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Saturday, December 19, 2015

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19 Dec 15, 01:36 PM

B Ganga Raju: Shri Subbu, there are several stories around Tenali Raman. All of them humourous and rib tickling. Which story are you referring (in particular)?



19 Dec 15, 02:35 PM

subbu: The King one day was red-faced as Thenali Rama said something . "Behead Thenali Rama." He thundered. Thenali raman fell at his feet and begged to be pardoned. No, the King said, You shall be beheaded today, nay, this very moment. He called his butcher.(not this subbu). The butcher was about to flash his sword, when all the Ministers in one single chorus voice prostrated before the King and asked for his pardon. Thenaliraman also said, Please leave me. Hereafter, I shall be 100% obedient, like the Little Indian Cute. The King said, I shall forgive you if only you can do whatever I order you to do. ": Yes, My Lord, said Tenalirama. The King called upon his Battle Royal Horse, and asked Tenali, to make his horse speak. Tenali said, Yes, Sir, but I need time. Just one year. The King was persuaded by his ministers to grant the time. The Durbar rose for the day. The assembled ministers told Tenali, "You made a fool of yourself . How can you make a horse speak, even after one year?"

Tenali Raman then said, "you do not know my friends. Anything can happen in the next one year. The King may die./ I may die / The third possibility is the horse may also die." Before the ministers could hardly utter a word, Tenali continued, "There is a fourth possibility also". What is it? his friends asked. "The horse may also speak." Tenali quipped with hopes springing from his heart.

The moral of the story is: Always be optimistic. Someone rings me up and asks what is your best hope? I told him on Jan.20, LiC counsel flashes a message that LIC has since, under orders from GOI, already decided to pay upgraded pension right from 1996 onwards and in fact for a few pensioners their bank accounts have already been credited. with sums ranging from 30 to 61 lakhs. 

Unable to contain his joy, subbu shouts in ecstacy: Jai Ho. His wife wakes up and awakens him why r u shouting at this midnight. Subbu gets up and realises it is all dream. subbu tells his wife: I saw a pleasant dream: She replies: The whole world is a dream and you and me are but actors. and Dont u know Ganga Raju Sir ! what our late president Abdul Kalam ji said: Always Dream of Good Things. whole world is a dream and you and me are but actors.