Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Technology - A Short Story

"Technological advancement throughout the world has really changed the way we live. Time and distance are no barriers to communication any more", roared Rakesh, who had just topped the IIM (A) results for MBA Graduates for 2010. His research and thesis on telecommunication stunned the world for its sheer brilliance and content.

Enraptured audience gave a thunderous applause after he finished his thanksgiving speech on receiving the Gold Medal.

Characterized by his academic exploits and extraordinary perception for human emotions Rakesh was an instant success in any gathering be it IIM Alumni or a local community meeting.

Happy with his achievements Rakesh went home to his mother who had raised him single handedly after the death of his father by running a foodstall of her own. Amzing lady with extraordinary capabilities, was very much the woman behind all his success.

Nearing his house, Rakesh began to recollect his future plans. He was very eager to start his own venture for making Semi-conductors for Telecom applications.

On seeing her son his mother was overwhelmed with joy and she started crying. Rakesh consoled her saying that her worries are all a thing of the past and the future is very bright.

Later on in the day his mother requested him to accompany her to the neighbourhood old age home, where she had been lending her hand for their rehabilitation activities. She wanted her son to see the Home.

On seeing Rakesh entering the Home with his mother, one of the inmates, a retired Senior Executive staying there with his wife, rushed to him. You are Mr.Rakesh, the Topper in this year's MBA right? asked the man. I heard your excellent lecture the other day and it was brilliant, he continued.

Gratefully acknowledging his compliments Rakesh asked him about the Home and its activities. When the inmate explained in detail about the lack of funds and amenities at the Home, he felt sad. Meanwhile another inmate approached Rakesh saying, "My son, while I heard about your lecture from my friend I was curious to know what these technologies and advancements you spoke of are doing to help us. We shall continue to suffer".

Yes, Indeed said Rakesh. These technologies and developments can also change the way you people live. He convened a meeting of all the members and was amazed to know about their talents. They were senior professionals in various fields while in employment. He identified some key persons in different fields like Education, Literature, Finance etc. Within a few months he arranged for some financial assistance from Banks and the Old-Age home was doing roaring businesses in the fields of "Publishing", "Tutorial College" for aspiring Civil Service candidates etc. The Home became a bee-hive of activities and the inmates were living luxuriously and most importantly with their heads held high!
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  1. Amias said...
    Oh my goodness, this is an inspiring story. You took Technology, and used it to solve the problem of our Neglected Elders. This is an amazing story, and even on small levels this is a very possible solution that should be explored in every senior citizen home around the world!

    My goodness, seniors knowledge is such a wasted resource! Nothing wrong with recycled knowledge, it will indeed help our youth and the economy, while freeing our seniors from death while we yet live! Bravo Saras, Bravo!
    ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...
    wow..very nice acrostic short story..esp. the ending..
    really nice :)

    visit my blog if you have time ^_^
    Saras said...
    You must visit one of these old age homes to see their condition. I wrote this after seeing a very poorly maintained Home.
    I can't figure out your name! Thanks.I shall surely visit your blog often.
    KParthasarathi said...
    A different Acrostic from the usual ones that I come across.In the form of a short story, it has a telling message for all.Thanks
    Anya said...
    Interesting story !!
    And a fantastic end ;)

    Greetings from The Netherlands
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    Anya :-)
    ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...
    i mean i have NOW changed it..

    just typo on my first comment..sorry..my fault again :P
    ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...
    i have not changed it..my bad..:)

    my name is ayu :3
    Saras said...
    I am glad you liked it.
    Thanks for your kind words. Your Blog is awesome. My Grand Daughter in Texas is so fond of cats!
    Saras said...
    @♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫
    Your poem Red Shoes was really very good. I am sure you can write well and blossom into a good poet with practice. God Bless.
    vidya said...
    I agree with Amias. You did a brilliant job with this story!
    ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...
    @saras: thanks saras..i really appreciate what you have said..it made me boost my will to write more ^_^
    Creativity!! said...
    Beautiful Excellent Inspiring Encouraging Story Sir!!!!!
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    chitra said...
    Wonderful story depicted well thru' acrostic. I was thinking that he would forget his mother after his education. But great ending.
    Rachana said...
    a beautiful story!
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    Jim said...
    This is good, Saras. I like your story's ending a whole lot. It is good to think technology for the disadvantaged as well as the well-to-do people.
    Thank you for peeking in on my latest acrostic. I don't do them all.
    Also I generally only read the ones that I have done or will not do. I do not want these other authors to influence my thinking.
    BTW, my clocks are liable to blink 12:00. That shows my technological talent. :)
    Just kidding on the last.
    Anonymous said...
    I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

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