Wednesday, April 18, 2012


A Mulla Nasrudin Story

A highly educated “Techie” was shocked to find that his rustic neighbour Mulla Nasrudin was computer illiterate. He also noticed that Nasrudin did not know how to use a mobile phone and that he was generally quite clueless as far as the latest high-tech gadgets were concerned.

The Technology Savvy Techie kept needling Nasrudin : “In today’s world you have to be technology-savvy to survive. If you don’t know how to use technology your life is half-wasted.”

The man kept on making fun of the hapless technology-ignorant Nasrudin who maintained a stoic silence.

One day they went boating in the lake. The Techie sat at the head of the boat enjoying the cool breeze and breathtaking view while Nasrudin rowed the boat. After some time they were in the centre of the huge lake. Suddenly Nasrudin stopped rowing and was seen examining the hull anxiously.

“Do you know how to swim ?” Nasrudin asked the Techie.

“No,” the Techie answered, “I don’t know how to swim.”

“Then your life is fully-wasted. There is big hole in the bottom of the boat and we are sinking,” Nasrudin said, and then he jumped into the water and swam towards the shore to safety.

Dear Reader, what is the moral of this story?

Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012
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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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