Thursday Challenge(30) :- WRITING & WRITING TOOLS

Posted: October 20, 2011 in challenge, Photos, Thursday Challenge
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Thursday Challenge :- WRITING & WRITING TOOLS (Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Journals, Calligraphy, Graffiti,…)

Thursday Challenge

I still think these are the best tools for writing .. with the advent of computers , phones etc I think we are losing the art of writing…

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  1. Anita Menon says:

    Just a few days ago, I tweeted about how I find the act of picking up the paper and pen for writing as extremely labour intensive.

    My hand and fingers have stopped bending the way I would like them and I cannot for the life of me, recognize my own handwriting.

    This is definitely a challenge, Well said Bikram

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    • Aneesa says:

      hey Anita I was just about to say the same thing.

      Honestly I can’t tell what I’ve written these days if I have to write something. I think I should now become a doctor 🙂

      Love the post Bikram you always make us think. Its so true with all this technology we are letting some amazing arts just die.

      I had a friend at school who had beautiful handwriting but she says she lost the knack to write like that. Such a shame.

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      • Bikram says:

        @Aneesa yeah same here , you can see my handwriting is not that great I spent a lot of time writing the two words.
        Thank you .. not jsut your friend a lot of people have lost the knack…

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    • Bikram says:

      🙂 yeah it is .. I have seen and felt my fingers start to ache when i have to write.

      I still try ot write though , send some written letter back home …

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  2. mishi says:

    yup they are! and bty Bikram your devotion with your page inspires me! you keep in touch with your page like on daily basis..mashALLAH..and stupid me! get away from it like for so many days:-(

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  3. Hmmm I agree.. They are indeed the best tools,..

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  4. I agree.. I still love writing on paper more than e-mails and texts. It has a charm of its own! 🙂

    LOL you specially took this pic for Thursday Challenge! WOW!

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  5. summerscript says:

    Totally agree.. Anytime I would love to note it down on a piece of paper than on a notepad.exe . And I like the smell of brand new notebook 😉

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  6. I have about 5 notebooks and one diary next to my laptop, all the time. I have three pen’s also. Yeah, notebook and pen are first love and I am just not able to leave them… 🙂

    Destination Infinity

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  7. Bindu Juneja says:

    In complete agreement Bikram! For me a paper and a nicely sharped pencil is still the most
    favorite medium to express my thoughts… still try to do it sometimes but not as frequently as would like to- thanks to the keyboard.

    And yes, thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment on my entry!

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  8. Ashwathy says:

    So true. My handwriting has gone for a toss since I started depending heavily on the laptop.

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  9. magiceye says:

    wonderful take on the theme!
    well done!!

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  10. jennygoth says:

    hi bikram thanks for visits i never hardly write on paper anymore im left handed anyway and my hand writings the pits but your right pc has taken over with thinking writing shopping but i would be lost without it besides i wouldnt get to know people like you have a great day xxjen

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  11. nrigirl says:

    Keep writing. It has been a long time since we exchanged hand written notes. May be time to catch up again…

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  12. Saritha says:

    I keep on writing,infact i learnt cursive writing from my daughter’s book….

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  13. Sandhya says:

    You can’t express your personal touch in any other way!

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  14. obsessivemom says:

    You’re right but as I sit more and more on the comp getting out that pen and paper is becoming rare. The only letters I continue to ‘write’ are to my brothers on rakshabandhan.. a ritual I’ll try to stick to through life.

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  15. shail says:

    That’s a super entry for the theme!
    I started writing only recently.. and tapping away on keyboards. So I am most comfortable with that and cannot write with pen/pencil. I know, surprising, isn’t it, esp from someone of my generation! 🙂

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  16. Chhavi says:

    Absolutely true… My handwriting has gone for a toss. These are the best tools.
    I recently read an article where teachers in some country were planning to do away with cursive writing altogether so that children could learn how to type faster.

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  17. haritha says:

    wow!rightly said:) nothing beautiful than a pen,paper and a few ink spills:)

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  18. Chatterbox says:

    Wonderful take on the prompt.
    Though I do try and write with real pen/pencil often, but my laptop has definitely taken over my love for writing on paper 😀

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  19. A says:

    Bikram, I don’t agree with you. Before invention of paper, people used to write on leaves – I still remembering seeing those in the Period Movies where they have wired long piece of wood to write.. When people started writing on paper, I am sure there were some who said , “Hey continue to write on leaves?”

