Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An Arctic Tale - Reposted

(When people run out of ideas, they usually join politics. Gone-casers like me go a step further. They re-post old blog entries.  Apologies and all that)



The blizzard was fierce. Old Tuskegaw the Inuit hunkered down with his huskies in the little ice shelter he had rustled up. The tundra could be lethal. He knew that, and was taking no chances.

The dogs whimpered. Even for them, this blizzard was too much. Tuskegaw could sense that. He was grateful to the spirits for guarding them thus far, and prayed they would continue to do so.

For he had a mission to accomplish. A sled full of Geometry books, just imported from China where printing was the cheapest, to be transported to his tribespeople, living on the North Pole. Knowledge! Liberation from generations of battle with unforgiving Nature!

Tuskegaw looked heavenward and thanked the spirits once again for the rare honour bestowed upon him. It was not everyday that one got the opportunity to cart Asian geometry to polar coordinates.

9 comments:

Siddharth said...

opportunity to cart Asian geometry to polar coordinates!! amazing....

Anonymous said...

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...
*groan*

July 31, 2009 2:14 AM

p.s. groan^2

parthicle said...

Absolute gem!
How do you dream of these?

GSai said...

The blizzard was too much even for the dogs but Tuskegaw still persisted. Why?
All roads lead to Rome but still he went towards the N pole. Why?
Coz his previous trip to Rome with algebra books was a failure. Why?
Unlike him, the Romans could never appreciate those books. Why?
Coz for them X was surely 10.

Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...

Ah, that sweet, sweet, sweet pain.

Saumya said...

What is with the world? First the daughter asks me about Philtrums and then asian geometry to the polar co-ordinates!

http://nourishncherish.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/philtrums-and-parafiltrums/

BTW, waiting for part 2 of aunty story :)

Shrikant Joshi said...

Mr. Shenoy,

I was redirected to this blog, by one of your self-professed chelas - @daddy_san. My curiosity was stoked after I read his recent short-story & I set out on a virtual path to meet the creator of this short-story art-form they called 'the Shenoys'.

A few links later I landed on this blog.

I have only one word for you:

*groan*

:|

PS: I might have create a separate category (in the mag that I'm trying to set up) for "the Shenoys" now. Hence the ":|" emoticon.

Punvati said...

This one was always my favourite.

Spaz Kumari said...

ALMOST as good even the second time around.

stunner.

[ i may have a soft spot for this one because i used it to shamelessly pimp your blog out to i-don't-even-know-how-many people :) ]