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November 3, 2010

Knots

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Knots

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knot

–noun
1.an interlacing, twining, looping, etc., of a cord, rope, or the like, drawn tight into a knob or lump, for fastening, binding, or connecting two cords together or a cord to something else.
2.a piece of ribbon or similar material tied or folded upon itself and used or worn as an ornament.
3.a group or cluster of persons or things: a knot of spectators.
4.the hard, cross-grained mass of wood at the place where a branch joins the trunk of a tree.
5.a part of this mass showing in a piece of lumber, wood panel, etc.
6.Anatomy, Zoology . a protuberance or swelling on or in a part or process, as in a muscle.
7.a protuberance in the tissue of a plant; an excrescence on a stem, branch, or root; a node or joint in a stem, esp. when of swollen form.
8.any of various fungal diseases of trees characterized by the formation of an excrescence, knob, or gnarl.
9.an involved, intricate, or difficult matter; complicated problem.
10.Nautical .
a.a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile or about 1.15 statute miles per hour.
b.a unit of 47 feet 3 inches (13.79 meters) on a log line, marked off by knots.
c.a nautical mile.
11.a bond or tie: the knot of matrimony.
12.Also called joint, node. Mathematics . in interpolation, one of the points at which the values of a function are assigned.
–verb (used with object)
13.to tie in a knot; form a knot in.
14.to secure or fasten by a knot.
15.to form protuberances, bosses, or knobs in; make knotty.
–verb (used without object)
16.to become tied or tangled in a knot.
17.to form knots or joints.
—Idiom
18.tie the knot, Informal . to marry: They will tie the knot in November.

Daytripper(85)

Rain filtered rays peek in through the windows,
caressing and cocooning two worms in a rug.
Seeing them there, holding each other, raises its eyebrows,
arms wrapped around each other in a hug.

It lays its blanket and bathes them in gold,
binding their sleeping forms tight.
A gentle pitter patter unfolds,
their breathing mirrors the rain outside.

Smiling, watching over their huddled forms,
it gently creeps past the slumbering lot.
leaving them breathing in each others arms,
their bodies twisted in a picturesque knot.

Genuine Fake(120)


” We had a wedding to attend, that slated afternoon. Snigdha, my daughter, had arranged for my clothes, among other things.
I quickly braced the pathani and the accessories that accompanied it. The rear-view mirror of the car stared back at me, as I reminisced my own wedding and what it felt to be a groom. When Anjali walked down that aisle, the knots in my body grew in multitude and sent small shivers of joy down my spine. I smiled coyly.
The car screeched to a halt just ahead of the banquet. Snigdha looked at me and asked, “So, are you ready to renew your vows?”
I sighed and nodded positively.
Twenty-five years hence. And the knots still persisted.”

Mickey the Monkey (119)

Why are you not coming, Mickey? What’s taking you so long?
Oh Honey, it’s the Knot, it’s just not untying.
What knot?
The Churidar’s knot, it’s tied so tightly.
Who told you to wear a churidar?
What else would a monkey wear on his wedding night!
But why did you tie it so hard. I can’t wait the whole night, monkey!
Oh I thought it would fall while I was dancing, so I…..
And I thought a monkey would be smarter than a donkey. That’s why I chose you over Summer.
Hey Jane, it’s loosening.  I’m just coming.
Come again another day, Mickey. I don’t have the mood now.
But the knot is…..
Tie it around your neck, monkey!