    When people started using Ball Point pen, lovers of Ink pen said, “Ball Pen is not good. Write with Ink Pen.”. No one can tell me why ink pen is better than ball pen. I could say ink pen is messy.

    Now we use key board and that will take over the pen/pencil and eliminate paper completely in some years.

    Then we will have advanced tablets where we can write on pad (like IPAD but more advanced)…that is happening now………..so we will be back to writing with hand in stead of typing but on a pad electronically.

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    • Bikram says:

      I am sorry about that. I know what you say but What I am saying is we are losing the art of writing by hand.. thats all… Somehow paper pen hand make it all nostalgic dont you think.. when we got the letter from loved ones and see those written words … now its not the same seeing it all typed … Well to me its not the same

      Even if we gget to type on the ipad and send its still not the same as the touch of the paper and the words written .. But then I guess I am old fashioned unlike the reast of the world 🙂

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  20. Meena Menon says:

    My first expression as soon i saw the pic was literally… LOL!

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  21. Shilpa Garg says:

    A wonderful take on the theme!! Oh yes, Technology rules our lives now!

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  22. when i first started blogging all my posts were on paper. i used to keep a notepad & pen nearby & always preferred to write it on paper first & then type it out on system. but a year into it, now i type it out directly on a word doc!

    i cant say i am missing the pen & paper routine. i have in fact cut down the duplication & escaped my incorrigible handwriting 🙂

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    • Bikram says:

      SAME here , I use to do the same but now i guess human nature is to go for easier and typing direct and doing a spell check is easier .. I do try to write now and then.

      yes i understand what you saying on duplication, but emotions and feelins are more in hand written.

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  23. Short Poems says:

    True…They are indeed the best tools!

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  24. Ashwini C N says:

    Despite MS word, there’s a special feeling when I put my thoughts down on a paper. Paper and pen anytime!

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  25. sm says:

    nice photo
    yes now a days more and more people are finding it difficult to write on paper using pen.

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  26. phoenixritu says:

    Na rey. I like to type, and am really fast. I type as I think. Pen and paper? Old school

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  27. Rajesh says:

    I agree with you. With computers, my handwriting has become bad now.

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  28. Urmi says:

    Lovely picture. I always love and prefer to write on paper rather than email. Though nowadays people do not send letters but I still write to my parent’s uncle and aunty who are old and not used to computers. I feel its very touching when we pen down some lines on paper.
    My brother has taken the pictures when he went to China.

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  29. Andy says:

    Hello.
    I saw this post in the group We The Bloggers.

    I would be considered old fashioned as I STILL write all my poetry and thoughts on paper. I need to have immediate access when a thought comes into my head. It’s not always possible or convenient to type, especially when I’m at work, but I can write anywhere. My trusty Executive Assistant then types them all on the computer for printing/storing. I haven’t reached the realms of modern technology when it comes to typing and to be honest, I don’t want to. For me, there’s something magical, even sensual (in a poetic sense) about pen & paper in my hand…we compliment each other. I might even go so far as to say my pen is my muse.

    Nice post.
    Thanks for sharing.

    The Sweet Voice Of Love

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  30. Simran Kaur says:

    Agree with you 🙂
    Nice post indeed..

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  31. Punam J R says:

    Exactly true, Bikram… the pen and paper will always be valued.. As for me, I find typping easier because my thoughts are always jumbled and I have to type, delete type so many times that its better to use a computer rather than a pen and paper.. 😛

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  32. Vaish says:

    Simple and nice take on the prompt!! Indeed.. the words flow better in writing than typing!!

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  33. ..Hand writing is nice 🙂 mine is good too ..all indian kids …old school I guess write well.
    mine is cursive ..and I still write ..in-spite of the modern era ..I love to write..
    many a times on my desk my personal notes or even …lesson learnt..for today
    its all your love for pen and pencil ..which makes you write.

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  34. Deepa :) says:

    oh well … when i work, i have to write … so ..

    but yeah .. the snail mail i send friends never gets me a reply !

    Didnt u have to use cursive writing in school ? It was a must for us !

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  35. saru singhal says:

    Brilliant and charming take on the theme. Technology can’t beat the charm of paper and pen. Lovely Shot!

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  36. sulekha says:

    I prefer writing to typing, guess I am too set in my ways to change with the times 🙂 I write in my notebook and then transfer the notes to my laptop. Nice post…

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  37. Couldn’t agree more, Bikram. Very well said.

