The Undead Book of Life

It was a beautiful evening with Uncle Dracula having gone for a movie with most of the vampire minions. Vampire Owl came out of the castle with a huge book in his hands. It was written as a mixture of Old English and Latin, and he put the book in front of the Vampire Bat who was having a cup of tea in the garden.

“This is the book I was talking about. It is called The Undead Book of Life and has been passed on from our ancestors. It has the secrets to a better life. There is also a letter on the first page which explains things in detail. I found it at the darkest corner of the Great Vampire Library” said the Vampire Owl.

“It is a work which is often considered as the nemesis of The Book of the Dead. Do you trust something which was found at the darkest corners? Don’t you feel that such works will have a certain amount of darkness in themselves ready to be unleashed, taking control of our dark side?” wondered the Vampire Bat.

“We are the creatures of the dark, even though we rarely exhibit those characters in light. But humans do, and their darkness is in their souls. The book talks about it, about how easier it is to be evil compared to being good. You search for goodness, and you end up finding darkness most of the time” added the Vampire Owl.

“It is a well-known thing. Evil is too easy for the humans. These humans do things that we could never imagine. What they don’t understand is that it takes a lot to be a real human. It is actually easier to be a vampire, even though it is tough to be a responsible one”.

“There is a lot of detail about the same in this movie. It talks about the universal brotherhood, and how humans have perverted the idea of equality to provide the same for only a few people. I can say that this book goes back to those times when the elder vampires lived with the humans, and had so much to teach each other” said the Vampire Owl.

“This idea of equality has its origins in the vampire community itself, as we have always supported each other throughout the history because it was necessary for our own survival. It is clearly depicted in a good number of vampire history books. It was the humans who took so much time to understand and then twist it” added the Vampire Bat.

“It is surprising that humans need to be taught morality and love for their fellow creatures. We developed it ourselves. We have tried to teach them the same through centuries, but have failed. Even the religions couldn’t teach them that”.

“Well, I see it here. Life is all about loving and having mutual-respect for your fellow beings. It has always been the idea, right? But why these humans are fighting each other for no true reason is really beyond me” added the Vampire Bat.

“The true essence of life is known to everyone already – it is love. There is a long detail about it in this book, but it exists in true forms. Still people find it too difficult to get the thing enabled. The selfish needs take over. There is envy, vanity and hate which erases all things related to love” said the Vampire Owl.

“So, are we giving a copy of the same to the humans?” asked the Vampire Bat.

“I don’t believe that we should do that. They should be allowed to make their own choices because love is not something which has been unknown to them. It is how it was always supposed to be. You still write a lot, don’t you? Such an interference in the lives of the characters won’t do that good to the story of life. Don’t you think so? the Vampire Owl wondered.

“Yes, lets give them an opportunity to find what they have always known. I doubt if they will still find it though” said the Vampire Bat.

“What is life, but an opportunity to love your fellow beings? What is a better truth?” the Vampire Owl wondered.

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The Path Of Zarathustra is an Indian Magic Realism film releasing on September 4th.

I am participating in this creative activity organised by makers of The Path of Zarathustra in association with BlogAdda.

***The image used in this blog post is from the page mentioned above.

TeNy

All Hail the Lord Protractor

Vampire Hamster: All Hail the Lord Protractor, the greatest of our times, and the undisputed ruler of the New Vampire World!

Vampire Bat: It is Lord Protector! Stop reminding me of my terrible Mathematics teacher.

Vampire Hamster: Oh! My bad. I am still getting closer to it. Last time I had said Lord Potato. Don’t you remember? Please notice the improvement and give a recommendation to Lord Dracula to reward me.

Vampire Owl: I think he passed the tenth exams when free A+ were given by the government, forget the memory problems – he can remember his mistakes, but not the corrections. This is also the reason why one should have passed the tenth a lot earlier. Even the cat who came into the examination hall to catch a lizard managed to get out with full A+. What is wrong with the humans these days?