Nandini Sen(120)

I drew Knots and Crosses table and showed it to the stranger sitting beside me. He nodded an affirmation. We both knew it was an excruciating wait. I drew my knot, and studied him while he pondered his move. Pointed chin, straight nose, knotted eyebrows and swollen right cheek – probably his reason of being there.
My name was announced. Leaving the unfinished game, I shuffled along nervously. Once inside the chamber, Dr. Raghavan smilingly asked “Hope you’re ready for your root canal”.
My stomach was in knots, knees felt wobbly. I was at the end of my rope. Mentally I tied a knot to somehow hang on, before opening my mouth wide for doctor and drill to do their work

Willy Wingfoot (113)

His tiny hands grip them blue bars,
of the gates that keep him far

His lips upturned, eyes on me
a well of tears waiting to flow

Wicked innocent schemes of his,
left dried blood on his knees,
week-old scratch on his bubbly cheeks

All of him, but three years old
but a bundle of joy, our lifetime’s hope

10-feet far,
bump in my throat
and my heart in a knot

I try and turn
away from his pleading looks
as the bell rings and the speaker sings
my son’s first school prayer hymns

Chins to his chest, quivering lips, a drop of tear
all it took to run the 10-feet stretch
hug and kiss
and cry, “BABY, NO MORE SCHOOL!

Sarang Mahajan(116)

What binds two diverse personalities together is a knot.
But what comes off when you tug at the wrong end is also a knot.
Some knots are tied by blood, but what fastens them is love.
Once that is gone, there’s no knot, but just the two lose ends of dangling ropes.
They may rasp against each other, again and again, but the knot is not formed.
The effort goes not in keeping your hand off the wrong cord, but in savoring the bond that is there.
Then, you can trust the knot and take merry swings above a deep valley of thorns and rocks.
For what will never come off by itself is a knot.

CoffeeIsMyPoison(118)

“Sweta, I’m having contractions please can you replace me in Karkala for 3 days?”, said my senior sobbing over the phone
Not wanting to be the cause of her preterm labour, or a bad human being, I agreed to substitute for her at the village hospital.
15 days later:
As I sleepily slid the knot down to tighten the suture I wondered what I had gotten myself into. Not a moment of peace, no help in sight. Nearly seventy consecutive hours sans sleep. The knots I tied were far better than the one I was tied into myself for until the official Head of department sends someone else here I cannot go resume my slight less insane duties.

DokSaab (92)

Gupta saale, wait a minute, my shoe-laces got loose. Let me fasten them.
-Thakur, m*d*r*h*d, someday teach me too how you tie those knots.
They are just the usual knots, Gupta saale!
-Same knots, then how come they always get loose at this point.  Whether we are coming from our room in the morning or returning from classes, your shoe laces open every time just in front of the girls’ hostel gate. Tell me how do you so accurately adjust the tension of your knots, that they  loosen here only, b*h*n*h*d Thakur.

The Iconoclast (120)

Besides the window
On the creaking old bed
Crouched and curled beneath the crumpled blanket,
With a worn golden ring,
a torn tainted foto ,
a glass of water,
There hid the most beautiful woman, I ever knew…

Silence was her speech,
Tears were her window,
I walked towards her,
gazed  for a moment or so,
Turned, wiped my tears….
Lifted and gave her wrinkled hand, the fingers of my just born only son – her great grandson..

Serendipity – She smiled
And
For the first time in twenty years she spoke,
Yes, With a word not uttered, She spoke…
“With a thousand woolen knots that embraced my son,
Knitted with love and last of her strength.”
And That’s My GreatGrandmother.

rush.Me(120)

Dear Knots o’Hart,

Well, you have truly made my life hell. How you exist within our love, and outside our beliefs!!? One moment you’re binding us in front of the holy fire, another, the evil of you, is making me doubt the same bond. How could you exist in the good as our entwined fingers after making love, but malicious, as the Red Satin you on a gift for someone else?
Who is the true you?

Yours
Sceptic Romantic

Dear Hopeless Romantic,

I love to be a part of your life, but really, I couldn’t exist without you. I live because of your heart, your emotions. Probably, I’m just a figment of your knotty imagination!