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  38. renu says:

    I still cherish hand written letters and cards:)

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  39. kavita says:

    Writing down few lines daily was my this year’s resolution and i am keeping up with it .I enjoy writing with ink pen .

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  40. kavita says:

    And i also write my post on paper first .

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  41. b k chowla says:

    Oh, yes.It has been ages since I received or wrote a letter in yeras

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  42. Rajani Ram says:

    OMG! that is soo true…. Sometimes I write down some notes at work… but when I see my handwriting…. keep thinking was I this bad?? I see my son writing in cursive and I am sitting next to him trying to write…. its like going back to school again… :-)… what was I need to do :-)….

    Good post… simple and precise… 🙂

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  43. Jyothi says:

    Thats a nice and simple pic! I sometimes wonder how I used to write three hour exams before. I can barely write for 10 mins at a stretch now. Typing has spoiled us rotten. 🙂 Truly Apt for the challenge! 🙂

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  44. Shas says:

    This page made me feel so nostalgic about the joys of writing with a pen. I have almost abandoned my diary. Will try to spare some time to spend with paper n pen. Have great weekend ahead 🙂

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  45. Shas says:

    Oops…typo…Have a great weekend ahead 🙂

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  46. Tomz says:

    well..that was a creative idea fr thursday challenge

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  47. sub says:

    oh, they are for sure 🙂

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  48. asha says:

    Me too like pen, pencil and letters over others

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  49. Oh yeah, true that…that’s why I make it a point to write some(using pen-paper) once in every some while!
    Loved your Thursday Challenge 🙂

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  50. alkagurhalka says:

    That reminds me of my childhood summer vacations when I struggled to write that perfect g in my English handwriting book.

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  51. insignia says:

    I didnt read the comments you got. Did anyone tell you how legible and neat your hand writing is?

    Mine is so messy :-/

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  52. Novroz says:

    Nice photo Bik 🙂

    I still use memos and pencil to write my short stories and poems…but I still need computer to share them…otherwise, no one will read my twisted stories.

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  53. irfan says:

    .whatever may be the benefits of new upcoming technology…… the aroma of paper and ink is just incomparable….

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  54. aaradhnak says:

    Couldn’t agree more with you. Today whgile cleaning the house i got some old letters and it was such a nstalgic feeling…. emails dont givet he same… 🙂 Besides writing wit pen we never needed backspace so much 🙂

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  55. PeeVee™ says:

    Though I have always loved the smell of note paper and old books and been in and out of love with ink, writing is something I have never cherished:( Typing is always been better for me.
    And I’m a bad, bad writer because of that I’m sure:(

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  56. arooj.rehman says:

    I totally agree with you.
    My mom’s dairy that she used to write in her youth ;her collection of poetry and prose-is still smiling in my bookshelf.Even after 25 years i can smell her through blurred words,Her writing style make me remind her whole personality.
    certainly an MS-word ‘s correctly composed file cant do this ..

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  57. Androgoth says:

    Actually I make a point of writing at least two or three times a week as the art of the written word is often lost through the use of computers and the like, I have always prided myself on having a very neat hand writing and so this is something that I do not wish to lose…

    The trouble these days is that we are spoiled for choice but we must never stop writing with the good old pen and paper as that is very important I think… Have a very good rest of weekend Bikram and thank you for calling into my Space and adding your thoughts to my scripts 🙂

    Androgoth

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  58. suruchi says:

    my god 74 comments on your hand writing…as in your hand and your handwriting-kya baat hain..i am so kicked to know the most popular and loved person in the blogosphere-yiy, yiy, yiy:-)

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  59. Vyankatesh says:

    Indeed.

    Holding a pen and writing on a book is indeed the best way to capture the thoughts. It never lets you down 🙂

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  60. ladynimueN says:

    I recently started writing in a notebook on a friend’s suggestion.. its really fun !

    And oh, i liked the font you write in 🙂 clear and cute sort ..

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  61. onkar says:

    Typing straight on the computer somehow does not capture feelings

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  62. jennygoth says:

    hi bikram just tapping the key pad again hope your weekends been good xxjen have you sharpened any pencils

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  63. Dhanya says:

    My handwriting sucks to the core and is totally incomprehensible now thanks to no practice 😛 You know where my loyalty lies now 😉

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  64. Urmi says:

    Wish you a very Happy Diwali.

