Monday, May 6, 2013

DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN


DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN
Monday Morning Ponderings
By
VIKRAM KARVE


Pune is my hometown.

I love Pune.

That is why I settled down in Pune after my retirement from the Navy.

I have seen that Punekars love Pune, their hometown.

Many Punekars serve all over India during the course of their careers.

But one thing is unique for all Punekars – they all love Pune, their hometown.

That is why all Punekars settle down in Pune after their retirement.

This is the true test of whether you love your hometown or not.

If you settle down in your hometown after retirement - you love your hometown.

Those who love their hometown settle down in their hometown.

If you settle down in some other place after your retirement - you do not love your hometown.

Those who do not love their hometown settle down in some other place – they do not settle down in their hometown after retirement.

Please note – I am not talking of job relocation during the course of your career.

I am talking about settling down after retirement, after you have finally hung your boots.

Now, Dear Reader, tell me – DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN ?

VIKRAM KARVE
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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) 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 an anthology of short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and 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  and academic research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines 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 and blogging. Vikram Karve 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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