Yours truly
Knots o’Hart

Richa (120)

“I can do it” he repeated to himself again! It was his last chance. He glanced down at his feet and saw the dark swirling blackness beneath, the ravine was at least 100feet deep. He tugged the rope tied to the big tree near by and thought about his girl, pregnant with their first child and thought of his father who had brought him to this day and anger flared deep and intense and he just let go; for a moment he felt himself in a free fall, the blackness reaching to grab him and then the rope tightened and he felt himself swing to the other side. He had done it, yes!! And then he felt the knot slipping….

Princess (115)

“What colour is your saree  gonna be?
Are the patterns in it contemporary?
Make sure your hair matches your saree
coz otherwise you’d look ordinary

Invitations havnt been sent out yet!
Caterers are to be met!
What abt the zillion other things you must get
Have you done anything yet?

The photographer, the attendant the foreman
The mehendi, the jewels and the make up
The list goes on and on and on
When are you ever gonna get all this done?”
Thus yells my mother
As the d-day draws near

But i muse about all that effort
All for a single party.
I tie the knot with the man i love
Does anything else matter?

Sowmya (120)

Shveta’s earliest memories included the knot at the end of her mother’s saree which was used for securing a coin when she offered a prayer. “You should increase it to five bucks now ma”, Shveta would say when she was nine. “God would also be hit by inflation”. Her mother would smile and continue with her habit.
“Can you not understand? If God listened to everyone with just a rupee no one would ever be miserable”, Shveta would cry in all her teenage angst but never got her mother to stop.
Now as she sat next to her frail mother, Shveta tied up a rupee coin in a knot of yellow cloth and prayed like she had never prayed before.

DEADLINE

 

ruSh.Me(147) (non-kompetetive entry)

(I am really amazed how inspiration strikes after the deadline is long gone… I thought of this piece, a few minutes back, amidst thunder and lightening.. It’s way beyond the word limit, so I was wondering if you could include it as a non-competitive entry. I would love get some kritique on it..)

“Could you at least help me with this Windsor, or is it too much to fit in you busy schedule?”
It was their anniversary, and like most days, it dawned with an argument. But she smirked as she saw him putting on her favourite shirt and tie.
As she brought the wide end over and through the loop, he inched forward, shadowing her. Her smiling gaze met his, as she, nonchalantly, took it forward and looped on the right side.
As she wrapped the wide end in the front, he raised his arms around her on the table, caging her. She, determined not to get affected by his sensual morning freshness, took the end down through the front loop.
As she gently tugged the wide end to finish the knot, he lingered on, his lips teasing her. She smiled and wondered how one knot can unravel another…

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60 Comments »

  1. All that coming from a writer like you is an awesome compliment. Thank you Sarang.

    Comment by Daytripper — November 28, 2010 @ 11:21 am

  2. Thank you Sowmya 🙂

    Comment by Daytripper — November 28, 2010 @ 11:19 am

  3. I am very sorry, but I will only cast my vote and come back later to post my komments.

    I think I will have to give it to Daytripper, too. I have always been a big fan of poetry with rhyming and imaginative wordplay. Daytripper has done it very nicely here. Her artistic creativity reminds me of Shinjini, for some reason. Way to go for the first Klash, Daytripper! 🙂

    Comment by Sarang — November 28, 2010 @ 9:17 am

  4. Hi, sorry for my delayed response. My vote is for Daytripper. Can I komment in detail later please?

    Comment by Sowmya — November 27, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

  5. oh :):)thanks again. ok so i have quite a few reasons for pickin ‘Daytripper’, the main reason though is because it’s one of my fav tracks by one of my fav bands 🙂

    Comment by Daytripper — November 27, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

  6. Ahh, the weekend is finally here..And I get enough time to put in my Komments!

    Daytripper : Your imagination is very fertile ..And even better, is the illustration of that imagination.
    Wonderful take!

    Mickey : Ahahaha,always nice to read your takes! Light and easy on the eye and mind..Kudos 🙂

    Nandini : You have the gift of illustrating a normal scene very well and with much ease. This one, however, is not the best of your renditions.