Vampire Bat: Well, things could get much worse with humans and their politics. It is actually nice that we have our own realm here. And what is that smell? Is it from the graveyard which is below the house or is the smell from the house itself? There is belief that there are souls trapped inside the walls of this castle house.

Vampire Hamster: I had discovered the source very early, but forgot that exactly fifty four seconds ago, sir. I even recorded my loss of memory on my new tablet phone. Can we take a selfie right now? I haven’t updated my Facebook profile picture for the last five years or so.

Vampire Bat: Who put him on duty here? Where is the Vampire Crocodile? And the Vampire Alligator? He is supposed to be in charge of the internal duties. This is not the place for him.

Vampire Owl: I think that everyone is on leave due to the after-effects of the grand party. The program was too huge, and vampires are not known to be people of parties. You don’t even want to know what the Vampire Penguin has been doing.

Vampire Bat: No, I don’t want to know that at all. But we have to find where that foul smell is coming from. Our life depends on it. What if Uncle Dracula gets that smell and faints? We don’t even have an adult heir to the throne yet. We immediately need to go from #SmellyToSmiley.

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Vampire Hamster: There was a party? Did I miss a blood bath? I am going to sue my phone – there was supposed to be a reminder there.

Vampire Owl: I am more worried about making this place better for the vampire elders. It is a mess. They are not going to like this at all.

Vampire Bat: Is that smell from the kitchen? It is not good.

Vampire Owl: I think that it is from the bathroom, or the bedroom attached with the bathroom.

Vampire Bat: It is from that fish which the Vampire Cat had brought here and left without finishing. How many times do I have to tell him? He has to think about the good of the whole vampire community instead of being so selfish.

Vampire Owl: I don’t think that it was ever part of his plan.

Vampire Hamster: I have sprayed Ambi Pur everywhere, sir. I even got rid of the garbage as the trash van had arrived.

Vampire Owl: I don’t believe this. He is not supposed to have done things correctly. Something is not right here.

Vampire Bat: Are you sure you did what was needed and not something else which puts us directly into trouble? I have my doubts.

Vampire Hamster: I don’t even remember the thing called trouble; I don’t know the meaning, sir.

Vampire Owl: See! The memory problem is working positively. He is a strong fighter against odour. We should officially give him some title related to his special skills. What about the Defender of the Fragrance Reloaded?

Vampire Bat: That was not really the role in which I expected him. Is it truly you or the Vampire Panda in disguise?

Vampire Hamster: Ambi Pur worked like a dream, sir. It was easy to get rid of the odour. I even remember that name this time. It has easily gone #SmellyToSmiley.

Vampire Bat: Yes, this is getting better. You knew that he could do better, didn’t you, Mr. Owl? Wait! What is the cricket bat for? I thought you hated cricket. You even led a movement against Cricket World Cup and fought to get it banned in the New Vampire World, and it was even somewhat successful.

Vampire Owl: This is for the Vampire Cat. I am going to deal with his fishy love with the fish. I have to make use of this bat in one way or the other. After all, vampires don’t play cricket any more, not with the new rules for sure.

Vampire Hamster: All Hail the Lord Potato!

Vampire Owl: What? No! Here goes the improvement, all the way down the abyss. Not a good sign for substitute guards and caretakers.

Vampire Hamster: All Hail the Lord Protractor!

Vampire Bat: Never mind. Nothing has been said, and there is nothing to be done. At least we got the Ambi Pur with us and it did work so well. And the foul smell has disappeared, and it was what mattered the most. Just get rid of the incense sticks and flowers. They were never really suiting the castle house architecture.

***The image used in this blog post is from the Ambi Pur contest page at BlogAdda.

I am blogging for #SmellyToSmiley activity atBlogAdda.com in association with Ambi Pur

TeNy

And then the Big Hug

This is father’s day and the need to hug dad is here. So before we go deep into the hug, there is the need to remember those reasons for which the same has to be done. I have come up with my own collection of things. It might not be something which can be related to, for most of my readers, but I am going to stay with this list of six things before the big hug happens on the father’s day.

