Tamil. Once I traveled Vizag to Chennai by train with our company service Manger. As usual I bought a Tamil Monthly and started to write the cross word puzzles. By seeing this the accompanied Official commented as that as a children play. I just smiled and continued. Without tolerating eagerness, he asked me to get the book as he wanted to fill the crosswords and filled fully. Since then he started to buy books and read.
Recently I sent the answers of a crossword puzzle came in a Tamil weekly and surprisingly I won a sum of 1000 rupees as a prize. This is really an unexpected one to me, though I have sent many such crossword puzzle answers.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
The biggest award I received in my life is the merit scholarship for my higher studies starting from Intermediate to M.Sc. This scholarship was sanctioned based on my marks in the 10th class.
Keep your Face to the SunShine
I remember many years ago I went to a cinema hall to watch a movie and as the ticket number I won the prize and that was of an ice-cream. Although the prize was small but the taste was delicious.
" The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
– Mark Twain
But once I got a very unexpected gift in a similar manner.
It was about twenty five years or more ago. We purchased some textile materials from a popular shop i Kochi.(I think it was Vimal showroom ). At the payment end, after making payment when I was just going to return they asked me to fill a form and asked to drop i in a box. The form contained name and address, purchase date, bill no. etc. Just as a formality and not to dissatisfy them I did same.
Surprisingly in the evening, I received a call saying that I got the daily draw gift of a watch. I was literally surprised and my family was very happy. The next day went to the shop and received the watch showing bill proof and ID proof.
The coincidence was that I was thinking of buying a new watch as my then use watch was frequently needing repair.
After that, till day, I have not got any prize in a lucky draw etc. In fact I do not participate in them at all. Even if I donate, I just forget them and ignore them.
Knowledge is power.
On 31st December 1999, when we were residing in an apartment at Kochi, the apartment members organised a party. There we 40 couples. They separated the couples and asked them to write the dress and ornaments their spouses are wearing. I wrote all the dresses and ornaments my wife wore leaving nothing including her inner wear (About 24 items). She too wrote about my simple wear correctly(Pant, Shirt, Banian, Underwear, Ring, Wrist watch, Shoes and socks, and spects)
When the prize was distributed, I was surprised to hear the announcement of Best couples. In real life, we are not good couples. We are 180 degrees opposite. We don't get well. We argue.
The best couple award was a great surprise to us in our life.
Note: I have shared this information in one of the ISC thread earlier.
No life without Sun
Sometimes it happens when we receive any award without expecting it then it looks great and encouraging to us as the author has described her experience. She was happy to receive her award. She should be happy as she Did not expect to receive it. But when her name was announced as the runner up it might be a great moment for her and her husband.
Be indian and buy Indian.