    Willy : I could actually imagine the pain of the parent on seeing the unsaid plea on the child’s face. A little more tuning would have made me vote for your entry, for sure 🙂

    Sarang : I liked how you put in facts together and made them connect to make one WHOLE of a post. As brilliant as ever!

    Coffeeismypoison : Nice take. Not your best though!

    Doksaab : You live upto the meaning and the double meaning of the word! Very nice 🙂

    The Iconoclast : Very touching and a different take on the word.Loved it!

    Rush.Me : Hahaha, I love your entry. It was witty and crisp. Beautifully written 🙂

    Richa : Very intense. I think it fell short of a great entry, by a few more words.

    Princess : The true feeling of a to-be bride is very well portrayed.Like!

    Sowmya : The entry brings in a lot of memories of my own..Could relate to the post very well. Good work 🙂

    Rushme : Ahh, the non kompetitive entry was even better. Goosebumps, yes! 🙂

    My vote goes to Sarang for his amazing entry. Rushme would be a very close second. 🙂

    Comment by A — November 27, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  7. Yea paintings 🙂 they’re ok.

    Comment by Daytripper — November 26, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

  8. oh, and why don’t you have to vote, Ms Chatter !

    Comment by The Musketeers — November 25, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

  9. Oh MY!
    I love this klash!!
    When’s the next coming up?? 😀

    (I’m glad I dont HAVE to vote. I’d blubber around miserably)

    Comment by sprinklesofchatter — November 25, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

  10. nothing less than u deserve 🙂 love ur nickname pls elucidate 😀

    Comment by coffeeismypoison — November 23, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

  11. Ya yep, sorry I thought I mentioned it… My vote goes to rush.me

    Comment by THE ICONOCLAST — November 23, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

  12. Thank you Sweta
    I have a smile plastered on my face right now 🙂

    Comment by Daytripper — November 23, 2010 @ 11:35 am

  13. My vote Goes to Daytripper…love ur take 🙂
    @Nandini : Yeah it is my present scenario 😦
    I liked Rush.me’s take a lot too and Sarangs 🙂 but for a first timer Daytripper kicked some serious ass 🙂

    Comment by coffeeismypoison — November 22, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

  14. Art , as in paintings !! Oh Wow!

    Comment by DokSaab — November 22, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

  15. @ The Iconoclast!
    I presume you have voted for ruSh.Me

    Comment by DokSaab — November 22, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

  16. mickey the monkey – It was nice, I really dont think anyone can can take such a take…

    Comment by THE ICONOCLAST — November 22, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

  17. Sowmya – I always like this concept- what really is important is not what that exists, but what u believe exists- nice

    Comment by THE ICONOCLAST — November 22, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  18. RUsh. ME is the best i liked…
    I was kind of biasing towards daytripper after everyone’s votes and comments………..it was just an awesome take.. but the one I really loved was rush.me’s , it made me smile…
    daytripper , was like an awesome poem, the sunlight peeking – I liked that part…. lovable and sensous..
    genuine fake, It was just lovely… the part where u brought the daughter gave it a real good touch..
    Ha Nandini, i was like oh no .. please dont root canal.. please…. felt knots…
    dear willy, the best part i liked was the father’s cry…
    coffee my poison, – Nice, that stitches – gave me creeps…
    sarang – synonym of knots – well potrayed
    doksaab– ji – that was very very cute…. i love it….
    RUSH.ME – i like it .. very very innovative…
    Richa – VOWWWWWW.. I liked the way the character explains, it helps imagine…. good one
    Princess – The best part always – I like ur word flow – cool

    Comment by THE ICONOCLAST — November 22, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  19. Thank you Nandini.. I like how you’ve taken ‘knot’ and a situation at the waiting room of a dentist’s clinic and combined it so well 🙂

    Comment by Daytripper — November 22, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

  20. My bad again 🙂 yea she hasn’t. I guess i mis-read a certain something.
    I’m still not too sure about starting a blog 🙂 I’m tryin to concentrate on giving all of my attention to art right now , besides i’m happy with just klashing 🙂
    Two votes feels amazing. Don’t get my hopes up Doksaab 🙂 It’s too early .