The Sympathy: It is quite a lot, even though not that much for me. Simona the Kitty knows his sympathy and tries to make a cute fact to take advantage of it, but kitchen and the food was never anywhere near being his department. I have got a little bit of that from him even though mutual sympathy was never in the cards. But a good number of local people did get the selective sympathy effect.

The History: The knowledge of history has been nicely passed on. There has been a lot of talk about history as well as politics, which did define my path for the future, even though some relatives managed to interfere and divert my road to the future. Still, the history which was learned earlier has remained in my mind, and has helped me to make sure that I took my second degree in History only.

The Curiosity: He thinks that I always have problems, and due to the same, he keeps checking. One day, he looked at my grammar sentence which said “I do not sleep at night” as part of my grammar studies, and without checking the rest of the available information on tenses, he decided to take action based on my sleeplessness. That grand curiosity had given me some special attention, even though not that much of a fair one.

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The Self-righteousness: This one has been there all the time, and on display. Well, it has helped me to remain a good person, because I knew that there was no other way to make an impression, because the genius tag of the childhood was fast disappearing and had almost gone by the time I got admission for the Science-Computer group for Plus Two. So, I had to be the good person while the others were to be the achievers. That helped me to not go into the wilderness of evil.

The Disbelief: Yes, I have inherited the same disbelief, even though I haven’t got that ability to trust relatives or old friends who speak sweet. I have been careful with people, and it has helped me not to jump into any pits of hopelessness. As time progressed, I have turned out to be more of a non-believer in people than anyone I know about. I might have been a bigger loser if Ihad believed in people, but I have turned out to be a lesser one with this special skill that I inherited.

The Preferences: His love for the engineers and doctors have meant that I learnt to love those people who were different, and I decided to get rid of all Science and Mathematics because I realized that my right place was not with them. I belonged with the creative thinkers and not those people who worked only on logic. I realized that I should be human first and that matters. Well, most of my relatives don’t think so as they are always after counting the money in job or in marriage – but I understood 😀 #HugYourDad

This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.

***The image used in this blog post is from the page of activity itself.

TeNy

Presence and Absence of Hug

The season of the mother’s day is over, and this is time period calls for the other parent. As time has passed after the day for the loving mother, one can recollect that it was one of the more popular times of contests and there was a lot of sharing related to mother on Facebook and Twitter. It is certain that a lot of hugs were received by mothers all around the world. A hug is the best gift you can give your dad too on this father’s day.

It is one’s duty to be thankful to the parents, and every religion has a provision for being respectful and loving towards parents – no matter how much the world has advanced, and up-to what extent the modernity, competition and the brutality of science and technology have taken over, the relationship remains the same in its core. Indian culture has had a great place for the same, and it remains one of the most beautiful things.

There would be many reasons for hugging one’s father, and I am sure that there will be some in my life too even if not too many, but the one big reason about which I want to talk about here is of a lot of significance. The reason is actually the absence of the result itself. It is simple – there was never a hug, not one which I can remember about. It is a case of the complete absence of the hug. It is the prolonged absence of something which creates the desire for that thing, right? So it is the lack of presence of the hug.

Yes, it was missing and no notice could find it. I used to search for it a lot during my childhood days, but neve really found it. Mom had tried a lot to find it for me, but as time passed, I have refused its strength all together; I kept saying, no hugs and not touching. I apologize to Munna Bhai on this – there have been no “Jadoo Ki Jhappi”; no magic there. Circuit might not like that either, but that is the truth.

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As I grew up, I used to wonder why people hug, until I watched Munnabhai MBBS. It became further clear at that time, but that never really explained why I should give anybody a hug. I have remained hug-free even though I haven’t really boasted about that. I have often wondered how I would have managed not to hug if I had ever been a tennis player – it would have been declared an act of shame and also disrespectful to fellow players by some fans.

Well, dad has been hug-free for quite a long time too, and that is a relief. If he was hugging someone else, that would made me wonder why I didn’t do that yet. I wanted to do a hug when I get a job, but that doesn’t seem to be happening in this birth. I wanted to do that on the day of my wedding, but that seems to be too far away a thing in life. Then there is the father’s day which remains the last hope.

