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Monday, 19 May 2014

It is always a pleasure to write at Write Tribe's prompts and now after a short haitus it feels good to be back to writing for the superb prompts.

This time it is the 100 words on Saturday 2014 #14

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe




“Truth has many faces. Even a simple ‘I Love You’ has many undercurrents which one can never see and feel”. And ‘truth’ when presented to please is often modified to suit the people concerned”, reasoned Arun, his close friend and attorney.

Kabir’s mind wobbled with the twisted facts his father had presented about his mother’s death.

 For almost 30 years he was oblivious to the fact that his mother was murdered for objecting to his father’s unprecedented and ever escalating demand for dowry. Kabir wished he knew then what he knew now.

“Press for death penalty”, hissed Kabir with angst.





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  1. Different take on the prompt! Better late than never..

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    1. Thanks Sahiti. Yes, better late than never.

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  2. A very timely and a serious issue dealt with such alacrity.

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    1. Thank you so much Ma'am. I seriously feel that nothing has much been improved even after the dowry laws.

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  3. Dowry is a bane which separates families and takes away lives.

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    1. It is... And what is shocking is still people give away dowry on "AS A GESTURE, IN OUR CULTURE TO GIVE GIFTS' etc. Sad reality.

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  4. Short & thoughtful. I loved the definition of dowry in the pic!

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  5. Hope he gets that!! Sad that such social evils exist still and so many brides and families are ruined because of it!

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    1. Yes. It is very very unfortunate that despite laws dowry still exists in some pseudo name or other.

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  6. That is awful! Glad he is pressing for justice now. Great take on the prompt!

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  7. Very well penned down....short but powerful. Loved the full form of dowry.

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  8. issue of dowry raised with a wonderful story well done

    Survivor

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  9. A shame on the society :( Well done!!
    priya raj - http://pencilstripes.blogspot.com/2014/05/remorse_20.html

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    1. Society still doesn't want to change the age old ritual which still ruins many families and lives of innocent brides.

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  10. The way you went with this prompt was really fascinating. Isn't it tragic that dowry deaths are still a reality in today's society? Good to meet you via Write Tribe. I have been here for a few months now :)

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    1. Am glad that you liked the way I approached the prompt. It is indeed tragic. Good to meet you too :)

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  11. Dowry death ! Such a painful reality. Hope he gets his due !

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  12. Hope justice is delivered to his mother. He needs to pay, as you've put it brilliantly:)

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