    Comment by Daytripper — November 22, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

  21. Hi Daytripper,
    You liked my writing, I consider it as your Vote 🙂
    So, did you start building your blog?
    Btw, Why did you thank Sowmya? I dont see any komment from her as yet. Just curious 🙂
    p.s. start thinking of a new word! (though its too early)

    Comment by DokSaab — November 22, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

  22. Hi all….here go my Komments –
    Just loved the different interpretation of the word…Klashers rock.

    DayTripper – Very mellifluous. Loved the lilt in your writing. Wonderfully captured the theme.

    GF – Nice take. Liked the plot….and the last line says a lot “Knots still persisted”.

    Mickey T M – Hahahaha – poor Mickey. This one knot has probably created many more knots in his life… As usual a light & funny read. Enjoyable.

    Willy W – “bump in my throat, and my heart in a knot”…wonderful lines. The emotions are very poignant….but I think a story (prose) would’ve probably got out the writing more beautifully.

    Sarang – Wow. Just loved it.

    CoffeIMP – Kudos to you that you actually managed to send a take in the circumstances described in your story (assuming its your present scenario you are talking about)…..nice effort. Keep writting.

    DokSaab – Hahaha – light, funny & quite “naughty” (knotty” :-)). Your takes always carry the essence of a light teasing breeze…..very enjoyable.

    Iconoclast – Great potrayal of the theme….a nice warm take. Loved the lines you have written in bold.

    Rush.Me – Ah ha, another of your innovative takes…..just love the way you think. The implied flavour & subtility in conveying the theme is so tradmark you. Loved it.

    Richa – Welcome back….and a wonderful “come back take”….the tension is so palpable. Awesome ending.

    Princess – Nice one. Very descriptive….and I agree with your last line….nothing else should matter.

    Sowmya – Ummm nice story with simplicity written all over. I’d say you really potrayed the theme well. It touches a chord somewhere.

    My Vote Sarang.

    Rush.Me – I loved your take too, and you are a very close second, but your Non Komp entry was even better…and that tipped the scales in Sarang’s favour.

    Comment by Nandini Sen — November 22, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

  23. yay!! my first klash and i get votes already :)))) thanks guys 🙂
    Thanks Doksaab, for the wonderful welcome, the boost and the vote 🙂
    Thank you sowmya, richa and rush.me :)Love being a part of this forum already.

    Now having said that,
    I love the different takes on the word. I love have ‘knot’ has been strung so beautifully with different situations and feelings.
    Doksaab i like the humour in your writing :).
    After debating with myself and re-typing quite a bit, MY VOTE GOES TO RUSH.ME. Sarang came a very close second.
    Can we vote for two klashers ? :p

    Comment by Daytripper — November 22, 2010 @ 10:13 am

  24. what a wonderful take on such a “knotty” word LOL jitne log utni interpretations!! My vote is for “Day tripper” beautiful depiction without stepping over the line and becoming vulgar!! it easily could have…
    wonderful job Trupti…

    Comment by richa — November 21, 2010 @ 10:05 am

  25. Keep it goin people:-) Thoroughly enjoyed last month’s Klash. Congrats
    to Princess. And all the best to other Klashers:-)

    Comment by Charlie A — November 20, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

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  27. Thank you, DokSaab!

