Sep 25, 2009

55 NON-Fiction #1 - "The Unfortunate Player"

She was the daughter of poor parents, student of great coach, and indeed a talented kabaddi player. She could enter the probables’ list for Indian team. Selectors asked Rs. 1, 00,000 for giving her the deserved spot. She had given and participated in the common-wealth games. When they asked for money next time, she said “Get Lost”.

PS: It is not a fictional work, so as the title is. The player is one of the students of my mother, and the coach is the P.E.T. sir in our school. Now she is working in railways. She still loves kabaddi, but she has got no offers now. She is trying to enter in to the Indian civil services.

I like fictional works, and I love non-fictional works. So, I have decided to start this 55 NON-Fiction series. Hope I would keep some bare truths about the ‘people of little humanity’ here.

Please do share your opinions, both on the series and on the subject of this post. Thank You!

41 comments:

HaRy!! said...

well apart from cricket i guess everyone is an unfortunate player! nice one really!! keep writing!

HaRy

Hemanth Potluri said...

thats so nice pramoda for starting the non fictional 55 fiction :)...and yeah sometimes life mistreats people with much talent...i hope atleast her wish of getting into civils be fulfilled ...and i to want to give a short soon for the 55 fiction non fictional ones :)..

have a gr8 weekend :)...

well looking forward for more 55 ficitons from ur side :)..

urs..hemu..

Sojo Varughese said...

Very unfortunate and very infuriating - these guys should be brought to book!

Ths (Schrei) said...

hate to say this...
but beeing 55 worded, there is actually 57 words...

Ekam said...

I second Hary's comment.
Would be waiting for some more 55series:)

Creativity!! said...

Very Sad :( :(

Hey Curiously Waiting For Upcoming Series :)

Diana said...

Do you actually have to use 55 words Prams. I'm not sure I understand. Please explain! I have heard of something like this but don't know exactly what it means.
Love Di

parzi said...

That's like so irritating and unfortunate..unfair is the word...i don't know when will we change...and when will deserving people be where they deserve to be rather than those whose potential is as much as the money they have!
what should say just hope the talented girl makes through the civil services...all the best to her!!
thanks a ton for taking up the initiative of writing non-fiction and bringing out the hard core realities to the front dear!
very well thought of!looking forward to reading more of this!
keep writing!
take care!
god bless!

Shruti said...

whoa!!
Prams! This non-fiction is something different!! Hope i too can join your series!!
Great attempt re!!

KParthasarathi said...

Like Rajani of TV fame of yester years bringing out to public the dark truths and bitter experiences,you hv embarked on your 55 non fiction posts.The malaise is deeply entrenched.Let your posts bestir people to stand up and fight .
All the best

Jack said...

Pramoda,

I admire the girl for taking firm decision second time. It is a pity that such unwanted incidents happen. Hope she gets chance again.

Take care

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Hary,

I would say, there are N number of unfortunate players even in cricket, where the N is overshadowed by the playing 11.

Thanks:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Hemanth,

I'm soo glad that u would pick up this 55 non fiction..:) Thanks :) will wait for it ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Sojo,

well said ..

Being Pramoda... said...

@Ths (Schrei)

Hey may be our counting patterns are different..:)..

Thanks for the visit..plz keep comng here .

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Ekam,

Thanks dear ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Sahaha,

Thanks dear,,:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI DIana,

Yaa..it shd consists only 55 words..:) People used to write 55-fiction and i tried it as 55- NON Fiction..:)

Thanks dear ..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI PArzi,

**unfair is the word..

yeah.. i do agree ..Thanks for the wishes dear ..wil convey them to her ..:)

Thanks for ur encouragement ..have a nice day

Being Pramoda... said...

HI SHruti,

Thanks for the sweet Complemets ..:)would love to read some non fiction -55 frm u ..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Partha uncle,

Thanks a ton ..;) hope i would write more and more ...

Being Pramoda... said...

HI JAck uncle, yeah its indeed a good decision..will convey ur wishes to her ..

manivannan said...

A non-fictitious fiction, ah?! A very good beginning pramoda....well done!

But, am sad about the person :-) How unfortunate!

My sincere wishes and prayers for her future dreams to come true....

And let my curse be upon those selectors....they will rot in hell forever!

Priya Joyce said...

tat was a gud one dear...

well tats very true...the players in othr games than cricket....reely dun get as many opportunities as cricketers...
hmmm.


heyy tats a gr8 idea....lets see wat's in the store :)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Manivannan,

Glad that u liked it ..Thank you so much for the encouragement ..:) Lets hope for the best ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Priya,

Thank you soo much dear.. yeah, other than cricketers, no player is getting worth of his talent ..

Some thing should be done ..

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

It is a very relevant post for many talented sportspersons and others in every sphere of life. I think so many players and artists are lost to us because of such commercial stakes that are just looking at profits and not at quality. What a sad state of affairs.

pinkZz said...

good one dear :)

Tranquility said...

It is very sad Pramoda to see talent go unnoticed because the talented don't have contacts or the money. I wish we see a change in this regard. As always really like the way you think :)

hemanth said...

When I come to know such things.. I feel like how pooooooor the INDIA is..... :(

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Swapna,

Welcome to my space..yeah ..i agree with u ..Its all about mney here ...:( thats sssoo sad..!!

Plz keep coming ..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Vedshree,

Thanks :)

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Tranquility,

THats soo sweet complement ..and i agree with u ..:) Thanks yar

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Hemanth,

Yeah..indeed poor indians, i would say ..:)

Readers Dais said...

Hi! Pramoda,

55 non fictionals..hope for the readers,good..
Coming back,y was 1lac given in the first place & get lost offered 2 nd time,was it for a participation cerificate in commonwealth that lead her way to the railways or for the dying thirst to represent the country.. ?
Our system is corrupted but what about us ??

soin said...

we wasted two gen of talent already.. atleast when this girl comes to a position to choose she remembers it all..free

divsi said...

a novel idea this one...55 non fiction..n this one is a brilliant one to start with!

Being Pramoda... said...

@ Readers dias

Hey, Thank You.

Well, in the first case it was completely about the participation on behalf of the nation .. The burning desire lead that way ..

Being Pramoda... said...

and yaa..when someone reach that probables list ..it appears very tough to stay away ...

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Soin,

Good hope and i too hope the same .. and i know her, she will be the change ..

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Divsi,

THAnks for dropping by ..and thankuu for ur encouragement ..

Plz come here again and again ..
Thanks