Wednesday, March 14, 2012


A Mulla Nasrudin Story 
Retold By
Long back, Mulla Nasrudin, while crossing the flimsy log bridge, fell into a deep river and was rescued from drowning by a man. 
Every time the man met him he reminded Nasrudin of how he had saved his life and the man emphasized his good deed and how Nasrudin should be grateful to him for being alive. 
This went on and on till Mulla Nasrudin was fed up. 
One day, the moment Mulla Nasrudin saw the man approach him, Nasrudin suddenly jumped into the river and began drowning. 
“What’s wrong with you, Nasrudin? Why did you jump into the river? Don’t worry I am coming to save you!” the man shouted and prepared to jump into the water. 
“No. No! Please don’t jump and save me. Let me drown,” Nasrudin pleaded, “It is better for me to drown in the river than drown under your obligations.” 

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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 almost 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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