Monday, February 11, 2013




Some people create their own merit.

Others plagiarize.

Inspiration is the new euphemism for Plagiarism. 

You plagiarize someone else’s work.

And when you are caught you say that you were Inspired” by the work you have shamelessly copied and tried to pass off as your own.

Plagiarism happens everywhere - this happens with all creative and artistic works, even in the academic, scientific, research and industrial world. 

There are copycats and imitators everywhere.

Information Technology has made plagiarism very easy.

You can surf the internet and find what you want to plagiarize.

Then you just have to copy and paste, that is all.

Plagiarism is rampant in the blogging world too. 

Yes, believe it or not, Blogs are Plagiarized too.

I feel very sad when some unscrupulous persons plagiarize my writings, especially when they copy-paste my blog posts onto their blogs, and try to pass off my creative writing as their own.

To such persons I can only say: “Please create your own original writing, especially fiction, and please do not plagiarize the creative works of others.
You must create your own merit and not piggyback on others.

Copying and Plagiarizing is sacrilege – yes, this unethical act is the scourge of the blogosphere and a big nuisance to genuine bloggers.

I earnestly appeal to all fellow bloggers and creative writers to please be original.

Please do not copy, do not imitate or do not plagiarize under any circumstances.

Have some self respect. 

Please be creative. 

Create your own merit.

Don’t be a copycat.

In order to drive home the point regarding the dangers of imitation and plagiarism, I would like to tell all copycats this story – a favourite teaching story of mine, called GUTEIS FINGER  



Whenever anyone asked him about Zen, the great master Gutei would quietly raise one finger into the air.

A boy in the village began to imitate this behaviour.

Whenever he heard people talking about Gutei’s teachings, he would interrupt the discussion and raise his finger.

Gutei heard about the boy’s mischief.

When he saw the mischievous boy in the street, he apprehended and caught hold of the boy. Then, Gutei pulled out a knife and cut off the boy’s finger.

The stunned and terrified boy cried in agony and got so frightened that he began to run off, horrified by the sight of his profusely bleeding finger, petrified with fear and in unimaginable pain and distress.

As the boy was running away, Gutei shouted his name and called out to him.

When the boy turned to look, Gutei raised his finger into the air.

The boy looked at Gutei’s Finger.

At that moment the boy became enlightened.

Copyright © Vikram Karve 2013
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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About Vikram Karve

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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