Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Poignant movement

The post below is taken from a letter written by my father Late sh R K Chari to his cousin.

When I applied for a job in Calcutta Marwari Co., the immediate eligibility was my neat hand and the M.D. employed me for writing his personal cheques. I as a hobby collected foreign makes like Parker 51, Chinese Pilot German or French Monte Blanc etc. all during my walk back home at the Chowringhee. You can realise the poignancy and sorrow that which got me the bread is dumped in the dung heap now in the IT age.

Now that the computer has arrived, the use of letterheads, fountain or ball pens has altogether gone. (Even banking is done online and cash through ATM).

6 comments:

Srijith Unni said...

I can understand how your dad feels. All of us no more write even diaries!. We write blogs.! :)

I know it's been a long long time, chitra. I'm really sorry about that. Things have been hectic both personally and professionally.

thanks for checking up on me.

BTW, I do have a new post.! :)

have Fun, Take Care and God Bless.!

With best Regards,
Srijith.

jarvarm said...

Off the topic..
Please join the discussion here,
http://jarvarm.wordpress.com/2009/05/26/father-or-son/

Thanks.
Gangadhar

KK said...

I agree with your dad's view... its been so long that I have written something long using a pen... I feel much comfortable to type than to write now a days....
I was telling my friend, that writing something on paper has become so difficult... my hand does not move... :(

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Could instantly relate to it. Lovely little post: says everything in so few words.

What happened to the collection?

dharmabum said...

am touched. i wonder how much more change we will be seeing

Inder said...

true... may be the kids of tomorrow will not be taught to write... they may learn by keying in computers and mobiles...