    Comment by Sarang — November 20, 2010 @ 10:33 am

  28. @ Sarang, you were my first choice, but then, on second read, Trupty’s sensuous rays overpowered me.
    You can find the link to the last post at the end of the main page, marked “Next Page »” as well as in the right side column in the Archives section.
    If you want to type the whole thing then here it is : https://klashknk.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/wink/

    Comment by DokSaab — November 20, 2010 @ 10:32 am

  29. DokSaab: Thank you for your generous comment! 🙂

    ruSh.Me: Thank you for the vote and the comment. 🙂

    This Klash reminds me of some of the old Klashes that we truly enjoyed. In addition to so many old-timers, we have multiple new comers this time, whom I am sure will become the regulars. It’s very good to see Klash thriving again. 🙂

    Curse my terrible schedule this month that I haven’t been able to komment on the last klash or welcome the newcomers yet. But I am thrilled that we have new very talented friends among us in form of Iconoclast, Daytripper and Princess. Thanks a bunch to my old friends Mandi and Silly Willy for introducing them to this addiction.

    DokSaab, please guide me to the last Klash. I can’t find the link anywhere. Would love to visit before I get sucked into the work-vortex again.

    Comment by Sarang — November 20, 2010 @ 10:08 am

  30. “klash – the 1ly place where difference is the strength”:)

    Comment by THE ICONOCLAST — November 20, 2010 @ 7:23 am

  31. This is probably, one of the trickiest klash; A word having myriad of meanings, each with a possibility of being explored in so many ways… I would really feels bad, voting for one, leaving out others!!!

    Daytripper :
    Beautiful description of a luscious, moving, sensual moment, flowing with such a ease… Flawless depiction of love-making… 🙂

    Genuine Fake :
    Wow, I wonder what would I feel after 25 years of marriage.. I see my parents after 30 years of marital bliss, and can’t help but feeling jealous.. but I smell a twist here; The words ‘sigh’ and ‘persisted’, seem like a complex knot in the heart is still there over these many years; But that’s just my interpretation…

    Mickey the Monkey :
    Just love the opposable thumb, don’t we… As such women love headaches more than men, so can’t really blame the knot ruining your wedding knot, err, night!!! 😛

    Nandini Sen :
    So many knots, some unravelled into a twist and were unsolvable… I have never been to a dentist, so can’t really relate, but I do dread the day would require to… 😦

    Willy Wingfoot :
    A child’s first day a school, can be dramatic, but a parent succumbing to the child’s pleading heart? Very Touching..

    Sarang Mahajan :
    I think each and every meaning of the word, is softly displayed, entwining one scene with another, the meaning cascading like a slow-moving glacier… Very innovative!

    CoffeeIsMyPoison :
    Ahh, the knots of dilemma, and situations we get ourselves into at various times.. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it! Kudos! 🙂

    DokSaab :
    Ha ha ha, Boys will be boys; But I wonder, does Gupta still carry a knot in his heart for not being as suave as Thakur? 😉

    The Iconoclast :
    Ah! Another beautiful description of knot in the heart and relationships.. And of course, the rustic warmth of handwoven sweaters! With winter approaching, I just can’t help loving it! 🙂

    Richa :
    Please, please, please disclose, what happens! Or rather not; The suspense is riveting!

    Princess :
    Someone said “God is in the details”, well not here… Clothes, jewellery, festivities, ceremonies make a beautiful photo album, but the knot of the heart, needs none of it!

    Sowmya :
    Never underestimate the power of a rupee… Beautiful portrayal of knot, in a such a simple story..

    After, typing, deleting, typing, deleting, again typing and deleting, my vote goes to SARANG, though RICHA and THE ICONOCLAST came a very, very, extremely close second..

    Comment by ruSh.Me — November 20, 2010 @ 2:56 am

  32. @ doksaab : Yes, I have felt the knots inside..For reasons of romance, none for marriage yet 🙂 I know! Some
    words just bring the best out in me 😦
    Brilliant takes this time around! Love the participation! All thanks to you 🙂

    Comment by A — November 19, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

  33. @Doksaab : Thank u for being so kind 🙂 Well, whatever the word, I’ve always written about what was going on that particular point in my life and this time is no different. Nasty comments? Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion and i guess that is what this place is all about. I did feel a bit relieved when I wrote this time…like…all is not lost in the world, klash is there. So I know I’ve not written just for the sake of it.