A hug will be a nice option for this father’s day, especially for us jobless people who are in no position to buy something for the parents. Yes, there is hope in those contest wins, but we can’t really have the vanity to think that we will win them all, right? Not even with the First Come First Serve basis with such a slow and miserable internet connection. I would say that a hug is a nice option for me – and there is also some variety associated with it 😀 #HugYourDad

This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.

***The image used in this blog post is from the page of activity itself.

TeNy

Vampires Like to Move It

Vampire Owl: This is kind of weird. In the name of Uncle Dracula and all the elder vampires, tell me that this is not happening.

Vampire Bat: Yes, this is happening. They like to move it, and move it again.

Vampire Owl: What? No! They are not supposed to be good dancers. They are just a group of vampire apprentices. The Vampire Cat there is pretending to dance – he is actually looking at others and moving his legs to the front and back.

Vampire Bat: Yes, but they have been training to participate in the dance program organized by the World Vampire Council as part of the anniversary of the first great vampire victory over the zombies to claim the New Vampire World.

Vampire Owl: Can you see how they are dancing? I think that the stage will fall on their heads. Look at Vampire Hamster, he is forgetting his steps before he even understands it. I don’t understand the point. And what is it that the Vampire Penguin is singing? Vampire Panda is singing something else at the same time. There is no focus and there is no skill. What are these people trying to do? Wait! Is Uncle Dracula aware of this? This is like jumping into the Pit of Death.

Vampire Bat: Let me make one thing perfectly clear. We no longer have the Pit of Death. We sold it to the Dark Elves at OLX. The maintenance was getting a little bit difficult, as you know the pit has no bottom and we can never really clean it completely. The zombie labour has also become so costly and our apprentices are too lazy. And why are you underestimating the power of a common vampire? We are all artists because we don’t automatically go to become engineers just because our parents tell us to do that.

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Vampire Owl: Can’t you see that mess? Don’t you get it? They are going to be laughed at. There is no way these people are going to make any positive impact there. The legendary vampires are going to be there. After this is over, we won’t be even able to borrow money from the International Vampire Fund. Come on, I need some relief fund for polishing my fangs. How can I apply for that?

Vampire Bat: This is why someone is going to teach them how to dance. He is the master of the coolest steps anybody can take on stage. He is like the legend in this, and he is going to dance with them, right at the middle. He is human, but has agreed to join us because he is cool and we are cold-blooded.

Vampire Owl: You mean Hritik Roshan? Prabhu Deva? Varun Dhawan from ABCD 2? An unknown vampire pretending as human?

Vampire Bat: What? No! It is Allu Arjun. Why are you going to too many places when it is written on the banner over there? All these years traveling around South India, especially Kerala is of no use to you, it seems.

Vampire Owl: Oh yes! I didn’t notice that. This is going to be too good then. He is going to make it awesome! But still, the music side is left with no hope. There is the need for someone to take care of that too. And please don’t make the Vampire Crocodile do that; the Lake Placid music is something which cannot be tolerated.

Vampire Bat: Which is why Anushka Manchanda is going to be here. She will be the one singing and will also arrange everything else, and the vampire team will just do the lip sync. She will also give a few lessons at the vampire schools around.

Vampire Owl: She is going to be here? I always wanted her autograph. I also wish to take a selfie with her.

Vampire Bat: The highlight of the program is going to be at that moment when his dance steps and her voice comes together – it will last four minutes and fifty seven seconds in total. The vampire team won’t have much to do because all the focus are going to be on these two on that day.

Vampire Owl: I can’t imagine the energy there. It is going to be electrifying. I feel that may be it can lift a weak elder vampire out of his wheel chair.

Vampire Bat: That is disrespectful. The elder vampires are supposed to be on their chairs. It is challed the Throne of the Elders for a reason. They have attached wheels to it so that they don’t have to strain too much. But yes, if the deadly combination of Anushka Manchanda and Allu Arjun can’t make someone stand up from their seats, nobody else can. It will be the #MaxFreshMove moment!

