys like it

ηανєєη December 10, 2009 at 1:53 PM

@dil on the rocks
I am afraid so .. but lets stay hopeful

ηανєєη December 10, 2009 at 1:54 PM

@makk .. thanks
@west wind ... makes me wonder too

ηανєєη December 10, 2009 at 1:55 PM

thanks ... yeah am busy dese days ... still ...will go through that

ηανєєη December 10, 2009 at 1:56 PM

@evanescent & Jr.

am glad they all connected well in the end

Raksha Raman December 10, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Hello Naveen! Your post seemed like a Jigsaw puzzle to me :) I'm glad I could solve the puzzle though! A very different style of writing! Liked it! Good luck with BATON!

Saurabh Panshikar December 11, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Hey nice and different post... I liked it.

Thanks a lot for taking time to go through my blog. In one way or other you have encouraged me to keep on blogging.
Thanks a lot!

Shas December 12, 2009 at 4:08 AM

Well-presented. Very real. keep it up!

link exchanger seo December 19, 2009 at 9:21 AM

good one ..i really liked it

Sorcerer December 23, 2009 at 2:35 PM

that was indeed fantastic..

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Ketan December 31, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Wow! Totally amazing plot! Did the biker 'deserve' to die? ;)

ηανєєη December 31, 2009 at 6:04 PM

@Raksha , Shash , Link , Sorcerer
Glad u folks liked it

Sorry duden't couldn't be online for that .. was n am still a bit busy

Thanks ... No he didn't deserve to die .. but noone ever promised life would be fare ;)

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