Humour & Storytelling

The Humorous Writer Who Chooses To Be Anonymous
We have often come across the proverb “Laughter is the best medicine” which seems to be quite popular with almost all of us! In everyday life, an individual suffers and goes though a lot of stress and tensions.
In order to lead a normal and a healthy life, humour plays a crucial role in everyday routine. It is, perhaps, the only tool that helps us to face with the most difficult times in our lives and at the same time it also helps us to acknowledge the brighter and the positive aspects of life. In short, it is actually the key to finding happiness.
We introduce you to a humorous writer, Mr. Tirdham Tirkitdham, an alumnus who chooses not to reveal his name but instead uses a pen name to spread happiness in our everyday life with a little touch of humour.
Dark Diaries of a Desperate DML
Dear Diary,
I get a feeling that some of what I am writing is getting intercepted. I am feeling extremely nervous about this – the thought gives me the loosies.
This is not too different from the day before the Economics midterms when someone stole my notes.
It was only later that I found out on the grapevine that DML notes were doing rounds in exchange for booze, weed etc.
It was Fermi’s paradox in action – here I was trying to solicit some booze to buy back my own notes 🙁
However, I have learnt and I have learnt well. Today, MahaCompany Inc. sells back most of what we have received from the same area. Of course, we do the “value add” almost every single time.
Take the example of water – do you realise how hard it is to bore for water, bottle it in shiny plastic bottles and sell it back to the same people as “Natural Spring Water” (bottled in unnatural plastic?)
It requires me to apply all of the Kotler I mugged up plus Freud, to put in fear of contaminated water!
Anyways I am digressing from the topic
(damn! I have used that line so often in the GD prep that I use it everywhere. It mostly never fails except at that first L Square….but that’s’ for another day)
So anyway I guess this privacy thing is gonna be a big deal and the other day the government raised concerns about their communication channels being insecure.
(The technology minister apparently uses the email id mrtechnlonologyminister2014@yahoo.com while his poor principal secretary, she is forced to use mstechministerssister1971@yahoo.com (1971 being her IAS batch))
Don’t think there is much to worry about. After all anyone who has something to hide is probably doing something really evil.
Oops…friends we’re diverting from the topic.
(The writer, an alumnus chooses to be anonymous.)

“Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.”

-George Lucas

Film-making is a constant process. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding endeavours that one can ever be involved in.

Sanjay Dongre (PGP 1994, an alumnus of IIMB) has already given us an opportunity to view his latest Heritage film Raigad ” (in the last edition of the newsletter) and he has once again surprised us by his brilliant display of his talent, by directing and producing his upcoming documentary film titled “Sachkhand: Saga of a Saint Soldier Strategist”:

Few lines about the film “SachkhandSaga of a Saint Soldier Strategist”:

The story of a young boy, who was made the head at the age of nine, after his father was brutally eliminated, and the way he went about making strategic changes that would transform the faith to such a extent that he would become the King Maker in Delhi. But the most important change was his Last Order that would institutionalise the faith. It is the stuff  legendary leaders are made of, leaders who ensure sustainability long after they are gone, The last order was issued at Nanded. It was time time to narrate this aspect to the world.

The short film looks at the youngest faith of the world, in particular the work of the Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singhji, and especially during the period that he had spent in Nanded. Nanded is a holy city for the Sikh community. Guru Nanak had visited the place. Then came Guru Gobind Singhji, who departed from Nanded. Also this is the place where the Granth Sahib was declared the Guru, forever, thereby eliminating the human Guru. The small town on the banks of Godavari is home to almost a dozen Gurudwaras, each of which has a legacy, an interesting story to tell. The Priests in these places have been serving here for generations, right from the time when the Tenth Guru had come to Nanded.

The Dasham Guru had transformed the faith. He had taken charge as a young boy of nine and worked on implementing strategic changes while maintaining continuity. These changes not just helped the faith survive but also emerge stronger, with every passing day. His journey is a lesson in strategic change management, on how continuity is essential even when there is a complete transformation.

This is a modest attempt at entertaining and educating. To spread an enhanced awareness of the pillars of the Khalsa, viz. Seva, Samta and Shamsheer. While the latter is well known, the Sikhs account for almost twenty percent of the Indian armed forces although they are just about 2% of the population, it is their spirit of Seva and Samta that has contributed even more to the national development. It is difficult to quantify, but the contribution is unparalleled.

Time to see the teaser of the film