Sunday, August 26, 2012

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc (or is it a Non Sequitur?)


POST HOC ERGO PROPTER HOC
( OR IS IT A NON SEQUITUR? )

HOW TO KEEP THE LIONS AWAY
A Mulla Nasrudin Story
By
VIKRAM KARVE

Mulla Nasrudin returned home after a long vacation.

His house had become very dirty so he swept the house and collected the dust in a sack.

Then he took the sack out of the house and was dumping the dust on the street when a policeman caught him and asked him why he was throwing dust on the street.

“This is not dust,” Nasrudin said, “This is lion repellent powder and I am spreading this on the street to keep the lions away.”

“What nonsense,” the policeman said, “there are no lions here in the middle of the city.”

“Exactly,” Nasrudin said, “the powder is effective, isn’t it?”

Have a Laugh and Enjoy your Sunday Evening and the coming Week

VIKRAM KARVE 
Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012
Vikram Karve has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.
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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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