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January 30, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Saarang, Day4:

I went to Saarang Village for the Kalaripattayu (traditional form of Martial Art) demo. Unfortunately, it had been postponed. Instead of going back to hostel, I decided to stroll around the festival area. The fine arts stall had a new notice put up, regarding a calligraphy competition. Entries had to be submitted by 4 pm the same day and the topic was “Saarang in 30 words.”

I had a set of bamboo calligraphy pens, made by a friend. I had tried to learn the art from her in the past, but the session was over in an hour, and few strokes were all I had learnt. This time I thought of finally using those pens.

I returned to my room, borrowed ink from Moli, and started. 30 words. Halfway, I realized that if I continued in the same size, I won’t be able to accommodate more than 15 words on the sheet! I called the coordinator of the event and he assured me that it’s perfectly fine. Hours of work saved!

In the process, I spilled quite a lot of ink on my table-cloth, spoilt my handkerchief trying to wipe it out, almost finished the ink (Moli: “It was Parker ink dude! You are getting me another one.”) and missed the Kalaripattayu demo 😦 . This was the end result:


And for this one, I won first prize!

  1. Anu
    January 31, 2008 at 10:36 am

    where is the tr8 dude.
    and yes it was parker “Quink” and you should buy him a bottle :P.

  2. January 31, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Dude…….. where is the tr8
    And ya it was a Parker “Quink”. you got to pay for that :P. But that wn’t be a convincing reason to postpone the tr8 πŸ˜›

  3. January 31, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Well done pal. Congrats! πŸ™‚

  4. January 31, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    no treat. i am totally bankrupt!


  5. February 1, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Great work dost. and Congrats.
    I got the ink. Just pay me for it, that’s all.

  6. May
    February 4, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats ……..

  7. Aarthi
    February 4, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    It looks awesome….No wonder you got the 1st prize..:)

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