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Vampire Owl: I thought that Uncle Dracula was against too much dance and music – how did he end up agreeing?

Vampire Bat: I told him the names, Anushka Manchanda and Allu Arjun, along with giving him some videos of their performances. He instantly agreed and even telephoned Mavis to return from school for the program.

Vampire Owl: I hear a car stopping outside, or it might be my seventh sense.

Vampire Bat: Car on the vampire grounds? It seems that at least one of them has reached here early.

They heard a beautiful voice singing “Ek Main Aur Ek Tu” and could also hear dance steps making way through the dark passage which connected the auditorium and the garage. The lights were switched on and they automatically converged and focused on two people, and the two who were dressed in black separated to divide the lights.

Vampire Owl: Yes, they are here. We are saved. Glory to the vampire elders.

Vampire Bat: Come on everyone, we have work to do!

Vampire Panda: Oh my dear Anushka!

Vampire Bat: What? Your Anushka? Just don’t overdo it.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of these two special celebrities whom I have been talking about.

I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity atBlogAdda.com. Are you?

TeNy

The Max Fresh Move

There might be nobody in the South who doesn’t know Allu Arjun. A more intersting fact is that there might be not many people in Kerala who doesn’t know him. Well, Kerala’s love story has been mostly with the Tamil movies and those wonderful actors who have been mostly acting in the movies from the state which shares the most boundary with Kerala. Well, the credit should mostly go to two of his movies, Arya and Happy which were dubbed into Malayalam from Telugu and were big hits here.

Other movies like Bunny, Desamuduru and Parugu were also dubbed into Malayalam. Arya 2 was also a big hit in Kerala. He was recently in Kerala to promote his movie Son of Satyamurthi and there is no stopping his influence here, as he is more like Mallu Arjun here. As people would expect, it is all about the moves. The dance sequences make him the crowd favourite – he is the only person whose poster was around our department in college, and that too in that dancing pose.

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About Anushka Manchanda, “Na Jaane” from I, Me Aur Main is my favourite song sung from her, and another remix, “Dum Maaro Dum” comes next. Along with Shreya Ghoshal and Andreah Jeremiah, she might be the prettiest singers around. When dance and song comes together, there is nothing like this combination of Allu and Anushka. There will be such amazing energy when they are around. It is all about energizing life with #MaxFreshMove.

There are too many of ordinary days in our life. Most of the time, these days bring nothing interesting at all, but not if these two are around. There are those usual moments, and then there are the moments of #MaxFreshMove. Consider a beautiful monsoon day morning; it is dark and you have just had a cup of tea – what can such a performance do to your day other than making it closer to an early perfection?

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Most of the Keralites would agree to this combination, no doubt about it. There will be no shortage of energy – some of the malls around here surely needs something like this powerful combination. It is a dull world as of now, as people only flock to one particular mall, and at most of those places nothing interesting really happens – even the selection of movies at the multiplexes are pretty much bad. There are movies which won’t release there and there are a few others which disappear too fast.

A few amazing things would include having a movie in which these two are performing, Anushka with the music and also a little bit of dance, and Allu with most of those steps. I have heard from people about Allu Arjun being able to dance even when the world is going to end – some fans considered it as a negative opinion, but I would say that it is more of a compliment, no matter what the real intention was. It takes a lot of skill to do what he has been doing in the last few years – bringing the #MaxFreshMove.

Even if it is for the movie song, I would surely prefer Anushka as the pair for him; as the magical voice can join with some nice moves from herself too. Allu Arjun has the energy in the dance which can make things happen, and so it can only get better with this beautiful lady around. It can be a dream sequence somewhere far away, because it is a dream combination with them together. We need some dance and music, and then Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda become the dream with #MaxFreshMove!

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of these two special celebrities whom I have been talking about.

I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity atBlogAdda.com. Are you?

TeNy