    Comment by coffeeismypoison — November 19, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

  34. I feel I should set a good example by being the first to komment, and vote
    1. Daytripper……
    Hello Trupty, welkome to Klash. So you told Mandi you can’t write! Being modest or you don’t know your potential. I would suggest you make a blog of yours immediately.
    About your take on the theme word, you have so beautifully painted such sensuous imagery. Loved every stanza of the poem. WOW!

    2. Genuine Fake……
    Feeling knots inside, you’ve described about it so beautifully without actually feeling it, or have you? Nice take , but not equal to your last one 🙂

    3. Mickey the Monkey……
    Try wearing the elastic ones next time, foolish Monkey!
    Good to see you back in action.

    4. Nandini Sen……
    I think you miss-spelt naught as knot to suit your take :). But then there are so many knots in your take! I liked the mental knot you tied in that imaginary rope!

    5. Willy Wingfoot……
    Bump? Or is it a lump in the throat. Then isn’t the knot in the heart and the bump/lump in the throat same feelings.
    You have described a child’s behavior very accurately, but I feel a prose would have been a better way to say this, I didn’t like the poem form here.

    6. Sarang Mahajan……
    Such a lovely and philosophical description of a knot, very original, very creative. You are a genius, Sir Sarang.

    7. Coffee Is My Poison……
    Welkome back Dok ! Klash is a nice way to relax after a heavy day at the labour theatre. Your take reminded me of my residency days. We too had to do 36 hours duty once a week, and now I feel it was fun.
    Do keep klashing and don’t get turned off by some nasty comments you may get.

    8. The Iconoclast……
    Thousand knots of love!
    Missing my Granny and her hand knitted sweaters. Who wears one now!
    Lovely take, fully justifying the theme word.

    9. rush.Me……
    Another knot of heart! But very creative, truly your style of writing.
    Good one!

    10. Richa……
    So it was Sarang’s prodding which brought you here, and I thought you responded to my mail 🙂
    Very gripping take, I could feel the knot slipping 🙂
    The climax leaving much to think, मरा की बचा !

    11. Princess……
    Totally agree with you, it’s the knot that matters and the two ends being tied. Every thing else is superfluous. Good one!

    12. Sowmya……
    This was what I wanted to write for my take, My wife tying a knot between her saree pallu and my hanky and a few coins, during any pooja being performed at our homes, believing that the strength of the knot will strengthen out bond 🙂
    Lovely take, Sowmya! So traditional, though your last one was also about traditions 🙂

    My Vote, to Daytripper, for such a beautiful poem !

    Comment by DokSaab — November 19, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

  35. Hahaha!
    DokSaab, you put in that really obvious DEADLINE coz of me right?

    You mean mean people! Both you and Sarang picking on me like so!!!

    🙂

    Comment by sprinklesofchatter — November 19, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

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  37. Sarang, you don’t have to prove it, we all know it is because of you that we all are able to keep this forum alive 🙂

    Comment by DokSaab — November 19, 2010 @ 10:22 am

  38. I tried liking the Klash above, but it asked me to remember a login name and password I have long forgotten. These days, it’s the most annoying thing to keep in mind the info of so many login accounts.

    Comment by Sarang — November 19, 2010 @ 9:08 am

  39. Yes, Richa Billi, it has been a big effort keeping you in the memory. But somehow I have managed! :p

    Comment by Sarang — November 19, 2010 @ 9:06 am

  40. yeah yeah!! i will give credit where it is due!! it was you Mooshak!! you inspired me…rather kicked me to write!! am i glad i did!!! thanks for even remembering me after all this time 🙂

    Comment by richa — November 19, 2010 @ 2:15 am

  41. I feel we should stop pestering her to write Klash and let her write her exams in peace 🙂

    Comment by DokSaab — November 19, 2010 @ 12:26 am

  42. Poor kid! 😀

    Comment by Sarang — November 18, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

  43. She is all knotted up with her exams 🙂

    Comment by DokSaab — November 18, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  44. Ruchika, where’s your entry?