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  65. Seema says:

    Hi Bikram,

    Have been lurking in this space for some time. This post made me nostalgic and brought back memories of my college days. I used to write letters to school friends who had moved to different cities for college. Those days of waiting for the postman, excitement on opening an envelope and reading a ‘handwritten’ letter was so magical. I really miss it.

    You have a wonderful space out here. Hopped in via R’s Mom’s. Following you…

    Do visit my space if time permits:
    seemabbas.wordpress.com
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com

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    • Bikram says:

      WElcome to this blog. Thank you so much for the comment and not being just a lurker anymore .. please do keep visiting 🙂 Thank you for following me tooo I will surly visit you too.

      Yes those blue inland letters nostalgic I was in hostel so my granddad and dad use to write to me .. I still have a few of those letter …

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  66. Smita says:

    hehehehe u have childish handwriting 😀

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  67. Shreya says:

    Yea true. I too use to write all my poems and thoughts on computer. If am not at home then in moblie. It saves paper I know, but writing on a paper has its own value. Your hand-writing shows: you are soft spoken (as you write round fonts).

    http://www.iredeem.blogspot.com/

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  68. Shreya says:

    Yea true. I too use to write all my poems and thoughts on computer. If am not at home then in moblie. It saves paper I know, but writing on a paper has its own value. Your hand-writing shows: you are soft spoken (as you write round fonts).

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    • Bikram says:

      Welcome to this blog .. thank you for visiting.

      I still have all my diaries and hand written notes since during my school days .. I do read them now and then …

      AM I .. I can be harsh too he he he he he some people say i am rude 🙂

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  69. Pixie says:

    I totally agree and I make it a point to write often with a pen so I don’t lose touch and I don’t let my handwriting go waste! 🙂

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  70. R-A-J says:

    I so agree man 🙂

    I usually giv hand written messages to ppl on their bdays… it sometimes surprises me tht ppl still hold on to tht note even when the adjoinin gift hs benn long lost or forgotten…

    Rightly said bro.. glad u brought it up Bikram 🙂

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  71. I still send letters and holiday cards to families and friends back home. Emails just doesn’t cut it for me 🙂 Thank god my fingers are still able to grasp a pen.

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  72. Tanishka says:

    I totally agree to the message below the pic… 🙂

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  73. Urmi says:

    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

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  74. Aneesa says:

    Happy Diwalli to you and your family, hope you have a great day.

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  75. Dee says:

    Very true !!!

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  76. i am suchh a sucker fr handwritin. wen i corrected students papers id always imagine wat d person mus b like based on deir writin. sumhow it has such a personal touch. have always wanted to write a post in my own hand. readin dis reminds me of dat 🙂

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    • Bikram says:

      🙂 you area teacher well I did not know that .. I know now …
      so hey make sure you give more marks to all students BACHE HAIN.. khush ho jayenge .. my teachers never gave me good marks :)…

      Well do wrtie the post ..

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  77. wordsfallfrommyeyes says:

    Wow, I can’t believe Sadiya’s writing, and she appears to be a teacher. This is amazing!!

    Anyhow, I agree there’s something very special about handwritten – and there always will be.

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  78. Short Poems says:

    I love writing on paper…true talk!

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  79. Zeba says:

    I love writing so much that I enjoy all forms of them. I love scribbling in my journal, writing on scraps of paper, saving notes in my cell phone and of course typing on my laptop. I think if the passion is writing, it doesn’t really matter how you do it, you will enjoy it anyway..

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    • Bikram says:

      Welcome here to this blog , thank you for visiting please do keep visiting …

      What you say is very right but what i was trying ot say is that these days most people use a kepboard then the pen and hand …

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  80. How are you dear friend Bikram?
    My hand aches when i write on paper. Now i wonder how i use to write those long answers during those school days.

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  81. eva626 says:

    very true .! my friends cant even make out my hand writing these days lol

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  82. Punam J R says:

    BTW, Bikram… my colleagues pull my legs about the fact that I write such long long summaries.. he he he… school se aadat hai na.. exams mein kam se kam 20 pages bhar deti thi.. its a shocking thing now to think ki hum 20-30 papers 3 hours mein kaise likhte the.. ajeeb na???

    Now, my once-upon-neat handwriting has become a doctor’s handwriting ..!!! Yours is phir bhi neat. u should see when I am scribbling.. will put up a page from my notepad some day. 😛

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  83. absolutely…

    Someone is Special

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