Sunday, July 7, 2013


Sunday Morning Musing

The Night Train at Deoli” by Ruskin Bond is my favourite Love Story.

It is a story of inchoate and unrequited love, which happens to all of us.

An eighteen year old boy meets a girl at a quaint railway station called Deoli where the train halts for a few minutes.

It is love at first sight.

On the return journey after his vacation, the boy eagerly searches for the girl the moment the train reaches Deoli.

He is delighted to see her on the platform.

They look at each other; spend ethereal moments of unspoken love, they delicately hold hands.

Suddenly the guard blows his whistle and the train starts moving.

“I have to go to Delhi,” the boy says.

The girl replies, “I do not have to go anywhere.”

This is exactly what I said to myself this morning during my walk in the lush green park on the banks of the Mula River – “I do not have to go anywhere.”  

I feel that I have achieved everything I wanted to achieve, accomplished whatever I wanted to accomplish in life, and did whatever I wanted to do.

Now, I am satisfied with life, I am happy and content where I am, and, “I do not have to go anywhere”.

Have you reached this stage of supreme satisfaction in life – where you are happy with what you have and you are content to be wherever you are and “you do not have to go anywhere” ?

It’s a great feeling.

You can take my word for it.

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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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Deepak S Avasare said...

Dear Vikram,

Great writing / work. You are going all over the world and achieving much more in your life by your writing.

I hope more people read your blog. That will enable you to accomplish even more.

Deepak S Avasare
Sydney, Australia

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ Deepak
Thank you so much for your nice words.
I really hope many people benefit from my writings and also enjoy reading my blog