    Comment by Sarang — November 18, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  45. Yes I am! I’ll probably have it finished by tomorrow.
    Even if I don’t, I think we should wait for the others to finish writing.

    I’d love to have a tougher choice for my vote (acting all hoity-toity about my one point vote 🙂 )

    Comment by sprinklesofchatter — November 17, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

  46. hey guys I have told them to give it as non competitive so please go ahead they would just be garlands for lost souls this time.. Next time they will klash

    Comment by subashika — November 17, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  47. I am expecting few more entries, from The Iconoclast’s friends 🙂 They konfused the last date to be 23rd instead of 13th, so I am waiting for few more days.
    Are you writing something?

    Comment by DokSaab — November 16, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

  48. Till when will you be up for taking entries DokSaab?

    Comment by sprinklesofchatter — November 16, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

  49. Oh, ask Richa what (or who) really inspired her! 😀

    Comment by Sarang — November 16, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

  50. Great naa!!
    And I thought Knots was such a dull word 🙂 . But the word inspired even Richa to write after such a long time. Two more people have promised, both new comers, so I am waiting for another day before putting up the Klash to Vote !!

    Comment by DokSaab — November 16, 2010 @ 10:28 am

  51. Great to see so many posts. 🙂

    Comment by Sarang — November 16, 2010 @ 10:19 am

  52. Thank you, Dok Saab! 🙂

    Yes, it’s a great idea. We can ask everyone to provide two options with a preference for the image they want to host and select one. The images are looking fine.

    Comment by Sarang — November 14, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

  53. Thanks Sarang!
    In fact I was thinking of asking the Klashers to provide an image for their takes the next time!
    BTW, Lovely take on the word !

    Comment by DokSaab — November 14, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

  54. I love the idea of pictures just as much I love the idea of sneak a peek.
    The page is looking beautiful and very interesting. Great job, Dok Saab!

    Comment by Sarang — November 14, 2010 @ 10:06 am

  55. the images add to the beauty of the post…..very very impressive 🙂

    Comment by A — November 14, 2010 @ 1:03 am

  56. now i am going to sleep.in LT.hope to see lots comments tomorrow!! So nice to be back 🙂 I mustn’t let residency kill my will to write@@@!!!!

    Comment by coffeeismypoison — November 14, 2010 @ 12:38 am

  57. Yeah i remember that quote…my mom kept quoting it to me to make me think before fighting with any one 🙂

    Comment by coffeeismypoison — November 14, 2010 @ 12:36 am

  58. Hi Richa!
    A komment from a veteran like you after a long time 🙂
    I don’t know why the veterans are avoiding to appear here !
    You are not able to see the complete entries because this is only the Sneak Peek, full takes will be revealed after the deadline ends on 23rd November. This we have done to make every one curious as well as not reveal the whole plot.
    About you not being able to submit, well you have to mail your take to submissionsknk@gmail.com as before 🙂

    Comment by DokSaab — November 8, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

  59. hmm for some reason i dont see the complete entries by the writers nor do i see an option for submitting mine…
    but the very word “knots” instantly brought this to me mind…its not original yet so applicable..any time…any era
    “rahiman dhaga prem ka
    mat todo chatkaaye
    tuute se na fir jude
    jude to “gaanth” pad jaaye”

    Comment by richa — November 8, 2010 @ 4:56 am

  60. Wow, Congrats Princess… I am still on my Diwali vacations, so will try to send in my entry, asap…

    p.s. I have never been able to put any ads on my blogs… Google never accepts me.. 😦

    Comment by ruSh.Me — November 7, 2010 @ 6:53 pm


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