The Link-2- The One with The Comment

27 Nov

“Hey, Kriti… I read your last post… it was cool…” A voice in the college called her and complimented her for her post which was posted about four days back..This was Nidhin, a friend of Kriti and a reader too.

Kriti: “Oh… thank you… you really read it??”

Nidhin:”Ya… that’s how I know that it was cool..”

Kriti: “Oh… but i doubt because there was nothing cool about it… It was a poem on the rape issue, so how was it cool??”

Nidhin: (gulp) “I forgot.. I have to return some books in the library.. catch up with you later..” he ran away with this note, but left Kriti in a confused and boggling state of mind.

It was not the first incident with her. Many people who knew about her writing would fakingly applaud her and try to show their not- so- concerned concern about it. And every time she had such an encounter, it would make her love more stronger for the virtual world, where people’s fake smiles would not be seen, where it would not be possible to judge as to if the other person really liked the post or just following so that you follow them back..

But, as they say, if something can stop you from writing, then you don’t deserve to be a writer…

So, as soon as she reached her home, she typed and posted her other post which she kept in the category of “social issue…” The post read like this:


The passenger train was crawling at its usual speed, when the coach was filled with the sound of a popular Bollywood song. A girl of about 13-14 years was singing and dancing and her younger brother was giving background music with the non- conventional instruments. Vipin, one of the bored passengers, found some relief in the song. It was not the song that he liked, but he found the girl’s voice melodious. After the siblings had finished their performance, it was time for them to receive the alms. Vipin decided to give the young star, a pleasant surprise. When the girl came to him, with her bag of money, he handed her a Rs. 50 note. She was amazed, but after a moment or so, returned the money to Vipin and said,” sorry sir, But, i am not that, what you are thinking.” With these words, she left.

Vipin was surprised, not at the fact that the girl misunderstood him, but at the fact as to why his voice stuck in the throat when he could have replied that, “I am also not, what you are thinking..”

After having published it, the first like and comment dropped in from a blogger of Bangalore. He is a very dedicated reader of Kriti’s blog and that’s true vice versa also. This blogger’s name is Abhigyan. According to his ‘About Me’ page on WordPress, he is a 24 year graduate working as an employee in Samsung. His writings mostly are inspired by his office musings and sometimes he writes about social issues too.

This time, Kriti found his comment so absorbing and motivating that she couldn’t think of a reply at that instant.

The comment to the above post was,

Abhigyan: “I am so moved by this post. It has deep meaning, quite depressing but at the same time beautifully written. The best and at the same time, the worst thing about this post, is that it’s reality. We live in such a world and may have even encountered this situation. I hope to read more such articles from you and mind it, now the expectations when you write something on social issues have risen… :)”

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14 Responses to “The Link-2- The One with The Comment”

  1. rjl2727 November 27, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    ok, you still have my attention. and yes, i read every word, and i get the point. of course, i am so busy congratulating myself for being the first to “like” that you might believe that i just hit “like” in the reader to make you believe i “like” when actually i don’t like, but don’t want you to know i don’t like because i always want you to “like” mine and like me, so i can go on “liking” yours and liking you, which makes it ever more vital that i “like” everything you post and give you the impression that i like you because it is desperately important to me that you like me so you keep “liking” everything i write so i can like myself and even “like” my own writing so that i give you the impression that i am able to like you because i like myself and am able to really “like” your posts. . . (trust me, this could go on forever) oh, the games we play. nice work – sincerely.

    • harshdamangal7 November 27, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      Hey… thank you for this wonderful comment.. and you have made me realize that you are not one of those co- bloggers who would like it just for liking it, not knowing if it’s worth liking or not. I know you actually read it and then liked it and trust me i like to like your posts because they, according to me, are worth liking and having said this, i realise that like you i am not as good in this “liking” game as you are… šŸ˜› šŸ˜€ (no offence is intended to any other blogger friend )

      • rjl2727 November 27, 2013 at 9:32 am #

        wow!! you, young lady are good!! thanks for throwing it back. peace and keep writing for yourself and those who are truly reading.

      • harshdamangal7 November 27, 2013 at 9:34 am #

        peace šŸ™‚

  2. sharmavarun210varun November 27, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    well… Its really not a good thing to assume things according to society’s perception. saawan ke andhe ko hara hi dikhai deta hai which is not right. people’s views should be changed. perceptions always dominate people’s mindset and that’s one of the reason people hasitate to do good deeds.

    • harshdamangal7 November 27, 2013 at 10:13 am #

      the girl would have experienced that kind of behavior which may not have turned out good for her… and i guess she would be having more experience of life than you and I have…

      • varun November 27, 2013 at 4:21 pm #


  3. Arindam Saha November 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    šŸ™‚ I hate you šŸ˜›

    • harshdamangal7 November 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

      nahi… nahi… nahi…. ye padhne se pehle main anpadh kyun nahi ho gayi :p

      • Arindam Saha November 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

        Kya yaar tujhse anpadh bhi nahi hua jaata? So sad…

      • harshdamangal7 November 29, 2013 at 8:44 am #


  4. Arindam Saha November 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    And I like the post…

  5. Krishnan P Nair November 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    I liked the post about the girl in the train.

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